PLEASANTON -- Foothill High senior golfing star Alex Sborov says she has a slight obsession with TCU, which helps explain the purple shoelaces.

Sborov wants to keep TCU in full view after signing with the purple-and-white clad Horned Frogs last month.

The only East Bay competitor to crack the top 10 at the California Interscholastic Federation championship, Sborov has been selected as the Bay Area News Group's East Bay Girls Golfer of the Year.

Sborov and her fraternal twin sister, Katie, who is headed to Vanderbilt, led Foothill to its first Northern California girls golf team title during a late-season surge.

To the Division I-bound twins, NorCal was like golfing nirvana for the program.

"It's something I'll remember forever," Alex said.

From tee to green to TCU, Alex sees everything coming together perfectly.

"I just enjoyed my senior season," she said. "I was relieved because I already committed to college. We have a great team and a great coach this year. I couldn't have been happier playing with my sister every match. It really makes it more relaxing. She can really help me, and I can do the same for her. We had a great team atmosphere, really positive."

A coach's dream-type player, Alex is always working on her game and thrives on competition.

"Alex is the most driven high schooler I've ever met," Foothill coach Ashley Gomes Kettmann said. "Each match she had a goal she wanted to obtain, and she always did. She's a hard worker. She loves to practice. To say she's obsessed with golf is an understatement.


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"She loves to practice, and it shows in her play. She performs well. She's a great girl."

During Foothill's late-season surge, Alex shot a 2-under 70 at the North Coast Section Division I Tournament of Champions at Windsor Golf Course.

She had a 73 at NorCal at Brookside Country Club before she carded a 6-over 80 at state at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga, placing ninth.

In the NCS Division I qualifier, Alex had the low score of 67. She also shot a sizzling 32 at Ruby Hill Golf Club in an EBAL match against Amador Valley.

The Horned Frogs know what they're getting.

"I am so excited about the signing of Alex Sborov," TCU coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin said recently.

"With her talent, work ethic and excellence on and off the golf course, Alex brings great energy and passion for the game and TCU."