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Hills golfer wins division at Lemoore Junior Open

Sophie Siminoff of Los Altos Hills won the girls 15-18 title and finished second overall at the Kyle Simonson-Lemoore Junior Open last week.

The 16-year-old beat Clovis’ Morgan Polley by three strokes at the two-day tournament, held June 13 and 14 at Lemoore Golf Course.

Foley & most of the field struggle with fast greens at NorCal championships


Courtesy of Matt Stimson
Pinewood School’s John Foley hits a tee shot at last week’s Northern California Golf Championships in Monterey County.

The Northern California Boys Golf Championships are typically held on a challenging course that tests the region’s top high school players. But this year’s site – Corral de Tierra Country Club in Monterey County – didn’t look that tough until the competitors teed off.

Just ask Pinewood School’s John Foley, who shot a 6-over-par 78 to finish in a tie for 33rd place last week.

Pinewood golfer Foley finishes second at CCS


Courtesy of Matt Stimson
Pinewood sophomore John Foley shot a 4-under-67 at CCS.

John Foley had a good excuse for missing two final exams Monday at Pinewood School – he was in Monterey County for a final that required a pencil half the size of the standard No. 2.

The sophomore hoped to jot down plenty of low numbers with his scoring pencil as he competed in the Northern California Golf Championships, held at Corral de Tierra Golf Course as the Town Crier went to press.

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.”

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.”

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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