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Month: January 2016

Fall Series II: San Juan Oaks G.C.

Hollister, CA
August 27-28, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series II Championship at San Juan Oaks Golf Club

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 29, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series II Championship at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister.

San Jose resident Thomas Hutchison shot 7-under par 137 and San Jose resident Quynn Duong shot 5-over 139 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 San Juan Oaks GC.

JTNC Fall Series II Championship

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

Hutchison, the 2015-2016 JTNC Boys’ Player of the Year, got his first win of the new 2016-2017 season thanks to solid play over both rounds.

In Saturday’s opener, the Pioneer High senior had an eagle on the par-5 11th and four birdies to go against just two bogeys. A day later, the UC Davis commit added six more birdies to go against three bogeys to hold off runner-up Lucas Carper by two shots.

The win was Hutchison’s third in 2016, tying the JTNC Boys’ record for most wins in the same year.

Following a ho-hum opening 72, Carper, of San Jose, made a charge with a 67 that included six birdies and just one bogey. Also making a run was third place finisher Ashkaan Hakim of San Ramon. Hakim, who shot a first round 74, had a second round 67 featuring an eagle and four birdies.

Carmel’s George McNeely was fourth at 142, while Joshua Quarles of Pacific Grove and Vijay Srinivasan shared fifth place at 143.

JTNC Fall Series II Championship

Girls’ Championship winner Quynn Duong and runner-up Sabrina Iqbal (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Duong got her first win of the 2016-2017 season, holding off runner-up Sabrina Iqbal.

Coming off a first round 76, Duong was solid, posting a 73 with three birdies and just two bogeys.

Iqbal, fresh off a win at the Fall Series I Championship and her record third straight Girls’ Player of the Year crown, slipped to a 77 in Saturday’s opener. She’d rebound with a second round 74, but still fell two shots shy of catching Duong.

Coming in tied for third at 153 were San Jose’s Angela Liu and San Ramon’s Jacqueline Ha after final rounds of 76 and 79, respectively. Liu would be awarded third place following a card-off.

Both Ty Akabane of Danville and Brooke Riley of Manteca finished T-5 at 154 after rounds of 74 and 77, respectively.

JTNC Fall Series II Championship

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

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship Maximilian Ramirez of Watsonville and San Jose’s Jackson Koivun came in tied after regulation at 9-over 153. After a four-hole sudden death playoff, Ramirez came away as the winner.

Steven Chen of San Jose was third at 156, while Nathan Wang of Fremont and Krishan Patel of San Jose finished T-4 at 157.

JTNC Fall Series II Championship

Girls’ First Flight winner Steffi Lin and runner-up Cynthia Zhang (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Steffi Lin of San Ramon took the title with a score of 154, defeating runner-up Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas by six shots.

Three players—Selena Tang of Fremont, Pleasanton’s Kate Lim and Cupertino’s Linette Jun—finished T-3 at 163.

JTNC Fall Series II Championship

Will Del Biaggio had the shot of the event, making an ace.

Will Del Biaggio had the shot of the tournament, acing the par-3 6th hole on Sunday using a 5-iron.

Next up on the 2016-2017 season calendar is the Fall Series III Championship, slated for Sept. 3-4 at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley.

 

 

Fall Series I: Cypress Lakes G.C.

Vacaville, CA
August 20-21, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Fall Series I at Cypress Lakes Golf Course in Vacaville.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 23, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the  Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at Fall Series I at Cypress Lakes Golf Course in Vacaville.

Nikolai Friedman of Corte Madera shot 2-over 146 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 6-over 150 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series I Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Cypress Lakes Golf Club in Vacaville.

 

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Boys’ Championship winner Nikolai Friedman, runner-up Cooper Hunt and third place finisher Carlos Arieta Winsett (left to right)

Friedman picked up the first Boys’ win of the 2016-2017 season thanks to a stellar second round 4-under 68 that included five birdies and just one bogey. In Saturday’s first round, Friedman was unable to pick up any birdies en route to carding a 78.

