Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Childs wins San Francisco city championship

Hearty congrats to Alameda High School's Emily Childs, who practices often at Metro. She won the San Francisco City Golf Championship at Harding Park over the weekend. Childs defeated Doroty Schwartz 1-up in a 36 hole match. The San Francisco Chronicle has the story:
The women's final offered its own taut drama, with Childs and Schwartz all-square for most of the afternoon back nine. Childs, a 17-year-old, Colorado-bound senior at Alameda High, finally broke the deadlock with a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to take a 1-up lead.

Both players made bogey on the difficult closing hole, giving Childs the win 22 years after her father, John, was the medalist in this tournament.

"It was big going to 18 not all-square," Childs said. "If you're 1-up and have a bad hole, at least you know you're not done."

LPGA players Julie Inkster and Doroty Delasin won this tournament in previous years. On the men's side, past champs include Ken Venturi.