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Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Michelle Xie (‘15) led the first ever Paly girls’ golf team to states this year. She individually tied for 8th in the state. Aside from being on the school team, she also played in individual tournaments around the United States.
Anna Dukovic, Features Editor May 28, 2014

Unlike professionals in many sports, such as gymnastics, athletes usually peak in their twenties; however, the average age of professional golfers is early to mid-thirties and these athletes can continue...

Brief: Golf adds another win to record

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer March 19, 2014

At the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course (PA Muni) on Tuesday afternoon, boys' golf clinched its fifth win against Cupertino, 199-194. The team is now 5-0 in league play. Eric Maser ('17) shot two-over...

Brief: Boys’ golf places second in Salinas Invitational

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer February 24, 2014

The Paly boys' golf team took to the golf course today down in Salinas in its first tournament of the season. The Vikings placed second, shooting 394 behind Serra High School which shot 377. Henry Gordon...

Michelle Xie ('15) prepares for a shot. Paly Girls' Golf went on to win CCS against Saint Francis Lancers by a close four shots.

Girls’ golf claims CCS title first time in Paly History

Priscilla Bell October 29, 2013

Paly girls' golf won the Central Coast Section (CCS) tournament this afternoon with a winning score of 391. They beat St. Francis by a close four shots, and Gunn by 21 shots. "I think we did pretty...

Grant Raffel ('13) has been playing golf since the age of five and it has been a large part of his life ever since. Raffel has captained the Paly teams for two years.

The Sonny side

Audrey DeBruine April 26, 2013

Over 200. That is how many golf balls Paly golf captain Grant Raffel (‘13) estimates that he has in his bedroom at home. One-hundred six of them are displayed on the walls, one from every course he...

Brief: In close match, Paly golf squeaks by Gunn 196-201

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer March 25, 2013

The Paly golf team extended its undefeated record to 8-0 with a narrow win over the Gunn High School Titans at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course this afternoon. John Knowles (‘15) shot the low round...

Paly golf defeats Cupertino 198 to 217 in league play

John Dickerson, Jacob Lauing March 22, 2012

The Palo Alto Varsity golf team beat Cupertino, 198-217, at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course today. This match was the second Vikings' victory of the week, after having previously defeated Los Altos. Sam...

Paly Golf continues impressive season with 191-208 victory over Los Altos

Jacob Lauing, Managing Editor/Business Manager March 20, 2012

The Palo Alto Varsity golf team beat Los Altos, 191-208, at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course today. This match marked the Vikings' second victory against Los Altos, having beat the Eagles 195-225 in their...

Tiger Woods: Hero or Villain?

John Dickerson and Charlie Kelsey February 28, 2011

Eldrick Tont Woods, more commonly known as ‘Tiger’, was, until Nov. 25 of last year, on top of the world. With 14 Professional Major Golf Championships under his belt, a feat that stands second only...

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