Both Cooper Hunt of El Dorado Hills and Carlos Arieta Winsett of Los Altos were second at 147 after final round scores of 74 and 76, respectively. Hunt had a chance to force a playoff with Friedman but bogeyed the 18th. Arieta Winsett also had a shot at the title but suffered a critical double-bogey on the 17th. Hunt would be awarded second place in a card-off.

San Leandro’s Adrian Davis and Reno’s Connor Motherway finished T-4 at 148 following rounds of 72 and 75, respectively.

 

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Girls’ Championship winner Sabrina Iqbal, runner-up Jacqueline Ha and third place finisher Nicole Schroeder (left to right)

Iqbal, the 2015-2016 JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year, picked up right where she left off. The Pioneer High junior had back-to-back rounds of 75 to hold runner-up Jacqueline Ha of San Ramon by s a stroke. For Iqbal, the win was her fourth in 2016 and 18th career JTNC crown, tying her with former junior sensation Casie Cathrea for most JTNC victories.

Ha had rounds of 76-75. Finishing in third place at 153 after a 79 was Rocklin resident Nicole Schroeder.

Livermore’s Alexandria Christeson was fourth at 154, with Pleasanton’s Annie Liu taking fifth at 156.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Nathan Wang, runner-up Allen Zhang and third place finisher Eric Ni (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Fremont’s Nathan Wang took the title with a two-day score of 3-over 147. Wang, who won by 13 shots, had rounds of 74-73.

 

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Girls’ First Flight winner Cynthia Zhang, runner-up Jordan Davis and third place finisher Steffi Lin (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas took the title with a two-day total of 15-over 159.

Junior Tour Championship: Poppy Hills G.C.

Pebble Beach, CA
August 1-2, 2016

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August 2, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Tour Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 2, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday at the Tour Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Lafayette resident Ryan Burnett shot  even-par 142 and defeated San Jose’s Lucas Carper in a playoff and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 8-under 134 to win their respective divisions at the Tour Championship held Monday and Tuesday at par-71 Poppy Hills GC.

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

Burnett got his first win of the season, coming from behind with a stellar final round score of 68 to tie Carper after regulation. In the sudden-death playoff, Burnett won with a par on the first hole (No.1).

Having started the day five behind Carper, Burnett began with a ho-hum 1-over 37 on the front-nine. On the back-nine, he’d catch fire, carding four birdies with no bogeys for a 31. A clutch birdie on the par-5 18th got him into a tie with Carper.

Carper, who’d opened with a 69, was unable to get anything going. He’d card a 73, posting two birdies to go with four bogeys.  Three of Carper’s bogeys came within his final six holes.

San Jose’s Thomas Hutchison, who was looking for a record fourth win of the season, finished tied for third at 143 along with Reno’s Charles Osborne. Hutchison, winner of the recent NCGA Junior Championship, had a final round 71, while Osborne shot 73. Hutchison was awarded third place after a card-off.

Finigan Tilly of San Carlos was fifth at 144 after a 69.

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

In the Girls’ Championship, Iqbal picked up her fourth win of the season with a dominating performance.

Coming off a win two days earlier at the California Women’s Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Iqbal posted stellar back-to-back rounds of 67 to win by 15 strokes. The Pioneer High junior finished with 12 birdies to go against just four bogeys.

Iqbal’s total of 8-under 67 tied the JTNC record for second-lowest winning score. The record is 11-under held by former junior sensation Casie Cathrea.

San Ramon resident Yoonhee Kim, who came into the event with six wins this season, and Cupertino’s Bibilani Liu finished tied for second at 149 after rounds of 72 and 73, respectively. Kim, who played in her final JTNC event before heading to UC Davis, was awarded second place via a card-off.

Doodle Yuen of Los Gatos and Tzu-Yi Chang of Morgan finished T-4 at 150 following rounds of 76 and 77, respectively.

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Boys’ First Flight champion Krishan Patel, runner-up Steven Chen and third place finisher Nathan Wang (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship Krishan Patel of San Jose had a final round 77 to come in at 13-over 155, defeating runner-up Steven Chen of San Jose by two shots. Chen had a final round score of 79.

Nathan Wang of Fremont was third at 158 following a 76. Livermore’s Darrell Oneill was fourth at 162 after a 78 and Alexander Iniakov was fifth at 163 after an 80.

