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First Flight Mother’s Day Tournament – Del Monte

Tournament Information, Pairings & Results

May 10, 2021

A pair of winners was crowned at the annual JTNC Mother’s Day First Flight Championships at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

Danish Sharma of San Jose won the Boys’ First Flight title, coming in with a score of 75. He’d defeat runner-up Joshua Kim of Danville by a shot. Helping Sharma get the victory was a clutch birdie on the 17th hole. Third place went to Ryan Nix at 77.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Bella Ransi of El Dorado Hills shot 76 to win by four shots over runner-up Tiffany Chang (80) of Cupertino. Millie Wang was third at 81.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Spring Series VI Championship, to be held May 15-16 at Corica Park.

Spring Series V – Coyote Creek GC

Spring Series V – Coyote Creek

Player Information, Pairings and Results

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series V Championship at Coyote Creek Golf Club in San Jose

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 3, 2021) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series V Championship at Coyote Creek GC.

Steven Chen shot 4-under par 140 and Borina Sutikto shot 7-over par 151 and defeated Kiara Romero in a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Coyote Creek GC.

Chen picked up his first win of the 2020-21 season thanks in part to steady rounds of 70 each day. In Saturday’s first round, he’d post five birdies and an eagle to go against five bogeys. A day later, Chen had three birdies and an eagle to go against three bogeys.

The most important of Chen’s birdies came on the 18th on Sunday, which helped him hold off co-runners-up Zachery Pollo (69-72) and Jackson Koivun (70-71) by a stroke.

Pollo, who earned second place in a card-off, had a shot to tie Chen but had to settle for a par on the par-5 18th. Koivun did birdie the 18th but was still a stroke short.

Baron Szeto placed fourth at 144. Jaden Dumdumaya was fifth at 145.

In the Girls’ Championship, Sutikto notched her first win of the season in dramatic fashion, defeating Kiara Romero in a sudden-death playoff.

Sutikto, who had rounds of 76-75, came up clutch on the 18th, making birdie to forge a tie with Romero, who settled for a par on the closing hole.

Natalie Vo also had a shot at joining the playoff, but she’d also make par on the 18th to finish at 152.

Emily Luo was fourth at 155. Nicole Iniakov and Stella Cheng finished T-5 at 156.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Ray Zhang shot a final round 79 and defeated Dylan Schelegle in a playoff to win. Both players finished with a two-day total of 160.

Nishad Wajge was third at 164. Lucas Bernstein was fourth at 167 and Jacob Reed was fifth at 168.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Malia Loo shot a final round to come in at 156 and defeat runner-up Addison Claire Lee by seven shots.

Lucinda Wu was third at 168. Saisha Vibhute was fourth at 169 and Elana McGrew was fifth at 172.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the First Flight Mother’s Day Championship, to be held May 9 at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

Spring Series IV – Rancho Murieta CC

Tournament Information, Pairings & Results

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series IV Championship at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Murieta

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 26, 2021) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series IV Championship at Rancho Murieta CC.

Jaden Dumdumaya shot 2-under par 142 and Ellie Bushnell shot 6-over par 150 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series IV Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Rancho Murieta CC.

Dumdumaya picked up his second win of the 2020-21 season thanks in part to steady rounds of 71 each day. In Saturday’s first round, he’d post three birdies to go against two bogeys. A day later, Dumdumaya had four birdies and three bogeys.

The win was important, as it moved Dumdumaya into third place in the Boys’ Player of the Year standings.

Both Brady Siravo and Zachery Pollo tied for second at 145 after matching final rounds of 72. Siravo would earn second place in a card-off.

Ian Gilligan and Ben Ragland finished T-4 at 146.

In the Girls’ Championship, Bushnell also got her second win of the season. In a thriller, she’d hold off runner-up Asterisk Talley by a shot.

The difference for Bushnell was a back nine 34 that included two birdies and zero bogeys. Talley, who won the Spring Series III title, had a chance but double-bogeyed the closing 18th.

Amelia Garibaldi was third, just two shots off the pace at 152. Michelle Woo was fourth at 154.

