University golf piling up the victories, low scores


There are still eight regular-season matches remaining on the University girls golf schedule, but already the Trojans appear to be the team to beat in not just the Pacific Coast League, but the entire CIF-SS.

Four times the Trojans, ranked No. 1 in the county, have broken 200, which includes a 1-over-par 176 at Aliso Viejo Country Club, making them the only team in the county to go below 180.

Through six matches the Trojans are undefeated and have a 192.5 scoring average. The highest score they have carded through six matches is a 204 in a season-opening victory against Tesoro at Coto de Caza Country Club.

University coach Kevin Kasper said this is the deepest team that he has ever had, with six players on the roster capable of going low.

The Trojans' score of 176 is a good example. Dana Choi, Nakoda Honda, Samantha Cabunag and Coco Yang each posted an even-par 35 at Aliso Viejo CC to help Uni cruise to a 31-stroke victory over Aliso Niguel.

That result, Kasper said, “showed us what we are capable of accomplishing when we all play well.”

Last week, the Trojans improved to 2-0 in the extremely competitive Pacific Coast League by beating defending league champion Beckman, 189-192, at Strawberry Farms Golf Course.

Cabunag shot a 2-under-par 34 to medal for the second time this season.

The Trojans have three multiple medalists this season, as Yang and Choi have three and two respectively.

“They (the Trojans) are so consistent that we have been avoiding any big numbers thus far,” Kasper said. “Other teams that I have had at Uni have consisted of good players and maybe even better in terms of going really low as individuals, but those teams lacked depth and consistency.”

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