Golf steps up in class

The 2023 Sierra Canyon boys golf season is quickly approaching and the Trailblazers are getting ready for a big jump to the Mission League.

“We are stepping up in class,” Sierra Canyon coach Mike Low said. “It will takeĀ us some time to adjust.”

Low will be looking to sophomore Zydon Yuan to lead the team this year. Yuan was a freshman standout that was the top golfer last year and lasted two rounds in individuals.

Another key contributor will be sophomore Sahil Banker.

Carr Early, a sophomore, has made marked improvement from last year and Katie Anderson is back as the lone girl on the squad.

“Carr will be better for sure this year,” Low said.

Low is also excited about freshman Neel Sodhi and even more excited about a group of eighth graders that will compete in 2024.

“We are very young and we need time to adjust but the future is bright,” Low said. “We will finally have depth in the years to come here. That’s what you need to compete in a league like this.”

A big difference this year will be playing 18 holes on match days instead of nine.

“We could struggle in the beginning,” Low said. “This is something our young guys will need to get used to.”

The team will compete in five matches where all league members play.

March 1 at Los Robles, March 14 at Harding, March 22 at Wilson, April 19 at Soule Park and April 27 at Brookside in Pasadena.

There is also an April 12 tilt with Campbell Hall at Balboa in Encino.