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Month: December 2017

4th Annual Challenge Cup

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The Challenge Cup title is headed back to Southern California.

The PGA Southern California Junior Tour won the 2019 Cup, defeating the Junior Tour of Northern California, 14-10, on Friday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

It marked the first title for SoCal since the inaugural Cup was held in 2016. The Series is now tied at two victories apiece.

“It’s really cool,” said JTNC member Sam Sommerhauser despite the loss. “We don’t get to play a lot of match play, plus the north-south rivalry is kind of fun.”

The Cup features 12 members (eight boys, four girls) of the CIG-sponsored JTNC taking on 12 players from the SCJT in a Ryder Cup-like format. A day after jumping out to a 7.5-4.5 lead in Fourball and Foursomes, the SCJT won Singles play as well, outscoring the JTNC, 6.5-5.5.

Posting wins for the JTNC were Sommerhauser (5 and 4), Caleb Shetler (2 and 1), Lucas Carper (3 and 1), Danielle Suh (default) and Mika Jin (7 and 6). The SCJT got victories from Johnny Walker (2 and 1), Joseph Chun (3 and 1), Caden Fioroni (4 and 2), Ian Maspat (1-up) and Jasmine Koo (3 and 1).

“It’s fun to play as a team. We don’t normally get to do that,” said the JTNC’s Jacqueline Lucena. “Playing match play is always fun too.”

While the event has become a favorite of the players, it’s also become a hot spot for college coaches looking for talent. Among the collegiate programs with representatives onsite at this year’s event was University of Arizona, Pepperdine and Loyola-Marymount University.

 

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Opening Day (January 3)

The Southern California Junior Tour is a day away from evening the overall series at the annual Challenge Cup.

With the sun shining overhead, the SCJT jumped to a 7.5-4.5 lead over the JTNC as the fourth overall Challenge Cup got underway Thursday at par-71 Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach.

In morning Fourball action, both teams finished play tied with three points. The JTNC got a pair of wins from the tandems of Jacqueline Lucena and Jasmine Chen and George McNeely and Lucas Carper, while the SCJT got victories from the teams of Jasmine Koo and Jasmine Lew and Guy Clauss and Caden Fioroni. The two other matches ended in halves.

Later in Foursomes, the SCJT outscored the JTNC, 4.5-1.5. The SCJT again got wins from the teams of Koo and Lew and Clauss and Fioroni. Also winning for SoCal was the tandems of Kamille Dimayuga and Sherilyn Villanueva and Joseph Chun and Ian Maspat. The JTNC’s lone win came from the tandem of McNeely and Carper.

The Cup features 12 members (eight boys, four girls) of the CIG-sponsored Junior Tour of Northern California taking on 12 players from the Southern California Junior Tour in a Ryder Cup-like format.

Friday’s play will feature 12 Singles matches. The JTNC leads in the series, 2-1.

 

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Holiday Series II – Morro Bay GC

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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 3, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2018-2019 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Holiday Series II Championship at Morro Bay Golf Course.

San Luis Obispo resident Joshua Compton shot 5-over 147 and Chico resident Jacqueline Lucena shot 6-over 148 to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Morro Bay GC in Morro Bay.

Boys’ Championship winner Joshua Compton, runner-up Gregory Mouser and third place finisher Jonathan Le (left to right)

Compton notched his first win of the season after posting a final round 75 to hold off runner-up Gregory Mouser of Fresno by one stroke.

Compton had two clutch birdies, on the 14th and 16th holes, to edge Mouser. Over the two rounds, Compton birdied 11 holes, including five on Saturday en route to an opening 1-over 72.

Mouser made a move with a birdie on the 16th but bogeyed the 17th. He had a chance to tie with a birdie on the 18th but had to settle for par.

Jonathan Le of San Jose was third at 149, while Jose Calderon of Salinas was fourth at 150.

Caleb Barstad of Carmel Valley and Patrick Sperling of Fresno finished T-5 at 162.

Girls’ Championship winner Jacqueline Lucena, runner-up Madelyn Gamble and third place finisher Megan Yang (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Lucena shot a final round 73 that included three birdies on the back-nine to edge Madelyn Gamble of Pleasant Hill by a shot.

Lucena had a great run where she birdied four of five holes (Nos. 9, 10, 12 and 13). She’d card seven birdies overall.

Gamble had a chance to win but finished with a double-bogey on the 18th for a final round 75.

