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Ellie Mae Classic Qualifier – Poppy Ridge GC

The winner of this event will earn a full sponsors exemption into the PGA’s Web.Com Tour 2019 Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrea.  This event is open to boys with an index of 4.0 or less who are active JTNC members.

 

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June 27, 2019

 

Reno resident Ian Gilligan will get a chance to tee it up with the pros at this year’s Korn Ferry Tour Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward.

Gilligan, a cancer survivor, shot a medalist-earning 4-under in Thursday’s JTNC Ellie Mae qualifier held at par-72 Poppy Ridge GC in Livermore. The 16-year-old posted six birdies to go against just two bogeys. On the back-nine, Gilligan carded a solid 32 that included back-to-back birdies on holes No.11 and No12.

Joseph Hayden of Dublin was second at 70.

This year’s Ellie Mae Classic, which has featured Warriors star Steph Curry in the field in recent years, will tee off July 29-Aug. 4.

Fall Series IX – Poppy Ridge GC

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Fall Series IX Pairings, Results and Tournament Information

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 21, 2019) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2019-2020 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series IX Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

Sam Sommerhauser shot 10-under par 134 and Ashley Knepshield shot 3-over 147 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series IX Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Poppy Ridge.

Boys’ Championship winner Sam Sommerhauser, runner-up Ian Gilligan and third place finisher Justin Hopkins (left to right)

Sommerhauser notched his second victory of the season thanks to great play both days. He’d open with a 3-under 69 that featured seven birdies. A day later, he went even lower, posting a 65 with seven birdies and no bogeys.

His two-day total of 10-under 134 is tied for third for the lowest 36-hole total in JTNC history. Ian Gilligan was second at 140 after back-to-back rounds of 70.

Justin Hopkins and Paramdeep Sodhi tied for third at 141. Hopkins earned third place in a card-off. Gregory Lee and Chanhee Ryu tied for fifth at 153.

Girls’ Championship winner Ashley Knepshield, runner-up Gia Feliciano and third place finisher Charlotte Ryoo (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Knepshield grabbed her first win of the season thanks to solid play each round.

In Saturday’s opener, she shot a 75. A day later, she posted five birdies en route to a 72.

Gia Feliciano was runner-up at 149 after a final round 74. Charlotte Ryoo was third at 152.

Darla May Dela Torre took fourth at 153, while Vani Karimanal was fifth at 154.

Boys’ First Flight winner Edan Cui, runner-up Jayden Lizama and third place finisher Alexander Guan (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Edan Cui shot a final round 73 to come in at 143 and defeat runner-up Jayden Lizama by three shots. Lizama had a final round 75.

Alexander Guan was third at 149, while Ian Vodopich was fourth at 152. Ishdeep Sodhi and Ray Zhang tied for fifth at 153.

Girls’ First Flight winner Abigail Lin, runner-up Cathy Zhang and third place finisher Netra Kumar (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Abigail Lin shot a final round 75 to come in at 154 and defeat runner-up Cathy Zhang by two shots. Zhang had a final round 74.

Third place went to Netra Kumar at 158. Norah Yang was fourth at 159 and Lily Peng was fifth at 160.

The shot of the tournament came from Jayden Lizama, who aced the par-3 171-yard 3rd hole on the Chardonnay course.

The event concluded the Fall Series portion of the season. The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Holiday Series I Championship, to be held Nov. 25-26 at Del Monte GC in Monterey.

 

Fall Series VIII – Baylands Golf Links

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Fall Series VIII at Baylands Golf Links

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VIII Championship at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 10, 2019) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2019-2020 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VIII Championship at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto.

Baron Szeto shot 3-under par 141 and Sophie Zhang-Murphy shot 5-over 149 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VIII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Baylands Golf Links.

Boys’ Championship winner Baron Szeto, runner-up Jeremy Yun and third place finisher Jacob Ponce (left to right)

Szeto captured his first event of the season thanks to a clutch birdie on the par-5 18th hole on Sunday. A day earlier, Szeto had eagled the hole.

In Saturday’s opener, Szeto also four birdies. In Sunday’s finale, he was propelled by a back-nine 34 that included yet another birdie.

Three players—Jacob Ponce, Collin Yee, and Jeremy Yun—all came in tied for second at 142. Yun, who had a final round 70, earned second place following a card-off.