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Girls’s First Flight champion Steffi Lin, runner-up Adora Liu and third place finisher Cynthia Zhang (left to right)

 

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, San Ramon’s Steffi Lin had a final round 81 to come in at 163, defeating runner-up Adora Liu of Fremont by a stroke. Liu shot a final round 81.

Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas was third at 67 after an 86. Madison Wu of Dublin and Cupertino’s Samira Pal finished T-4 at 169 after rounds of 84 and 85, respectively.

The Tour Championship concluded the 2015-2016 JTNC season. Next up on the calendar is the 2016-2017 Fall Series I Championship, to be held August 20-21 at Cypress Lake Golf Club in Vacaville.

August 1, 2016

The season-concluding CIG-sponsored Junior Tour of Northern California Tour Championship got underway Monday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Boys Championship

San Jose resident Lucas Carper jumped into the lead, posting a solid 2-under 69 that included a hole-in-one on the par-3 2nd hole.

Carper, who’s looking for his first win of the season, aced No.2 and added an eagle on the par-5 9th to go with three birdies and five birdies, giving him a one-shot lead over Reno’s Charles Osborne.

Osborne had a steady day, carding three birdies to go against two bogeys.

Six players, including Palo Alto resident Ahmed Ali, are tied for third at 71. Ali. along with San Jose’s Thomas Hutchison and Alamo’s Ryan Grauman, is looking for his fourth win of the 2015-2016 season, which would set a new JTNC record.

Hutchison, who came into the championship, leading in the points race for Boys’ Player of the Year, opened with a 72. Grauman shot a 75.

Girls Championship

San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal, the reigning two-time JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year, grabbed the early lead by posting a solid 4-under 67.

Iqbal, who’s coming off a win at the California Women’s Amateur Championship, posted five birdies to go against just one bogey. With a win on Tuesday, Iqbal will claim her fourth JTNC title this season. The women’s course record at Poppy Hills is 6-under 66, set by winner Camille Orito during this year’s NCGA Women’s Amateur Championship.

In second place at 73 is Tzu-Yi Chang of Morgan Hill at 73. Both Doodle Yuen of Los Gatos and Elizabeth Scholtes of Alameda are T-3 at 74.

San Ramon’s Yoonhee Kim, whose won six JTNC events this season (the second most all-time), opened with a 77.

Boys First Flight

Krishan Patel and Steven Chen, both of San Jose, are tied at the top of the leaderboard after posting matching scores of 78.

Howard Shu of Saratoga and Michael Lozano of Manteca are T-3 at 81.

Girls First Flight

Milpitas resident Cynthia Zhang took the lead in round one, opening with an 81.

In second place is San Ramon’s Steffi Lin at 82. Both Sydney and Lauren Sung of Palo Alto are T-3 at 83 along with Adora Liu of Fremont.

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Summer Series V: Fort Washington C.C.

Fresno, CA
July 25-26, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series V Championship at Fort Washington Country Club in Fresno

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (July 26, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday at the Summer Series V Championship at Fort Washington Country Club in Fresno.

Fresno resident Tyler Gardner shot 9-under 135 and Auburn resident Natalie Pietromonaco shot 3-under 145 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series V Championship held Monday and Tuesday at par-72 (par-74 for Girls) Fort Washington CC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Tyler Gardner, runner-up Austin Fox and third place finisher Ian Oehlschlaeger (left to right)

Gardner notched his first win of the season thanks to stellar play in both rounds. In Monday’s first round, he’d take the lead with a sizzling 6-under 66 that included nine birdies and three bogeys—five of the birdies coming in succession from holes No.8 through No.12.

A day later, Gardner made the 66 hold up, shooting a 69 to hold off a hard-charging Austin Fox by a stroke. Fox, of Folsom, was four behind Gardner after a first round 70 but shot his own 66 to get within one. Fox also lit up the course, carding an eagle (he’d hole out on the par-4 10th) and seven birdies to go against three bogeys. He’d birdie holes No.16 –No.18 to close out his round, but was still unable to catch Gardner.

Ian Oehlschlaeger of Clovis and Ryan Grauman of Alamo finished tied for third at 142 after final rounds of 68 and 71, respectively. Oehlschlaeger was awarded third place in a card-off.

