Yosemite High School standout Claire Oetinger has signed to play golf for UC Santa Cruz in the 2018-19 school year.
Oetinger was a three-time MVP for the North Sequoia League and tied for 14th in the Central Section Championships last October. She finished her career as one of the top 130 golfers in the state. She intends to to major in Marine Biology at UCSC.
Director of Golf Paulette Pera calls Oetinger one of the best recruits the program has ever had.
"I watched her play in the PGA First Tee Pure Insurance Open at Pebble Beach as a Champions Tour event. It is a very prestigious honor to play in this tournament, and I was lucky that it was there where we first crossed paths," she said. "I watched her shoot 72 in her CIF Championship. We are so lucky."