Girls golf team struggles to win

Lady Mustangs on a losing streak


Photo by Homestead High School Athletic Boosters website

Junior Maddie Thorp takes a swing.

By Carla Gonzalez

The girls golf season is well underway and the Lady Mustangs are performing well individually. Though the team has lost their last three matches, the members are improving their personal scores.

“Record wise, not too successful. But as far as the team goes, it’s one of the most fun teams I’ve ever coached” said coach Gary Yoshida. Yoshida had coached the boys golf team since 2002, and this is his first year with the girls team.

Junior Maddie “Mad Dog” Thorp got her best round of the season with a score of 39 against Los Gatos on Sept. 21st. Freshman “Pushpin” Patel also recorded her first birdie of the season that same match.

The girls have found it important to remain positive and each one work to improve their scores and sportsmanship.

“The girls are a lot more of a team than the boys. They genuinely like each other and they encourage each other a little more” said Yoshida.

“My hope for them is to learn enough of the basics that they can take it past high school and have fun with golf as far as a life long leisurely sport” said Yoshida.