Bryce Loosigian of Fresno was fifth at 144 following a 76.

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Girls’ Championship winner Natalie Pietromonaco, runner-up Aya Enjoki and third place finisher Mika Jin (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Pietromonaco also grabbed her first win of the season thanks to back-to-back solid rounds.

On Monday, Pietromonaco took the lead with a stellar 3-under 71 that featured an eagle on the par-5 6th and four birdies to go against just three bogeys. A day later, she’d post an even-par 74 to claim a six-shot win over runner-up Aya Enkoji.

Enkoji, of Fresno, came in at 151 after a final round 73 that included an eagle on No.6 and three birdies.

Third place went to Fremon’t Mika Jin, who finished at 157 following a 76.

Fourth place went to Madison Nii of Fresno (78) at 163, with Melinda Yuan on San Ramon placing fifth at 166 following an 88.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Kyle Wall, runner-up Camden Daly and third place finisher John Cowings (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Kyle Wall of Napa took first place with a two-day score of 166 after rounds of 84-82.

Second place went to San Leandro’s Camden Daly at 167 following an 85. John Cowings of Fresno was third at 181 after a 94.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Mia Goudy, runner-up Caroline Swanson and third place finisher Sloane Bayer (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Mia Goudy of Clovis finished at 153 to claim a seven shot victory. Goudy had rounds of 77-76.

Runner-up was Caroline Swanson of Fresno, who came in at 160 after back-to-back rounds of 80.

Sloane Bayer of Fresno and Samira Pal of Cupertino shared third place at 166 after rounds of 80 and 87, respectively, with Bayer being awarded third place after a card-off. Mattie Millwee of Clovis was fifth at 181 after an 89.

The 2015-2016 JTNC season concludes with the JTNC Tour Championship, to be held Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 1-2) at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Summer Series IV: Napa at Kennedy Park & Chardonnay G.C.

Napa, CA
July 19-20, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series IV Championship at Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park and Chardonnay Golf Course

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (July 20, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Wednesday at the Summer Series IV Championship at Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park and Chardonnay Golf Course in Napa.

Palo Alto resident Ahmed Ali shot 7-under 137 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot even-par 144 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series IV Championship held Tuesday and Wednesday at par-72 Napa GC at Kennedy Park and Chardonnay GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Ahmed Ali, runner-up Thomas Hutchison and third place finisher Max Holm (left to right)

Ali picked up his record-tying third win of the 2015-2016 season with a stellar performance. In Tuesday’s first round at Chardonnay GC, he’d post five birdies to go against just one double-bogey.

A day later, Ali went on a birdie binge to sew up a six stroke win over the field. In the finale, Ali rang up eight birdies to offset four bogeys. He’d wrap up his showing by posting birdies on four of his last five holes.

Thomas Hutchison of San Jose, who previously tied the record for most JTNC wins in a season (3) and was coming off a big win at the NCGA Junior Championship, was runner-up at 143. He’d open with a 70, but could only manage a 73 in the final round.

Max Holm of Walnut Creek held the first round lead after a sizzling 68 that featured five birdies and a lone bogey, but a second round 76 dropped him into third place.

Fourth place went to Santa Rosa’s Jake Eastman at 146 after a final round 76. Robert Briggs of Novato and Bradley Vu of Santa Cruz shared fifth place at 147 following rounds of 70 and 73, respectively.

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

In the Girls’ Championship, Iqbal grabbed the lead with a first round 75 and never gave it up, posting a final round 69 for a two-shot win over Yoonhee Kim of San Ramon.

Coming off back-to-back wins at the NCGA Junior Championship, the win was Iqbal’s third of the 2015-2016 season and record 20th NorCal junior “major” victory. A day after posting just one birdie, the Pioneer High junior carded six birdies to go against just three bogeys.

Kim, the winner of six events this season and runner-up at the NCGA Junior after losing to Iqbal in a playoff, opened with a 77 and followed that up with a 69. She’d make a brilliant charge on the back-nine, carding birdies on her first four holes, but was unable to catch Iqbal.

