Menlo's Ting shoots his way into NorCal golf tournament

Menlo School's Max Ting finished in a sixth-place tie at the Central Coast Section boys golf tournament Tuesday at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

Ting shot a round of 71, matching fellow WBAL golfer Daulet Tulebayev of Harker. Both golfers advance to the NorCal tournament on Monday at Sierra View CC in Roseville.

Tulebayev goes as part of a team. Harker (375) finished second to Mitty (371) and just ahead of Bellarmine (376). The top three teams and the top four individuals not on those teams advance.

Menlo-Atherton was seventh with a team score of 397 and Palo Alto finished eighth with a score of 414.

Aptos golfer Max Meltzer earned medalist honors while shooting a 67.

Menlo's Charlie Hsieh shot a 72 to finish in an eighth-place tie, just missing the cutoff for the NorCal tournament.

"I really enjoyed having Charlie there at CCS. It helped having a teammate there," said Ting, who advanced to the CCS finals and finished 33rd last season.

Ting started his round quickly, recording three birdies in the first five holes before cooling down.

"I got into a little trouble but I was able to grind it out and save par down the stretch," Ting said.

Pinewood's John Foley came in with a score of 75, good for an 18th-place tie.

Leo Tuchman shot a 76 to lead Menlo-Atherton, tying for 21st-place. Jonathan Dicks added a 78 for the Bears and Jackson Lee turned in an 80.

Sergi Mata placed in a tie for 2th place following his round of 77 to lead the Vikings. Bob Zhu was next with a 79 and a 37th-place tie.

Paly's Ahmed Ali, the medalist at last week's CCS regional,shot an 88 on Tuesday.


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