Los Altos' Kim qualifies for state golf championships

Courtesy of the Kim family
Caris Kim, holding the award she received at the Northern California girls golf championships, has qualified for state.

Caris Kim said she will prepare for Monday’s state girls golf championships in Pebble Beach the same way she did for last week’s regional: “Practice, practice, practice.”

That strategy served her well at the Northern California championships Nov. 4 at El Macero Country Club, where the Los Altos High senior qualified for state. Kim seized one of the six individual berths with her 11th-place finish (out of 89 golfers).

Local golfers shine at CCS championships

Courtesy of Megan Chou
Individual qualifiers for this week’s Northern California girls golf championships include, from left, Mountain View High’s Reeya Vasishta, Pinewood School’s Megan Chou, Los Gatos High’s Elizabeth Lu and Los Altos High’s Caris Kim.

Strong performances at last week’s Central Coast Section girls golf championships in Monterey catapulted three local players into this week’s regional tournament.

Mountain View High’s Reeya Vasishta, Los Altos High’s Caris Kim and Pinewood School’s Megan Chou – all seniors – posted 1-over-par rounds of 72 at Laguna Seca Golf Course, placing third, sixth and seventh, respectively. Kim and Chou participated in CCS as individuals; Vasishta made it there with her Mountain View team, which placed sixth out of 17 schools (top three advanced).

Golfers from 4 local schools make it to CCS

Courtesy of Jim McGuirk
Reeya Vasishta, above, and the rest of the Mountain View High girls golf team have qualified for the CCS championships.

For St. Francis High, qualifying for the Central Coast Section girls golf championships is par for the course; the Lancers have now made it 10 years in a row. But for Mountain View High, which also earned a spot in this week’s event, it’s groundbreaking.

The Spartans, who started their program in 2016 and only this season moved up to the SCVAL De Anza Division, have qualified for CCS for the first time.

Stricherz takes over girls golf program at St. Francis High

St. Francis High officials last month named Anne Stricherz the school’s new varsity girls golf coach.

Stricherz spent the past 17 years teaching religion at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, where she also served as the school’s junior varsity girls golf coach. St. Francis and St. Ignatius are both part of the West Catholic Athletic League.

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