Brought to you by:Brought to you buy CIG

Month: November 2014

Junior Tour Spring VI: Darkhorse GC

Auburn, CA
May 2-3, 2015

  Results  |  Pairings 

Contestant Information Sheet  |   Yardages

 

cigLogo

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series VI at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 3, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series VI Championship at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn.

Chico resident Noah Norton shot 1-over 145 and Folsom resident Emilee Hoffman shot 2-over 146 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Darkhorse GC.

Boys Champ

Boys’ Championship winner Noah Norton, runner-up Thomas Hutchison and third place finisher Chandler Kallas (left to right).

Norton picked up his first win of the season by knocking off recent San Francisco City Championship runner-up Thomas Hutchison by a stroke.

In Saturday’s first round, Norton opened play by bogeying his first hole, the par-4 17th. He’d recover nicely, however, carding pars on his next nine ensuing holes before bogeying the 8th. A birdie on the 10th and bogey on the 11th gave him a first round 2-over 74, leaving him a stroke behind leader Bryson Zorich of Rocklin and in a tie with Brendon Choe and Robert Briggs.

While Norton opened with a steady 74, Hutchison, who hails from San Jose, carded a wild first round 75 that featured five birdies, three bogeys, a double-bogey and a triple-bogey on his first hole, the par-5 18th.

A day later in Sunday’s pivotal second round Norton shook off an early bogey on the 5th to grab the lead. Following back-to-back birdies on the 6th and 7th holes, Norton added another birdie on the par-5 11th to get to a total of even-par.

He’d bogey the ensuing 12th to drop back to 1-over, but played his final six holes at even-par for a 71 and the victory.

Hutchison, on the other hand, could just never get himself in a groove. He’d card two birdies on his front-nine but also two bogeys for a front-nine 36. On his back-nine, Hutchison opened with three birdies and a bogey within his first five holes to get to a total of 1-over, but he’d later bogey the 17th for a 71 and two-day total of 146.

Girls Champ

Girls’ championship winner Emilee Hoffman, runner-up Samantha Hutchison and third place finisher Sabrina Iqbal (left to right).

Chandler Kallas of El Dorado Hills nearly pulled off the ultimate comeback. Kallas, who had opened with a disastrous 80, rebounded on Sunday with a tourney-low 68 that featured a hole-out eagle on the 12th and five birdies to go with three bogeys. His late heroics pushed him into third place alone at 148.

Grant Fairbairn of Orinda and Briggs, who’s from Novato, finished tied for fourth 149 after final rounds of 72 and 75, respectively. Choe, who hails from Orinda, fell back into a tie for sixth with four other players, including Zorich, following a 76. Zorich also finished with a 76.

Like Norton, Hoffman also squeaked out a one stroke win in defeating runner-up Samantha Hutchison for the Girls’ title.

In Saturday’s opening round, Hoffman, who also picked up her first JTNC win of the season, opened with a sensational 3-under 69 that included a hole-out eagle on the 15th, six birdies (five within holes No.1 through No.7), three bogeys and a double-bogey.

The 69 gave Hoffman six shot lead over the field. On Sunday though, it was Hutchison’s turn to go low.

A day after a shaky 78, Hutchison, who’s headed to UC Davis in the fall, carded a stellar 69 that featured three birdies and a bogey. With a birdie on the 12th, she’d get to a total of 3-over par.

Boyd First

Boys’ First Flight winner Jack Gardner, runner-up Brad Sparrer and third place finisher Alex Horn (left to right).

Hoffman, however, was never threatened. With a birdie of her own on the 8th hole on Sunday, Hoffman got to a total of 1-under. She’d card three bogeys on her back-nine, but Hutchison was unable to make up any more ground.

Hutchison wasn’t the only one trying to catch Hoffman. So too was 2014 JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal. The San Jose resident, who opened with a 75, tried to make a run at the lead but could only muster a second round 73 leaving her in third place with a total of 6-over 148.

Angela Liu of San Jose placed fourth in the Girls’ Championship at 150 after a final round 74, while Concord resident Yealimi Noh took fifth at 151 following a 74. A win would’ve been Noh’s fourth of the season.