Ponce, who opened with a 68, earned third place over Yee after a card-off. Three players—Calton Kang, Akira Isayama and Krishan Patel—finished T-5 at 144.

Girls’ Championship winner Sophie Zhang-Murphy, runner-up Linette Jun and third place finisher Selena Tang (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Zhang-Murphy also got her first win of the season in a thriller.

Zhang-Murphy made par on seven of her last eight holes to come in with a final round 73, good enough to hold off runner-up Linette Jun by a stroke.

Over her two rounds, Zhang-Murphy had five birdies and an eagle.

Jun made a charge into second place after carding a second-round 72. She eagled the par-5 3rd on Sunday to help make things tight.

Selena Tang and Madison Pineda finished T-3 at 151 after rounds of 76 and 78, respectively. Tang was award third place in a card-off.

Fifth place went to Vani Karimanal at 152.

Boys’ First Flight winner Alexander Suen, runner-up Joshua Wang and third place finisher Alexander Guan (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Alexander Suen shot a final round 79 to come in at 154 and defeat runner-up Joshua Wang by a shot. Wang had a final round 79 as well.

Third place went to Alexander Guan at 156. Ray Zhang was fourth at 158. Arnold He, Paolo Castaneda, and Will Ellard were fifth at 159.

Girls’ First Flight winner Norah Yang, runner-up Lily Peng and third place finisher Gianna Singh (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Norah Yang shot a final round 76 to come in at 155 and defeat co-runners-up Lily Peng and Gianna Singh by six shots. Peng, who was awarded second place in a card-off, had a final round 76. Singh had an 82.

Cathy Zhang and Emma Wang finished T-4 at 162.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series IX Championship, to be held Oct. 19-20 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

Fall Series VII – Ridge Creek GC

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Fall Series VII at Ridge Creek Dinuba GC

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VII Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Club in Dinuba

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 7, 2019) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2019-2020 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VII Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Club in Dinuba.

Cutter Ayres shot 3-under par 141 and Charlotte Ryoo shot 5-over 149 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Ridge Creek Golf Club.

Boys’ Championship winner Cutter Ayres, runner-up Paramdeep Sodhi and third place finisher Jacob Von Roekel (left to right)

Ayres won his first event of the season after coming up with two clutch pars on the 17th and 18th holes in Sunday’s finale. The pars helped Ayres hold off runner-up Paramdeep Sodhi by a stroke.

Ayres made a big move on Saturday, carding seven birdies en route to a 3-under 69. A day later, he posted two more big birdies on the front-nine.

Sodhi, who was coming off a win at the Fall Series VI Championship, played his last five holes at 2-under but was unable to catch Ayres. Sodhi finished with rounds of 70-72.

Third place went to Jacob Von Roekel at 146 after a final round 75. Adam Duncan was fourth at 148 and Chris Bettencourt was fifth at 149.

Girls’ Championship winner Charlotte Ryoo, runner-up Sloane Bayer and third place finisher Brooke Yi (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Ryoo also got her first win of the season thanks in part to a solid first round.

In Saturday’s opener, she’d post a 73. Overall, Ryoo posted five birdies, helping her hold off runner-up Sloane Bayer by three shots.

Bayer had rounds of 75-77. Third place went to Brooke Yi at 156. Naomi Danner was fifth at 160.

Boys’ First Flight winner Ayden Fynaut, runner-up Zackery Tarter and third place finisher Ansen Tran (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Ayden Fynaut had a final round 73 to come in at 147 and defeat runner-up Zackery Tarter by two shots. Tarter had a final round 75.

Third place went to Ansen Tran at 150. Alexander Guan was fourth at 150 and Ben Sebilian was fifth at 157.

Girls’ First Flight winner Karina Dorn and runner-up Aryana Satheesh (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Karina Dorn shot a final round 84 to come in at 171 and defeat runner-up Aryana Satheesh by 15 shots. Satheesh had a final round 92.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series VIII Championship, to be held Oct. 12-13 at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto.

Fall Series VI – Greenhorn Creek Resort

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Fall Series VI at Greenhorn Creek Resort 

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VI Championship at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 30, 2019) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2019-2020 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VI Championship at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp.

Paramdeep Sodhi shot even-par 144 and Kiara Romero shot 6-over 150 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Greenhorn Creek Resort.

