Los Angeles Preps: Elizabeth Doty

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.

Notre Dame girls golf team falls short at Southern Section final

November, 4, 2011
The Sherman Oaks Notre Dame girls golf team shot 406 at The River Course at the Alisal in Solvang and finished in fifth place, its best showing in school history, but did not qualify for the CIF/WSCGA regional next week.

Notre Dame fell four shots short of making the cut with the top-four teams in Thursday's Southern Section final. Palm Desert won the Southern Section championship by one stroke over Torrance, 391-392. Torrance won the past three Southern Section championships.

Palos Verdes was third at 394 and Diamond Bar was fourth at 402.

Palm Desert, Torrance, Palos Verdes and Diamond Bar will play in the CIF/WSCGA regional on Nov. 10 in Murrieta.

Elizabeth Doty from Palos Verdes shot the low round of the day and was the only one in the 96-player field to shoot under par. She carded a 1-under 71 on a windy day at the Alisal Golf Course.

Katelyn Reynolds from Notre Dame was one of only 21 golfers to break 80. She shot a 6-over 78 to lead Notre Dame.

Thousand Oaks, making its first appearance in the Southern Section final, finished in 11th place. Sophia Chen was the top golfer for Thousand Oaks. She finished in a tie for third place with a 2-over 74.