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St. Francis girls finish fourth at state golf championships

No golf team from Northern California beat the St. Francis High girls this year – the Lancers followed an undefeated regular season by claiming section and regional titles – but three Southern California squads did at last week’s state championships.

St. Francis finished fourth at the Nov. 18 event, which featured the top three teams from each region. The Lancers shot 412 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga, putting them behind Diamond Bar (381), Torrey Pines (401) and Rancho Bernardo (405).

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Lancers repeat as NorCal golf champs


Courtesy of St. Francis
The St. Francis High girls golf team shows off its hardware after winning last week’s Northern California girls golf championship in Salinas.

With their depth and grit on full display, the Lancers won the day at last week’s Northern California girls golf championships at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch in Salinas.

Overcoming disastrous starts by two players and over-par rounds by the entire team, St. Francis High shot 401 to defeat runner-up Dougherty Valley by seven strokes Nov. 10.

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Chamber golf tournament draws a crowd at country club


Courtesy of Julie Rose
Julia Silva, from left, Al Ward, Don Durante, Ray Skitt and Michael Tirabassi stand together at last week’s 25th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Durante and Skitt were the two finalists in the $5,000 putting contest, but neither of them won the cash prize sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

The same foursome that won last year’s Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament repeated the feat at last week’s 25th annual event.

Joerg Ferchau, Kurtis Ferchau, Mike Guido and Martin Nguyen once again joined forces to post the best score in the scramble-format tournament, held Aug. 4 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

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Chamber golf tournament draws a crowd at country club


Courtesy of Julie Rose
Julia Silva, from left, Al Ward, Don Durante, Ray Skitt and Michael Tirabassi stand together at last week’s 25th annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Durante and Skitt were the two finalists in the $5,000 putting contest, but neither of them won the cash prize sponsored by State Farm Insurance.

The same foursome that won last year’s Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament repeated the feat at last week’s 25th annual event.

Joerg Ferchau, Kurtis Ferchau, Mike Guido and Martin Nguyen once again joined forces to post the best score in the scramble-format tournament, held Aug. 4 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

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Kawaguchi takes second in flight at girls state


Courtesy of Nancy Sartor
Kelsey Kawaguchi took second in her flight of the California Junior Girls State Championship last week in Monterey.

Facing a familiar foe in the match play final, local golfer Kelsey Kawaguchi knew she needed to play extremely well to win her flight of the California Junior Girls State Championship in Monterey.

Even when she did, Ty Akabane often found a way to be just a little better Thursday.

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SF golfer Heitel finishes 41st at regional golf championships


St. Francis High’s Matt Heitel endured a rough round in his first appearance at the Northern California boys golf championships, shooting a seven-over-par 79, but coach Phil Marrone said there’s always next year – and the year after that.

After all, Heitel is only 15.

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