St. Francis Golf

22-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Masters, 2006 DI-N, 2007 Masters, 2007 DI-N, 2008 Masters, 2008 DI-N, 2009 Masters, 2009 DI-N, 2010 Masters, 2010 DI-N, 2011 DI-N, 2012 Masters, 2012 DI-N, 2013 DI-N


Golf Team Wins Again over Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Kristi Lee carded a three-over par 39 to lead the St. Francis golf team to a 209 team score in a dual match with Grant Monday at Haggin Oaks Arcade Course.

“Overall it is going pretty well,” said Lee. “I have been working on the small things.”

Lee recorded six pars and three bogies for a round that was just a shot off her career best.

“Even when I missed shots, I was able to get up and down for par,” said Lee. “Overall, it was a really good round and very consistent. I was very happy about that.”


Golf Defeats Davis in League Dual Match

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Mikia Fang and Kristi Lee tied for medalist honors with two-over par rounds of 38 to lead St. Francis to a victory over Davis in a Delta League dual match Wednesday at Haggin Oaks Arcade course.

“We have a strong team this year,” said Fang, who was paired with Lee for their round today. “I played with Kristi in our last qualifying round. We both had scores and we pushed each other to do well again today.

Fang and Lee both carded season-best rounds to tie for low round of the match with Marie Dean of Davis.


Golf Wins First Delta League Center Match

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Chase Saca and senior Kristi Lee both carded six-over par rounds of 82 to lead St. Francis to a 57-stroke victory in the first Delta League Center match at Wildhawk golf course on Monday.

Saca and Lee tied for third overall behind Marie Dean of Davis, who shot a four-over par 76. Courtney Cervelin of Franklin posted a 78 to place second in the field.

The Troubadours five-player total of 417 easily out-distanced Elk Grove (474) and Davis (482).


Freshman Alcoran Leads Golf to Win in League Opener

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Freshman Olivia Alcoran shot a five-over par 41 to lead St. Francis to dual match victory over Pleasant Grove to open Delta League play Wednesday at Morgan Creek Golf Club.

The Troubadours posted five of the top six scores in the match led by Alcoran in her first high school match. Seniors Kate Swanson and Makia Fang were one stroke back with rounds of 42, while sophomore Chase Saca and senior Kristi Lee each carded rounds of 45. Sophomore Lauren Allen posted a score of 50.


2015 Golf Roster

2015 St. Francis Varsity Golf: Front Row (L to R): Mikia Fang, Caitlin Autry, Lauren Liberatore, Kristi Lee, Patricia Sweeney, Lauren Allen, Leslie Young, Chase Saca, Kate Swanson, Adrienne Graybill, Olivia Alcoran. (Not pictured: Taylor Boe)
Name Class Ht. R/L Hometown (Previous School)
Olivia Alcoran Freshman 5-2 R Folsom
Lauren Allen Sophomore 5-8 R Sacramento
Caitlin Autry Senior 5-1 R Roseville
Taylor Boe Junior 5-6 R Orangeville
Mikia Fang Senior 5-2 R Sacramento
Adrienne Graybill Sophomore 5-3 R El Dorado Hills
Kristi Lee Senior 5-3 R Folsom
Lauren Liberatore Sophomore 5-5 R Elk Grove
Chase Saca Sophomore 5-5 R Sacramento
Kate Swanson Senior 5-3 R Sacramento
Patricia Sweeney Freshman 5-7 R Folsom
Leslie Young Senior 5-4 R Placerville

Head Coach: Cindy Lyford (Sixth Season)

Assistant Coach: Danielle Nash ‘03 (Third Season)

By Class

Seniors (5): Caitlin Autry, Mika Fang, Kristi Lee, Kate Swanson, Leslie Young. Juniors (1): Taylor Boe. Sophomores (4): Lauren Allen, Adrienne Graybill, Lauren Liberatore, Chase Saca. Freshman (2): Olivia Alcoran, Patricia Sweeney.


Former Collegiate Basketball Coach and AD Morrison Speaks to Athletics Department

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former college basketball coach and athletic director Stan Morrison was the keynote speaker for the St. Francis athletics department retreat in August 2015. Morrison started his coaching career at El Camino High School before embarking on a career that would include head coaching jobs at Pacific, USC, San Jose State Basketball coach and as the AD at both UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.