Bibilani Liu of Cupertino finished third at 150 following a 71, while Caris Kim of Los Altos placed fourth at 152 after a 72. Marie Dean of Davis was fifth at 153 after a 72.

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Boys’ First Flight third place finisher Sahil Kapur, runner-up Nico Maes and winner Michael Lozano (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Michael Lozano of Manteca had a 76 to finish at 150, defeating runner-up Nico Maes of San Jose by five shots. Maes shot a final round 78.

Third place went to Sahil Kapur of San Jose at 156 following a 77. Four players—Jacob Aaron of Napa, Pleasanton’s Josh Maroney, Steven Chen of San Jose and Nathan Park of Dublin—all finished T-4 at 159.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Kiana Briggs, runner-up Sydney Sung and third place finisher Natalie Vo (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Kiana Briggs of Novato followed up an opening 81 with a 70 to come in at 151, defeating co-runner-ups Natalie Vo of San Jose and Sydney Sung of Palo Alto by 10 shots.

Vo, who was awarded second place in a card-off, had a final round 74, while Sung posted a 75.

Madison Pineda of San Carlos was fourth at 163 after an 83. Katie Lynn Fong of Dublin and Sophie Thai of Los Altos finished T-5 at 165 following rounds of 79 and 81, respectively.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series V Championship, slated for July 25-26 at Fort Washington Country Club in Fresno.

 

EllieMae Classic Qualifier: TPC Stonebrae

Hayward, CA
June 28, 2016

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 The JTNC will have a presence at the upcoming Web.com Tour Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward.

Among those in the field for the Classic, which is slated to tee off July 28-31, will be 2013 JTNC Player of the Year Joshua McCarthy.

The Danville resident earned a spot in the championship by shooting a medalist-earning 4-under 67 in a JTNC qualifier held at TPC Stonebrae. He’d edge Finigan Tilly of San Carlos, who had a 68, by one.

McCarthy’s round included eight birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey. He’d calmly follow up an opening double-bogey on the first hole by rattling off four straight birdies.

“I was as nervous as I’ve ever been going into a tournament,” said McCarthy, who’s headed to Pepperdine University in the fall. “This meant so much. I am so excited to have won the opportunity to play in the Ellie Mae Classic. It’s an incredible opportunity.”

 

Summer Series III: Coyote Creek G.C. (Valley Course)

San Jose, CA
June 20-21, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series III Championship at Coyote Creek Golf Course in San Jose.

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 22, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday at the Summer Series III Championship at Coyote Creek Golf Course in San Jose.

Los Gatos resident Nicholas Mok shot even 144 and San Ramon resident Yoonhee Kim shot 3-under 141 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series III Championship held Monday and Tuesday at par-72 Coyote Creek on the Valley Course.

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Boys’ Championship winner Nicholas Mok and runner-up Thomas Hutchison (left to right)

Mok picked up his first win of the 2015-2016 season thanks to his 75 and stellar final round of 69. On Monday he had three birdies, but on Tuesday he posted five birdies with an eagle on his final hole. Hutchison carded four birdies on his final round with only two bogeys and finishing just one behind Mok.

Four players—Ahmed Ali of Palo Alto, Daniel Kim of San Jose, Colt McNealy of Portola Valley and Danville’s Jared Khoo—all finished T-3 at 148. A card-off was used to decide the third place finisher, McNealy won the card shooting a 35 on his last nine holes.

 

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

Shooting one of the lowest rounds in girls JTNC history, Yoonhee Kim won by nine strokes. On Tuesday Kim followed the front nine even par with five birdies and an eagle. Kim carded a 28 on her second nine and ended up shooting a stellar 65.

Iqbal, the two-time defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year, had opened with a leading 74 on Monday. A day later, she’d slip back to a 76 that featured four birdies. In her fourth event of the year, Bibilani Liu shot a steady 79 each day with some sprinkled in birdies to secure her third place finish.

 

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Boys’ First Flight champion Allen Zhang, runner-up Jacob Turley and third place finisher Maximilian Ramirez (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Allen Zhang of San Jose had rounds of 71-79 to come in at 150 and win by five strokes.

Jacob Turley was awarded second place following a card-off after shooting a 37 on his last nine holes. Maximilian Ramirez would be awarded third place in the card-off and shooting a 38 on his last nine.