Megan Yang of San Jose was third at 150. Claire Chen of Fremont was fourth at 151, with Foster City’s Faith Low taking fifth at 154.

Boys’ First Flight winner Nicolas Gavasse, runner-up Luke Montoya and third place finisher Nicholas Mouser (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Nicolas Gavasse of Aptos shot a final round 76 to come in at 153, defeating runner-up Luke Montoya of Arroyo Grande by a stroke. Montoya had a final round 77.

Nicholas Mouser of Fresno and Jacob Lutz of Coralitos finished T-3 at 155. Mouser earned third place in a card-off. Christian Hansen of Okotoks and Ayden Fynaut of Fresno finished T-5 at 158.

Girls’ First Flight winner Kaydee Tu, runner-up Camille Thai and third place finisher Katie Burson (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Kaydee Tu of Orinda shot a final round 74 to come in at 148, defeating runner-up Camille Thai of Los Altos by 12 shots.

Katie Burson of Atascadero was third at 162, while Isabella Gunasayan of Arroyo Grande was fourth at 164. Giana Gunasayan of Arroyo Grande was fifth at 171.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Holiday Series III Championship, to be held Dec. 27-28 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

Holiday Series I – Del Monte GC

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (November 21, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2018-2019 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday at the Holiday Series I Championship at Del Monte Golf Course.

Fremont resident Nathan Wang shot 1-over 145 and defeated Sam Sommerhauser of Rocklin in a playoff and San Jose resident Irene Jun shot 14-over 158 to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series I Championship held Monday and Tuesday at par-72 Del Monte GC in Monterey.

Boys’ Championship winner Nathan Wang, runner-up Sam Sommerhauser and third place finisher Griffin Long (left to right)

Wang captured his first win of the season with a solid second round 70. He’d defeat Sommerhauser on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with a par.

A day after opening with a 75, Wang went 4-under with four birdies through his first 11 holes. He’d fall back into a tie with Sommerhauser after he bogeyed the 17th and 18th.

Sommerhauser got into the playoff by playing the back-nine at 1-under thanks to two birdies. He’d card a final round 74.

Three players—Griffin Long of Davis, Ben Soicher of Mill Valley and Alexander Barclay of Pleasanton—finished T-3 at 146. Long earned third place following a card-off.

Girls’ Championship winner Irene Jun and runner-up Claire Chen (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Jun notched her first win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to a second round 77 that feature two birdies and a back-nine 2-over 38.

Overall, Jun would post four birdies. Runner-up Claire Chen of Fremont came in at 160 after a final round 82.

Three players—Ashley Pan of Moraga, Hannah Harrison of Granite Bay and Kaylen Tu of Orinda—finished T-3 at 162. Pan was awarded third place following a card-off (low back-nine score).

Boys’ First Flight winner Jaden Dumdumaya, runner-up Chris Bettencourt and third place finisher Reese Sato (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield shot a final round 74 to come in at 152 and defeat runner-up Chris Bettencourt of Clovis by five shots.

Reese Sato of Folsom was third at 158, while Matthew Almajano of Fremont was fourth at 159. Luke Montoya of Arroyo Grande placed fifth at 160.

Girls’ First Flight winner Varsha Ramachandran, runner-up Ellen Jun and third place finisher Camille Thai (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Varsha Ramachandran of Fremont shot a final round 76 to come in at 154, defeating runner-up Ellen Jun of San Jose by seven shots. Jun shot a final round 81.

Camille Thai of Los Altos was third at 163, while Orinda’s Kaydee Tu was fourth at 165. Jordan Chan of Los Altos and Michelle Ho of San Ramon were T-5 at 168.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Holiday Series II Championship, to be held Dec. 1-2 at Morro Bay Golf Course in Morro Bay.

Fall Series IX – Poppy Ridge GC

*Special Announcement*  On Saturday October 20th, day one of the tournament, we will have a guest speaker, Brendan Ryan, following play.  He is an expert in the “college golf process” and is joining us to not only gather information for some of his current research, but to talk with players and parents about what’s involved in taking the next step into college golf.  He is planning on speaking a couple of different times as players are finishing and he will be available to answer questions and talk throughout the afternoon.

Brendan’s background includes playing college golf, as well as a 7 year coaching career. He also holds several higher degrees and is the author of several books, academic articles and popular articles.  Including one that can be found on the JTNC blog.   Brendan Ryan is the owner of Golf Placement Services which helps students identify and connect with schools which meet their academic, athletic, social and financial needs.