Lexi Booras and Michelle Ho finished T-5 at 156.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Ethan Huff shot a final round 74 to come in at 150, defeating runner-up Nathan Lee by two shots. Lee had a final round 74.

Joshua Kim was third at 154, with Reagan Baker placing fourth at 157. Richard Ding was fifth at 158.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Lucinda Wu shot a final round 82 to come in at 169 and defeat runner-up Elizabeth Gong by a shot. Gong had a final round 83.

Alexis McCoy and Diya Kumar were T-3 at 174. McCoy won the card-off.

Bella Ransi and Jiana Park finished T-5 at 176.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Spring Series V Championship, to be held May 1-2 at Coyote Creek Golf Course in San Jose.

 

Spring Series III – Paradise Valley & Rancho Solano GC

Tournament Information, Pairings & Results

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.

Spring Series II – Paso Robles GC

Tournament Information, Pairings & Results

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series II Championship at Paso Robles Golf Course in Paso Robles

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (March 29, 2021) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series II Championship at Paso Robles GC.

Ethan Lien shot 5-under par 135 and Ryan Flynn shot 9-over par 149 and defeated Olivia Duan in a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-70 Paso Robles GC.

Lien picked up his second win of the 2020-21 season thanks in part to a stellar second round 66 that included six birdies to go against just two bogeys.

In Saturday’s first round, Lien shot a 69. Second place went to Curtis DaSilva at 138 following a second round 68.

Third place went to Luke Montoya at 139 after a 65. Three players—Edan Cui, Arnold He and Trevor Moquin—all tied for fourth at 141.

In the Girls’ Championship, Flynn notched her first win of the season in dramatic fashion, beating Duan in a playoff. In Saturday’s opener, Flynn opened with a solid 72 that included three birdies. A day later, she posted a 77. Duan had opened with a 71 but closed with a 78.

There was also a tie for third place, as Tavia Burgess and Michelle Ho each came in at 151 after final rounds of 74 and 78, respectively. Burgess was awarded third place following a card-off (low back nine score).

Fifth place went to Kara Lee at 152.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Joshua Kim shot a final round 70 to come in at 142 and defeat runner-up Nathan Lee by three shots. Lee had a final round 72.

Jiakai Zhang and Cru Sullivan tied for third at 150. Benjamin Wang and Liam Eyer finished T-5 at 151.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Erin Lee shot a final round 75 to come in at 152 and defeat runner-up Giana Gunasayan by 11 shots.

Third place went to Millie Wang at 165. Jiana Park was fourth at 179 and Peyton Stocke was fifth at 185.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Spring Series III Championship, to be held April 10-11 at Paradise Valley GC and Rancho Solano GC in Fairfield.

Spring Series I – Stockton GCC & Elkhorn GC

JTNC Spring Series I

Stockton GCC & Elkhorn GC

Tournament Info, Tee Times, Pairings and Results 

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series I Championship at Stockton Golf and Country Club and Elkhorn Golf Club in Stockton

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (March 22, 2021) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series I Championship at Stockton G&CC and Elkhorn GC.

Clark Van Gaalan shot 3-under par 139 and Skyler May shot 6-over par 148 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series I  Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Stockton G&CC and par-71 Elkhorn GC.

Van Gaalan earned his first win of the 2020-2021 season thanks in part to a solid first round 67 that featured four birdies and an eagle. He’d post a Sunday front nine 33 en route to winning by three shots.

In Sunday’s second round at Stockton G&CC, Van Gaalan shot a 72 with two birdies.

Brady Siravo earned second place at 142 following a second round 72. Third place went to Leonardo Vieira at 143.

Fourth place went to Julian Monas at 144. Jaden Dumdumaya was fifth at 146.

In the Girls’ Championship, May picked up her second win of the 2020-2021 season thanks in part to a stellar second round 71 that included three birdies to go against three bogeys. Her score would give her a two-shot victory over three players—Kiara Romero, Adora Liu and Ellie Bushnell.

In Saturday’s opening round, May shot 77. Romero, Liu and Bushnell all shot identical rounds of 73-77 to come in at 150. Romero earned second place in a card-off (low back nine score), with Liu placing third.

