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Month: January 2016

Holiday Series III: Poppy Hills & Del Monte G.C.

Pebble Beach, CA
December 28-29, 2016

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Yardages – Poppy Hills | Del Monte

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Holiday Series III Championship at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (December 30, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Thursday at the Holiday Series III Championship at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

San Jose resident Lucas Carper shot 2-over par 143 and Santa Clara resident Andrea Gomez shot 11-over 154 and defeated Mika Jin in a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series III Championship held Wednesday and Thursday at par-72 Del Monte GC and par-71 Poppy Hills GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Lucas Carper, runner-up Griffin Long and third place finisher Thomas Hutchison (left to right)

Carper finally got his turn at the top after two runner-up finishes including one at the Holiday Series II Championship. He’d earn his first victory of the 2016-2017 season thanks to a solid final round 1-over 72 at Poppy Hills that featured a birdie and 13 consecutive pars.

A day earlier at Del Monte, Carper played his back-nine at even par after carding a birdie and bogey to go with seven pars. In both rounds combined, he played the front-nine at just 1-over par.

Those trying to catch Carper but coming up just a stroke shy of forcing a playoff were Davis’ Griffin Long, San Jose’s Thomas Hutchison and Brendan Hopkins of Danville. Both Long and Hopkins had final round scores of 75.

Hutchison, the reigning JTNC Player of the Year, slipped with three bogeys en route to a back-nine 38.

Ryan Grauman of Alamo had the biggest turnaround, carding a 69 at Poppy Hills a day after opening with an 80 at Del Monte. Sam Sommerhauser of Rocklin placed fifth at 148 after a 71.

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Girls’ Championship third place finisher Faith Low, runner-up Mika Jin and winner Andrea Gomez (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Gomez also notched her first win of the season after defeating Jin on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. In her first round at Poppy Hills, Gomez was steady, carding 13 pars.

She’d slip to a 78 at Del Monte, but came up big when it counted, posting an even-par 36 to stay in the playoff chase with Jin.

Jin, who hails from Fremont, had chances to win the title outright but bogeyed both the 16th and 17th holes in regulation.

Faith Low of Foster City and San Ramon’s Danielle Suh both came in tied for third at 156 after final rounds of 79 and 82, respectively. Low would be awarded third place in a card-off. Quynn Duong of San Jose was fifth at 158 following a 76.

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Boys’ First Flight third place finisher Krishan Patel, runner-up Keyan Patel and winner Camden Daly (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Camden Daly of San Leandro took top honors, finishing at 157 after a final round 76. Finishing tied for second place at 158 were Keyan Patel of Pismo Beach and Krishan Patel of San Jose after rounds of 81 and 75, respectively. Keyan Patel claimed second place in a card-off.

Fourth place went to Cupertino’s Connor Lien at 159, while Danville’s Justin Hopkins was fifth at 163. Jacob Aaron of Napa had the shot of the tournament, making an albatross two on the par-5 9th at Del Monte.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Annika Cruz, runner-up Camilla Chung and third place finisher Makenna Cabardo (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Annika Cruz of Milpitas defeated Camilla Chung on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to claim the title.

Both came in tied at 165 after regulation following an 85 from Cruz and an 83 by Chung.

Third place went to Makenna Cabardo of Scottsdale at 170, while Nathalie Benrey of Atherton and Viveka Kurup of Redwood Shores shared fourth place at 176.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Challenge Cup, slated for Jan. 3-4 at Poppy Hills GC.

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Holiday Series II: Morro Bay G.C.

Morro Bay, CA
December 3-4, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Holiday Series II Championship at Morro Bay Golf Course in Morro Bay

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (December 5, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday at the Holiday Series I Championship at Del Monte Golf Course and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

Santa Cruz resident Bradley Vu shot 3-over par 145 and defeated Lucas Carper in a playoff and Clovis resident Tammy Lim shot 10-over 152 and defeated Andrea Gomez in a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Morro Bay GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Bradley Vu, runner-up Lucas Carper and third place finisher Carlos Arieta Winsett (left to right)

Vu picked up his first win of the 2016-2017 season thanks in part to a solid first round 70 that included five birdies and four bogeys. On the back-nine, he’d card a 34.

