Performing Sub-Par

Michael Nishida , Staff Writer

The West High boy’s Varsity Golf Team played against Torrance High in its third league game of the season. The season has been rough for the team; having started off with a record of 0-3 in its first three games in the Pioneer League. This game continued the players’ losing streak, with a score of 217 strokes for Torrance to  West’s 195.

Torrance took a quick lead in strokes from the beginning. West fell behind even further around the 4th hole of 9th hole and could never catalyze a comeback towards the end of the match. Torrance never gave the team an opportunity to close the distance in stroke count, which resulted in a dominant win for the Torrance High Tartars.

When asked about for his opinion about West’s struggles Cezar Cozianu (10) said,“My own play was lacking and overall the team is underperforming, but I think we have the potential to comeback.” This is Cozianu’s second year on varsity as a sophomore and has proven to be a standout golfer for West. He hopes to improve on this year’s performance in order to lead the golf team to success this season.

   Justin Wong (10) a member of the struggling team also commented,“We are struggling right now, but during spring break we are going to practice a lot more so we can get better.” West’s next game is not until April 14th when they will play Chadwick from Rolling Hills at Alondra Golf Course in Torrance. They have all of Spring Break to recover from the consecutive losses and bounce back with a win. When asked about the upcoming match varsity golfer Isaac Choi (11) said,”It will probably be the hardest match of the year, but we just have to step up and perform.” Hopefully West can take the win over Chadwick and utilize the momentum gained from the win to improve their record in league and maybe make the CIF playoffs.