LA's Inkster comes in second at U.S. Senior Women's Open

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Juli Inkster hits a shot on the 16th hole during Sunday’s final round of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club.

Los Altos resident Juli Inkster finished second at the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, held last weekend at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill., earning $108,000.

Inkster entered Sunday’s final round five strokes behind leader Laura Davies, who doubled her advantage by day’s end. Davies shot a 16-under-par 276 for the tournament; Inkster shot a 6-under 286, two strokes ahead of third-place finisher Trish Johnson.

Sports on the Side

A’s lending a hand to Sunday Friends

The Oakland A’s have promised to donate $5 from each ticket sold to their Aug. 8 game against the Houston Astros to the nonprofit Sunday Friends, a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient that helps families in need. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

Local towns schedule softball game Aug. 18

Residents of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills are encouraged to register for the inaugural community softball game between the two cities, scheduled 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18. The co-ed match – meant as a friendly, cross-town rivalry competition – is coordinated by the Parks and Recreation departments of both cities, according to Sarah Robustelli, Los Altos Hills community services supervisor. The game will take place at Purissima Park in Los Altos Hills. Participation is free and open to all adult residents. To register for the game, call Robustelli at 948-9000, ext. 315, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit

After nearly quitting pro golf, Kim keeps her dream on course

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Lauren Kim, a Stanford University graduate from Los Altos, is on the LPGA Tour. Almost a year ago, she nearly quit pro golf.

It’s been nearly a year since Lauren Kim contemplated giving up golf – at least professionally.

The Los Altos native had finished her round at a tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D., when she got the call every competitive golfer dreads: She had been disqualified.

Spiders wrap up regular season of ultimate Frisbee league Friday night at Foothill

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San Jose Spider Nicholas Hirning, center, leaps to grab the Frisbee in a recent game. The team plays its home games at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

The San Jose Spiders will take the field at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills this weekend for their last regular-season match.

The Spiders (5-8) are set to take on the Seattle Cascades (4-8) 7:30 p.m. Friday in a matchup of teams from the American Ultimate Disc League’s West division.

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