Pinewood junior takes 2nd at CCS; LA girls finish 9th

Megan Chou
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Pinewood’s Megan Chou wears the medal she won for placing second at last week’s CCS girls golf championships.

For the second time in three seasons, Pinewood School’s Megan Chou lost in a playoff at the Central Coast Section girls golf championships. But just like in 2016, Chou didn’t let it ruin her day in Monterey.

The unassuming junior – defeated by Castilleja’s Niav Layton on the first playoff hole – was pleasantly surprised to make it that far after an up-and-down round Oct. 30 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.

Eagles shoot best round of year, take commanding lead in league

Courtesy of Rich Fujii
The Los Altos High girls golf team – from left, Elysa Lee, Brynna Mitchner, Morgan Taylor-Cohen, Maddie Jun, Joanna Hsieh, Annika Gaglani, Sophie Thai and Natsumi Hayashi (not pictured: Caris Kim) – beat rival Mountain View Thursday.

The Los Altos High girls golf team tightened its grip on first place in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division with Thursday’s 212-237 win over rival Mountain View at Shoreline Golf Links.

The Eagles (6-0), who vanquished the second-place Spartans for the second time this season, need only to split this week’s two matches against Cupertino to capture their first league title.

Mtn. View girls golf team off to best start in program history

Courtesy of Jim McGuirk
The Mountain View High girls golf team is having its best season. Front, from left: Elissa Huang, Chloe Weng, Ella Roosakos and Catrina Yang. Back: Coach Jim McGuirk, Reeya Vasishta, Michelle Andrews, Katelyn Lee, Sophie Moldt and Audrey Turcotte.

The Mountain View High girls golf team is having a historic season, though coach Jim McGuirk was quick to point out that the program doesn’t have a long history.

“This is absolutely our best team,” he said, “but this is only the third year.”

Local golfers place in top 10 at respective junior tourneys

Golfer Megan Chou of Los Altos tied for 10th place in the girls division of the Lizette Salas Junior Championship, an AJGA event held Aug. 12-14 at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

The Pinewood School junior shot a 15-over-par 228 over three rounds. Chou’s best showing came the first day when she shot a 1-under-par 70 that included three birdies.

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