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LA Hills golfer on par with best in his age group


Courtesy of Stacey Walter
Edan Cui holds the award he won for placing first in his division at the U.S. Kids Golf California State Invitational.

After playing in his third tournament, a 7-year-old Edan Cui wasn’t pleased with his performance on the golf course.

“At the beginning, I got pretty frustrated, because I didn’t do very well,” the Los Altos Hills resident said. “Then I played my fourth tournament, and I won for the first time. That’s when I started realizing I was actually very good.”

LA, MV golfers shoot for berths in CCS regionals

If boys on the golf teams at Los Altos and Mountain View highs hope to make the postseason, they’ll have to go it alone.

Los Altos coach Rich Fujii and Mountain View coach Jim McGuirk acknowledged last week that their teams will not make the Central Coast Section regional playoffs, but a few of their golfers could qualify as individuals.

Martin finds second family with Lancers


Courtesy of Tyler Martin
St. Francis boys golf coach Tyler Martin, left, poses with players, from left, Andrew Hiebert, Jake Turley, Jeremy Villafuerte, Matt Adams and Tyson Dinsmore at last month’s De La Salle Invitational.

As he anxiously awaits his family’s arrival from Montana, Tyler Martin has found solace in his new job as coach of the St. Francis High boys golf team.

“It’s brutal being so far from my family,” said the St. Francis graduate, whose wife, 11-month-old son and two stepchildren plan to relocate to the area at the end of the school year. “Being away from them, this is what I look forward to in my week. It’s the highlight of my week.”

Los Altos grad Kim earns LPGA Tour Card


Bret Lasky/LPGA Tour
Golfer Lauren Kim is going pro after surviving three stages of LPGA qualifying.

Los Altos resident Lauren Kim, who graduated from Stanford University in June, is about to join the workforce in one of the most competitive fields in the world – professional golf.

She recently earned partial status on the LPGA Tour, “which means I get into tournaments based on a priority number,” Kim said. The Los Altos High grad expects to play in eight to 10 LPGA tourneys this year, along with 10-15 events on the developmental Symetra Tour.


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