Gunn girls maintain golf lead, stay perfect in the SCVAL race


With its lineup back intact, the Gunn girls remained unbeaten in the SCVAL golf race with a 209-250 dual-match victory over Homestead at Sunnyvale Municipal on Monday.

Senior Anna Zhou, who was on a recruiting trip to Harvard last week during which the Titans lost a nonleague match to Menlo, was back in the lineup Monday and shot a 1-over 36 to earn medalist honors.

Lianna McFarlane-Connelly, who also missed the Menlo match, carded a solid 3-over 38 while Lydia Tsai remained consistent with a 41. Tiffany Yang (45) and Margaret Redfield (49) rounded out the scoring as Gunn moved to 5-0 in league.

Palo Alto, meanwhile, remained in second place following a 222-229 SCVAL win over host Los Gatos at La Rinconada Golf Course. Senior Michelle Xie led the Vikings (3-1) with a 36 to earn medalist honors. She had two birdies, both on par-4 holes.

Emily Hwang and Elise Kiya both shot 43 with Candace Wang and Celia Willner (52) rounded out the scoring after freshman Stephanie Yu injured her left elbow and withdrew.

In Mountain View, Sacred Heart Prep opened its West Bay Athletic League schedule with a 225-226 victory over rival Menlo School at Shoreline Golf Links.

Menlo held a four-stroke lead at the No. 1 spot after freshman Sophie Siminoff shot a 2-over 38 for medalist honors. SHP's Lauren von Thaden shot 43 at No. 2 to gain back a stroke. The Gators' Cami Steppe picked up two strokes by shooting 45 at No. 3 and Isabelle Chun helped SHP wrap up the win by defeating her opponent at No. 5 by four strokes after Sinead Haley of SHP and Lauren Yang each shot 47 at No. 4.

In the PAL Bay Division, previously unbeaten Menlo-Atherton suffered a tough 218-219 loss to Burlingame at Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo. The Bears' Naomi Lee shared medalist honors with a 3-over 38.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Congratualtions to Gunn team and the great coach

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