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Locals chip in to support Youth on Course program

Courtesy of Lisa Elliott
Youth on Course member Sandip Nirmel, from left, YOC committee members Tom DeFilipps, Ann Baskins, Nancy Campbell and Clay Campbell, and YOC member Ronnie McDowell Jr. attend a recent fundraiser for the program.

Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club recently hosted the first private club fundraising event to benefit Youth on Course, a golf program supported by Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents.

Started by the Northern California Golf Association in 2005, YOC provides students ages 6-18 with access to potentially life-changing opportunities through golf, beginning with access to affordable golf (less than $5 at more than 330 participating courses) and continuing beyond the green with employment opportunities, paid high school internships and college scholarships.

A team of their own

Courtesy of Katelyn Lee
Katelyn Lee, entering her freshman year at Mountain View High, helped spur the drive to start a girls golf team at the school.

Until now, if girls wanted to play golf at Mountain View or Los Altos high schools, they would have to join the boys team in the spring. This fall, girls at each school will have a team of their own.

Officials at both schools said they decided last spring to add girls golf teams. They had considered launching the programs in previous years, but not enough girls showed interested.

Los Altos golfers make match play at state women's amateur tourney


The three Los Altos residents who competed in last week’s California Women’s Amateur Championship made it to match play, but all of them were eliminated by the round of 16.

Sisters Lauren and Caris Kim, along with Simar Singh, were among the 32 players who survived two rounds of stroke play at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, where 84 golfers competed July 26 and 27.

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.

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