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Month: January 2016

Spring Series VI: Paso Robles G.C.

Paso Robles, CA
May 14-15, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series VI Championship at Paso Robles Golf Club

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 16, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series VI Championship at Paso Robles Golf Club in Paso Robles.

San Jose resident Thomas Hutchison shot 8-under 134 and Redwood Shores resident Lucy Li shot 1-under 141 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Paso Robles Golf Club.

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Boys’ championship winner Thomas Hutchison (middle), runner-up Ethan Chung (right) and third place finisher Bradley Vu (left)

Hutchison picked up his third win of the 2015-2016 season thanks to a steady first round 70 and a stellar final round 64. With the victory, Hutchison tied the JTNC Boys’ record for most wins in a season. The 64 was also the third lowest 18-hole score in JTNC history.

A day after carding an up-and-down 70, Hutchison was flawless, posting seven birdies with zero bogeys to win by five strokes. He’d make his charge on the front-nine, where he shot a 30.

On Saturday, Hutchison also had seven birdies, but he’d also card four bogeys and a double-bogey.

Also going low in the second round was runner-up Ethan Chung of Cupertino. Chung followed up an opening 73 with a fantastic 66 that included an eagle on the par-4 11th, four birdies and just one bogey.

Finishing tied for third at 143 were three players—Bradley Vu of Santa Cruz (70), George McNeely of Carmel (70) and Brian Ma of Milpitas (72). In a testament to fortitude, Wanxi Sun carded a 75 on Sunday despite posting an 11 on the par-5 10th.

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Girls’ Championship winner Lucy Li (middle), runner-up Courtney Vogel (right) and third place finisher Amanjoty Sangha (left)

In the Girls’ Championship, 2014 U.S. Women’s Open darling Lucy Li made the best of a rare JTNC appearance.

Li, the only girl to break 70 in the first round, took the lead from the onset with a solid 69 that featured three birdies and a bogey. A day later she’d post a 72 with two bogeys and birdie to defeat runner-up Courtney Vogel of Pacific Grove by seven shots.

Vogel had back-to-back rounds of 74 to come in at 148. Finishing in a tie for third place at 151 were San Mateo’s Amanjoty Sangha (76) and Jackie Caniete of Antioch (78).

Three players—Kiran Sangha of San Mateo (72), Jacqueline Ngo of Friant (76) and Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose (80)—all finished T-5 at 152.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Kevin Sze (middle), runner-up Aidan Tran (right) and third place finisher Jackson Koivun (left)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Kevin Sze of Saratoga had a final round 72 to come in at 145 and eke out a one-shot win over runner-up Aidan Tran of Fresno. Sze clinched the win with a clutch birdie on the 18th.

Tran also had a final round 72. Placing third at 150 after a final round 75 was San Jose’s Jackson Koivun. Baron Seeto of Moraga and Andrew Burdick of Arroyo Grande finished T-4 at 151 following final rounds of 75 and 80, respectively.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Kiana Briggs (middle), runner-up Selena Tang (right) and third place finisher Irene Jun (left)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Kiana Briggs of Novato had a final round 78 to come in at 153 and defeat runner-up Selena Tang of Fremont by seven shots. Tang shot a final round 77.

Third place went to San Jose’s Irene Jun at 161 after an 80. Charlotte Kyoo of Pleasanton was fourth at 164 after an 80 and Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton was fifth at 165 following an 82.

The 2016 Spring Series continues with the Spring Series VII Championship, to be held May 28-29 at Deer Ridge Golf Club and Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood.

Spring Series V: Darkhorse G.C.

Auburn, CA
April30-May1, 2016

Results | Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet | Yardages

 

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

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 2, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series V Championship at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn.

San Jose resident Thomas Hutchison shot 4-under 140 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 2-under 142 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Darkhorse Golf Club.

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

Hutchison picked up his second win of the 2015-2016 season thanks to a solid first round 72 and a stellar final round 68.

In Sunday’s finale, Hutchison posted six birdies to go against just two bogeys. He’d make his charge when it counted too, getting five of his birdies after making the turn for a back-nine 32.

