Local golfer makes U.S. Senior Amateur

Golfer Michael Staskus of Los Altos has qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur, scheduled Aug. 28 through Sept. 2 at the Detroit Country Club in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. Staskus qualified Aug. 9 at The Valley Club of Montecito in Santa Barbara, where he placed third with an even-par 72 after capping his round with a birdie. The U.S. Senior Amateur will have a field of 156 golfers, all age 55 or over. According to the United States Golf Association, which runs the tournament, 2,565 players attempted to qualify this year.

LACC golf tourney tees off Aug. 30

The 31st annual Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled Aug. 30 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive. Registration runs 10-11 a.m., as does the putting contest; lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. Registration for the scramble-format event is $395 per golfer, or $1,400 per foursome; cost includes golf cart, lunch, refreshments on the course, team photos, giveaways, prize tickets, entry in the putting contest, cocktail-hour drink ticket, dinner and awards. Tickets to attend only the after-tournament party (cocktail hour, dinner, auction, raffle and prize drawings) at 5 p.m. are $65. To register and for more information, visit tinyurl.com/pk93wzrs.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for junior varsity girls basketball, JV girls soccer and JV swimming, along with a coach for diving. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8857 or michelle.noeth@mvla.net. Mountain View High seeks head coaches for varsity track and field and girls water polo, along with a frosh-soph coach for boys water polo. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or shelley.smith.mvla.net. St. Francis High seeks assistant coaches for several sports. To apply, visit tinyurl.com/8hwxav5b.