The Mira Costa girls golf team concluded its season in the California Interscholastic Federation Individual Championship Finals at River Ridge Golf Club on Thursday. Two top players of the team, sophomore Shani Waite and junior Klara Nagy, played in the Finals and fell short of six strokes to advance to the CIF-WSCGA Foundation Southern California Girls’ Golf Championship.
Waite finished the course with a 10-over-par 82 and Nagy scored an 83, losing to other players from Arcadia, West Torrance and Palos Verdes High School. It was very upsetting that she couldn’t bring out the best in her in the Finals, said Nagy.
“I didn’t play my best or even decent,” Nagy said. “My drivers were really good at least, but anything after that was going all over the place.”
This season, Costa won the Bay League title with an overall record of 12-4 and 5-1 in Bay League and had two players compete in the CIF Individual Finals. Although the Mustangs were unable to advance to the CIF SCGA Championship, the season is still considered a huge success, said Waite.
“Overall, the 2017 varsity season has been a rebuilding process and we have been showing a lot of promise,” Waite said. “I am excited for the next season, and I hope we continue to grow as a team even during the off-season.”