Spring Series VII: Rooster Run G.C.
CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series VII Championship at Rooster Run Golf Club in San Leandro
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 30, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series VI Championship at Monarch Bay Golf Club in Petaluma.
Rocklin resident Sam Sommerhauser shot 7-under 137 and San Ramon resident Jacqueline Ha shot 3-over 147 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Rooster Run Golf Club.
Sommerhauser got his first win of the 2016-2017 season, courtesy of a stellar final round 5-under 67 that included six birdies to go against just one bogey.
In Saturday’s first round, Sommerhauser posted a 70 with five birdies but also a bogey and double-bogey on the closing 18th. Previously, he’d finished in the Top Five three other times.
Brendon Choe of Orinda, who also went under par both rounds, finished second at 141. Ethan Chung of Cupertino was third at 142 following his own final round 67.
San Ramon’s Ashkaan Hakim, who was looking for back-to-back wins, came in fourth at 143 after slipping to a Sunday 74. Three players—Thomas Hutchison of San Jose, Ben Soicher of Mill Valley and San Ramon’s Brendan Hy—finished T-5 at 144. Hutchison is the defending Boys’ Player of the Year.
In the Girls’ Championship, Ha also took the title thanks to a brilliant final round. It also was Ha’s first win of the season.
A day after opening with a 77, Ha posted a 70 that featured three birdies—all of them coming in succession on holes No.13 through No.15 — and just one bogey. She’d be the only player to break par.
Fremont’s Mika Jin had been in the lead but slipped on Sunday, going 4-over her final six holes en route to a 75 to finish second at 148.
Faith Low of Foster City came in third at 150 following a 73. Andrea Gomez of Santa Clara and Danielle Suh of San Ramon finished T-4 at 151 following rounds of 75 and 76, respectively.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Geyserville’s Carson Kalbfleisch shot a final round 73 to come in at 150, defeating co-runner ups Kaia Aldridge of Tiburon and Steven Chen of San Jose by three strokes.
Aldridge had a final round 76, while Chen had a final round 78. Aldridge was awarded second place after a card-off. Matt Haass of Davis and Curtis DeSilva of Marina finished T-4 at 154 after rounds of 71 and 79, respectively.
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Samira Pal of Cupertino shot a final round 75 to come in at 153, defeating runner-up Ellie Sand of El Dorado Hills by four shots. Sand had a final round 76.
Harper Clementz of San Francisco was third at 158, while Tiffany Kwok of Pleasanton was fourth at 159. Nathalie Benrey of Atherton was fifth at 162.
The event concluded the Spring Series. Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series I Championship, slated for June 10-11 at Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course in Stockton.