A day later, Vu fell back to a 75, but he’d come up clutch when it mattered, making a birdie on the first hole (par-5 1st) of a sudden-death playoff to hold off Carper.

Carper, who hails from San Jose, caught Vu in regulation after posting a steady final round 71 that featured two birdies, two bogeys and 14 pars.

Three players—Owen Avrit of Arroyo Grande, Carlos Arieta Winsett of Los Altos and Hayward’s Moses Greene—all finished tied for third at 147. Avrit had a chance at joining the playoff but bogeyed both the 17th and 18th holes. Arieta Winsett earned third place after a card-off.

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Girls’ Championship winner Tammy Lim and runner-up Andrea Gomez (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Lim also notched her first victory of the 2016-2017 season in dramatic fashion, defeating Gomez with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Coming off a first round 79, Lim found a groove, posting nine pars on the front-nine. She’d card a 38 on the back with one birdie.

Gomez, of Santa Clara, finished with a final round 75 after opening with a 77.

Third place went to San Jose’s Angela Liu at 155 after a 78, while Grace Chen of Sunnyvale finished fourth at 156. Fifth place was claimed by Mika jin of Fremont at 158.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Gregory Lee, runner-up Jacques Le and third place finisher Adam Duncan (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Gregory Lee of San Jose shot a stellar first round 70 to come in at 150 and defeat runner-up Jacques Le of San Jose by three shots.

Adam Duncan of Bakersfield was third at 160, with Andrew Burdick of Arroyo Grande placing fourth at 161. Jonathan Le of San Jose and Blake Knox of Nevada City finished T-5 at 164.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Vani Karimanal, runner-up Rachel Shaw and third place finisher Caitlyn Figura (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, San Jose’s Vani Karimanal shot a final round 78 to finish at 164, defeating runner-up Rachel Shaw of Pleasanton (169) by five shots.

Caitlyn Figura of Fresno was third at 170, with Pleasanton’s Jasmin Krishna placing fourth at 171. Atascadero’s Katie Burson was fifth at 172.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Holiday Series III Championship, slated for December 28-29 at Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach and Del Monte GC in Monterey.

 

 

Holiday Series I: Del Monte & Laguna Seca G.C.

Monterey, CA
November 21-22, 2016

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Yardages: Del Monte | Laguna Seca

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Holiday Series I Championship at Del Monte Golf Course and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (November 23, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday at the Holiday Series I Championship at Del Monte Golf Course and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

New York resident Daulet Tuleubayev shot 3-over par 146 and defeated Owen Avrit in extra holes and Los Altos resident Simar Singh shot 10-over 153 to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series I Championship held Monday and Tuesday at par-72 Del Monte GC and par-71 Laguna Seca GR.

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Boys’ Championship winner Daulet Tuleubayev, runner-up Owen Avrit and third place finisher Casey Leebrick (left to right)

Tuleubayev picked up his first win of the 2016-2017 season in dramatic fashion, making birdie on the second hole (No.18) of a sudden death playoff to beat Avrit after the two finished regulation tied at 146.

In Monday’s first round at Laguna Seca, Tuleubayev opened with a 72 that featured four birdies, two bogeys and a triple-bogey. At Del Monte, he’d post two birdies to go against four bogeys.

Avrit, of Arroyo Grande, was able to catch Tuleubayev thanks to a solid 71 at Del Monte that included three birdies and two bogeys. He had a shot at taking the outright lead, but had to settle for pars on his final three holes.

Casey Leebrick of San Luis Obispo and Ethan Chen of Fremont finished tied for third at 147 after identical final round scores of 75. Armand Melendez of Salinas placed fifth at 148 after a 73.

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Girls’ Championship winner Simar Singh, runner-up Borina Sutikto and third place finisher Adora JiaYi Wen (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Singh also got her first victory of the season. Coming off a shaky first round 81 at Laguna Seca, Singh put things back in order at Del Monte with a 71 that featured 16 pars.

