STOCKTON -- St. Francis High School junior Nancy Xu birdied the first playoff hole to win the CIF Northern California individual girls golf championship Monday at Brookside Country Club.
Xu and Kathleen Scavo of Justin-Siena-Napa advanced to the playoff after each finished with a 5-under 67. Xu birdied the par-5, 503-yard 10th hole, and Scavo had a par.
The top three teams, along with the top nine individuals not on those teams, earned berths into the Nov. 13 state championships at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.
Xu has been on a roll in recent weeks.
She set a record for low score in the West Catholic Athletic League tournament Oct. 22, shooting a 3-under 68 at Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo. At the Central Coast Section tournament Oct. 30, Xu shot a 72 at Rancho Canada-East Course in Carmel to finish tied for third.
On Monday, Xu finished with five birdies and 13 pars. She was 1 under after nine holes but shot a 32 on the back nine, including birdies on Nos. 17 and 18.
Anna Zhou of Gunn and Aman Sangha of San Mateo each shot a 71 to finish tied for fifth and advance to the state championships. Grace Park of Cupertino shot a 72 and finished in a three-way tie for ninth.
Park and Isabella Bosetti of Justin-Siena survived a three-way playoff for two spots to also advance to the state championships.
Powered by twins Katie and Alex Sborov, Foothill-Pleasanton won the Northern California team championship with a season-best five-player score of 395. Second place went to St. Francis-Sacramento (402).
Also advancing as a team was Mission San Jose-Fremont, the North Coast Section Division I team champion. Mission San Jose and Justin-Siena each had team scores of 404, but Mission San Jose earned the final spot as the Warriors' sixth player score was better than Justin-Siena.
Valley Christian, led by Cristina Glebova's 75, finished sixth with a team score of 411. Presentation (416) was seventh and Gunn (445) was ninth.
CIF Northern California championships
At Brookside CC, Stockton, par 72
Team scores: Foothill 395, St. Francis-Sacramento 402, Mission San Jose 404, Justin-Siena-Napa 404, Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove 4-5, Valley Christian-San Jose 411, Presentation-San Jose 416, Lodi 418, Gunn-Palo Alto 445, Pleasant Valley-Chico 467, Chico 563.
Top individual results: 67 -- Xu (St. Francis), Scavo (Justin-Siena); 68 -- Liu (Amador Valley); 69 -- Lee (Granite Bay); 71 -- Sangha (San Mateo), Scarlett (Woodland), Zhou (Gunn), K. Sborov (Foot); 72 -- Bosetti (JS), Park (Cupertino), Ulep (Whitney); 73 -- Gedeon (Oakmont), A. Sborov (Foot); 74 -- Debnekoff (Pleasant Grove); 75 -- Glebova (Valley Christian), Schultz (Acalanes). Other local results: 76 -- Conder (Heritage), Chen (Mission San Jose); 78 -- Ahn (Granada); 79 -- Hirsch (MSJ); 81 -- Yen (MSJ); 82 -- Rotter (MSJ), Wong (Foot); 84 -- Huang (Foot), Jasuja (Foot); 86 -- Gosti (MSJ), Huang (MSJ); 87 -- Hsu (Foot).