Richard Tetu has learned in his near-decade of coaching high school golf that the best golfers are usually rather self-centered. That was far from the case with his star golfer at La Cañada High this year, Jay Lim.
"Separating [Lim] from other golfers I've had in the past is that he's a team player," Tetu said. "A lot of good golfers in high school are really into themselves. …It's unusual to have a high school golfer that's invested in the team first, and he is. He carried us."
More than a few times this year, Tetu tried to give Lim, a senior, a day off in matches where the team probably wouldn't need his scoring. Lim wasn't interested.
"He wanted to play," Tetu said. "He played every match, except a few when he was on some college trips."
That's not all that makes Lim a unique golfer. The most noticeable thing is his swing.