Singh’s previous best finish this season was a fourth place run at the Fall Series VII Championship at Rancho Murieta CC.  In 2015, she won the California Junior Girls’ Championship.

Three players—Borina Sutikto of Fremont, Mika Jin of Fremont and Adora JiaYi Wen of Dublin—all finished tied for second at 157. Sutikto, who had a final round 75, earned second place in a card-off. Wen, who shot a 79, was awarded third place in a card-off.

Sammy Lee of San Ramon was fifth at 160 following her second straight 80.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Krishan Patel, runner-up Rishab Ragineni and third place finisher Gregory Lee (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Krishan Patel of San Jose birdied holes No.12-No.14at Laguna Seca in succession for a final round 74 to hold off runner-up Rishab Ragineni of Cupertino by a stroke.

Lucas Briar of Alamo and Gregory Lee of San Jose shared third place at 159 after rounds of 75 and 76, respectively. Keyan Patel of Pismo Beach was fifth at 160 after a 78.

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Girls’ First Flight champ Selena Tang, runner-up Jaclyn LaHa and third place finisher Annika Cruz (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Selena Tang had a final round 81 to come in at 157, cruising to a seven-shot victory. Second place went to Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton at 164, while third place went to Annika Cruz of Milpitas at 167.

Fourth place would be captured by Vani Karimanal of San Jose (172), while both Isabel Carpenter of San Luis Obispo and Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas shared fifth place at 173.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Holiday Series II Championship, slated for Dec. 3-4 at Morro Bay Golf Course in Morro Bay.

 

Fall Series IX: Bidwell Park G.C.

Chico, CA
October 22-23, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series IX Championship at Bidwell Park Golf Course in Chico

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 24, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series IX Championship at Bidwell Park Golf Course in Chico.

Manteca resident Ty Griggs shot 1-under par 139 and Fremont resident Mika Jin shot 5-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series IX Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-70 Bidwell Park GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Ty Griggs, runner-up Grant Fairbairn and third place finisher Sam Sommerhauser (left to right)

Griggs picked up his first win of the 2016-2017 season thanks to a sizzling first round 5-under 65. After posting a 1-under 34 on the front-nine, Griggs caught fire, shooting a back-nine 31 with four birdies.

A day later, Griggs made the 65 hold up, carding a 4-over 74 to defeat runner-up Grant Fairbairn of Orinda by two shots.

Fairbairn also was solid on Saturday, posting a 67 that featured five birdies and two bogeys. He’d have a chance at catching Griggs but was stung on Sunday in part by a crucial double-bogey on the par-3 16th.

Finishing in third place at 143 after a 70 was Rocklin resident Sam Summerhauser.

Connor Motherway of Reno and Ethan Chung of Cupertino shared fourth place at 144 following rounds of 74 and 76, respectively.

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Girls’ Championship winner Mika Jin, runner-up Sofia Young and third place finisher Sammy Lee (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Jin also got her first victory of the season. Coming off a T-4 finish at the Fall Series VIII Championship, Jin made her move with a first round 70 that featured four birdies and four bogeys.

A day later, Jin posted a 75 to claim the title by seven shots over runner-up Sofia Young of Benicia. Young carded rounds of 75-77.

Sammy Lee of San Ramon took third at 153 following a round of 76. Andrea Gomez of Santa Clara was fourth at 155 following a 79.

Ashley Knepshield of Carmichael was fifth at 163 after a 79.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Gregory Lee, runner-up Carson Kelbfleisch and third place finisher Stanley Wu (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Gregory Lee of San Jose shot a final round 75 to come in at 152 and win by 10 strokes over runner-up Carson Kelbfleisch of Geyserville.

Stanley Wu of San Jose and Cupertino’s Rishab Ragineni finished T-3 at 163 after rounds of 81 and 82, respectively. Wu was awarded third place in a card-off. Jackson Bragg of Chico took fifth place at 172.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Kate Lim, runner-up Skye Mingming and third place finisher Meghan Paracuelles (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Kate Lim of Pleasanton won her second straight event in thrilling fashion. Lim shot a final round 85 to finish tied with Skye Mingming of Walnut Creek and Meghan Paracuelles of Folsom at 165. Lim would take the title, winning on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Mingming finished second.

