Los Angeles Preps: Arielle Valdez

Lilia Vu wins CIF girls individual golf title

November, 7, 2011
Fountain Valley's Lilia Vu won the CIF Southern Section individual girls golf championship with a 2-under 70 at the Talega Golf Club in San Clemente on Monday.

Vu was one of two players to shoot under par in the individual golf championship tournament. Megan Kim of Mira Costa was second with a 1-under 71.

Four players shot even par 72. Brea's Amy Lee was awarded third place in the tournament. Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills, Elizabeth Doty of Palos Verdes and Euna Pak of Northwood also shot even par.

Thirty-seven players advanced to the WSCGA girls golf championship in Murrieta on Thursday.

Golfers of note from L.A. North schools include Katelyn Reynolds of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (74), Sophia Chen of Thousand Oaks (76) and Arielle Valdez of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (77).

Jocelyn Chia from Crescenta Valley and Katie Rice from Oxnard made the cut for the WSCGA tournament with 6-over 78s. Hart's Kendell Dusenberry and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's Kathryn Newton are also in with 7-over 79s. Julie Ward from West Ranch was the last player to make the cut at 8-over 80.

A first for Notre Dame girls' golf

October, 27, 2011
The Sherman Oaks Notre Dame girls' golf team won the CIF Southern Section Northern Team Divisional, the first in school history, at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai on Wednesday.

The Knights shot 376 as a team and won the team divisional by 42 strokes over runner-up St. Joseph from Santa Maria. All six golfers from Notre Dame broke 80 on the par 72 course.

Katelyn Reynolds was one of two girls to shoot under par. She shot a 2-under 70 to lead Notre Dame.

The top four teams in the Northern Team Divisional advanced to the Southern Section finals at the Rivers Course at Alisal in Solvang on Nov. 3.

Sophia Chen from Thousand Oaks shot a 1-under par 71 and paced her team to a third-place finish in the team divisional. Oxnard finished in fourth place and clinched the final berth to the Southern Section finals.

Notre Dame's Tina Nagal and Sammy Winchester each shot 4-over pars 76, while Stephanie Bush and Arielle Valdez were each 5-over par, 77. Kathryn Newton shot 6-over par 78.