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February 2, 2023

CHS hangs on to keep streak alive

Freshman Emma Horn helped to save Christopher’s chances at undefeated season Monday by narrowly besting Gilroy in a nail bitter.
The match was initially slated for Wednesday, but had to be postponed because of smoky conditions.
And Mother Nature made sure despite the smoke in the air, things weren’t going to be easy for either team.
With unusual October heat and more unusual lack of winds, it was a very hot and competitive match.
CHS leaders struggled Monday, either matching or playing below their normal averages.
In their last match against each other, CHS bested GHS by 30 strokes.
Monday was very different.
Christopher bested Gilroy by just nine strokes to maintain its undefeated record in the Pacific Division.
“She really saved us today, I can’t believe we have a chance to go undefeated,” said Team Co-Captain, Madisen Ruelas of Horn’s effort.
While have multiple single loss seasons, there was always that match that snuck up on them to deny the perfect league season.
However, Christopher’s work isn’t done as the Cougars still have to face Watsonville in the finale.
“Not counting out Watsonville, they will be focused and determined,” said coach Jason Navarro.
After the match the teams enjoyed pizza and socializing together.
“We live in a small town, and the golf community is even smaller, I want these girls to be competitive, to push each other to grow, but I also want them to remain friends no matter what school boundary they live within,” Navarro said. “We break bread together, we cheer for one another, and we strive for each to get better.”
Both teams have their last dual match on Wednesday, followed by League Championships on Tuesday of next week.
“When you see one of our lady golfers, please cheer them on, they all have really brought recognition to our little town,” Navarro said.

Cheeto Barrera
Cheeto Barrera is the sports editor for the Morgan Hill Times and Gilroy Dispatch.

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