Folsom’s Mikaela Paracuelles was fourth at 177, while Mike Paligo of Sacramento was fifth at 191.

The event wrapped up the 2016-2017 Fall Series. Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Holiday Series I Championship, slated for Nov. 21-22 at Del Monte Golf Course and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

 

Fall Series VIII: Poppy Ridge G.C.

Livermore, CA
October 15-16, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VIII Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 17, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VIII Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

San Ramon resident Ashkaan Hakim shot 6-over par 150 and Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot 7-over 151 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VIII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Poppy Ridge GC.

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Boys’ Championship third place finisher Caleb Shetler, runner-up Jason Chen and winner Ashkaan Hakim (left to right)

Hakim picked up his first win of the 2016-2017 season thanks to solid play despite wet and windy conditions. Hakim shot a final round 77, and made a crucial par on the 18th hole, to hold off Jason Chen of San Jose by a stroke.

Along with his par on the 18th, Hakim was boosted by a final round birdie on the par-5 14th. He’d opened the tournament with a 1-over 73 that included three birdies.

Chen, who shot a first round 74, birdied the 18th but it wasn’t enough to catch Hakim.

Finishing T-3 at 152 were Newark’s Jeremy Villafuerte and Saratoga’s Caleb Shetler after final rounds of 79 and 81, respectively. Shetler was awarded third place in a card-off. He was the only player to break par in Saturday’s blustery first round.

Three players—Grant Fairbairn of Orinda, San Ramon’s Isaiah Choi and Walnut Creek’s Grant Johnson—finished T-5 at 153. Johnson was tied for the first round lead following an opening 72.

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Girls’ Championship winner Yealimi Noh

In the Girls’ Championship, Noh won her third event of the season thanks in part to a stellar opening round. On Saturday, Noh fired a 1-over 73 that featured four birdies and five bogeys.

A day later in the wind and rain, Noh made a critical par on the 18th hole to hold off co-runner-ups Belinda Hu of San Ramon and San Jose’s Sabrina Iqbal.

Hu and Iqbal shot final rounds of 81 and 82, respectively. Hu was awarded second place in a card-off. Iqbal is the three-time defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year.

Coming in at 162, and tying for fourth place, were Mika Jin of Fremont and Ashely Shim of San Mateo.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Andrew Burdick, runner-up Connor Isaacson and third place finisher Justin Hopkins (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Andrew Burdick of Arroyo Grande won the title with a two-day score of 154. Second place went to Campbell’s Connor Isaacson at 156.

Anthony Ha of Palo Alto and Justin Hopkins of Danville finished T-3 at 157 following final rounds of 82. Hopkins earned third place in a card-off. Krishan Patel of San Jose was fifth at 160.

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GIrls’ First Flight winner Kate Lim, runner-up Cynthia Zhang and third place finisher Lauren Lee (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Kate Lim of Pleasanton had a final round 82 to come in at 163 and edge runner-up Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas by a stroke. Zhang shot a final round 83.

Third place went to Lauren Lee of Pleasanton at 167, while fourth place went to Selena Tang of Fremont at 172. Walnut Creek’s Skye Mingming was fifth at 173.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Fall Series IX Championship, slated for Oct. 22-23 at Bidwell Park Golf Course in Chico.

 

Fall Series VII: Rancho Murieta C.C.

Rancho Murieta, CA
October 8-9, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VII Championship at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Murieta

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 10, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VII Championship at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Murieta.

Lodi resident Justin Gums shot 6-under par 138 and Roseville resident Sienna Lyford shot 2-over 146 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Rancho Murieta CC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Justin Gums, runner-up Charles Osborne and third place finisher Ryan Grauman (left to right)

Gums picked up his first win of the 2016-2017 season by posting back-to-back rounds of 3-under 69. Overall, he’d card an eagle and seven birdies to go against just one bogey and a double-bogey.

He’d get his eagle on the par-5 8th in the second round, helping him shoot a front-nine 33 to keep control of the lead. Gums was coming off a second place finish at the Fall Series VI Championship. He was the only player to break 70 both days.

