After nearly quitting pro golf, Kim keeps her dream on course

Courtesy of Stanford Athletics
Lauren Kim, a Stanford University graduate from Los Altos, is on the LPGA Tour. Almost a year ago, she nearly quit pro golf.

It’s been nearly a year since Lauren Kim contemplated giving up golf – at least professionally.

The Los Altos native had finished her round at a tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D., when she got the call every competitive golfer dreads: She had been disqualified.

Inkster to play in U.S. Senior Women's Open this weekend

Courtesy of USGA
Juli Inkster of Los Altos is set to play in this weekend’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club.

Los Altos resident Juli Inkster has committed to play in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, scheduled Thursday through Sunday at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.

A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Inkster was the second woman in LPGA history to complete the modern-day LPGA Career Grand Slam.

LA's Chou takes third at AJGA Jr. in Daly City

Los Altos resident Megan Chou placed third among the 60 girls competing in last week’s AJGA Junior at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.

Chou, entering her junior year at Pinewood School, shot an 11-over-par 227 over three rounds. That put her four strokes behind winner Yu Wen Lu of Shanghai, China.

SF golfers finish fourth at state, right behind Menlo squad

Courtesy of Priya Dharan
Menlo’s golf team comprises, from left, Kripa Dharan (of Los Altos), Max Ting, John Weingart (Los Altos Hills), Seth Pope (Los Altos), Jeremy Yun and Charlie Hsieh.

The St. Francis High boys golf team didn’t have its best day at the state championships, and that’s what it would have taken to compete for the title May 28 at San Gabriel Country Club.

The Lancers finished fourth with a 384, which was 26 strokes behind winner Torrey Pines and 24 back of runner-up Palm Desert.

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