Live Coverage: GBHS varsity girls’ golf team goes to state championships


Sarah Rietz

Yewon Jang, Hanna Montgomery, Hannah Harrison and Anika Varma (left to right) celebrate finishing fourth in the State Championships.

Granite Bay High School’s Varsity Girls’ Golf team finished fourth in the State Championships. 

Although they would’ve liked to placed higher, they are proud of what they accomplished this year.

They won the league title for the fifth year in a row, Sectionals, Divisionals, Masters, and were one stroke away from taking the Norcals title from Dougherty Valley High School. 

They tried their best to continue on the legacy from the prior four years, and successfully did so. 

Despite not winning the State Championships, freshman Ellie Bushnell was ninth individually shooting a 73 and sophomore Anika Varma was eleventh individually shooting a 74. 

“Even though we lost States, I’m still really proud of what we did this season,” junior Hanna Montgomery said, “and I look forward to what next year has in store for our team.”

All the girls are in high spirits and are very motivated to win next year. None of the girls are seniors, so they aren’t losing anyone.

“With the team we have and will have next year, I’m confident that we have a chance at winning States again next year,” sophomore Hannah Harrision said.

Some of the girls on the team felt they didn’t play their best, but that gives them confidence for next year. 

“I left a lot of putts out there, but it makes me happy to know that we were so close to winning States with some of us not playing our best,” sophomore Anika Varma said. 

At the end of the day, watch out for Granite Bay’s Girls Golf next year as they are ready to dominate next season and take the State title. 

“I’m very excited for next year though,” junior Hanna Montgomery said, “Because I love my team and know what we are capable of.”