The final standings were also tight in the Boys’ First Flight Championship.

There, Jack Gardner of San Ramon shot a final round 73 to edge runner-up Brad Sparrer of Hollister by a stroke.

Gardner, who finished T-3 at the Spring Series V Championship, made his big move by carding four straight birdies from holes No.14 through No.17. While Gardner was on his birdie binge, Sparrer first lost the outright lead with a bogey on the 16th. Another bogey on the 18th would seal the victory for Gardner.

Alex Horn of Belmont took third in Boys’ First Flight Championship at 154 following a 78, while Granite Bay’s Dylan McDermott placed fourth at 155 after a 78.

Girls First

Girls’ First Flight winner Faith Low, runner-up Madison Stephens and third place finisher Alice Liu (left to right).

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Faith Low of Foster City also grabbed a one stroke win. A day after shooting a 76 for a three stroke lead over the field, Low fell back to an 80 but it was good enough to defeat co-runner-ups Alice Liu of Pleasanton and Madison Stephens of Redding.

Liu birdied the 16th but closed with two pars for a 77. Stephens, who took second in a card-off based on lower back-nine score, was stung by a final bogey on the 18th.

Lexi Tower of Chico finished fourth in the Girls’ First Flight Championship at 169 following an 87.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring VII Championship, to be held May 16-17 at Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera.

Hutchisons

Siblings Thomas and Samantha Hutchison finished second in each of their respective divisions.

# # #

 About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

Junior Tour Spring V: Rancho Solano GC & Paradise Valley GC

Fairfield CA
April 25-26, 2015

Results  |  Pairings  

 Contestant Information Sheet

Yardages: Ranch Solano Paradise Valley 

 

 

 

cigLogo

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series V at Paradise Valley Golf Course and Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 27, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series V Championship at Paradise Valley Golf Course and Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield.

Larkspur resident Will Bednarz shot 3-under 141 and San Jose resident Samantha Hutchison shot 1-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Paradise Valley GC and par-72 Rancho Solano GC.

Bednarz picked up his first win of the season by being the only player to finish the 36-hole event with a score under par.

BoysChamp

Boys’ Championship winner Will Bednarz, runner-up Isaiah Choi and third place finisher Ryan Burnett (left to right).

In Saturday’s first round at Rancho Solano, Bednarz, who started on the back-nine, got going by posting a 1-under 35 that included four birdies with a double-bogey and bogey. After making the turn, he’d card another 35 with two birdies and a bogey to come in at 70.

While the 70 was a great start, it left Bednarz tied with Isaiah Choi of San Ramon and one stroke back of first round leader Ryan Burnett of Lafayette.

Burnett came out on fire, carding five birdies within his first seven holes.  He’d cool off with a double-bogey and two bogeys on the back-nine, but added another two birdies to seize the lead. Choi, who started on the 11th hole, meanwhile, also started strong, carding a birdie on the 15th and an eagle on the par-5 17th. Later, Choi added two more birdies to go with a bogey and double-bogey.

In Sunday’s second round at Paradise Valley, Bednarz broke up the logjam at the top of the leaderboard.

Having started just one behind Burnett, Bednarz opened with an even-par front-nine 36 that featured three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey that left him with a total of 2-under. On his back-nine, Bednarz continued to stretch his lead, carding birdies at No.11 and No.14 to get to 4-under. A final bogey on the 18th left him with a 71.

While Bednarz made his charge, Burnett began slipping. He’d also card a front-nine 36 that kept him in the lead at a total of 3-under, but on the back-nine he’d suffer a critical double-bogey on the par-4 11th. Burnett briefly righted the ship with a birdie on the 14th, but bogeyed three of his final four holes for a 76 that bumped him back to third place at 145.

Choi, who was tied with Bednarz at 70, also saw his chances end on the Paradise Valley back-nine. Coming off a front-nine 36, Choi carded a birdie on the 11th but went on to double-bogey the 12th. A final bogey on 18th left him with a 74 and two-day total of 144.