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 22, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2018-2019 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series IX Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course.

San Jose resident Sebastian Iqbal shot 8-under 136 and Fremont resident Mika Jin shot even-par 144 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series IX Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Poppy Ridge GC in Livermore.

Boys’ Championship winner Sebastian Iqbal, runner-up Connor Motherway and third place finisher Lucas Carper (left to right)

Iqbal grabbed his first win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to stellar play both days.

In Saturday’s opener, Iqbal posted a solid, bogey-free 67 with five birdies. A day later, he’d card five more birdies to go against two bogeys to hold off co-runners-up Connor Motherway of Reno and Lucas Carper of San Jose by six shots.

Motherway and Carper each shot identical rounds of 69-73. Motherway was awarded second place following a card-off.

Five players—Nickolai Friedman of Corte Madera, Darren Pang of San Jose, Nathan Wang of Fremont, Gregory Lee of San Jose and Danville’s Justin Hopkins—all finished T-4 at 144.

Girls’ Championship winner Mika Jin and runner-up Jaclyn LaHa (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Jin secured her second win of the season by closing with three straight pars on the 16th through 18th holes on Sunday. Jin, who earlier won the Fall Series VI Championship, posted seven birdies overall to offset seven bogeys.

Pleasanton resident Jaclyn LaHa was second at 145 following a final round 71. She’s make a huge late charge with three straight birdies on holes 16-18 but it wasn’t enough to catch Jin.

Jasmine Chen of Pleasanton and Stockton’s Anitra Khoth finished T-3 at 149 after final rounds of 68 and 71, respectively. Chen would be awarded third place in a card-off.

Sloane Bayer of Fresno was fifth at 150.

Boys’ First Flight winner Andre Chung, runner-up Kael Hoang and third place finisher Kibum Kim (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Andre Chung of San Francisco shot a final round 71 to come in at 148, defeating runner-up Kael Hoang of Antioch by two. Hoang had back-to-back rounds of 75.

Kibum Kim of Pleasanton was third at 152. Leland Tsai of Castro Valley was fourth at 153 and Christopher Pantaleon of San Jose was fifth at 154.

Girls’ First Flight winner Joyce Zhang, runner-up Harper Clementz and third place finisher Varsha Ramachandran (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Joyce Zhang of Milpitas shot a final round 79 to finish at 155, defeating runner-up Harper Clementz of San Francisco by a shot. Clementz had a final round 76.

Varsha Ramachandran of Fremont was third at 157. Olivia Duan of Cupertino took fourth at 158 and Celine Ho of San Jose and Jordan Chan of Los Gatos were T-5 at 164.

Dylan McDermott of Granite Bay had the shot of the tournament, acing the par-3 7th in Saturday’s first round.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Holiday Series I Championship, to be held Oct. 19-20 at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

Fall Series VIII – Pajaro Valley GC

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VIII Championship at Pajaro Valley Golf Club in Watsonville

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 15, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2018-2019 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VIII Championship at Pajaro Valley Golf Club.

Saratoga resident Caleb Shetler shot 6-under 138 and Fremont resident Claire Chen shot 5-over 149 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VIII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Pajaro Valley Golf Club in Watsonville.

Boys’ Championship winner Caleb Shetler, runner-up Nathan Wang and third place finisher Alexander Iniakov (left to right)

Shetler got his first win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to great play both days and a clutch birdie.

On Sunday, Shetler closed with a birdie on the par-4 18th to come in with a 70, holding off runner-up Nathan Wang of Fremont by a stroke. Shetler, who opened with a stellar 4-under 68, had an eagle and five birdies over his 36 holes.

Wang, who finished with a 72, tied Shetler when he made a birdie on the 17th. But he’d have to settle for a par on the 18th.

Third place went to Alexander Iniakov of Prunedale at 142 after a 73.

Krishan Patel of San Jose was fourth at 144, and Kyle Kuest of Fresno was fifth at 145.

Girls’ Championship winner Claire Chen, runner-up Mika Jin and third place finisher Emily Luo (left to right)

 

In the Girls’ Championship, Chen also got her first win of the season by closing with a clutch birdie on the 18th. Chen would fire a second round 70 featuring six birdies to hold off runner-up Mika Jin of Fremont by a shot.

Jin who won the Fall Series VI title, shot a second 76 to come in at 150. Third place went to Emily Luo of Danville at 151.

Finishing in a tie for fourth at 152 were Emily Hou of San Ramon and Kiara Romero of San Jose.