Natalie Vo, Michelle Woo and Asterisk Talley all finished T-5 at 152.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Nathan Lee shot a final round 73 to come in at 147 and defeat runner-up Ryan Wise by three shots. Wise had a final round 74.

Joshua Kim was third at 153. Cru Sullivan and Benjamin Wang were both T-4 at 155.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Emily Guan shot a final round 85 to come in at 168 and defeat runner-up Bella Ransi by two shots. Ransi had a final round 89.

Elizabeth Liu and Lucinda Wu were T-3 at 173. Erin Lee and Addison Claire Lee were T-5 at 174.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Spring Series II Championship, to be held March 27-28 at Paso Robles Golf Club in Paso Robles.

JTNC Sally Pini Invitational

Player Information, Pairings and Results

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Sally Pini Invitational at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz 

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (December 8, 2020) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Monday at the Sally Pini Invitational at Pasatiempo GC in Santa Cruz. The event is played in honor of Sally Pini, who was one of the founders of the Junior Golf Association of Northern California and Junior Americas Cup and played an instrumental role in the growth of junior golf in Northern California.

On the course, James Watney won the Boys’ Championship, while Cathy Zhang took home the title in the Girls’ Championship.

Watney shot a round of 6-over 76 that included three birdies. Finishing in second place was Giuliano Kaminski at 78. Arthur Lyons was third at 80.

Zhang shot a round of 81 and defeated Emma Wang in a playoff to take the title. Nicole Iniakov was third at 83.

In the First Flight divisions, winners were Sean Madden (78) and Madalynn Lee (85).

Boys’ champion James Watmey

Girls’ First Flight champion Madalynn Lee

 

Boys’ First Flight champion Sean Madden

 

Girls’ champion Cathy Zhang

JTNC Fall Series X – Laguna Seca GC

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series X Championship at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (November 2, 2020) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2020-2021 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series X Championship at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey.

Curtis Da Silva shot even-par 142 and Janna Andaya shot even-par 142 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series X Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.

Da Silva captured his first win of the new season thanks to a clutch second-round 1-under 70 that included five birdies to offset two bogeys and a double-bogey. Three straight pars to finish helped seal the victory.

In Saturday’s opener, Da Silva shot 72. Runner-up Chanhee Ryu finished two shots back at 144 following a final round 71.

Ethan Lien and Griffin Quan finished T-3 at 145 after rounds of 70 and 73, respectively. Lien placed third in a card-off. Ryan Zhang and Ayden Fynaut were T-5 at 146.

In the Girls’ Championship, Andaya got her first win thanks to a solid second round 71 that featured a clutch birdie on the closing 18th. In Saturday’s opener, Andaya had another 71. Overall, she’d post 11 birdies.

Runner-up Faith Low came in at 144 after a second-round 70.

Selena Tang and Adora Liu finished T-3 at 145 after rounds of 72 and 73, respectively. Tang was awarded third place in a card-off. Cathy Zhang was fifth at 148.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Ben Friedman shot a final round 73 to come in at 143 and defeat runner-up Austin Wang by four shots. Wang had a final round 75.

Ian Vodopich was third at 151. Gerad Matthew Lee was fourth (154) and Ralph ‘Griffin’ Smith was fifth at 156.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Madalynn Lee shot a final round 75 to come in at 159 and defeat runner-up Ashlee Xu by a shot. Xu had a final round 81.

Millie Wang was third at 162, with Tiffany Chang taking fourth at 165. Pepper Chai was fifth at 168.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Holiday Series I Championship, to be held Nov. 23-24 at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

 

48th Sally Pini Invitational

48th Sally Pini Invitational Results

Congratulations to overall champions Leonardo Vieira of Castro Valley and Kaleiya Romero of San Jose!

The JTNC is proud to support the annual Sally Pini Memorial Junior Invitational at Pasatiempo Golf Club and looks forward to supporting future events. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

 

Congratulations to all of the Girls’ champions!

 

Congratulations to all of the Boys’ champions!

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