Talent runs deep on the 2021 Nevada State 5A champion Coronado women’s high school golf team. As such, the Las Vegas Sun awarded team of year honors in the Sun Standout awards.
Led by sophomore sensation Yana Wilson, the team is overrun by future D1 and possibly Tour talent.
“This year’s Cougars were the best golf team in state history, and it wasn’t even close. Coronado ran away with the team state championship by posting a state record, two-day total of 2-under par 566 at Primm Valley Golf Club last October. The previous record for fewest strokes at a state championship tournament was a 24-over-par 600, set by Coronado in 2017.
Coronado sophomore Yana Wilson finished first to win the individual state by virtue of a 6-under 65 in the second round. Two of her teammates, freshman Brynn Kort and sophomore Ali Mulhall, finished second and third, respectively.”
After winning state, Wilson told LasVegasGolfInsider.com the following:
“Our team is very close with each other, which is pretty special. We all had the same goal to win state, and since we are very competitive, we all worked hard to capture the win and our coaches were very helpful and supportive throughout the season. For me personally, winning the individual title has been one of my goals since I was a little kid. Before coming into high school, I had a goal of becoming the first freshman from Coronado to win state as an individual, and because Covid-19 wiped out our season last year, I was driven to win this year. Being four shots back after the first round, I was determined to go low during the final round. I had a great second round and I’m glad I finished like a Coronado Cougar.”
The Coronado team included Wilson, Mulhall, Kort, Joanne Lee, Lilly Denunzio, Hae Young Lee, Brook Sodetz and Mia Martinez. Most are members of the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association.