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Challenge Cup

Pebble Beach, CA
January 3-4, 2017

Challenge Cup

Live Scoring

January 4, 2018

The Junior Tour of Northern California rolled to a win to take the lead in the annual Challenge Cup.

The JTNC claimed a dominating 17-7 victory over the Southern California Junior Tour, closing out play in the two-day event at Poppy Hills Golf Course with an 8-4 win in Singles play. Winning their matches for the JTNC were Justin Gums, Carlos Arieta Winsett, Sam Sommerhauser, Ethan Chung, George McNeely, Yealimi Noh and Sabrina Iqbal. Getting halves were Sebastian Iqbal and Caleb Shetler.

Winning in Singles for the SCJT were Ray Navis, Jasmine Lew and Amari Avery. The JTNC took a commanding 9-3 over the SCJT on opening day, running the table in both Foursome and Four-Ball.

For the players, the Cup is unique in that it’s a chance to compete as a team, and not as individuals.

“I like that it’s a team format. Everything else I play in is an individual tournament so it’s a new experience,” said Mika Jin. “It’s fun too to get to meet the players from SoCal. It’s fun to compare your games.”

Now in its third year, the Cup too has become a hot spot for collegiate coaches looking to scout available players. Among the programs out in the rain watching first round action were University of Oregon, Stanford, Oklahoma State, North Carolina and Illinois.

The JTNC now leads in the series, 2-1.

 

 

 

January 3, 2018

The Junior Tour of Northern California got off to a brilliant start, but there’s still another day to go.

The JTNC took a commanding 9-3 over the Southern California Junior Tour on opening day of the 2018 Cup, running the table in both Foursome and Four-Ball on a rainy Wednesday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

In the morning Four-Ball matches, the JTNC got wins from Kiran Sangha/Mika Jin, Sebastian Iqbal/Ethan Chung, Justin Gums/Sam Sommerhauser and George McNeely/Brian Stark. The SCJT got a win from the tandem of Guy Clauss/Tyler Schafer.

In the afternoon matches, the JTNC again racked up four points, getting a win from the tandem of Sabrina Iqbal and Yealimi Noh. Iqbal is the all-time leader in JTNC wins with 25.

For the players, the Cup is a chance to compete as a team, and not as individuals.

“I like that it’s a team format. Everything else I play in is an individual tournament so it’s a new experience,” Jin said. “It’s fun too to get to meet the players from SoCal. It’s fun to compare your games.”

Now in its third year, the Cup has become a hot spot for collegiate coaches looking to scout available players. Among the programs out in the rain watching first round action were University of Oregon, Stanford, Oklahoma State, North Carolina and Illinois.

Last year, the JTNC evened the series at one win apiece following a 15-9 victory.

 

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Preview

Challenge Cup is our two day team match play event played against a team from the Southern California Junior Tour.   Over the last couple of years this has put together some of the states best players here at Poppy Hills.

We will select a team based on Fall Series points; the top six boys and three girls in the Player of the Year race will get an automatic invite.  (All points must come from Championship Flights.) We are also reserving three captains picks, which will be two boys and a girl, and will be picked by our committee.  To be picked as a captain’s pick a player must have played at least one Fall Series event.

 

NCGA Junior Championship

Contra Costa CC
July 10-11, 2017

Player Information

Boys 14-5 & Boys 16-18: Pairings  |  Alphabetical Pairings  |  Results

Girls & Boys 10-13: Pairings  |  Alphabetical Pairings  |  Results

Yardages  | Approximate Final Round Tee Times

July 11, 2017

boysKingsburg resident Brian Stark came through in the clutch.

Stark, a junior at Central Valley Christian High in Visalia, fired a final round 4-under 68 to hold off Ryan Grauman and a number of other players and win the annual NCGA Junior Championship Tuesday at par-72 Contra Costa Country Club. Stark joins an illustrious list of champions of the event including Johnny Miller (1963), Bobby Clampett (1976) and Matt Bettencourt (1991).

Having entered the final round holding just a one-shot lead over Grauman, Stark opened with a sizzling 4-under 32 on the front-nine thanks to four birdies. On the back-nine, he was steady, posting a birdie and bogey for a 36. He’d finish the 54-hole event with a total score of 8-under 208.

Grauman, who hails from Alamo, did his best to keep up, carding a front-nine 33 to stay within two of the leader.

16-18After making the turn, Grauman tied Stark following a birdie on the par-3 12th. But Stark went on to regain a one-stroke lead following a birdie on the 15th. Grauman lost another stroke following a bogey on the par-4 16th. The pair would both play the final two holes at even-par, leaving Grauman with a 69 and three-round score of 210.

