Spring Series VI – Corica Park GC
CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series VI Championship at Corica Park in Alameda
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 17, 2021) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series VI Championship at Corica Park.
Jaden Dumdumaya shot 1-under par 143 and defeated three others in a sudden-death playoff and Selena Tang shot 3-over par 147 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Corica Park GC.
Dumdumaya picked up his third win of the 2020-21 season in dramatic fashion and moved himself to second place in the Boys’ Player of the Year standings with a clutch win sudden-death win on the second playoff hole over Julian Monas, Niall Shiels Donegan and Leonardo Vieira.
Dumdumaya, who had rounds of 71-72, had five birdies and an eagle in the pivotal final round of regulation.
Monas (75-68) got into the playoff by playing his final five holes at 3-under par. Shiels Donegan (71-72) was fueled in part by a front nine 33, while Vieira (69-74) had an opening 69.
Avinash Iyer finished in fifth place, just a shot out of the playoff at 144.
In the Girls’ Championship, Tang earned her first win of the season in what was another clutch performance. With the title on the line, Tang had two birdies in the final round to come in at 75, defeating runner-up Ellie Bushnell by a stroke.
Tang had three birdies in the opening round. Bushnell, who opened with a 79, made a charge with a stellar 69 on Sunday that featured five birdies, including a run of four in a row on the back nine.
Ryan Flynn was third at 149 after a final round 73. Nicole Iniakov and Lauren Sung were T-4 at 150.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Joshua Kim shot a final round 70 to come in at 141 and defeat runner-up Nathan Lee by seven shots. Lee had a final round 73.
Liam Eyer was third at 149, while Taiki Matsuya was fourth at 152. Richard Ding and Ray Zhang were T-5 at 155.
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Malia Loo shot a final round 81 to come in at 155 and defeat runner-up Caroline Gao by nine strokes.
Millie Wang came in tied at 164 with Gao. Gao won the card-off (lower final-round score).
Rayne Ripperger and Jiana Park finished T-4 at 165.
The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Spring Series VII Championship, to be held May 22-23 at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch in Salinas.