On Saturday, Hutchison posted five birdies, but he’d also have three bogeys and a double-bogey.

Making a huge push towards the top was 2014 JTNC Player of the Year Joshua McCarthy. Coming off a first round 76, McCarthy was a birdie machine on Sunday.  The Danville resident had seven birdies and just one bogey for a 66 that moved him into second place alone at 142.

Finishing in a tie for third at 144 were Ryan Grauman of Alamo and Matt Heitel of Redwood City after final rounds of 71 and 72, respectively. Grauman was awarded third in a card-off. Brian Ma of Milpitas took fifth place at 146 after a final round 69.

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

In the Girls’ Championship, Iqbal found herself back on the top of the standings. The two-time defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year had back-to-back rounds of 71 to defeat runner-up Emilee Hoffman of Folsom by two shots.

The win was also Iqbal’s second of the season, and her first since the Fall Series IX Championship last October. Iqbal, who had six birdies to go against two bogeys and a double-bogey over her 36 holes, won the San Francisco City Women’s Championship in March.

Hoffman, who was playing in her final JTNC event, had a fate similar to McCarthy. A day after carding a 76, Hoffman put up a 68 to move into second place alone at 144. The 68 included six birdies and just one mistake—a double-bogey on the par-4 8th.

Third place went to Concord’s Yealimi Noh at 147 following a final round 71. Emma Sand of El Dorado Hills was fourth at 155 after a 79, while San Ramon’s Yoonhee Kim (79) was fifth at 156. Kim entered the event leading in the race for 2016 Girls’ Player of the Year honors.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Dylan McDermott, runner-up Matthew Amann and third place finisher Krishan Patel (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Dylan McDermott of Granite Bay and Matthew Amann of El Dorado finished regulation tied at the top at 155. McDermott would take the title with a birdie on the second of a sudden-death playoff.

Third place went to San Jose’s Krishan Patel at 156, while Bailey Flickinger of San Miguel was fourth at 157. Carson Kalbfleisch of Geyserville was fifth at 161.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Meghan Paracuelles, runner-up Steffi Lin and third place finisher Ashley Knepshield (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Folsom’s Meghan Paracuelles took the title by a shot at 160 after shooting a final round 79.

Paracuelles, who was helped by three birdies on Sunday, held off Carmichael’s Ashley Knepshield (77) and San Ramon’s Steffi Lin (78) , who both came in at 161. Lin was awarded second place in a card-off.

Fourth place went to Caleigh Clark of El Dorado Hills at 167, with fifth place going to Fremont’s Selena Tang (168).

The 2016 Spring Series continues with the Spring Series VI Championship, to be held May 14-15 at Paso Robles Golf Course in Paso Robles.

Spring Series IV: Adobe Creek G.C. & Rooster Run G.C.

Petaluma, CA
April 23-24, 2016

Results  | Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet  |  Yardages: Adobe & Rooster Run

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 25, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series IV Championship at Rooster Run Golf Club and Adobe Creek Golf Club in Petaluma.

Palo Alto resident Ahmed Ali shot 2-under 142 and San Ramon resident Yoonhee Kim shot 5-over 149 and defeated Pleasanton resident Xinying Wang in a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series IV Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Rooster Run GC and Adobe Creek GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Ahmed Ali and runner-up Kyle Wilkinson (left to right)

Ali picked up his second win of the 2015-2016 season by being the only player to break par both rounds. In Saturday’s first round, Ali took the lead after posting a 71 at Adobe Creek that featured four birdies and three birdies.

A day later, Ali was simply steady. He’d card two birdies and a bogey on his front-nine, closing his round with nine straight pars for a second straight 71. A member at the Olympic Club, Ali dedicated the win to his grandmother, who recently passed away.

Taking second place at 146 was Kyle Wilkinson of San Francisco after a second round 74.