Morrison had several messages for the Troubadour coaches intertwined among his tremendous coaching experiences and stories that highlighted his talking points.


Troubie Trio Help Gonzaga at NCAA Rowing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cherie Murbach ’14, Heather Handy ‘14 and Madeleine Vespieren ‘12 competed for Gonzaga in the NCAA Rowing Championships held on Lake Natoma this past weekend.

Murbach, who competed in water polo and track at St. Francis, Handy (golf) and Vespieren (tennis) were on the Second Varsity 8 for the Zags and helped the team to a 17th-place overall finish. It was the second NCAA appearance in school history after the team won the West Coast Conference title.


Alumna Mao Leads Virginia to ACC Golf Title

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Led by St. Francis Alumna Briana Mao, the University of Virginia women’s golf won their first ever ACC title in record fashion, setting the 54-hole ACC tournament record of 27-under par Tuesday. They beat their closest competitor, Duke University (the No. 5-ranked team in the Nation and the defending National Champion), by 26 strokes.  This is the first time a non-Carolina school has won the ACC title.


2014 Golf Highlights

  • St. Francis finished sixth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament. Junior Kate Swanson and freshman Chase Saca tied for team-best honors with rounds of 88. The Troubadours advanced to the Masters with a fourth-place finish at the Division I tournament.
  • Senior Victoria Ramirez was a three-year member of the varsity team. She carded a person-best three-over par 39 against Monterey Trail on Oct. 13.
  • St. Francis went 6-1 in the inaugural season of the revamped Delta League, placing second overall.

Golf Advances to Section Master’s with Fourth-Place Finish

FAIR OAKS, Calif. – The St. Francis golf team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Master’s with a fourth-place finish at the Division I North tournament Monday at North Ridge Country Club.

The Troubadours posted a 455 team score led by junior Kate Swanson, edging Rocklin (463) and Pleasant Grove (470). Oak Ridge won the team title by five strokes over Davis (426) and Granite Bay (446). The top four teams and six individuals will play in the Master’s event on Monday at The Reserve as Spanos Park in Stockton.


Golf Team Banquet Slideshow

Golf Team Banquet Slideshow

The St. Francis Golf team celebrated their 2014 season with a banquet on campus Saturday. Kate Swanson was named team MVP, Mikia Fang was the recipient of the Most Improved and Caitlin Autry received the Sportsmanship Award.

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Golf Team Banquet

The St. Francis Golf team celebrated their 2014 season with a banquet on campus Saturday. Kate Swanson was named team MVP, Mikia Fang was the recipient of the Most Improved and Caitlin Autry received the Sportsmanship Award. 

Photo gallery

Golf at Division I North Section Photo Gallery

The St. Francis golf team shot a 459 team score to finish sixth at the Sac-Joaquin Masters Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. The Troubadours failed to advance to the NorCal Championships, the third round of the sections playoffs.


Golf Places Fourth in Third Delta League Match

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis golf team placed fourth in the final Delta League Center match after shooting a 434 team score, securing a spot in the section playoffs with their second place overall finish in the league points.

Juniors Kate Swanson and Mikia Fang each shot rounds of 82, tying for eighth overall in the field. Gurman Kaur of Franklin shot a course-record 10-under par 62 to earn medalist honors.

Junior Kristi Lee posted a round of 86, while freshman Chase Saca carded an 87. Caitlin Autry shot a 99 and freshman Lauren Liberatore posted a 104.


Swanson’s 76 Leads Golf to Second at Delta League Center #2

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Kate Swanson shot a team-best four-over par 76 to lead the team to a second-place finish at the Delta League Center match at The Reserve golf course in Stockton.

Swanson finished second overall in the field of 40 golfers in the Delta League. Grant did not participate in the event.

The Troubadours finished second overall with a 431 team score, scoring just seven shots off the pace set by Davis. Junior Mikia Fang carded a 79 for the Troubadours, posting the second-best round of the day on the team and fifth overall in the field.