 

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Girls’ First Flight champion Lauren Shew,d runner-up Annika Cruz and third place finisher Kristina Oh (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Lauren Shew of San Francisco had rounds of 80-75 to finish at 155 and win by two strokes.

Three players—Kristina Oh of San Jose, Annika Cruz of Milpitas, and Pleasanton’s Jasmine Chen—all finished T-2 at 157. A card-off was used to decide second place. Cruz was awarded second place, and Oh third place.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is qualifying for the Ellie Mae Classic, slated for June 28 at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward.

Summer Series II: Poppy Ridge

Livermore, CA
June 15-16, 2016

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 17, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Thursday at the Summer Series II Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

San Ramon resident Brendan Hy shot 3-over 147 and Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot 8-over 152 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-36 Poppy Ridge Golf Course. The duo both earned automatic spots into this year’s PGA Junior Championship, slated for Aug. 9-12 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rhode Island.

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Boys’ Championship winner Brendan Hy, runner-up Jeremy Villafuerte and third place finisher Isaiah Choi (left to right)

Hy picked up his first win of the 2015-2016 season in dramatic fashion, making birdie on the 18th in the final round for a round of even-par 72. Just a hole earlier on the 17th, he’d suffered a crucial bogey. The birdie on 18 gave him a one-shot victory over both Jeremy Villafuerte of Newark and San Ramon’s Isaiah Choi.

Hy had been close to winning before. At both the Fall Series VI and Spring Series VII Championships, he placed second.

Villafuerte, who was coming off a 77 in Wednesday’s wind-swept first round, carded a birdie on No.12 to get to a total of 4-over but could only manage pars on his final six holes.

Choi had a chance to catch Hy but stumbled with bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes for a second round 72. In a card-off, Villafuerte was awarded second place, with Choi placing third.

Three players—Aditya Kumar of Fremont, Avi Khemani of Los Altos Hills and Pleasanton’s John Fracisco—tied for fourth at 149.

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Girls’ Championship winner Yealimi Noh, runner-up Ty Akabane and third place finisher Brooke Riley (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Noh was the epitome of steady, carding 12 straight pars in the final round for a 73 and one shot win over Danville’s Ty Akabane and Brooke Riley of Manteca.

For Noh, the win was her ninth career JTNC title, moving her to third place on the Girls’ all-time career win list. The victory was also Noh’s third of the 2015-2016, tying her with Casie Cathrea for third place three) for most wins in a season.

Akabane, who captured the Spring Series VII Championship crown, had a chance to tie Noh but carded a bogey on the 15th for a 74 and two-day total of 153. Also coming in at 153 was Riley. Winner of the Summer Series I Championship, Riley had birdied the 14th to take the lead but later had a bogey on the 16th and a double-bogey on the 17th for a 76.

In a card-off, Akabane was awarded second place, with Riley placing third.

Belinda Hu and Yoonhee Kim of San Ramon both finished T-4 at 154 after final rounds of 73 and 76, respectively.

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Boys’ First Flight champion Tyson Rutledge, runner-up Cameron Keith and third place finisher Nicholas Dolley (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Tyson Rutledge of Clovis had rounds of 75-72 to finish at 147, claiming a three shot win over Alamo’s Cameron Keith.

Rutledge was solid in the finale, carding an eagle and birdie to go against three bogeys.

Keith had rounds of 76-74. Nicholas Dolley of El Dorado Hills and Nathan Wang of Fremont both tied for third at 151 after final rounds of 72 and 74, respectively.

Allen Zhang and Krishan Patel of San Jose finished T-5 at 159 following final rounds of 76 and 79, respectively.

Junior Tour of Northern California Summer Series II

Girls’ First Flight champion Katherine Sung and runner-up Cynthia Zhang (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Palo Alto’s Katherine Sung had a final round 74 to come in at 156 for a seven-shot win. Both Jasmine Chen of Pleasanton and Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas finished tied for second at 163 after final rounds of 77 and 78, respectively.

In a card-off, Zhang was awarded was second place with Chen placing third.