Both San Ramon’s Ashkaan Hakim and Trey Davis of Olivehurst finished T-3 at 148 after final rounds of 73 and 76, respectively. Brian Ma of Milpitas and John Heckel Jr. of San Jose placed T-5 at 150 following final rounds of 71 and 74, respectively.

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Girls’ Championship winner Yoonhee Kim, runner-up Xinying Wang and third place finisher Kiran Sangha (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Kim picked up her fifth win of the 2015-2016 season after defeating Wang on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

The two were knotted up all weekend long. On Saturday at Adobe Creek, Kim and Wang each posted opening scores of even-par 72. Kim had two birdies and two bogeys while Wang had three birdies and three bogeys.

On Sunday at Rooster Run, both carded 77. Kim had five bogeys, while Wang had a wild ride, posting three birdies to go against four bogeys and two double-bogeys. Hurting Wang the most was a crucial double-bogey on the par-4 17th.

San Mateo resident Kiran Sangha and Katherine Zhu of San Jose were also in the mix early after carding rounds of 74 and 73, respectively, in the first round. On Sunday, Sangha shot 76 while Zhu had 77, leaving the two tied for third at 150.

Belinda Hu of San Ramon finished fifth at 152 after a final round 75.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Evan Cuenco, runner-up Alexander Lin and third place finisher Kevin Sze (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Evan Cuenco took the title after shooting the round of his life Saturday at Rooster Run. Cuenco, a 5-handicap index, opened with a 7-under 65 that included eight birdies and just one bogey. In Sunday’s second round, Cuenco posted a 76 to come in at 3-under 141. He’d win the title by eight shots.

Second place went to Alexander Lin of Oakland at 149 following a final round 77. Kevin Sze of Saratoga was third at 154 after a 78 and Jackson Koivun of San Jose was fourth at 156 following a 78. Baron Szeto of Moraga took fifth at 157 after an 83.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Priya Bakshi, runner-up Madison Beckett and third place finisher Nicole Vivier (left to right)

 

The Girls’ First Flight Championship also saw a runaway winner, as Priya Bakshi of Palo Alto cruised to a five stroke win after coming in at 148 (72-76). Baskhi also was able to get in some birdies, posting five in the opening round to go against five bogeys.

Second place went to Madison Beckett of Santa Rosa at 153. Three players—San Jose’s Nicole Vivier, Jordan Briggs of Livermore and Kiara Romero of San Jose—finished T-3 at 154.

The 2016 Spring Series continues with the Spring Series V Championship, to be held at April 30-May 1 at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn.

Spring Series III: Roddy Ranch G.C.

Antioch, CA
April 9-10, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series II Championship at Windsor Golf Club

 

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series III Championship at Roddy Ranch Golf Course in Antioch.

Redwood City resident Matt Heitel shot 9-under 135 and Rocklin resident Nicole Schroeder shot 3-over 147 and defeated Cupertino resident Bibilani Liu in a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series III Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Roddy Ranch GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Matt Heitel, runner-up Brian Ma and third place finisher Finigan Tilly (left to right)

Heitel picked up his first win of the 2015-2016 season after putting together back-to-back rounds of 67-68. He’d beat the field by five strokes.

On Saturday, Heitel went 3-under through his first nine, finishing with a total of six birdies to go against just one bogey. A day later, Heitel was still in the groove, as he’d post five birdies to go against a lone bogey. His 9-under total was just three shots shy of Justin Suh’s record for lowest tournament total (12-under).

Finishing in second with a solid score of 4-under 140 was Milpitas’ Brian Ma. Ma’s play included a first round 5-under 67.

Third place went to Finigan Tilly of Redwood City at 141, while fourth place went to Hayden Hui of Dublin at 143. Cupertino’s Ethan Chung was fifth at 144.

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Girls’ Championship winner Nicole Schroeder, runner-up Bibilani Liu and third place finisher Audrey Lin (left to right)

The Girls’ Championship would go to a playoff after Schroeder came in with a final round 72 to tie Liu after regulation. Schroeder had stumbled with a double-bogey on the 16th, but came back with a birdie on the 18th to force extra holes. Liu had a chance to win outright but bogeyed the 18th. Schroeder won on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Liu held the lead after the first round following a 72.