Finishing in a tie for third at 213 were San Ramon’s Ashkaan Hakim and Max Holm of Walnut Creek following matching final rounds of 71.

boys15Fifth place went to San Jose’s Sebastian Iqbal at even-par 214 following a final round 72. Iqbal, the younger brother of three-time defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal.was competing in the Boys’ 14-15 division, where he was crowned champion. Finishing as runner-up in the Boys’ 14-15 division was Lincoln’s Sam Sommerhauser, who came in a stroke behind at 215 following a 71. Sommerhauser and Iqbal had been tied but Sommerhauser was stung by a bogey on the par-5 17th.

In the Boys’ 10-13 division, San Jose’s Gregory Lee had a final round 74 to finish at 152 and claim a three shot victory of Marina’s Curtis Dasilva.

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Girls Championship

girlNoh, a junior at Carondelet High, posted a final round 73 to come in at even-par 144 and claim a five-shot victory. A day after opening with a 1-under 71, Noh started slowly, posting a front-nine 38. She’d close the door or her pursuers, however, by bouncing back with a 1-under 35 on the back-nine thanks to back-to-back birdies on holes No.16 and No.17.

Among those trying to catch Noh was two-time defending champion Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose. Iqabl had a 73 to come in at 149, tying for second with Quynn Duong of San Jose and Caris Kim of Los Altos. Iqbal, a senior at Pioneer High, looked like she was going to make a charge by opening with birdies on holes No.2 and No.3. She’d slip backwards though by playing her next four holes at 3-over.

gilrschampsDuong also birdied No.2 but went on to play her next five holes at 3-over. Kim, who was coming off an opening round 77, shaved five strokes with a 72 but could not get any closer.

Fifth place went to Beah Cruz of Rancho Murieta at 152 following a 75.

Holiday Series III: Poppy Hills G.C. & Del Monte G.C.

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Pairings | Alphabetical Pairings | Scoring

Note: Players playing Del Monte round 2 (Girls Champ and Boys First) tee times have been adjusted to 9:00 AM start due to a potential frost delay.  It will still be a split tee, but starting at 9:00 AM.

Tournament Information | Approximate 2nd Round Times – Del Monte & Poppy Hills

Standard Local Rules | Pace of Play Policy

Approximate Yardages – Del Monte & Poppy Hills

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Holiday Series III Championship at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (December 29, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Thursday at the Holiday Series III Championship at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Rocklin resident Sam Sommerhauser shot 2-under 141 and Chico resident Jacqueline Lucena shot 6-over 149 to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series III Championship held Wednesday and Thursday at par-72 Del Monte GC and par-71 Poppy Hills GC.

Boys’ Championship winner Sam Sommerhauser, runner-up Ryan Grauman and third place finisher Caleb Shetler (left to right)

Sommerhauser notched his second win of the season, courtesy of solid play each day. In the first round at Del Monte, Sommerhauser posted a 3-under 68 that featured seven birdies. He’d card five on the back-nine en route to a 32.

A day later at Poppy Hills, Sommerhauser again shot a 32, this time on the front-nine to defeat co-runners-up Ryan Grauman of Alamo and Caleb Shetler of Saratoga by two strokes.

Grauman, who finished second after a card-off, had a final round 72, while Shetler shot 73.

Connor Motherway of Reno and Matthew Sutherland of Carmichael finished T-4 at 145 after final rounds of 72 and 75, respectively.

Girls’ Championship winner Jacqueline Lucena, runner-up Jacqueline Ha and third place finisher Mika Jin (left to right)

In the Girls Championship, Lucena grabbed her first JTNC victory, carding a final round 74 at Del Monte to defeat runner-up Jacqueline Ha of San Ramon by three shots.

Lucena carded a total of seven birdies over her two rounds. Ha had back-to-back rounds of 76.

Finishing tied for third at 153 were Faith Low of Foster City and Mika Jin of Fremont. Jin earned third place following a card-off.

Fifth place went to Danielle Suh of San Ramon at 155.

Boys’ First Flight winner Reese Sato, runner-up Joshua Yeater and third place finisher Richard Yang (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Reese Sato of Folsom shot a final round 77 to come in at 153, defeating co-runners-up Joshua Yeater of Marina and Richard Yang of Sunnyvale by four shots. Yeater earned second place after a card-off.

Fourth place went to Nicolas Gavasse of Aptos at 159, while Jacob Lutz of Coralitos was fifth at 160.