Placing fourth in the Boys’ Championship at 146 was Matt Heitel of Redwood City, who had rounds of 73-74. Moibhi Tyndall of Mountain View and Austin Murphy of Morgan Hill finished tied for fifth at 147 after final rounds of 73 and 74, respectively.

Like Bednarz, Hutchison also had to come from behind in earning her first win of the season.

Girlwchwmp

Girls’ Championship winner Samantha Hutchison, runner-up Bibilani Liu and third place finisher Emilee Hoffman (left to right).

Headed to the UC-Davis this fall, Hutchison opened play at Paradise Valley with a 2-over 74 that featured three birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey. The score left her two shots behind first round leader Quynn Duong of San Jose, who opened with a steady 72 that featured three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey.

In Sunday’s finale at Rancho Solano, it was Hutchison who was steady, posting three birdies to go with just two bogeys for a 71 and two-day total of 145.

Duong, meanwhile, fell back into a tie for fourth at 149 after posting a 77.

Trying to catch Hutchison was Cupertino’s Bibilani Liu. A day after opening with a 78, Liu more than got back on track, posting a 69 that included a hole-out eagle on the par-4 14th, two birdies and a bogey for a 69. It wasn’t enough though, as Hutchison claimed a two-stroke win.

Finishing in third place in the Girls’ Championship was Folsom’s Emilee Hoffman, who had a final round 71 to come in at 148. Also finishing T-4 at 149 was Gurman Kuar of Elk Grove, who had a final round 71.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Bradley Vu of Santa Cruz came from two strokes back, shooting a final round 72 at Rancho Solano for a two-day total of 146 and one stroke win over runner-up Grant Johnson of Walnut Creek.

In the pivotal second round, Vu had four birdies to go with four bogeys. Johnson, who shot a Sunday 74, posted two birdies but also four bogeys.

Boys1st

Boys First Flight winner Bradley Vu, runner-up Grant Johnson, and third place finishers Jack Gardner, Nikolai Friedman and San Zhang (right to left).

Finishing in a tie for third in the Boys’ First Flight at 150 were San Ramon’s Jack Gardner (71), San Ramon’s San Zhang (71) and Mill Valley’s Nikolai Friedman (78), who had taken the first round lead with a 72 at Paradise Valley.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Alamo’s Annika Borrelli went wire-to-wire, following up a stellar opening round 72 at Rancho Solano with an 80 at Paradise Valley to win by one over runner-up Lauren Shew of San Francisco.

In her first round at Rancho Solano, Borrelli had four birdies and four bogeys.

Shew had rounds of 76-77, while Sammy Lee of San Ramon, who placed third at 157, shot rounds of 82-75.

Girls1sst

Girls’ First Flight winner Annika Borrelli, runner-up Lauren Shew and third place finisher Sammy Lee (left to right).

Three players—Liam Sklar of Los Gatos, Kaleiya Romero of San Jose and Fremont’s Audrey Lin—all finished tied for fourth at 158.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series VI Championship, to be held May 2-3 at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn.

# # #

About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

Junior Tour Spring IV: Deer Ridge CC & Shadow Lakes GC

Brentwood, CA
April 11-12, 2015

Results  |  Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet

Yardages: Deer Ridge GC  |   Shadow Lakes GC

 

CIG Capital Ins Group

 

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California  Crowns Winners in Spring Series IV at Deer Ridge Golf Club and Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood

MONTEREY, Calif. (April 13, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series IV Championship at Deer Ridge Golf Club and Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood.

San Ramon resident Ashkaan Hakim shot 5-under 137 and Benicia resident Kathleen Scavo shot 6-over 148 and survived a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series IV Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Deer Ridge GC and par-71 Shadow Lakes GC.

Hakim picked up his second win of the season by being the only player to shoot under 70 both days.

Boyschamp

Boys’ Championship winner Ashkaan Hakim, runner-up Joshua McCarthy and third place finisher Daniel Kim (right to left).

In Saturday’s first round at Deer Ridge, Hakim got going with a co-leading 2-under 69 that included five birdies, a double-bogey and a bogey. Also opening with a 69 was San Jose’s Devrath Das.

