Hornet Golfers Finish Ninth in Section

Michael Heng    Alameda Hornets women’s golf players left to right: Sidney Heng, Giselle Morris, Nola Weston, Ashley Heng, Penny Chai and Hannah Kwon, celebrate after winning their 13th-straight league title on Oct. 14.

The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s golf team finished ninth at the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. I women’s golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center in Antioch.

The Hornets posted a 476 as a team. Twenty teams and several other individuals competed in the NCS tournament. 

Dougherty Valley High of San Ramon won the tournament with a 376. Carondelet High of Concord posted a 380 for second place and Foothill High of Pleasanton posted a 389. Only the top three teams advance to the NorCal Div. I tournament.

Sophomore Sidney Heng led the Hornets in the tournament with an 85. Her sister Ashley, a senior, finished a stroke behind her with an 86. Freshman Penny Chai finished a stroke behind Ashley with an 87.

Sophomore Giselle Morris shot a 108 for the Hornets. Sophomore Nola Weston and freshman Hannah Kwon both shot 110s. In the NCS tournament each team can play a maximum of six players. The top five scores of each team are counted toward the team score and the highest score is discarded. So only one of the 110 scores were counted toward AHS’ team score.

Last year the Hornets finished seventh out of 21 teams in the NCS women’s golf tournament at Tilden Park Golf Course in Berkeley (“Hornet Golf Finishes in Seventh,” Nov. 15, 2018).

The Hornets advanced to the NCS tournament by winning the West Alameda County Conference women’s golf tournament on Oct. 14. AHS beat six other teams to win the league title at the Skywest Golf Course in Hayward. 

The Heng sisters both shot a 79 to lead the Hornets in the tournament. Chai posted an 84, while Morris shot a 91. Weston shot a 99 for fifth on the team and Kwon shot a 100.

Castro Valley High School posted a 460 as a team for second place. Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland scored a 567 for third. The Hornets went 12-0 in league play.

St. Joseph Notre Dame golfer Gabi Manning shot a 130 as an individual in the NCS Div. II tournament.