Finishing tied for second at 142 were Reno’s Charles Osborne and Alamo’s Ryan Grauman following final rounds of 71 and 72, respectively. Osborne was awarded second place following a card-off.

Both Michael Shaw of Pleasanton and Davis resident Griffin Long finished T-4 at 144 following rounds of 69 and 71, respectively. Shaw was flawless in the finale, posting three birdies with zero bogeys.

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Girls’ Championship winner Sienna Lyford, runner-up Belinda Hu and third place finisher Faith Low (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Lyford also picked up her first victory of the new season. But she had to put in some extra work to get it.

Lyford had a final round 71 to finish tied after regulation with both Belinda Hu of San Ramon and Foster City’s Faith Low. Lyford finally emerged victorious following a three-hole sudden-death playoff.

Trailing by four shots after a first round 75, Lyford got back in it by posting four birdies to go with three bogeys.

Hu also shot a final round 71, while Low had her second straight 73. Hu would be awarded second place following a card-off. Simar Singh of Los Altos, winner of the 2015  California Girls’ Junior, came in fourth at 148 after a 78.

Both Katherine Zhu of San Jose and Fremont’s Mika Jin shared fifth place at 149. Jin had grabbed the first round lead with a 71.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Krishan Patel, runner-up Leonardo Viera and third place finisher Cameron Keith (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship Krishan Patel of San Jose took the title by three shots, shooting a 75 to come in at 148. Leonardo Viera of Castro Valley was runner-up at 151 after a 78.

Third place went to Cameron Keith of Alamo at 152, while San Jose’s Gregory Lee was fourth at 153. Yusuf Ahmed of Folsom was fifth at 154.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Alyssa Yee, runner-up Zoe Offield and third place finisher Cynthia Zhang (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Alyssa Yee of Davis shot a final round 82 to eke out a one-shot win over Zoe Offield of Stockton. Yee was helped by back-to-back pars on the closing 17th and 18th holes.

Milpitas’ Cynthia Zhang was third at 161. Both Rachel Shaw of Pleasanton and Kate Lim of Pleasanton shared fourth place at 165.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Fall Series VIII Championship, slated for Oct. 15-16 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

 

Fall Series VI: Greenhorn Creek G.C.

Angels Camp, CA
October 1-2, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VI Championship at Greenhorn Creek Golf Club in Angels Camp

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 3, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VI Championship at Greenhorn Creek Golf Club in Angels Camp.

Pleasanton resident Noah Woolsey shot 6-under par 138 and Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot 2-over 148 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 (par-73 Girls) Greenhorn Creek GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Noah Woolsey, runner-up Justin Gums and third place finisher Matt Lloyd (left to right)

Woolsey picked up his first win of the 2016-2017 season thanks to some clutch play down the stretch. He’d birdie holes No.14-No.16 in succession for a second round 70, helping him hold of runner-up Justin Gums of Lodi by a stroke.

On Saturday, Woolsey took the first round lead with a solid 4-under 68 that featured five birdies to go against just one bogey. In Sunday’s critical final round, he’d start slowly out the gate with a front-nine 36.

Gums did his best to try and catch Woolsey. Coming off a first round 72, he’d shoot a 67 that featured seven birdies to go against just two bogeys. Gums wrapped up his round with back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th, but Woolsey held firm, making pars on the holes.

San Jose resident Matt Lloyd finished third at 143 after a final round 71. Alexander Chin of Pleasanton and Ashkaan Hakim of San Ramon finished T-4 at 147 following final rounds of 71 and 73, respectively.

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Girls’ Championship winner Yealimi Noh, runner-up Sabrina Iqbal and third place finisher Katherine Zhu (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Noh got her second win of the 2016-2017 season after holding off three-time defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal. The clincher would be a clutch birdie on the 18th in Sunday’s final round.

In the opening round, Noh grabbed the lead with a solid 71 that featured an eagle (hole No.1) and three birdies to go against three bogeys. A day later, Noh fell back to a 77 but came through when she had to.