On Sunday at Shadow Lakes, Hakim continued his run, opening with a front-nine 33 that featured three birdies. On his back-nine, Hakim briefly opened the door for his pursuers when he played holes No.12 through No.14 at 4-over. He’d right the ship, however, with an eagle on the par-5 15th to get back to a total of 3-under par.

A birdie on the 16th and a closing birdie on the 18th gave him a second round 68 and sealed a three-stroke win over runner-up Joshua McCarthy of Danville.

McCarthy, the 2014 JTNC Player of the Year, opened play at Deer Ridge with an even-par 71. At Shadow Lakes, he’d open slowly with a 1-over 37 on his front-nine, but after making the turn he’d turn on the jets. The runner-up in the Pro-Junior at last year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach carded a 3-under 32 that featured four birdies, an eagle on the closing 18th, a bogey and a double-bogey for a 68 and two-day total of 140.

The back-nine 32 would come in handy, as it propelled McCarthy to a second place finish via a card-off with San Jose’s Daniel Kim, who also finished at 140.

After opening with a 72, Kim also went low at Shadow Lakes, posting a stellar 3-under 68 that included three birdies, an eagle on the 15th and just two bogeys.

Fellow San Jose resident Devrath Das, who had shared the first round lead with Hakim at 69, had a second round 72 to finish in fourth place at 141. Alex Zhu of Fremont took fifth place at 144 after rounds of 71-73.

Having the biggest turnaround in the Boys’ Championship was Seaside resident Nicklaus Rivera. A day after carding an 80, Rivera posted a 5-under 66 that featured seven birdies and a double-bogey.

While Hakim had some breathing room, Scavo was locked in a duel with friend Chloe Corriveau of Pebble Beach.

GirlsChamp

Girls’ Championship winner Kathleen Scavo, runner-up Chloe Corriveau and third place finisher Courtney Vogel (left to right).

Following Saturday’s first round at Shadow Lakes, Corriveau was in the lead after posting a 1-over 72 that featured three birdies and four bogeys. Meanwhile, Scavo, who was coming off a runner-up finish at the Spring Series III Championship, was six shots behind following a 78.

On Sunday at Deer Ridge, Corriveau saw her score rise to 76 for a two-day total of 148 while Scavo posted a solid 1-under 70 that featured three birdies and just two bogeys to also come in at 148.

The two went to a sudden death playoff, with Scavo prevailing on the second hole for the win.

For Scavo, it was her third win of the season. She previously won the Fall Series II and Fall Series IV Championships.

While Scavo and Corriveau were dueling, there was also a tussle for third place. There, Woodland’s Courtney Vogel (78-73), San Jose’s Quynn Duong (76-75) and Fremont’s Jasmine Hsu (76-75) all finished regulation tied at 151. Vogel would claim third place in a card-off after playing her last six holes at even-par.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Mackade Mangels of Danville took the title, defeating runner-up Shaan Gagneja of Cupertino by two strokes.

Boys1st

Boys’ First Flight winner Mackade Mangels, runner-up Shaan Gagneja and third place finisher Jack Gardner (left to right).

Mangels opened with a 70 at Shadow Lakes that included a hole-out eagle on the par-4 8th and followed that up with a 73 at Deer Ridge. Gagneja went 72-73 and third place finisher Jack Gardner of San Ramon went 76-71 for a 147.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, San Jose resident Kaleiya Romero shot 151 to defeat runner-up Jacqueline Ha of San Ramon by two strokes.

Romero had rounds of 76-75, while Ha posted a 79 and 74. Both Alice Liu of Pleasanton and Catherine Batang of South San Francisco finished in a tie for third at 154, Batang was awarded third place in a card-off after shooting even-par on her back-nine.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series V Championship, to be held April 25-26 at Rancho Solano Golf Course and Paradise Valley Golf Club in Fairfield.

Girls1st

Girls’ First Flight winner Kaleiya Romero, runner-up Jacqueline Ha and third place finisher Catherine Batang (left to right).

