Fall Series IX – Poppy Ridge
Fall Series IX at Poppy Ridge GC
Please note pairings will be available on Oct. 12th.
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 19, 2020) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series IX Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.
Jackson Koivun shot 6-under 144 and Saanvi Kotti shot 1-under 143 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series IX Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
Koivun captured his second win of the new season in dramatic fashion, defeating Ian Gilligan and William Walsh in a scorecard playoff. All three players came in tied at 138.
Koivun was fantastic in the final round, carding five birdies with zero bogeys. Gilligan, who took second place in another card-off with Walsh, also had five birdies in the final round.
Walsh had a second round 71. Fourth place went to Brandon Knight at 141. Fifth place went to Chanhee Ryu at 142 as all players in the top 5 finished under par.
In the Girls’ Championship, there was also drama, as Kotti defeated runner-up Kiana Briggs in a scorecard playoff. Kotti, who also earned her second win of the season, had rounds of 72-71.
Briggs shot rounds of 71-72. Third place went to Selena Tang at 144 after a solid second-round 3-under 69.
Fourth place went to Francesca Sumcad at 146. Adora Liu and Darla May Dela Torre tied for fifth at 147.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Ray Zhang shot a final round 69 to come in at 143 and defeat runner-up Ben Friedman by three shots. Friedman had a final round 71.
Joshua Kim was third at 147. Enrico Diaz and Austin Wang finished T-4 at 148.
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Madeline Reed shot a final round 78 to come in at 154 and defeat runner-up Nika Gholami by a stroke. Gholami had a final round 77.
Third place went to Alanna Lee at 157. Fourth place went to Ashlee Xu at 159 and Millie Wang was fifth at 160.
Leonardo Vieira had the shot of the weekend, as he’d score an albatross on the par-5 9th of the Merlot Course.
The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series X Championship, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.