Girls’ First Flight winner Sydney Sung, runner-up Emily Luo and third place finisher Nicole Iniakov (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, three players—Emily Luo of Danville, Prunedale’s Nicole Iniakov and Palo Alto’s Sydney Sung—finished tied for first at 164. In the playoff, Sung won with a par, with Luo placing second with a bogey.

Fourth place went to Lauren Sung of Palo Alto at 171. Fifth place went to Tiffany Kwok of Pleasanton at 172.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Challenge Cup, slated for Jan. 3-4 at Poppy Hills GC.

Holiday Series II: Morro Bay G.C.

Pairings | Alphabetical Pairings | Results

Player Information Sheet| Approximate Yardages

Approximate 2nd Round Times

JTNC Pace of Play Policy | Standard Local Rules

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Holiday Series II Championship at Morro Bay Golf Course in Morro Bay

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (December 4, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Holiday Series II Championship at Morro Bay Golf Course in Morro Bay.

Alamo resident Ryan Grauman shot 2-under 140 and San Mateo resident Ashely Shim shot 5-over 147 to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series II Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Morro Bay GC.

Boys’ Championship third place finisher Kyle Kuest, runner-up Sebastian Iqbal and winner Ryan Grauman (left to right)

Grauman nabbed his second straight win, courtesy of solid play both days. In the first round, Grauman, who was coming off a record-tying performance at the Holiday Series I Championship, shot 69 with five birdies, all coming on the back-nine. In his opening nine, Grauman was the epitome of steady, posting nine pars.

On Sunday, Grauman carded four birdies and an eagle (par-5 16th) to offset a double-bogey and four bogeys.

Iqbal, who had opened with a 70, was right there with Grauman until a late string that saw him go 6-over through his last five holes en route to a 79. It marked the third runner-up finish for Iqbal.

Kyle Kuest of Fresno was third at 150 following a 73. Akira Isayama of Palo Alto was fourth at 152, with Gregory Lee of San Jose placing fifth at 153.

Girls’ Championship winner Ashely Shim, runner-up Simar Singh and third place finisher Madelyn Gamble (left to right)

In the Girls Championship, Shim notched her first win of the season thanks to a solid first round 70 that featured three birdies. On Sunday, Shim slipped back to a 77, but a late birdie on the 16th helped her hold off co-runners-up Simar Singh of Los Altos and Madelyn Gamble of Pleasant Hill by two shots.

Singh and Gamble both came in at 149 after final rounds of 74 and 73, respectively. Singh would earn second place following a card-off.

Fourth place went to four-time defending Girls’ Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose at 150. Fifth place went to Faith Low of Foster City at 153.

Boys’ First Flight runner-up Advaith Pathi, winner Curtis Dasilva and third place finisher Nicolas Gavasse (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Curtis Dasilva of Marina shot a final round 81 and defeated runner-up Advaith Pathi of San Jose on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Pathi had a final round 78.

Third place went Nicolas Gavasse of Aptos at 161, while Sunnyvale’s William Yang placed fourth at 162.

Girls’ First Flight third place finisher Nathalie Benrey, runner-up Bridget O’Keefe and winner Katie Burson (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Katie Burson of Atascadero shot a final round 78 to come in at 160, defeating runner-up Bridget O’Keefe  by 11 shots.

Nathalie Benrey of Atherton was third at 174, with Carolyn Liu of San Jose placing fourth at 179.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the 2017-2018 Holiday Series III at Del Monte GC in Monterey and Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach on Dec. 27-28.

Holiday Series I: Del Monte G.C.

Pairings | Alphabetical Pairings | Results

Player Information Sheet| Approximate Yardages

Approximate 2nd Round Times

JTNC Pace of Play Policy | Standard Local Rules

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (November 21, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday at the Holiday Series I Championship at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey.

Alamo resident Ryan Grauman shot 12-under 132 and San Jose resident Katherine Zhu  shot 6-over 150 and defeated Andrea Gomez in a sudden-death playoff to win their respective divisions at the Holiday Series I Championship held Monday and Tuesday at par-72 Del Monte GC.

Boys’Championship winner Ryan Grauman, runner-up Ahmed Ali and third place finisher Lucas Carper (left to right)

Grauman earned his first win of the 2017-2018 season by blistering Del Monte GC. His 12-under 132 tied Justin Suh’s JTNC  record for lowest 36-hole winning score.

In Monday’s first round, Grauman was on fire, posting an 8-under 64 that featured nine birdies and a bogey. He would birdie holes No.7 through No.10 in succession. The course record at Del Monte is 60.

A day later, Grauman shot 68 to defeat runner-up Ahmed Ali of Palo Alto by 10 shots. Ali had rounds of 72-70.

