LAHS grad Kim earns LPGA membership for 2019


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Lauren Kim of Los Altos follows her drive at the LPGA Q-Series. She tied for 23rd in the event.

Los Altos native Lauren Kim secured Ladies Professional Golf Association membership for next year by placing among the top 45 golfers in the inaugural LPGA Q-Series that concluded Nov. 3 at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

Kim tied for 23rd in the series, which featured a 144-stroke play format over two four-day tournaments.

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.”


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