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LA golfers hope to ace their finals

The Los Altos High golf team has sipped success, and now the Eagles are thirsty for more.

“Our goal this season was to make SCVAL league finals,” coach Richard Fujii said. “We’ve accomplished this, and our players really want to make CCS as a team.”

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Girl power helps Los Altos golf team capture Yellowjacket Invitational


Courtesy of Richard Fujii
Los Altos golfers, from left, Alec Kawaguchi, Maddie Jun, Jack Dexter, Carina Burdick and Carlos Arieta-Winsett are all smiles after winning the Yellowjacket Invitational.

All eyes were on the Eagles when they arrived at Roddy Ranch Golf Course in Antioch for last week’s Yellowjacket Invitational.

“We were the only team who brought girls,” said senior Carina Burdick, who – along with Maddie Jun – start for the Los Altos High golf team, “and everyone looked at us a little weird.”

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St. Francis stumbles at state

After finishing fifth at the 2013 state championships and fourth last year, the St. Francis High girls golf team hoped to crack the top three this season.

Instead, the Lancers went backward.

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Lancers defend their crown, win CCS tourney by 18 strokes

The St. Francis High girls golf team not only beat the competition last week at the Central Coast Section Championships – the Lancers beat themselves. Well, the 2014 version of themselves.

St. Francis’ score of 377 was eight strokes better than its winning effort at last year’s tournament, also played on Rancho Cañada Golf Club’s East Course in Carmel.

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Lancers roll toward title in girls golf


Courtesy of Phil Marrone
The St. Francis High girls golf team last season captured the Northern California championship, above.

Last year’s St. Francis High girls golf team was the best in school history, though it could lose that status soon – perhaps by November.

“I think we’re better this year,” coach Phil Marrone said.

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Five-year-old from Los Altos proves to be ace of clubs


Courtesy of Bill Schlough
Xavier Schlough, 5, carded a hole-in-one last week at Deep Cliff Golf Course.

As a 5-year-old, Los Altos resident Xavier Schlough has done something most golfers won’t achieve in a lifetime – make a hole-in-one.

Xavier bagged his ace Aug. 31 on the 17th hole at Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino, according to his dad, Bill Schlough.

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