DOWNEY - The Warren High School boys' golf team is the 2012 San Gabriel Valley League champion.The Bears finished their team season with an overall record of 18-3 and a league record of 7-1. Warren narrowly defeated a very competitive Downey squad 224 to 231 to clinch the title. Warren competed against league rivals Gahr, Montebello, Schurr, and cross-town rival Downey to earn their title. Warren participated in individual league finals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week and qualified two of the four positions available for S.G.V.L. golfers in C.I.F. competition. Kittichai Damabhorn of Warren finished first with a score of 223, David Rho of Gahr finished second with a score of 226, Terasak Damabhorn of Warren finished third with a score of 234 and Dante Reeves of Gahr finished fourth with a score of 235. The top Downey golfer was Justin Abernathy who finished in sixth place with a score of 240. For his sixth place finish in league finals, Abernathy was also awarded first team All-S.G.V.L. Honors. Coach Schmid was very pleased with the effort of her team and said that all of her golfers played well down the stretch. Senior and captain Kittichai Damabhorn, junior Lucas Castro and junior Terasak Damabhorn all played key roles for the Bears this season. Schmid was particularly pleased with the play of her two freshmen golfers Matt Perez and Rafael Russo as they continuously improved as the season progressed. With Castro, Damabhorn, Perez and Russo all returning next year, Coach Schmid certainly likes her chances of repeating as S.G.V.L. champions. These golfers will certainly represent the future of Warren golf.
********** Published: May 10, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 04