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Hernandez Makes Grand Return in Pacific League Golf

It has been a long wait for Burbank High sophomore Kiara Hernandez to make her debut after sitting out the first part of the season following her transfer from Burroughs.

Hernandez returned Wednesday for the sixth and final Pacific League match at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena.
She shot an even-par 36 on the nine-hole course. The Bulldogs shot 214 as a team, but it was still 10 strokes short of toping league power Arcadia, who won by shooting 204.

Kiara Hernandez of Burbank High

“The greens were a little faster than I thought they would be. I was hitting my drives pretty good today. My wedges were a little off, but my putting kind of came back,” Hernandez said. “It’s a course that I know pretty well. I’ve played in quite a few tournaments here. I usually play pretty good here and I’m not surprised that I shot even par, but I know that I can always do a little bit better.”

Arcadia’s Erica Lee was the low medalist as she shot 35.

Burbank got solid efforts from Lisette Orellana and Alyssa Tran, who both shot 41. Maddie Lee shot 47, Cassie Morin-Gaona shot 49 and Kara Lee shot 50.

Burroughs was led by Abby Powell, who shot 47. Jocelyn Kim shot 50. Sadie Demmert and Skye Brauer each shot 52. Annika Lindgad shot 53 for the Indians and Isabella Alderete shot 58.
“I feel like we’ve put all that we can put out there,” Hernandez said of her team finishing behind Arcadia.

Landscape Has Changed in Girls Golf

Burroughs High made a strong run at perennial Pacific League power Arcadia last season in girls golf.

But a lot has changed in a year and now it is Burbank High that is in the closest position to battle the Apaches.

Tuesday afternoon the teams met up at DeBell Golf Club in the first Pacific League match of the season.

To no surprise, Arcadia came out on top by shooting 202 as a team covering the par-36 front nine holes.

Burbank finished second by shooting 239, followed by Burroughs at 277. Crescenta Valley shot 362 and Glendale had just four golfers and didn’t have the five needed to figure in the team scoring.

Arcadia’s Erica Lee was the low medalist shooting 36.

Burbank was led by freshman Lisette Orellana, who shot 41.

“Today I didn’t do so great. I think my short game was off. I usually shoot mid 30s or high 30s, but today I was really off,” Orellana said.

Orellana is coming off a solid weekend in which she placed second in the Cleveland/Srixon Summer Tournament of Champions at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont.

“I thought I would do worse. I thought I’d be at the bottom to be honest,” said Orellana, who would have been fourth best for Arcadia.

Burbank has to be optimistic because they have been joined by sophomore Kiara Hernandez, who transferred from Burroughs for personal reasons.

Hernandez, whose brother Kodiak is a star golfer on the Burroughs boys’ team, will be eligible to play at the end of September.

“Overall, it is a better experience for me,” Hernandez said of her transfer. “The teachers and staff are amazing.”

Orellana is looking forward to having Hernandez as a teammate.

“I think once Kiara gets on the team, we’re going to be really strong,” Orellana said.

Burbank got three golfers who shot 48 in junior Maddie Lee, senior Cassie Morin and freshman Alyssa Tran. Juniors Kara Lee and Reigina Ramos both shot 54.

For Burroughs, senior Jocelyn Kim shot 47. Freshman Annika Lingad shot 50. Senior Abby Powell shot 52, sophomore Adelina Hernandez shot 62, junior Skye Brauer shot 66 and sophomore Sofia Remelius shot 69.

“I wasn’t very happy with my score,” Kim said. “The heat definitely got to me. I couldn’t focus very well.”

Kim said she is hoping her team can make a run at a postseason berth.

“I’m just hoping that our team can go to CIF,” she said.



Burroughs’ Hernandez Wins on DeBell Course

Burroughs freshman Kiara Hernandez was the low medalist Tuesday in the fifth Pacific League Girls’ Golf Match of the season at DeBell Golf Club.

Hernandez shot 38 over nine holes on the par-36 course.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Burroughs finished second in the team standings, shooting 228. Arcadia won by shooting 213. Burbank High was third shooting 254, followed by Crescenta Valley, which shot 255. Glendale High also participated but did not figure into the scoring since it had only four golfers and five are needed for a team to generate a team score.

Burbank’s High Madison Lee shot 41, which tied for the second best of the day with Tiffany Lo of Arcadia and Vienna Bebla of Crescenta Valley.

Photo By:Edward Tovmassian


Burroughs senior Gabija Petrulis shot 45. Abbie Riggs shot 46, Abby Powell 51 and Saddie Demmert 55.

Burbank also got fine efforts from Regina Ramos, who shot 46 and Kara Lee, who shot 47. Cassie Morin shot 54 for the Bulldogs and Elen Badalayan shot 69.


Burroughs, Burbank Looking to Shine in Girls Golf

It will be a mix of youth and experience for the Burroughs and Burbank High girls’ golf teams this season. Burroughs has been solid the last few seasons and could be better. Burbank is still young and looking to improve in the tough Pacific League.

League play begins Tuesday with a match at Altadena Golf Course.


The Indians return the senior duo of Gabija Petrulis and Abbie Riggs. However, freshman Kiara Hernandez might actually lead the team and has a strong chance of making it to CIF according to coach Greg Everhart.

Junior Jocelyn Kim and sophomore Sadie Demmert also figure to be in the mix.

Sadie Demmert of Burroughs works on her putting skills.

Depth will come from junior Abby Powell, sophomores Nadaly Jones and Leila Forrester and freshmen Isabelle Aldrete and Sophia Olin.

“As a team, our goal is to get our scores down,” Jones said. “We need to be focused on the course.”

Jones said she has been impressed with Hernandez.

“She’s focused and very determined. She knows her stuff,” she added.


The Bulldogs should be led by sophomore Madison Lee.  Fellow sophomores Kara Lee and Regina Ramos as well as junior Cassie Morin all return from a season ago.

Sophomore Elen Badalyan and freshman Alicia Cho are the top newcomers to the squad.

“We practiced and worked hard all summer and are looking forward to having a successful season,” coach Branko Sevic said. “With our returning experience from last year, this should help us this season. We are still a young team and are looking to build success in all our matches.”