# # #

 About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

Junior Tour Spring III: Castlewood CC

Pleasanton, CA
March 30-31, 2015

Results  Pairings  

Contestant Information Sheet 

Yardages:  Hill Course |  Valley Course

 

cigLogo

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California

Crowns Winners in Spring Series III at Castlewood Country Club

 MONTEREY, Calif. (April 1, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series III Championship at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.

Pleasanton resident Noah Woolsey shot 1-under 141 and Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot 10-over 152 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series III Championship held Monday and Tuesday on the par-70 Valley Course and par-72 Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club.

Woolsey picked up his first win of the 2014-2015 JTNC season in dramatic fashion, carding birdies on the 17th and 18th holes to knock off runner-up Ryan Knop of Pleasanton by a stroke.

BoysChampionship

Boys’ Championship third place finisher Connor Motherway and champion Noah Woolsey (right).

Tied with Knop at 3-under par 67 after Monday’s first round on the Hill Course, the two would end up dueling for the title. Through the front-nine of the second round, Woolsey and Knop would remain knotted up at a total of 1-under par after both carded scores opening nine scores of 2-over 38.

On the pivotal back-nine, the two still see-sawed early on as both carded two early bogeys to remain tied at 1-over par through 13 holes. Knop eventually grabbed a one-stroke lead with a birdie on the par-3 14th, and remained a stroke ahead after the duo traded birdies on the 17th hole.

The difference maker came on the Valley Course’s 358-yard, par-4 18th, where Woolsey made birdie and Knop made bogey, an instant two-shot swing.

Also in the hunt following Monday’s first round were Pleasanton’s Raj Chekuri and Connor Motherway of Reno. The two ended the day just two shots off the lead after carding identical 69’s.

In Tuesday’s finale, Motherway posted a 4-over 76 to finish alone in third place at 3-over 145. Chekuri, meanwhile, shot 77 to finish in a tie for fourth at 146.

Joining Chekuri in the tie for fourth were Fremont resident Louie Chen, who had rounds of 73-73, and Aaron Chen, who shot rounds of 71-75.

The Girls’ Championship also came down to the wire.

There, Noh and Bencia resident Kathleen Scavo finished regulation tied with scores of 10-over 152. Noh would win the title after defeating Scavo in what became a two-hole sudden death playoff.

GilrsChamp

Girls’ Championship winner Yealimi Noh, runner-up Kathleen Scavo and third place finisher Danielle Suh (left to right).

Noh, who also won the Spring Series I Championship, had grabbed a share of the first round lead with Danielle Suh of San Ramon after the two posted opening scores of 3-over 73. Scavo, who recently qualified for the upcoming U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Lucy Li, was two behind the co-leaders following a 75.

In the final round on the Valley Course, Noh carded seven bogeys for a 79. Scavo forged the tie by posting a 77 that featured four bogeys and a double-bogey but also a crucial birdie on the par-5 10th. Scavo , who’s headed to the University of Oregon this fall, would make par on each of her final eight holes.

Suh had a final round 81 to finish alone in third at 154. Sisters Amanjoty Sangha and Kiran Sangha of San Mateo finished in fourth and place, respectively, with total scores of 156 and 160.

The finish was also tight in the Girls’ First Flight Championship, with Borina Sutikto of Fremont holding off runner-up Lauren Shew of San Francisco by two strokes.

The first round leader after a solid 75 on the Hills Course, Shew slipped back with an 82 in the second round to finish at 157. Sutikto, on the other hand, followed up an opening 79 with an even better 76. Clinching the title for Sutikto was a great run on holes No.13 through No.16, where she’d go 2-under thanks to three birdies.

GirlsFirst

Girls’ First Flight runner-up Lauren Shew, champion Borina Sutikto and third place finisher Divya Tadimeti (left to right).

For Sutikto, it was her second victory of the season. She also won the Fall Series I Championship last August. Shew also finished runner-up at the recent Spring Series I Championship.

Finishing in a tie for third in the Girls’ First Flight at 164 were Divya Tadimeti of Palo Alto and Megan Yang of Saratoga.

BoysFirst

Boys’ First Flight champ Jack Gardner, runner-up NickMcClendon and third place finisher Shaan Gagneja (left to right).