Madison Starke of Walnut Creek was fourth at 166, with Liam Sklar of Los Gatos taking fifth at 167.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series III Championship, slated for June 20-21 at Coyote Creek Golf Course in San Jose.

Summer Series I: Reserve at Spanos Park & Elkhorn G.C.

Stockton, CA
June 11-12, 2016

Results  |  Pairings 

Contestant Information Sheet

Yardages: Elkhorn GC  |  The Reserve at Spanos Park GC

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series I Championship at Elkhorn Golf Club and Reserve at Spanos Park in Brentwood

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 13, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Summer Series I Championship at Elkhorn Golf Club and Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

Alamo resident Ryan Grauman shot 4-under 139 and Manteca resident Brooke Riley shot 5-over 148 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series I Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Elkhorn GC and par-72 Reserve at Spanos Park.

Junior Tour of Northern California Summer Series I

Boys’ Championship winner Ryan Grauman, runner-up Trey Davis and third place finisher Mackade Mangels (left to right)

Grauman picked up his third win of the 2015-2016 season thanks to a steady first round 73 and a stellar final round 66.  In winning for the third time in the season, Grauman matched the JTNC Boys’ record for most wins in a season. The record is now held by four players, and was recently tied by San Jose’s Thomas Hutchison.

A day after carding a wild 73 featuring an eagle and three birdies but also three bogeys and a pair of double-bogeys, Grauman found his groove. On Sunday at Reserve at Spanos Park, he’d open with a bogey but then ran off seven birdies and 10 pars to defeat runner-up Trey Davis of Olivehurst by a stroke. The clincher for Grauman was a birdie on the 17th.

Davis, who grabbed the first round lead with a 70 at Elkhorn GC, had five birdies in Sunday’s final round. He’d also be stung by a bogey and double-bogey, however which led to another round of 70 and two-day total of 140.

Third place went to Danville’s Mackade Mangels at 143 following a final round 69. Mangels had the shot of the weekend, acing the par-3 13th hole at Elkhorn GC on Saturday.

Brian Ma of Milpitas was fourth at 145 after a 72, while Aditya Kumar of Fremont and Daniel Kim of San Jose shared fifth place at 146 following rounds of 72.

Junior Tour of Northern California Summer Series I

Girls’ Championship winner Brooke Riley, runner-up Belinda Hu and third place finisher Ty Akabane (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Riley notched her first win of the 2015-2016 season by going wire-to-wire.

In Saturday’s first round at Elkhorn GC, Riley had a shaky 76 that featured three birdies and eight bogeys. A day later, Riley played her first three holes at 2-over after making double-bogey on No.3. She’d bounce back, however, by playing her final 15 holes at 1-under par for a 72.

San Ramon’s Belinda Hu, who opened with a 79, shot a second round 71 to claim second place at 150. Danville’s Ty Akabane, who also had a first round 79, shot 73 to place third at 152.

Fourth place went to San Ramon’s Danielle Suh at 153 after a 76. Yoonhee Kim of San Ramon and Alamo’s Annika Borrelli tied for fifth at 154 after final rounds of 77.

Junior Tour of Northern California Summer Series I

Boys’ First Flight champion Caleb Barstad, runner-up Christian Castillo and third place finisher Nathan Wang (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Caleb Barstad of Carmel Valley shot rounds of 73-72 to finish at 145 and claim a 10 stroke victory.

Second place went to Folsom’s Christian Castillo at 155 after a 74. Nathan Wang of Fremont was third at 156 following a 78.

Jason Deaver of Redding took fourth at 160 after an 81 and Shreyvas Narayanan was fifth at 161 following an 82.

Junior Tour of Northern California Summer Series I

Girls’ First Flight champion Selena Tang, runner-up Cynthia Zhang and third place finisher Adora JiaYi Wen (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Selena Tang of Fremont made par on the 18th hole to shoot 75 and finish at 151, claiming a one-shot victory over runner-ups Adora JiaYi Wen of Dublin and Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas. Wen had a chance to force a playoff with Tang but bogeyed the 18th to finish with a 74 and two-day total of 152. Zhang also had a shot at forcing extra holes but also bogeyed the 18th for a 76 and 152.

