Tran medals as Troy remains undfeated
DAIMOND BAR - Troy doesn’t have a player competing in the Junior Ryder Cup like Los Alamitos in Esther Lee, and the Warriors don’t have two players ranked among the top 30 in the nation as Canyon does.
What No.ï€®1 Troy does have, though, is six players who can all post a score in the 30s, and that’s why they are still undefeated halfway through the girls golf season.
Tuesday, it was Ysabel Tran’s turn to lead the Warriors as she posted a 2-over-par 38 at Diamond Bar Golf Club to medal for the first time this season in Troy’s 209-233 nonleague victory against Brea Olinda.
“They weren’t very happy with their score. It’s not a bad score,” Troy coach Lynn Cowgill said. It was the first time in three matches, though, that the Warriors (7-0) failed to break 200. “Any one of these girls can come up and lead us. It just depends on the day. Canyon has two great … I mean great players (Elisabeth Bernabe and Jessica Vasilic).”
But unlike Troy, the Comanches have yet to finish in the 190s.
“You have to have those other girls like we do,” Cowgill said.
Amy Lee and Tiffany Park both shot a 2-over 38 for the Wildcats (2-6) to share medalist honors with Tran. Before the start of the season, Brea Olinda coach Nancy Smith thought this year’s team had the potential to be one of the best in school history.
Thanks to a couple of nagging injuries, though, the Wildats haven’t been able to live up to her expectations. Tuesday’s score, however, was the Wildcats’ third lowest round of the season.
“Amy had a good day. Tiffany had a good day. Other players we are still working on. They haven’t played to the potential yet,” Smith said. “I thought we had three girls in the 30s, now we are talking about 40s. We aren’t playing to our potential, and that is frustrating. I see it there, I just don’t know how to tap into it.”
In other matches:
In the Empire League:
No. 3 Yorba Linda 209, Valencia 211: Britney Sok posted a 2-over-38 on the front nine at Black Gold Golf Course to lead the Mustangs (9-3).
In the Pacific Coast League:
Beckman 201, University 209: Jennifer Kim carded a 2-under-par 34 at Strawberry Farms for the Patriots (3-3, 3-1).