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From Stanford to Q School

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Stanford University graduate Lauren Kim of Los Altos is headed for LPGA Tour Qualifying School next month.

After graduating from Stanford University last month, Lauren Kim is going back to school. Only this time, there’s no classroom work; she will be in the field – more specifically, on the fairways and greens.

Kim is headed to LPGA Tour Qualifying School in an effort to realize her dream of becoming a pro golfer.

Los Altos' Singh reaches semis of Calif. Junior Girls golf tournament

Defending champ Simar Singh of Los Altos made it as far as the semifinal round of match play at last week’s 67th California Junior Girls State Championship.

Competing in the Championship Flight (girls ages 13-17), Singh lost to Kaleiya Romero of San Jose in 19 holes Thursday morning at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

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

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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

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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.”

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