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Roseville woman is honored with Lengfeld golf trophy

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Pat Keys of Roseville received the Pacific Women’s Golf Association’s Helen Lengfeld trophy, awarded annually for outstanding service.

Keys is a member of the Diamond Oaks Women’s Golf Club in Roseville and the PWGA Rules Committee. She is a past president of the PWGA and served on the board in several roles, according to a news release. She also has worked with the USGA, NCGA, California Women’s Championship, Sacramento County Golf, California Golf Association and The First Tee.

“Pat has gone above and beyond in her commitments to golf. She has been a wonderful teacher and mentor,” Caroline O’Brien, executive director of the PWGA, said in an e-mail. “She leads by example to the juniors exemplifying courtesy, respect and integrity in all her actions.”

O’Brien noted that Keys keeps a calm demeanor when enforcing a rule.

“She … can even add a little humor to a difficult situation,” O’Brien said in the e-mail. “One player who was assessed a rules penalty said, ‘(Keys) was so sweet about it, I felt like I ought to thank her for the penalty.’”

Lengfeld organized the PWGA in 1947.

Alexander shoots, he scores

Oakmont High School graduate Cole Alexander, making his first start this season, scored one of five goals in the second half that lifted Missouri State (6-5-2, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference) to a 5-1 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday in Springfield, Mo.

Alexander’s goal gave the Bears a 2-1 lead. The sophomore forward has two goals and one assist this season. He has appeared in 11 games for the Bears, who have won four matches in a row.