TPHS Girls Golf Team
Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) Girls Golf team has been undefeated since 2010. According to Coach Chris Drake, their current winning streak is at 104 matches. Since 2008, the team record stands at 154-3. In the last two years alone TPHS has sent six girls to play golf at the highest collegiate level. According to Coach Drake this type of success has been cultivated over time. “The team owes its success to plain old-fashioned hard work. The girls work their really hard to be the best student-athletes they can be,” he stated. The girls exercise independent practice. They play golf on their own time with their parents and swing coaches and receive advice, assistance, and more from Coach Drake. “My job is to put the team and individual players in the position to be successful. My focus has always been to instill the idea of a ‘team’ into an inherently individual sport. This idea is reinforced constantly and is a major theme of our seasons,”
As for this year, the team is hard at work again. Coach Drake hopes to continue to the winning steak this year and watch the girls set their own individual goals for improvement. He’s proud to report that the team just returned from the 2014 Antigua National High School Golf Invitational in Scottsdale, AZ where the girls played against some of the best teams in the country and took first place as a team. Two sophomore students, Muni He and Carolyn Zhao, placed first and second as individual golfers.