Iqbal, who was looking for her fourth win of the new season, was within three shots of Noh following a first round 74. On Sunday, the Pioneer High junior crept closer with a front-nine 1-under 36. Iqbal’s undoing would be a double-bogey on the 16th followed by a bogey on the 17th.

Katherine Zhu of San Jose took third at 151 following a final round 73. San Mateo’s Kiran Sangha and Belinda Hu of San Ramon finished T-4 at 155 after rounds of 77 and 79, respectively.

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Boys’ First Flight champion Will Clark, runner-up Justin Hopkins and third place finisher Ethan Jaehn (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship Will Clark of San Jose shot a final round 76 to come back and defeat co-runner-ups Justin Hopkins of Danville and Ethan Jaehn of Fremont by a stroke. Hopkins had opened the second round just a shot behind Clark, while Jaehn was tied with Clark entering the final round. In a card-off, Hopkins would be awarded second place.

Cupertino’s Rishab Ragineni came in fourth at 166 after a 79, while Eric Ni of Dublin was fifth at 167 following an 84.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Samira Pal, runner-up Cynthia Zhang and third place finisher Meghan Paracuelles (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Samira Pal of Cupertino had a final round 82 to come in at 168 and defeat runner-up Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas by a stroke. Zhang shot a final round 85.

Third place went to Meghan Paracuelles of Folsom at 170, while fourth place was claimed by Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton at 171. Hannah Sangha of San Mateo was fifth at 173.

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Berk Harvey with his lucky ball.

The shot of the championship came from Beck Harvey, who aced the 150-yard 13th hole during Sunday’s second round.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Fall Series VII Championship, slated for Oct. 8-9 at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Murieta.

 

 

Fall Series V: Ridge Creek G.C.

Dinuba, CA
September 17-18, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series V Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Club

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 19, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series V Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Club in Dinuba.

Kingsburg resident Brian Stark shot 6-under par 138 and defeated Ian Oehlschlaeger in a playoff and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 10-under 134 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Ridge Creek GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Brian Stark, runner-up Ian Oehlschlaeger and third place finisher Michael Cliff (left to right).

Stark picked up his first win of the new season thanks to a final round charge. He’d post a solid 4-under 68 with four birdies and zero bogeys. Stark had six birdies in the first round but also had four bogeys.

Oehlschlaeger, who opened with a 67, fell out of his groove on Sunday. He’d card four birdies but also had four bogeys.

Michael Cliff of Fresno, who took third, was also in the hunt. Cliff shot a first round 68 but had a final round 71. He’d have a chance to join the playoff but suffered a crucial bogey on the 16th.

Four players—Cupertino’s Ethan Chung, Lane Pulliam of Hanford, San Jose’s Matt Lloyd and Cooper Hunt of El Dorado Hills—all finished T-4 at 140. Hunt had opened with a sizzling 66.

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Girls’ Championship winner Sabrina Iqbal, runner-up Audrey Lim and third place finisher Tammy Lim (left to right).

In the Girls’ Championship, Iqbal got her third win of the 2016-2017 season. The reigning three-time defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year would win by 10 strokes.

Coming off a first round leading 69, Iqbal caught fire, shooting a 7-under 65. The 65 is the second lowest Girls’ round in JTNC history, tying Yoonhee Kim (2016 Summer Series III). The record is a 9-under 63 by former junior standout Casie Cathrea in 2012.

Iqbal posted nine birdies to go against just two bogeys. Over her 36 holes, the Pioneer High junior had 14 birdies with just four bogeys.

Audrey Lin of Fremont was second at 143 following a second round 70. Tammy Lim of Clovis was third at 146 following a 73.

Fourth place went to San Mateo’s Amanjoty Sangha at 147 after a 71, while Cupertino’s Bibilani Liu and Vannesa Richani of Granite Bay shared fifth place at 149 following rounds of 71.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Alexander Guan, runner-up Steven Chen and third place finisher Andrew Burdick (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship Alexander Guan of Fremont took the title by two shots, coming in at 146 following a final round 69. It was a great comeback by Guan, who’d opened with a 77. Steven Chen of San Jose was second at 148 after a 73.