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, San Ramon’s Jack Gardner didn’t allow any drama. Gardner came out firing on all cylinders, posting a stellar opening round 1-over 71 that featured four straight birdies on holes No.15 through No.18. He’d shoot a 79 in the second round to come in at 150, defeating runner-up Nick McClendon of Livermore by five strokes.

McClendon had rounds of 80-75, while third place finisher Shaan Gagneja of Cupertino finished at 158 after rounds of 79-79.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series IV Championship, to be held April 11-12 at Deer Ridge Country Club and Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood.

 # # #

 About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

Junior Tour Spring II: Windsor GC

Windsor, CA
March 21-22, 2015

Results |  Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet  | Yardages   

 

cigLogo

 CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California

Crowns Winners in Spring Series II at Windsor Golf Club

 MONTEREY, Calif. (March 23, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series II Championship at Windsor Golf Club in Windsor.

Danville resident Joshua McCarthy shot 4-under 140 and San Ramon resident Yoonhee KIm shot 5-over 149 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Windsor Golf Club.

The 2014 JTNC Player of the Year, McCarthy picked up his first win of the 2015 season via a comeback, edging runner-up Deane Rinaldi of Santa Cruz by a stroke.

BoysChamp

Boys’ Championship winner Joshua McCarthy, runner-up Deane Rinaldi and third place finisher Thomas Hutchison (left to right).

In the first round, McCarthy came out somewhat sluggish, posting a front-nine 2-over 38 that featured a double-bogey on No.2 and a bogey on No.5. On his back-nine, he’d card another bogey, but also posted booked birdies on the 10th and 18th for a 1-under 35 and first round score of 73.

He’d trail Rinaldi by three strokes. Rinaldi also started off slowly, posting a front-nine 37 after carding two bogeys to go with a birdie. On his back-nine, however, Rinaldi was flawless, going 3-under with a string of birdies on holes No.14, No.15 and No.17.

In Sunday’s final round, McCarthy picked up the pace. He’d open with a bogey on the 2nd hole but from there went 4-under on his front-nine thanks to an eagle on the 502-yard, par-4 5th and a pair of birdies on No.6 and No.8. On his back-nine, it was McCarthy’s turn to play error free, as he posted a 34 with back-to-birdies on holes No.12 and No.13. He’d play his final 15 holes at 6-under, coming with a 67 and two-day total of 140.

Due to McCarthy’s red hot start, Rinaldi was suddenly forced to try and keep pace. With a birdie on No.6, Rinaldi was still the leader at a total of 2-under. But moments later things changed.

While McCarthy birdied the 8th to get to 8-under, Rinaldi had to settle for bogey on the hole, dropping back to 1-under. Another bogey on the 9th left him with a front-nine 38, two strokes behind the surging McCarthy.

On his back-nine, Rinaldi quickly righted the ship, opening with birdies on the 10th, 12th and 13th to get back to a total of 3-under. Again though, there was a big momentum switch, as Rinaldi bogeyed the par-4 15th to again drop two shots behind McCarthy. Rinaldi was able to close with a birdie on the par-4 18th for a solid round of 1-under 71, but it wasn’t enough to tie the leader.

GirlsChamp

Girls’ Championship winner Yoonhee Kim, runner-up Katherine Zhu and third place finisher Quynn Duong (left to right).

Finishing alone in third place was San Jose resident Thomas Hutchison, who came in at 1-over 145 after rounds of 74-71. Hutchison also posted a final round 1-under 71 thanks to three birdies that offset a pair of bogeys.

Fourth place went to Alamo’s Travis Mitchell, who came in at 147 following rounds of 74-73. Three players—Will Bednarz of Larkspur, Charles Porter of San Francisco and Seaside’s Nicklaus Rivera—all tied for fifth at 148.

In the Girls’ Championship, the finish wasn’t nearly as dramatic.

Coming off a first round 2-over 74 that gave her a four stroke edge over the field, Kim posted a second round 75 to win by five over co-runner-ups Katherine Zhu and Quynn Duong of San Jose.