Boys’ First Flight winner Alexander Suen, runner-up Jamison Tan and third place finisher Howard Shu (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Alexander Suen of Dublin had a final round 76 to come in at 152, defeating runner-up Jamison Tan of Los Altos by two shots. Tan had a final round 77.

Howard Shu of Saratoga and Aptos’ Nicolas Gavasse were T-3 at 155. Shu won the card-off. Matthew Almajano of Fremont and Christian Shackleford of Camarillo were T-5 at 157.

Girls’ First Flight winner Celine Ho, runner-up Varsha Ramachandran and third place finisher Ellen Jun (left to right)

 

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Celine Ho of San Jose had a final round 75 to come in at 156, defeating co-runners-up Ellen Jun of San Jose and Varsha Ramachandran of Fremont by eight shots. Ramachandran would earn second place following a card-off.

Fourth place went to Erika Gosti of Fremont at 166, while Audrey Wang of Fremont was fifth at 171.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series IX Championship, to be held Oct. 20-21 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

Fall Series VII – Windsor GC

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

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 8, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2018-2019 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VII Championship at Windsor Golf Club.

Carmichael resident Matthew Sutherland shot even-par 144 and Chico resident Jacqueline Lucena shot 3-over 147 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Windsor Golf Club in Windsor.

Boys’ Championship winner Matthew Sutherland, runner-up Sebastian Iqbal and third place finisher Krishan Patel (left to right)

Sutherland notched his first win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to solid play both rounds. Just a week prior, Sutherland won the Pro-Junior at the annual PGA Tour Champions PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee.

In Saturday’s opener, he’d post four birdies on his way to a 71. A day later, he’d card three more birdies, including a crucial one on the 17th, for a 73 to hold off runner-up Sebastian Iqbal of San Jose by two shots.

Iqbal made a charge with a second round 71 that featured four birdies and just one bogey.

Third place went to Krishan Patel of San Jose at 147, while Ethan Chung of Cupertino was fourth at 148. Connor Motherway of Reno was fifth at 149.

Girls’ Championship winner Jacqueline Lucena, runner-up Gia Feliciano and third place finisher Kiana Briggs (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Lucena also captured her first title of the season thanks to solid play both days.

On Saturday, Lucena carded two birdies en route to a 74. A day later, she’d go a stroke lower, posting a 73 thanks to a three-birdie, front-nine 33 to defeat runner-up Gia Feliciano of Concord by five shots.

Feliciano had a second round 78 to come in at 152, while Kiana Briggs of Novato was third at 154.

Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton was fourth at 155, with Milpitas’ Cynthia Zhang taking fifth at 156.

Boys’ First Flight winner Kaylon Hoang, runner-up Henry Lambert and third place finisher Will Phelan (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Kaylon Hoang of Antioch shot a final round 72 to come in at 154, defeating co-runner-ups Henry Lambert of Piedmont and Will Phelan of Rocklin by five shots. Lambert earned second place after a card-off (coin flip).

Tyler Momano of Pinole was fourth at 166. Kael Hoang of Antioch and Aaron Young of Benicia were T-5 at 174.

Girls’ First Flight winner Varsha Ramachandran, runner-up Carolyn Liu and third place finisher Olivia Duan (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Varsha Ramachandran of Fremont and Carolyn Liu of San Jose finished tied at 166. Ramachandran would win on the second hole of a playoff.

Olivia Duan of Cupertino was third at 169. Joyce Zhang of Milpitas was fourth at 178, with Kaydee Tu of Orinda fifth at 179.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series VIII Championship, to be held Oct. 20-21 at Pajaro Valley Golf Club in Watsonville.

Fall Series VI – Greenhorn Creek Resort

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 2, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2018-2019 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VI Championship at Greenhorn Creek Resort.

San Jose resident Lucas Carper shot 4-under 140 and Fremont resident Mika Jin shot even-par 144 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp.

Boys’ Championship winner Lucas Carper, runner-up Jacob Westberg and third place finisher Jackson Koivun (left to right)

Carper notched his first win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to great play both rounds.

He’d card back-to-back rounds of 70 to defeat co-runners-up Jacob Westberg of Sacramento and Jackson Koivun of San Jose by four shots. Carper overall posted an eagle and nine birdies to go against seven bogeys.

Westberg and Koivun had final rounds of 72 and 73, respectively, to finish tied at 144. Westberg earned second place in a card-off.

