Kwong leads team to top of CVC


Led by junior Kayla Kwong, the Roseville High School varsity girls golf team has now improved to 10-0 in league matches and is the number one team in the Capital Valley Conference. Kwong is the team’s number one golfer and it is her performance that is driving the golf team to success.

Kwong’s scores have been very consistent so far this season. Kwong averages just over even par this year with a 37.4 stroke average per 9-hole round.
Kwong has earned many achievements in her high school golf career. She recently shot a 67 in the team’s first CVC tournament of the season held at Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course and also achieved a hole-in-one on hole 17 in the same tournament.

That day, Kayla led the Tigers to a tournament win and was also given the medalist award for the tournament, meaning that she shot the lowest score of any individual, and the Player of the Match award.

This round was her lowest ever for a full round of golf and was also the first time she has hit a hole-in-one.

Kwong said that she was surprised by the fact that her shot went in and was became ecstatic afterwards.

“I was so excited,” Kwong said. “I couldn’t even concentrate on hitting a shot.”

Junior Delaney Grimes, the team’s number two golfer and Kwong’s teammate, believes that Kwong’s low score was the main reason as to why the team came out on top.

She also said that Kayla’s consistent play and impressive scores are the reasons for the team’s performance this season.

“Kwong is the key to our success,” Grimes said. “She makes our team win.”

Kwong’s low stroke average per round makes her the lowest average scorer that Fukuman has ever coached.

Fukuman says that out of all of the golfers he has coached at RHS during his years as a coach, Kwong is one of the best golfers he has seen in the program and is on her way to becoming one of the best golfers RHS has ever seen.

Fukuman also said that Kwong is constantly improving and her scores are getting lower and lower each day.

“Kayla has definitely been playing well,” Fukuman said. “I expect Kayla to keep playing well.”

Kwong said that her dad sparked her interest in golf about two and a half years ago.

Since then, she has learned to love the game because of its ability to challenge players and because of the opportunities it provides to meet new people.
She plans to continue playing golf after high school in college but her current main focus is the high school team.

“Well I’m just starting the college process right now and learning which ones are a good fit for me,” Kwong said.

Under Fukuman, RHS’ varsity girls golf program has never ended up placing first in league standings.

Fukuman believes that this year, with Kwong, is the best chance the team has to win league and feels confident that the team will come in first place.

“If the girls keep playing consistently, they will win league,” Fukuman said.