Third place went to Andrew Burdick of Arroyo Grande at 151, while Alexander Iniakov of Prunedale was fourth at 153. Fifth place went to Rishab Ragineni of Cupertino at 160.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Caitlin Figura, runner-up Ellie Sand and third place finisher Rachel Shaw (left to right).

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Caitlin Figura of Fresno won the title, shooting a final round 78 to finish at 154. Second place went to Ellie Sand of El Dorado Hills at 158.

Three players—Samira Pal of Cupertino, Pleasanton’s Rachel Shaw and Pleasanton’s Kate Lim—shared third place at 160.

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David Trevino

 

Fresno’s David Trevino had the shot of the tournament, carding an ace on the par-3 7th hole during Saturday’s first round.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Fall Series VI Championship, slated for Oct. 1-2 at Greenhorn Creek Golf Club in Angels Camp.

 

Fall Series IV: Haggin Oaks (MacKenzie & Arcade Courses)

Sacramento, CA
September 10-11, 2016

Results | Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet | Yardages – Arcade Creek / Alister Mackenzie

 

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series IV Championship at Haggin Oaks Alister Mackenzie and Arcade Creek Courses.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 13, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series IV Championship at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento.

San Jose resident Thomas Hutchison won a Junior Tour record third straight JTNC event at Haggin Oaks over the weekend with a six under par 138 total.   He is now three for three this Fall season with three tournaments and three victories.   Meanwhile Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot 141 a two day total three under par to pick up her second Junior Tour win of 2016.

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Boys’ Championship winner Thomas Hutchison, runner-up Drake Mendenhall and third place finisher Vijay Srinivasan (left to right)

Hutchison, who will be representing California in the USGA Sate Team Championship later this month, has been red hot lately; which bodes well for California.  At Haggin Oaks the rest of the field did not make it easy on him and he had to work for his this record third straight victory.  Drake Mendenhall from Granite Bay had two great rounds and was off to the first round lead with a 67 which included six birdies.  Hutchison who shot 68 in round one pulled into a tie with Mendenhall with a very solid 70 on the McKenzie course in round two.   Mendenhall had a 71 on Sunday leaving the two players tied at six under and heading into a sudden death playoff; Hutchison secured the victory on the par five first hole with a birdie.

Rounding out the winners in third place was Vijay Srinivasan from Fremont.  Vijay missed the playoff by one shoot 71, 68 for a five under two round total.  He was also one of two players to shoot a day two low round of 68.  All in all Griffin Long, Kevin Huff and Connor Motherway were all contenders with two day totals that were under par.

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Girls’ Championship winner Yealimi Noh, runner-up Sienna Lyford and third place finisher Sabrina Iqbal (left to right)

In the Girls Championship Flight Yealimi Noh picked up another Junior Tour victory with her win at Haggin Oaks and finished off a great summer of play.   Beyond winning twice on the JTNC she qualified for match play in both the USGA Women’s Am and Junior Girls; a very impressive level of play.  Noh’s two day total of three under 141 was the only girl to break par during this event.  She started hot with a 69 and followed it up with a very solid two birdie two bogey 72.

Roseville’s Sienna Lyford and San Jose’s Sabrina Iqbal finished in a tie for second at 145.  Lyford shot the low round of the day for the girls with a 70 on the Arcade course on the second day.  Lyford took second in the tie breaker and Iqbal took third.  Iqbal has now medaled in every event of the Fall Series.  The three time JTNC Player of the Year is showing no sign that she is willing to give up that title.