Kim, a junior at Dougherty Valley High and the winner of the 2014 CIF/NorCals Regional Championship, was steady all weekend in picking up her first victory of the season. In Saturday’s first round, she’d card three birdies to go with three bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-3 11th. A day later, she’d post a 2-under 34 on the front-nine before slipping to a back-nine 41. Despite the 41, she was never in jeopardy of losing the lead.

Zhu had a stellar second round, posting a 2-over 74 that included three bogeys and a birdie on the 17th to come in with a two-day total of 1-over 154, Duong also shot 154 after coming in with rounds of 78-76. In a card-off, Zhu was awarded second place due to having a lower back-nine score (36-39) on Sunday.

Both Xinying Wang of Pleasanton and Angela Liu of San Jose finished tied for fourth after coming in with matching scores of 156.  Wang shot 78-78 while Liu shot 77-79. For Liu, it was her third T-2 finish of the season. She’d also finish as runner-up at the Fall Series IX Championship and last week’s Spring Series I Championship.

Girls1st

Girls’ First Flight winner Jacqueline Ha and runner-up Gia Feliciano (left to right).

Like the Boys’ Championship, the Girls’ First Flight Championship would come down to the wire, with Jacqueline Ha of San Ramon defeating Concord’s Gia Feliciano by a stroke.

Ha shot rounds of 82-83 to come in at 165, while Feliciano shot 84-82 to finish at 166. The big difference maker was a Ha birdie on the par-4 16th.

Finishing third in the Girls’ First Flight at 168 was San Jose’s Kaleiya Romero (86-82). Placing fourth at 169 was Liam Sklar of Los Gatos (82-87).

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Hollister resident Brad Sparrer ran away with the win, posting a two-day score of 5-over 149 to defeat runner-up Lucas Happy of Petaluma by six strokes.

Sparrer played solid all weekend, posting a total of seven birdies to go with 10 bogeys and a double-bogey.

Third place in the Boys’ First Flight went to San Leandro’s Adrian Davis, who finished at 157 following rounds of 80-77. Fourth place was captured by San Ramon’s Jack Gardner, who came in at 158 following matching rounds of 79.

boys1st

Boys’ First Flight winner Brad Sparrer, runner-up Lucas Happy and third place finisher Adrian Davis (left to right).

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series III Championship, to be held March 30-31 at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.

# # #

 About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

Junior Tour Spring I: Stockton GCC & Elkhorn GC

Stockton, CA
March 14-15, 2015

 Results | Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet  

Yardages: Stockton GCC  |  Elkhorn GC

 

cigLogo

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California

Crowns Winners in Spring Series I at Stockton Golf and Country Club and Elkhorn Golf Club

 MONTEREY, Calif. (March 16, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series I Championship at Stockton Golf and Country Club and Elkhorn Golf Club in Stockton.

Danville resident Kevin Velo shot 1-over 143 and Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot even-par 142 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series I Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Stockton Golf and Country Club and Elkhorn Golf Club.

Velo took the lead with an even-par 71 at Elkhorn GC and never looked back, posting a second round 72 at Stockton G&CC to claim a one-stroke victory over co-runner-ups Daniel Kim of San Jose and Joshua McCarthy of Danville. It was Velo’s first win on the Junior Tour. His prior best finish was second place at the 2014 Summer Series II Championship.

BoysChamp

Boys Championship winner Kevin Velo (center), second place finisher Daniel Kim (left) and third place finisher Joshua McCarthy (right).

In Saturday’s first round, Velo was steady, carding three birdies and three bogeys. He barely had any breathing room though, with McCarthy posting a 72 and Kim posting a 73. McCarthy, the 2014 JTNC Player of the Year, was in great shape after shooting a 1-under 35 on his front-nine, but he slipped with a pair of bogeys on the back. Kim, meanwhile, posted three birdies with five bogeys to end the day just two behind Velo.

On Sunday, Velo continued his solid play, opening with a front-nine even-par 36 that featured two birdies and two bogeys. He’d get back to a total of even-par with a birdie on the par-5 11th, but gave that shot back with a bogey on the 14th to finish at 143.