Dylan McDermott of Granite Bay was fourth at 145, while Sam Sommerhauser of Rocklin was fifth at 146.

Girls’ Championship winner Mika Jin, runner-up Melinda Yuan and third place finisher Madelyn Gamble (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Jin ran away with an eight-shot victory thanks to a sensational first round 69. She’d post six birdies to go against just three bogeys, running off three straight birdies from holes No.7 through No.9.

Melinda Yuan of San Ramon was second at 152, with Madelyn Gamble of Pleasant Hill taking third at 153.

Finishing in fourth was Pleasanton’s Jaclyn LaHa at 154. Hannah Harrison of Granite Bay and Andrea Gomez of Santa Clara tied for fifth at 155.

Boys’ First Flight winner Leland Tsai and third place finisher Aaron Young (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Leland Tsai of Castro Valley shot a final round 80 to finish at 160, defeating runner-up Alexander Suen of Dublin by four shots.

Aaron Young of Benicia and Ishdeep Sodhi of Folsom were T-3 at 166 (Young took third in a card-off), while Kaylon Hoang of Antioch was fifth at 169.

Girls’ First Flight winner Ellen Jun, runner-up Belinda Sutikto and third place finisher Michelle Ho (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Ellen Jun shot a final round 83 to finish at 164, defeating runner-up Belinda Sutikto of Fremont by six shots.

Michelle Ho of San Ramon was third at 172, while Natalie Park of Dublin was fourth at 208. Kelly Liu of San Ramon took fifth at 233.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series VII Championship, to be held Oct. 6-7 at Windsor Golf Club in Windsor.

Fall Series V – Ridge Creek GC

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 17, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series V Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Course.

Bakersfield resident Dakota Ochoa shot 2-under 142 and defeated Caleb Shetler in a playoff and San Ramon resident Emily Hou shot 3-over 147 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Ridge Creek Golf Course.

Boys’ Championship winner Dakota Ochoa, runner-up Caleb Shetler and third place finisher Jared Tungol (left to right)

Ochoa notched his first win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to great play both days. He’d card rounds of 70-72.

In Saturday’s opener, Ochoa posted five birdies to go against three bogeys. A day later, he’d card two birdies and two bogeys.

Shetler, of Saratoga, also was steady, posting back-to-back rounds of 71. Needing to make a move, he’d card a Sunday back-nine 35 despite a double-bogey.

Jared Tungol of Rocklin and Maverick Pavletich of Bakersfield finished T-3 at 144 after rounds of 70 and 71, respectively. Tungol took third in a card-off.

David Llewellyn of Fresno was fifth at 145.

Girls’ Championship winner Emily Hou, runner-up Andrea Gomez and third place finisher Ashley Pan (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Hou took the title thanks to great play on Sunday. She’d post a 1-under featuring three birdies and just two bogeys to defeat runner-up Andrea Gomez of Santa Clara by three strokes.

Hou, who also got her first win, had six birdies overall through her 36 holes. Gomez had rounds of 77-73.

Ashley Pan of Moraga took third at 151 after a final round 76.

Claire Wright of Chowchilla was fourth at 152 and Borina Sutikto was fifth at 153.

Boys’ First Flight winner Chris Bettencourt, runner-up William Musson and third place finisher Benjamin Mouser (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Chris Bettencourt of Clovis had a first round 72 en route to a total of 153, defeating runner-up William Musson of Fresno by four shots.

Benjamin Mouser of Fresno was third at 163, while Nicholas Mouser was fourth at 164. Fremont’s Arnold He was fifth at 178.

Girls’ First Flight winner Jessie Burch, runner-up Kaydee Tu and third place finisher Camille Thai (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Jessie Burch of Dublin had a final round 75 to come in at 151, defeating runner-up Kaydee Tu of Orinda by three strokes.

Camille Thai of Los Altos was third at 160.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series VI Championship, to be held Sept. 29-30 at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp.

Fall Series IV – Haggin Oaks GC

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series IV Championship at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 10, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series IV Championship at Haggin Oaks Golf Club.

Granite Bay resident Dylan McDermott shot 8-under 136 and Pleasant Hill resident Madelyn Gamble shot 1-under 143 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series IV Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.

Boys’ Championship winner Dylan McCermott, runner-up Lucas Carper and third place finisher George McNeely (left to right)

McDermott got his second win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to great play both days. He’d card back-to-back rounds of 4-under 68.