Boys’ Championship winner Paramdeep Sodhi and third place finisher Zachery Pollo (left to right)

Sodhi claimed his first win of the 2019-2020 season thanks to solid play each day. He’d run away with an 11-shot victory powered by scores of 74-70.

Overall, Sodhi carded 10 birdies. He would be the only player to shoot a score lower than par. On Sunday, he opened with back-to-back birdies.

Finishing in a tie for second were Ethan Korock and Zachery Pollo at 155. Korock earned second place via a card-off.

Jack Deaner was fourth at 156. Jacob Van Roekel was fifth at 157.

Girls’ Championship winner Kiara Romero, runner-up Sophie Thai and third place finisher Vani Karimanal (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Romero notched her second win of the season thanks to a solid second round.

Also the winner of the Fall Series IV Championship, Romero had five total birdies. She’d post a clutch par on the 17th hole to hold off runner-up Sophie Thai by two shots.

Thai came in at 152 after back-to-back rounds of 76. Third place went to Vani Karimanal at 155.

Emily Hou and Varsha Ramachandran were T-4 at 156 after rounds of 75 and 77, respectively.

Boys’ First Flight winner Alexander Suen, runner-up Enzo Scaccalosi and third place finisher Ishdeep Sodhi (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Alexander Suen shot a final round 75 to come in at 151 and defeat runner-up Enzo Scaccalosi by a shot. Scaccalosi had a final round 74.

Third place went to Ishdeep Sodhi at 161. Athan Yang was fourth at 163 and Hayden Sanders was fifth at 164.

Girls’ First Flight winner Jordan Chan, runner-up Carolyn Liu and third place finisher Cathy Zhang (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Jordan Chan shot a final round 84 to come in at 166, defeating runner-up Carolyn Liu by five shots. Liu had a final round 79.

Cathy Zhang was third at 173. Gianna Singh was fourth at 176 and Sohini Pillay was fifth at 177.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series VII Championship, to be held Oct. 5-6 at Ridge Creek GC in Dinuba.

 

Fall Series V – Pajaro Valley GC

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Fall Series V at Pajaro Valley GC

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series V Championship at Pajaro Valley Golf Course in Pajaro

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 23, 2019) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2019-2020 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series V Championship at Pajaro Valley Golf Course in Pajaro.

Ben Soicher shot 3-over 145 and Andrea Gomez shot 8-over 150 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Pajaro Valley Golf Course.

Boys’ Championship runner-up Jake Bettencourt and third place finisher Tyson Rutledge (left to right)

Soicher notched his first win of the 2019-2020 season thanks to a clutch final round 2-under 69 that included a clinching birdie on the closing 18th.

Coming off an opening round 76, Soicher posted seven birdies in the finale to overcome co-runners-up Jake Bettencourt and Tyson Rutledge by a stroke.

Bettencourt, who had a Sunday 73 and claimed second place in a card-off, was stung by a late bogey on the par-5 17th. Rutledge also had a chance but had to settle for pars on the final two holes.

Jack Deaner and Alexander Iniakov both finished T-4 at 157.

Girls’ Championship winner Andrea Gomez, runner-up Sophie Zhang-Murphy and third place finisher Sloane Bayer (left to right)

In the Girls’ Championship, Gomez also captured her first win of the season thanks to a stellar final round. On Sunday, Gomez posted a 1-over 72 featuring three birdies.

Second place went to Sophie Zhang-Murphy at 153 after a 77. Sloane Bayer was third at 154 following a 76.

Three players—Nicole Kaminski, Lauren Shaw and Selena Tang—tied for fourth at 155.

Boys’ First Flight winner Ryan Gay, runner-up Joshua Wang and third place finisher Bennett Adams (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Ryan Gay shot a final round 73 to come in at 150 and defeat runner-up Joshua Wang by six shots. Wang had a final round 80.

Third place was a tie between Bennett Adams and Alexander Guan, who each came in at 158. Adams won third in a card-off. Jonathan Chen and Ryan Ruy were T-4 at 159.

Girls’ First Flight winner Norah Yang, runner-up Brielle Bedard and third place finisher Carolyn Liu (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Norah Yang had a final round 80 to come in at 159 and defeat runner-up Brielle Bedard by a shot. Bedard had a final round 81.

Caroyln Liu was third at 161, Allison Yang was fourth at 162 and Lily Peng was fifth at 166.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Fall Series VI Championship, to be held Sept.28-29 at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp.

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