It was enough to just hold off both Kim and McCarthy. Kim opened the second round slowly, carding back-to-back bogeys on No.2 and No.3, but he rebounded with a birdie on the par-4 5th to get back to a total of 3-over. With a pair of birdies on the 13th and 14th holes, Kim edged closer, getting to 1-over for the championship. A bogey on the par-4 18th, however, resulted in an even-par 71, leaving him a shot away from catching Velo.

McCarthy, on the other hand, just couldn’t get anything going. The runner-up in the Pro-Junior portion of last year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach also opened the final round slowly, posting bogeys on the 6th and 8th holes. McCarthy would bounce back with a birdie on the par-4 9th, but it would be his final birdie of the day. A string of nine pars on his back-nine left with a 1-over 72, also just a stroke away from the leader.

In a card-off (better back-nine) Kim place d second by going 1-under to McCarthy’s even-par.

Placing fourth was Pleasanton resident Raj Chekuri, who came in at 147 after rounds of 77-70. Finishing alone in fifth place was Drew Karren of Orinda, who shot 148 following rounds of 73-75.

GirlsChamp

Girls Championship winner Yealimi Noh (left) and third place finisher Sabrina Iqbal (right).

In the Girls’ Championship, Noh made sure there was little drama. The defending California Junior Girls’ State champion was on fire all weekend, posting identical rounds of 71 to defeat the field by eight strokes.

On Saturday at Stockton G&CC, Noh jumped out of the gates by carding a 2-under 33 on her front-nine thanks to back-to-back birdies on holes No.7 and No.8. She’d go 2-over on her back-nine but still ended the day holding a comfy four stroke lead.

A day later at Elkhorn GC, Noh briefly came back to the pack after opening with a pair of bogeys on holes No.1 and No.3. She’d shake off the sluggish start, however, proceeding to card five birdies over her next 13 holes for her second straight 71.

Among those trying to catch Noh was 2014 JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal and San Jose resident Angela Liu.

Iqbal, who also hails from San Jose, was only four behind Noh after an opening round 75. On Sunday, Iqbal couldn’t get any closer, as she’d card only one birdie to go with five bogeys. For Liu, meanwhile, there was just too much ground to make up. Having opened with a 79, Liu had a solid second round, carding an even-par 71 featuring three birdies and three bogeys.

Both Iqbal and Liu finished at 8-over 150, with Liu placing second in a card-off.

Coming up a shot short of the card-off for second place was Danville resident Ty Akabane. Akabane, who won the Helen Lengfeld Flight at last year’s California Women’s Amateur Championship, had rounds of 75-76 to finish at 151. Finishing alone in fifth place at 152 was Los Altos’ Samar Singh, who shot rounds of 78-74.

BoysFirst

Boys First Flight winner Shane Watts (right) and runner-up Jackson Koivun (left).

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, things would come down to a playoff between three players who finished with identical scores of 14-over 156—Shane Watts of Atwater, Jackson Koivun of San Jose and Grover Beach resident Conner Sandman.

Watts won the playoff to win the title, with Koivun, who is only nine years old and was a late entry, taking second and Sandman placing third. During regulation, Watts shot rounds of 78-78,  Koivun went 77-79 and Sandman shot 80-76. All three players would end up leapfrogging Oakhurst’s Spencer Uzzell, who had taken the first round lead with a 75 but slipped with a Sunday 82 to finish alone in fourth place at 157.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Pleasanton resident Alice Liu made a first round leading 78 hold up, as she shot a second round 81 to come in at 17-over 159 and defeat runner-up Lauren Shew of San Francisco by a stroke.

GirlsFirst

Girls First Flight winner Alice Liu (center), runner-up Jacqueline Ha (right) and third place finisher Lauren Shew (left).

Shew, who had rounds of 79-81, had a chance to tie Liu but was stung by a bogey on the 17th hole. Placing third in the Girls’ First Flight Championship was Jacqueline Ha of San Ramon, who came in at 163 after rounds of 82-81. Kaleiya Romero of San Jose placed fourth at 164 following rounds of 83-81.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series II Championship, to be held March 21-22 at Windsor Golf Club in Windsor.

# # #

About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

 

 

Scroll to top