In Saturday’s opener, McDermott posted four birdies with zero bogeys. A day later, he’d again go bogey-free with four birdies to defeat a group of players by three shots.

Four players—Lucas Carper of San Jose, Baron Szeto of Moraga, Rocklin’s Sam Sommerhauser and Carmel’s George McNeely—all came in at 139.

Carper and Szeto had the best rounds on Sunday of the four, posting rounds of 69 and 70, respectively. Carper earned second place in a card-off.

Girls’ Championship winner Madelyn Gamble, runner-up Marina Mata and third place finisher Yena Jang (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Gamble shot a Sunday 2-under 70 to edge runner-up Marina Mata of Palo Alto by two shots.

Gamble, who also won her first event of the new season, opened with a 73 that featured a birdie and two bogeys. A day later, she’d post three birdies with just one bogey.

Mata, who had rounds of 72-73, had a chance to catch Gamble but bogeyed both the 15th and 18th on Sunday.

Four players—Melinda Yuan of San Ramon, Yena and Yevon jang of Roseville and Jacqueline Lucena of Chico—all finished T-3 at 146. Yena Jang earned third place in a card-off.

Boys’ First Flight winner Aditya Das, runner-up Julian Monas and third place finisher Giuliano Kaminski (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship,  Aditya Das of Fremont had a second round 73 to come in at 144, defeating runner-up Julian Monas of Cameron Park by two shots.

Giuliano Kaminski of Los Gatos and Jacob Van Roekel of El Dorado Hills were T-3 at 147, while Leland Tsai of Castro Valley and Matthew Almajano of Fremont were T-5 at 158.

Girls’ First Flight winner Sophia Bardunias, runner-up Malia Loo and third place finisher Camille Thai (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Sophia Bardunias of San Ramon shot a second round 75 to come in at 149, defeating runner-up Malia Loo of Millbrae by a shot.

Third place went to Camille Thai of Los Altos at 151. Ryan Flynn of Truckee was fourth at 155, with Alaythia Hinds fifth at 156.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series V Championship, to be held Sept. 8-9 at Ridge Creek GC in Dinuba.

Fall Series III – San Juan Oaks GC

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 4, 2018) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series III Championship at San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

San Jose resident Jack Steck shot 1-under 143 and Pleasanton resident Jasmine Chen shot 1-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series III Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Boys’ Championship winner Jack Steck, runner-up Connor Lien and third place finisher Jackson Koivun (left to right)

Steck got his first win of the 2018-2019 season thanks to a solid Sunday finish. He’d play his final 11 holes at 4-under with five birdies and just one bogey to edge runner-up Connor Lien of Cupertino by two shots.

On Saturday, Steck had two birdies en route to a 73. Lien made birdie on the 11th to tie Steck, but slipped with a bogey on the closing 18th to come in at 1-over 145.

Jackson Koivun of San Jose was third at 146 after a 73. He’d birdie the 15th to flirt with the lead, but later double-bogeyed the 18th.

Steven Chen of San Jose and Akira Isayama of Palo Alto finished T-4 at 147 after matching rounds of 75.

Girls’ Championship winner Jasmine Chen, runner-up Selena Tang and third place finisher Danielle Suh (l;eft to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Chen was solid in both rounds to defeat runner-up Selena Tang of Fremont by three strokes. Chen posted five birdies overall, including two on Sunday on her front-nine that paved the way to victory.

Tang was in the mix but finished with a back-nine 40 to land in second place.

Danielle Suh of San Ramon, who was aiming for her third straight win, came in third at 151 after a 75.

Camille Chung of San Francisco was fourth at 152, while Divya Tadmeti was fifth at 154.

Boys’ First Flight winner Jonathan Le, runner-up Luke Montoya and third place finisher Bowen Yin (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship,  Jonathan Le of San Jose shot a final round 73 to come in at 144, defeating runner-up Luke Montoya of Arroyo Grande by seven shots.

Third place went to Bowen Yin of Fremont at 153. Matthew Almajano of Fremont was fourth at 154 and Aditya Das of Fremont was fifth at 156.

Girls’ First Flight winner Malia Loo and third place finisher Sophia Bardunias (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Malia Loo of Millbrae shot a final round 75 to come in at 157, defeating co-runners-up Celine Ho of San Jose and Sophia Bardunias of San Ramon by three.

Ericka Gosti of Fremont was third at 163. Camille Thai of San Jose and Kalea Hall of Salinas were T-5 at 166.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series IV Championship, to be held Sept. 8-9 at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento.

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