Menlo School grad Drew Edelman helped lead the American team to a gold medal in women's basketball at the annual Maccabiah Games that wrapped up last week in Israel.
Not only did her team win the championship, but Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player. The USC freshman (this fall) scored 30 points in the final game, a 77-26 romp over Canada on July 28. She also scored 18 points in a semifinal victory over Australia.
Palo Alto High's Michelle Xie shot a 78 while Gunn High's Anna Zhou struggled to an 83 following the first round of the Junior PGA Championship on Tuesday at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va. The first-round leader, Samantha Wagner, shot 67.
The U.S. Open championships got under way Tuesday with five local athletes competing int he finals at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine.
In the men's 200-meter fly, Stanford grad Bobby Bollier finished third in 1:57.32 while current Cardinal Tom Kremer from Sacred Heart Prep was fourth in 1:57.73. Both improved upon their prelim times in the morning. Seb Rousseau of the Gator Swim Club won in a meet record of 1:55.64.
In the women's 100 free, Stanford's Lia Neal was fourth in 55.32 with teammates Maddy Schaefer fifth in 55.34 and Felicia Lee seventh in 56.00.
Yolane Kukla of Australia won in 54.87.
Stanford Swimming also finished second in the women's 400 free relay with the team of Schaefer, Julia Ama, Annemarie Thayer and Lee clocking 3:44.43. Stanford was second in the team scoring with 70 points following the opening day. Australia leads with 97.