Four local golf teams head into section regional play this week


After a season that saw the Palo Alto boys follow up a 14-0 overall golf record with a fourth straight title in the SCVAL Tournament, the Vikings will be out to keep their season alive at the Central Coast Section Regional I tourney on Tuesday at Rancho Canada (West) Golf Course in Carmel Valley.

The Vikings were unbeaten a year ago, heading into the regionals, but failed to advance. Paly will be up against the best while facing 2015 runner-up R.L. Stevenson, St. Francis plus Menlo School and at-large qualifier Sacred Heart Prep.

The field includes Menlo's Max Ting, the indvidual champion from the West Bay Athletic League Tournament last week, and Palo Alto's Joonsung Ha, the medalist from the SCVAL tourney.

On Wednesday, Menlo-Atherton will be in the field for the CCS Regional II at the same course. Also playing will be individuals John Foley of Pinewood and Andy Zhou of Gunn.

The top four teams and nine individuals not on those teams from each regional will advance to the CCS Championships on May 17.

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The second round of the CCS Team Tournament was rained out both Friday and Saturday and will be played Monday.

Menlo-Atherton (18-4), which won its opener last Wednesday, will be at No. 6 Homestead (15-4) while No. 8 Gunn (11-7) will host Harker, both at 3 p.m.

Should the Bears win, they'll face the winner of Mitty and No. 3 Saratoga on Tuesday, most likely at Saratoga. The Gunn-Harker winner will travel to No. 1 and defending champion Menlo School (17-3), in another quarterfinal at 3 p.m.

Tuesday's winners will advance to Wednesday's semifinals at the Los Gatos Swim & Racquet Club and Bay Club Courtside in Los Gatos. Those matches begin at 1:30 p.m.

The championship match is set for Friday at Courtside, also at 1:30 p.m. Menlo is gunning for a record eighth-straight section title.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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