Third place went to San Jose’s Lucas Carper at 144 following a final round 73. Bryce Kvick of Carmichael and Reno’s Ian Gilligan finished T-4 at 145 after rounds of 73 and 74, respectively.

Giirls’ Championship winner Katherine Zhu, runner-up Andrea Gomez and third place finisher Jasmine Chen (left to right)

In the Girls Championship, Zhu won her first title of the season outright after making a par on the first hole (No.1) of a sudden-death playoff. Zhu would finish regulation tied with Gomez, of Santa Clara, at 150.

Gomez had taken the lead with a birdie on the 15th hole, but she’d bogey the 16th. Zhu finished regulation with four straight pars.

Jasmine Chen of Pleasanton also had a chance at winning the title or joining the playoff, but she’d double-bogey the 18th for a 76 and two-day score of 151.

Mika Jin of Fremont and Danielle Suh of Fremont finished T-4 at 154 after rounds of 74 and 76, respectively.

Boys’ First Flight winner Jacob Ponce, runner-up Aditya Tadimeti and third place finisher Curtis Dasilva (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Jacob Ponce of San Ramon shot a final round 73 to come in at 145, defeating runner-up Aditya Tadimeti of Palo Alto by five shots. Tadimeti had a 76.

Curtis Dasilva of Marina was third at 153, with Eric Ni of Dublin placing fourth at 154. Three players—Joshua Yeater of Marina, San Ramon’s Jo  Guimares and Advaith Pathi of San Jose—were fifth at 159.

Girls’ First Flight winner Gillian Galicia, runner-up Katie Burson and third place finisher Kelly Yu (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Gillian Galicia of Bakersfield shot a final round 78 to come in at 161, defeating runner-up Katie Burson of Atascadero by three. Burson had a final round 74.

Kelly Yu of San Jose was third at 164 after a card-off with Los Altos’ Olivia Guo. Fifth place went to Sophia Bardunias at 165.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the 2017-2018 Holiday Series II at Morro Bay GC on Dec. 2-3.

Fall Series VIII: Poppy Ridge G.C.

Pairings | Alphabetical Pairings | Scoring

Approximate 2nd Round Times | Poppy Ridge Yardages

JTNC Pace of Play Policy | Standard Local Rules

Player Information Sheet

CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series VIII Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 16, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VIII Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

Cupertino resident Sam Ethan Chung shot 3-under 141 and Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot 7-under 137 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VIII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Poppy Ridge GC.

Boys’ Championship winner Ethan Chung, runner-up Sebastian Iqbal and third place finisher Drew Kim (left to right)

Chung earned his second win of the 2017-2018 season and grabbed the lead in the Player of the Year points standings thanks to a clutch birdie on the 18th hole. The birdie gave Chung a final round score of 71, enabling him to hold off runner-up Sebastian Iqbal of San Jose.

Overall, Chung had eight birdies to go against just five bogeys. Iqbal also birdied the 18th for a 71 but was previously stung by a bogey on the 17th. The stroke would give Iqbal a two-day total of 142.

Four other players—Drew Kim of Pleasanton, Gregory Lee of San Jose, Los Altos Hills’ Tyson Dinsmore and Saratoga’s Caleb Shetler—were also right in the thick of things, finishing T-3 at 143. Kim would earn third place in a card-off.

Kim, like Iqbal, also had a chance to catch Chung but slipped with a bogey on the 17th.

Girls’ Championship winner Yealimi Noh, runner-up Elizabeth Scholtes and third place finisher Faith Low (left to right)

In the Girls Championship, things weren’t so dramatic, as Noh raced to a nine-shot win thanks to two brilliant rounds. The Carondelet High junior, who now has two wins on the season, opened with a 68 that featured eight birdies and four bogeys.

A day later, Noh was still hot, posting six birdies to go against three bogeys.

Alameda’s Elizabeth Scholtes and Foster City’s Faith Low finished T-2 at 146 after rounds of 72 and 73, respectively. Scholtes earned second place in a card-off.

Fourth place went to Carissa Wu of Dublin at 148. Andrea Gomez of Santa Clara and Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose finished T-5 at 149.

Boys’ First Flight winner Jacob Ponce, runner-up Leonardo Veira and third place finisher Jonathan Le (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, San Ramon’s Jacob Ponce had a final round 75 to come in at 149 and defeat runner-up Leonardo Veira of San Leandro by a stroke. Veira had a final round 71.

Jonathan Le of San Jose and Tylor Chou of Los Altos finished T-3 at 151. Le won third in a card-off. Matthew Lee of Danville was fifth at 152.

