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Los Altos grad Kim earns LPGA Tour Card


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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.

St. Francis hires grad Martin as varsity coach of boys golf team

St. Francis High has hired one of its own to coach the varsity boys golf team.

School officials announced last month that Tyler Martin, a 2001 graduate of St. Francis, is the new man in charge of the boys golf program.

St. Francis girls golf team claims NorCal crown for 4th consecutive year


Courtesy of Phil Marrone
The Lancers – clockwise, from left, Grace Chen, Reisha Savadatti, Bibi Liu, Jacqueline “Doodle” Yuen, Aishvarya Bedi and Maya Pugatch – celebrate their NorCal win.

Although last week’s win marked the fourth year in a row that the St. Francis High girls golf team has captured the Northern California championship, it has not become so routine that the Lancers don’t revel in their achievement.

“They celebrated like a bunch of high school girls, being silly and taking crazy photos,” coach Phil Marrone said. “They were having a great time.”

St. Francis High girls golf team shooting for more championships


Courtesy of Phil Marrone
The St. Francis High girls golf team – featuring starters, from left, Reisha Savadatti, “Doodle” Yuen, Bibi Liu, Alina Feng, Aishvarya Bedi and Maya Pugatch – won the West Catholic Athletic League championships last week.

Considering what the St. Francis High girls golf team accomplished last season, coach Phil Marrone’s assertion that “We’re better this year,” says a lot about the Lancers.

After all, St. Francis won league, sectional and regional titles last fall.


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