Spring Series III Championship–DeLaveaga
Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series III Championship at DeLaveaga Golf Club in Santa Cruz
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 4, 2022) –The 2021-2022 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series III Championship at DeLaveaga Golf Club in Santa Cruz.
Edan Cui shot 1-under par 139 and Cathy Zhang shot 5-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series III Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-70 DeLaveaga GC.
Cui earned his first win of the season, thanks in part to a solid 3-under final round 67 that included four birdies and a bogey. He’d play his final nine holes at 2-under to hold off runner-up Clark van Gaalen by three shots. The top two players in the Boys’ and Girls’ Championship and First Flights who have not already qualified (or earned an exemption) earned spots into the upcoming NorCal qualifier for the Notah Begay Championship.
In Saturday’s opener, Cui posted a 72. Van Gaalen, who opened with a 73, carded a final round 69. Third place went to Kyler Heath at 144 after a final round 70.
Arnold He and Michael Sorber finished T-4 at 145.
In the Girls’ Championship, Zhang won her first event of the 2021-22 season thanks to a solid final round 2-under 69 that included four birdies and three bogeys.
In the first round, Zhang posted a 76. Cindy Wang placed second at 148 after a final round 75. Third place went to Abigail Lin at 150 following a 74.
Madelyn Lee and Norah Yang finished T-4 at 152.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Richard Ding shot a final round 77 to come in at 152 and defeat runner-up Brandon Pantaleon by two shots. Pantaleon had a final round 77.
Third place went to Amo Wehle at 156. Aiden Chuah was fourth at 158 and Danish Sharma was fifth at 159.
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Addison Claire Lee shot a final round 70 to come in at 147 and defeat runner-up Saisha Vibhute by eight shots. Vibute had a final round 77.
Third place went to Kayla Corcoran at 165. Sal Kaneshiro was fourth at 168 and Ashley Gettleman was fifth at 169.
The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Spring Series IV Championship, set for April 9-10 at Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield.