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Girls’ Golf Preview: Striving to make it to CCS a third year in a row

Mara Zenger, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

With the start of the Girls’ Golf season at Palo Alto High School, the players have been working hard to get ready for the upcoming season. Coach Doyle Knight is looking to see who will step up and fill the role of their star player Michelle Xie ('15), as she is now in college. “We recognize...

Girls’ Golf Preview: Team looking to build on inaugural season

The 2013-2014 Girls' Golf team poses with Coach Doyle Knight.

Reuben Kramer, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

The second year of Girls’ Golf has just started at Palo Alto High School and players are already practicing their swings, drives, and putts as the new season commences. There are big expectations for the young team after last season, their inaugural year , was a huge success for the program. The...

Team of the Year: Girls’ golf

Team of the Year: Girls’ golf

Clara Harrington, Copy Editor

May 28, 2014

Rarely does a team see great success in its year of creation. Triumphant wins usually come after building a foundation over time, allowing the athletes to hone their abilities. However, in rare instances, a team may immediately have high achievements. This year at Paly, girls’ golf was that team. Winning...

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

Athlete of the Year: Michelle Xie

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 to play the sport into their retirement. “Golf is a sport you can play until you are old,” ...

Girls’ golf claims CCS title first time in Paly History

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

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 well," captain Michelle Xie ('15) said. "I know that we didn't play our absolute best... but we pulled...

Driving for Success

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

Maddie Kinnaman and Hayley Poore

October 4, 2013

At first glance Michelle Xie (‘15) looks like any other Paly student. However, she has a special talent, Xie is one of the best golfers at Paly. She is currently ranked 126 out of the over 2000 girls ranked on the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Xie is the first avid golfer ...

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