Women’s Golf Finishes 1st of 9

James Maloney

Beginner’s luck? Doesn’t seem that way.

Gaucho Women’s Golf started off the season with a bang at the 5th Annual South Coast Classic in Santa Barbara. Winning by a marginal 24 shots, the team  the competition in Ventura and then proceeded to lead by 15 strokes the following day. Not only is the team exceptionally skilled; the whole lineup is composed of freshmen.

For those who aren’t familiar with scoring in competition golf, the team who ends up with the lowest number of strokes is declared the winner.

Leading the charge on opening weekend was Grace Komoroczy, who had a remarkable total of 147 over both days; she also tied Nicole Rivera from Irvine Valley College for medalist honors. The medalist is the golfer who finishes first in the match or tournament. Closely following was Autumn Thomas, who came in third shooting 76 and 77. Also helping make the win possible were Brittany Lorack, Stephanie Raymundo, Samantha Godges, and Hanna Stuart, who all came within the top 20.

A great initial start for the team can only mean they’ll keep on improving.

“I believe we have a lot of talent and feel that they will even improve as they get more experience playing college golf,” said coach Gary Sabella.

The team’s ultimate goal is to win the conference title and advance to the Southern California Regionals and then eventually to the State Tournament.

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