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Boys’First Flight winner Colin Yee, runner-up Krishan Patel and third place finisher Seung Lee (left to right)

In the first flight Steffi Lin of San Ramon is on quite the hot streak herself.  She has now won three straight Fall Series event events just as Hutchison has.  She picked up the latest victory at Haggin Oaks with rounds of 73 and 75.  She took the lead with a day one 73 and never relinquished it; both rounds were the low rounds of the day.  Walnut Creek’s Skye Mingming also shot a day two low round of 75 which helped move her into second place.   Jacqueline Lucena from Chico and Linette Jun from Cupertino shot matching 77, 76’s for a third place tie.  Both very solid rounds for these up and coming players.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Steffi Lin, runner-up Skye Mingming and third place finisher Jacqueline Lucena (left to right)

The Boys First Flight ended in a two day tie with a total of 148 between Collin Yee of Davis and Krishan Patel of San Jose.  Krishan got off to a day one lead with a low for the day of 72 for the first flighters.   He played well on day two with a 76 but was reeled in by Collin Yee who shot 70, the only round under par for the first flight over the two days.  They went to a sudden death playoff on the first hole, a par five, Yee made birdie and won it there.   Third place in this flight was claimed by Seung Lee of San Leandro who played very solid and finished one shot out of the playoff with a 149.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Fall Series V Championship, slated for Sept. 17-18 at Ridge Creek in Dinuba.

Fall Series III: Rancho Canada G.C. East and Laguna Seca GC

Carmel, CA
September 3-4, 2016

Results | Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet | Yardages – Rancho Canada / Laguna Seca

 

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series III Championship at Rancho Canada East and Laguna Seca GC

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 6, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2016-2017 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series III Championship at Laguna Seca GC in Monterey.

San Jose resident Thomas Hutchison won his second straight Junior Tour event on Sunday when he shot two under 139 at Rancho Canada’s East Course and Laguna Seca GC.  Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose fired a one over par 143 to pick up her second JTNC win of the Fall Series.  Both players had an extremely good summer, each winning NCGA Junior and JTNC Players of the Year.  There doesn’t seem to be any sign of them slowing down in the Fall.

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Boys’ Championship winner Thomas Hutchison, runner-up Jack Gardner and third place finisher Ryan Grauman (left to right)

Tom finished the regulation 36 holes in a tie with San Ramon’s Jack Gardner, who had a very good tournament himself.  Jack had one of the lowest rounds of the day at Laguna including a chip in on the 36th hole for birdie to pull into a tie with Hutchison and force the playoff.   Hutchison secured the win early in the playoff with a birdie on the first hole at Laguna Seca.

Rounding out the Boys Championship Flight winners was Ryan Grauman who played his way into third place by shooting a 70 on day two at Laguna Seca.  Ryan’s one under 70 was the low round of the day on day two.

 

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Girls’ Championship winner Sabrina Iqbal, runner-up Bibilani Liu and third place finisher Quynn Duong (left to right)

As is so often the case Sabrina put together two solid rounds , 72 followed by 72 and won the Girls Championship flight by nine strokes.   Entering round two Sabrina was neck and neck with Cupertino’s Bibilani Liu who matched Sabrina’s day 72 with one of her own.  Liu struggled a little on day two getting off to a slow start before coming home with a 37 on the back nine.   She ended up tied with San Jose resident Quynn Duong for second at 152.  Liu’s strong back nine was the difference as she won the tiebreaker to take home second place.  Duong is playing well taking third place just one week after winning Fall Series

 

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Boys’First Flight winner Jackson Koivun, runner-up Steven Chen and third place finisher Alexander Iniakov (left to right)

San Jose’s Jackson Koivun took home first place honors in the Boys First flight with two good rounds of 78 and 74.  His second round 74 was the only boys first flighter to break 80 on day two at Laguna Seca.  So far this Fall Jackson has picked up a first and second place finish.   Steven Chen took second place in the flight with a two day total of 157 and rounding out the group was Alexander Iniakov and Mitchell Hoey tied at 160.  Alexander took the third place tiebreaker with a solid back nine on Sunday.

 

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Girls’ First Flight winner Steffi Lin, runner-up Selena Tang and third place finisher Jaclyn LaHa (left to right)

San Ramon’s Steffi Lin and Fremont’s Selena Tang finished Sunday in a tie for first, both shooting a very good 157 two day total.  Neither player could get much separation at all as they both shot 77 day one and 80 day two.  Lin won the first hole of the playoff with a par on the very difficult par four tenth at Laguna Seca.  Jaclyn LaHa rounded out the group with a 163 for third place.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Fall Series IV Championship, slated for Sept. 10-11 at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento.

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