In a card-off, Zhang was awarded second place. Fourth place went to Pleasanton’s Rachel Shaw at 156 after an 87. Erica Lam of San Jose was fifth at 158 following an 80. In Saturday’s opening round, Shaw had posted a sensational 69 that included five birdies and two pars.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series II Championship, slated for June 15-16 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

 

Spring Series VII: Deer Ridge & Shadow Lakes G.C.

Brentwood, CA
May 28-29, 2016

Results  |  Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet  

Yardages: Deer Ridge GC   |  Shadow Lakes GC

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 31, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series VII Championship at Shadow Lakes Golf Club and Deer Ridge Golf Club in Brentwood.

Fremont resident Vijay Srinivasan shot 7-under 135 and Danville resident Ty Akabane shot 6-under 136 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-70 Shadow Lakes and par-71 Deer Ridge.

Junior Tour of Northern California Spring Series VII

Boys’ championship winner Vijay Srinivasan, runner-up Brendan Hy and third place finisher Finigan Tilly (left to right)

Srinivasan picked up his first win of the 2015-2016 season thanks to a steady first round 70 and a stellar final round 65.  The 65 was also the fourth lowest 18-hole score in JTNC history.

A day after carding a solid 70 featuring four birdies and three bogeys, Srinivasan caught fire. On Sunday at Deer Ridge, he’d post seven birdies with just one bogey to secure a two-shot win over runner-up Brendan Hy of San Ramon. On his front-nine, Srinivasan shot a 32.

Hy, who was coming off a first round 71, did his best to try and keep up. He’d post a second round 66 with six birdies to go against just one bogey.

Also shooting a Sunday 66 was San Carlos’ Finigan Tilly, who moved into a tie for third with Wallace Lin of Los Gatos at 138. Lin had back-to-back rounds of 69.

Three players—Bryson Zorich of Rocklin, Hayden Hui of Dublin and San Ramon’s Ashkaan Hakim—all finished T-5 at 139. Zorich also had a 65, while Hui had a 66 and Hakim shot 67. Zorich, who shot a front-nine 30, had an eagle and eight birdies but also suffered four bogeys.

Junior Tour of Northern California Spring Series VII

Girls’ championship winner Ty Akabane, runner-up Sabrina Iqbal and third place finisher Maria Davis (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, it was Akabane who went low. Playing at Deer Ridge, Akabane had a second round 66 to come from behind and defeat runner-up Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose by three strokes.

Akabane also had a front-nine 30, thanks to an eagle on the par-5 9th and four birdies. Iqbal, the two-time defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year, had opened with a leading 68 on Saturday. A day later, she’d slip back to a 71 that featured two birdies and two bogeys.

Finishing in a tie for third at 143 were Vallejo’s Maria Davis and Samantha Gong of San Francisco following final rounds of 70 and 71, respectively. Davis was awarded third place in a card-off.

Fifth place went to Cupertino’s Bibilani Liu at 146 after a 71.

Junior Tour of Northern California Spring Series VII

Boys’ First Flight champ Dean Cavanna and third place finisher Aidan Tran (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Dean Cavanna of San Anselmo had rounds of 70-72 to come in at 142 and win by seven strokes.

Four players—Angelo Marcon of San Francisco (73), Aidan Tran of Fresno (74), Austin Tran of Fresno (76) and Baron Szeto of Moraga (72)—finished tied for second at 149.

Marcon was awarded second place following a card-off. Aidan Tran would be awarded third place in the card-off.

Junior Tour of Northern California Spring Series VII

Girls’ First Flight champ Jordan Briggs, runner-up Tiffany Kwok and third place finisher Adora JiaYi Wen (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Jordan Briggs of Livermore had rounds of 77-75 to finish at 152 and edge runner-up Tiffany Kwok of Pleasanton by a stroke.

Kwok shot 75-78. Third place finisher Adora JiaYi Wen of San Jose finished at 154 following a 76. Charlotte Ryoo of Pleasanton and Varnika Achanta of San Jose finished T-4 at 156 after rounds of 80 and 81, respectively.

The event concluded the 2016 Spring Series. Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series I, slated for June 11-12 at Reserve at Spanos Park and Elkhorn GC in Stockton.

 

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