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BRIAN MACSTAY CLUBnews Silver Creek Valley CC, which has seen course improvements the last two years, now has a new look inside as well. S ilver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose recently unveiled a new upscale bar/lounge and restaurant to conclude two y ears of clubhouse and course renovations. The family dining area now includes a new outdoor eating space, while the club's bar area was also expanded and renovated to include more seat- ing options. Meanwhile, a new lounge was added in the men's locker room with the ladies' locker room lounge getting a complete renovation. Golf course improvements over the last two years have included a new all-weather hitting surface on the practice range to accommodate year- round instruction, cart path restoration, tree removal and replacement and equipment up- grades. Most importantly, a "green" initiative has greatly reduced watering and maintained turf, making the course more environmen- tally friendly. 12 SPRING 2017 | WWW.NCGA.ORG A s of April, Stanford cur- rently had the nation's best women's golf team, and the Cardinal got even stronger for years to come. Rachel Heck, the top- ranked golfer in the 2020 class, has committed to Stanford. Earlier this year, the 15-year-old from Memphis held the No.7 spot in the Golfweek/ Sagarin Girls' golf rankings and was the highest ranked player in her class. She'd choose Stanford over Duke, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Alabama. While Northern California universities attract talented young play- ers from around the globe, it's also fertile soil for pro- ducing NCAA Division I ready golfers. Here's a few of the top high school players from the region who've made collegiate golf commitments. NAME HOMETOWN COLLEGE Alexis Browne San Ramon Lehigh Raj Chekuri Pleasanton Indiana Ethan Chung Cupertino USC Chris Ebster Modesto UNLV Peter Faragra Fresno Cal Poly Belinda Hu San Ramon Harvard Thomas Hutchison San Jose UC Davis Eddy Lai San Jose UCLA Tammy Lim Clovis NM State Matt Lloyd San Jose Purdue Bryce Loosigian Fresno Cal Poly Max Meltzer Aptos San Jose State Drake Mendenhall Granite Bay Arizona Austin Murphy Morgan Hill Pepperdine Noah Norton Chico Georgia Tech Lexi Perry El Dorado Hills Boise State Noah Woolsey Pleasanton Washington College Commitments from Top High School Golfers Spartans Prepared for On-Campus Practice T hanks in large part to a $5 million contribution from alumni Rich and Cindy Thawley, the new Spartan Golf Complex is now ready for the San Jose State University men's and women's golf teams. In total, the $10.2 million project, which broke ground in May of 2016, was funded entirely by private giving and results in the first-ever on-campus training for Spartan golfers. San Jose State University S H A G B A G

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