In third place was Fremont’s Audrey Lim at 152 following matching rounds of 76. Vanessa Richani of Granite Bay and Ashely Shim of San Mateo finished T-4 at 155 after final rounds of 77 and 78, respectively.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Jackson Koivun, runner-up Dante Clark and third place finisher Dean Cavanna (left to right)

Over in the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Jackson Koivun of San Jose shot a final round 77 to come in at 153 and defeat Dante Clark and Dean Cavanna by a stroke. Koivun sealed his win with a birdie on the 18th.

Clark, of San Jose, and Cavanna, of San Anselmo, finished at 154 following rounds of 77 and 78, respectively. Clark was awarded second place after a card-off.

Nathan Wang of Fremont took fourth at 155, while Evan Cuenco of Benicia was fifth at 156.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Nicole Vivier, runner-up Cynthia Zhang and third place finisher Katelyn Vo (left to right)

The Girls’ First Flight Championship title went to Nicole Vivier of San Jose at 161 (81-80). Vivier would defeat runner-up Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas by two shots.

Third place went to Katelyn Vo of San Jose at 165, while Julia Ni of Dublin was fourth at 166. Fifth place went to Patricia Sweeney of Folsom at 168.

The 2016 Spring Series continues with the Spring Series IV Championship, to be held April 23-24 at Adobe Creek GC and Rooster Run GC in Petaluma.

Spring Series II: Windsor G.C.

Windsor, CA
March 19-20, 2016

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series II Championship at Windsor Golf Club

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series II Championship at Windsor Golf Club in Windsor.

Alamo resident Ryan Grauman shot 2-over 146 and defeated Joshua McCarthy in a playoff and San Mateo resident Amanjoty Sangha shot 12-over 156 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Windsor GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Ryan Grauman and runner-up Joshua McCarthy (left to right)

Grauman’s victory, his second of the season, was keyed by a stellar2-under 70 in the first round.  After a front-nine 38, he’d catch fire, posting a 32 on his back-nine with four birdies.

While Grauman took the early lead, one of his pursuers was McCarthy. The 2014 JTNC Boys’ Player of the Year and Danville resident shot 72 to leave himself just two back.

On Sunday, Grauman slipped back to a 76 while McCarthy made a move with a 74, leaving them tied after regulation. In what became a playoff, Grauman came out on top on the second hole.

Finishing in third place at 147 was Robert Briggs of Novato after rounds of 73-74. Thomas Hutchison of San Jose and San Ramon’s Brendan Hy finished T-4 at 149 after final rounds of 74 and 78, respectively.

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Girls’ Championship winner Amanjoty Sangha and runner-up and sister Kiran Sangha (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Sangha outlasted her sister, Kiran, for her first win of the season.

A day after opening with matching scores of 80, Amanjoty posted a day-low 76 that featured two birdies, four bogeys and a double-bogey. Kiran, meanwhile, shot 78. Kiran had a chance to catch Amanjoty but was stung by a critical double-bogey on the 16th hole.

Finishing in a tie for third at 160 were Angela Liu of San Jose and Belinda Hu of San Ramon following final rounds of 78 and 81, respectively. Liu was awarded third place in a card-off. Hu had taken the first round lead after opening with a 79.

Fifth place went to Danville’s Ty Akabane at 161 (80-81).

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Boys’ First Flight winner Allen Zhang, runner-up Krishan Patel and third place finisher Lucas Happy (left to right)

The Boys’ First Flight Championship title was captured by Allen Zhang of San Jose, who put together rounds of 76-82 to come in at 158.

Zhang defeated runner-up Krishan Patel of San Jose, who finished at 161 after a final round 84, by three shots. Taking third place at 171 was Lucas Happy of Petaluma. Dylan McDermott of Granite Bay and Owen Randolph each grabbed a share of fourth place at 172 following matching final rounds of 88.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Kaylen Choi, runner-up Madison Beckett and third place finisher Kiana Briggs (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Kaylen Choi of Dublin came in at 163 after a final round 80 to defeat runner-up Madison Beckett of Santa Rosa by two shots. Beckett shot 86-79.

