Spring Series III – Paradise Valley & Rancho Solano GC
CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series III Championship at Paradise Valley Golf Club and Rancho Solano Golf Club in Fairfield
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 12, 2021) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series III Championship at Paradise Valley GC and Rancho Solano GC.
Ian Gilligan shot 6-under par 136 and Asterisk Talley shot 4-under par 140 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series III Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Paradise Valley GC and Rancho Solano GC.
Gilligan picked up his second win of the 2020-21 season thanks in part to solid rounds of 68 each day. On Saturday, Gilligan posted an eagle and three birdies to go against just one bogey. A day later at Rancho Solano, he carded six birdies to go against two bogeys to win by four shots over the field.
The win for Gilligan was also important in regards to the 2020-21 JTNC Boys’ Player of the Year race. He is now only 60 points behind Zachery Pollo.
Finishing second at 140 after a second-round 67 was Mason Benbrook. Third place went to Chanhee Ryu at 141 after a final round 68.
Jacob Larson and Clark Van Gaalen finished T-4 at 142.
In the Girls’ Championship, Talley notched her first win of the season thanks in part to a sensational first round 68 that included six birdies and an eagle to go against four bogeys. On the front nine on Sunday, Talley posted a 32.
A day after lighting up the course, Talley shot a solid 72 to win by two shots over runner-up Faith Low. Low posted rounds of 70-72.
Third place went to Madelyn Gamble at 144 (73-71). Kara Lee and Abigail Leighton finished T-4 at 145 following final rounds of 72 and 73, respectively.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Taiki Matsuya shot a final round 74 to come in at 146 and defeat runner-up Christian Choi by two shots. Choi had a final round 76.
Third place was a tie between Nathan Lee and Enrico Diaz at 149. Lee earned third place in a card-off Ian Vovopich was fifth at 150.
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Emil Guan shot a final round 70 to come in at 146 and win by five shots over runner-up Millie Wang. Wang had a final round 72.
Elizabeth Liu and Lucinda Wu finished T-3 at 156. Liu would earn third place in a card-off. Erin Lee and Samantha Chiou finished T-5 at 160.
The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Spring Series IV Championship, to be held April 24-25 at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Murieta.