Third place went to Kiana Briggs of Novato (171), while Adora JiaYi Wen of San Jose took fourth at 174. Pleasanton’s Kate Lim and Steffi Lin of San Ramon finished T-5 at 175.

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Samira Pal had the shot of the tournament, acing the 5th hole on Saturday.

Samira Pal of Cupertino had the shot of the weekend, acing the par-3 5th hole on Saturday using an 8-iron.

The 2016 JTNC Spring Series will continue with the Spring Series III Championship, to be held April 9-10  at The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch in Antioch.

Spring Series I: Stockton G.C.C. & Reserve at Spanos Park

 Stockton, CA
March 12-13, 2016

Results  |  Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet  | Yardages: The Reserve at Spanos Park | Stockton GCC

 

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series I Championship at Stockton Golf and Country Club and The Reserve at Spanos Park

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (March 15, 2016) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015-2016 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series I Championship at Stockton Golf and Country Club and The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

San Jose resident Matt Lloyd shot 4-over 147 and Fresno resident Tammy Lim shot 5-over 76 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series I Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Stockton G&CC and par-72 The Reserve at Spanos Park.

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

Lloyd’s victory, his first of the season, was keyed by a 5-under 67 in the first round at The Reserve at Spanos Park. Starting on the 2nd hole, he’d open with a birdie and tack on two more birdies with a bogey for a front-nine 34.

After making the turn, Lloyd went 3-under thanks in part to back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th holes.

In Sunday’s finale at Stockton G&CC, Lloyd and the rest of the field were hit by inclement weather. He’d shoot an 80, but held on to defeat runner-up Daniel Kim of San Jose by a stroke.

Kim, who opened with a 72 at The Reserve, followed that up with a 76 at Stockton G&CC. He’d have a chance to tie Lloyd and force a playoff but bogeyed the 18th.

Finishing in third place at 149 was Justin Gums of Lodi after rounds of 73-76. Noah Woolsey of Pleasanton placed fourth at 150 (75-75), with San Jose’s Thomas Hutchison taking fifth at 151 (76-75).

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Girls’ Championship winner Tammy Lim and runner-up Emilee Hoffman (left to right)

The Girls’ Championship was limited to 18 holes due to the bad weather.

Taking the title was Fresno’s Tammy Lim, who carded a 5-over 76 in Saturday’s first round at Stockton G&CC. Lim’s round included a birdie, two bogeys and a pair of double-bogeys.

Second place went to Emilee Hoffman of Folsom, who had a 77 with four bogeys and a double-bogey.

Three players—Amanjoty Sangha of San Mateo, Bibilani Liu of Cupertino and Katherine Zhu of San Jose—finished T-3 after opening with matching rounds of 78.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Evan Cuenco, runner-up Nathan Hutama and third place finisher William Kirkpatrick (left to right)

The Boys’ First Flight Championship title was captured by Evan Cuenco of Benicia, who put together rounds of 77-83 to come in at 160.

Cuenco defeated co-runner-ups Nathan Hutama of Fremont and William Kirkpatrick of Menlo Park by four shots. Hutama came in at 164 after rounds of 83-81 while Kirkpatrick shot 77-87. Ryan Garcia of Ceres was fourth at 165 (81-84) with Gregory Lee of San Jose placing fifth at 169 (84-85).

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Girls’ First Flight winner Adora JiaYi Wen and runner-up Varnika Achanta (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Adora JiaYi Wen of San Jose and Varnika Achanta of San jose each came in tied with scores of 83. Wen was declared the winner following a card-off.

Three players—Sacramento’s Monique Peterson, Caleigh Clark of El Dorado Hills and Irene Jun of San Jose—finished T-3 after shooting 85.

The 2016 JTNC Spring Series will continue with the Spring Series II Championship, to be held March 19-20 at Windsor Golf Club in Windsor.

 

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