Girls’ First Flight winner Tina Xu, runner-up Hannah Sangha and third place finisher Sophia Bardunias (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Tina Xu of Los Altos had a final round 78 to come in at 160 and defeat runner-up Hannah Sangha of San Mateo by one. Sangha had a final round 78.

Sophia Bardunias of San Ramon and Emily Luo of Danville finished T-3 at 166. Bardunias earned third in a card-off. Stella Lin of San Ramon was fifth at 167.

Ahmed Ali of Los Altos and Ethan Chen of Fremont both had the shots of the event, making hole in ones on the par-3 7th hole of the Zinfandel Course.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the 2017-2018 Holiday Series I at Del Monte GC in Monterey on Nov. 20-21.

Fall Series VII: Rancho Murieta C.C.

Pairings | Alphabetical Pairings | Results

Player Information Sheet| Rancho Murieta North yardages

Approximate Second Round Tee Times 

JTNC Pace of Play Policy | Standard Local Rules

 

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 9, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VII Championship at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Murieta.

Rocklin resident Sam Sommerhauser shot 1-under 143 and San Mateo resident Kiran Sangha shot 2-over 146 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Rancho Murieta CC.

Boys’ Championship winner Sam Sommerhauser, runner-up Justin Gums and third place finisher George McNeely (left to right)

Sommerhauser notched his first win of the 2017-2018 season thanks to solid play both days. In Saturday’s first round, Sommerhauser was the epitome of steady, carding a birdie and 17 pars for a 71. In Sunday’s finale, he’d post three birdies and three bogeys for a 72 to hold off co-runner-ups Justin Gums of Lodi and George McNeely of Carmel by a stroke.

Gums, who had a second round 73, earned second place after a card-off. He had a chance to catch Sommerhauser but played his back-nine at 2-over. McNeely, meanwhile, was stung by a pair of double-bogeys on the back-nine.

Fourth place went to Baron Szeto of Moraga at 148 after a 75. Darren Pang of San Ramon and Ryan Meyer of Oakdale finished T-5 at 152.

Girls’ Championship winner Kiran Sangha, runner-up Jacqueline Ha and third place finisher Sienna Lyford (left to right)

In the Girls Championship, Sangha also picked up her first victory of the season with two great back-to-back rounds. Overall, Sangha posted seven birdies to go against nine bogeys.

A late birdie on Sunday on the 17th hole gave her two straight rounds of 73, enabling her to defeat runner-up Jacqueline Ha of San Ramon by four shots. Ha, who opened with a 74, posted a second round 76.

Third place went to Sienna Lyford of Roseville at 151 following a 76.

Andrea Gomez of Santa Clara was fourth at 153, while San Jose’s Isabelle Castro was fifth at 154.

Boys’ First Flight winner Andre Chung, runner-up Eric Ni and third place finisher Leonardo Veira (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Andre Chung of San Francisco had a final round 78 to come in at 155 and defeat runner-up Eric Ni of Dublin by three shots.

Nathan Park of Dublin and Leonardo Veira of San Leandro finished T-4 at 162 after rounds of 79 and 83, respectively. Veira earned third place in a card-off.

Girls’ First Flight winner Chloe Weng, runner-up Kaydee Tu and third place finisher Sophia Bardunias (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Chloe Weng of Los Altos had a final round 83 to come in at 164 and defeat co-runners-up Kaydee Tu of Orinda and Sophia Bardunias of San Ramon by a stroke.  Tu earned second place in a card-off.

Bridget O’Keefe of Palo Alto and Benicia’s Angelica Antonio finished T-4 at 166.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the 2017-2018 Fall Series VIII Championship, to be held Oct.14-15 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livemore.

Fall Series VI: Greenhorn Creek G.C.

Pairings | Alphabetical Pairings | Results

Player Information Sheet | Greenhorn Yardages

Approximate Second Round Tee Times 

JTNC Pace of Play Policy | Standard Local Rules

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 3, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series VI Championship at Greenhorn Creek Golf Course in Angels Camp.

Cupertino resident Ethan Chung shot even-par 144 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 8-over 152 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Greenhorn Creek Golf Course.

Boys’ Championship winner Ethan Chung, runner-up Car;los Arieta Winsett and third place finisher Sebastian Iqbal (left to right)

Chung captured his first title of the 2017-2018 season thanks to solid rounds of even-par both days. Overall, Chung posted 10 birdies to hold off runner-up Carlos Arieta Winsett of Los Altos by four strokes. Chung had a wild first round, posting six birdies to go against four bogeys and a double-bogey.

On Sunday, Chung wrapped up his weekend with a birdie on the 18th.  Arieta Winsett, who opened with a 72, fell back to a 76 on Sunday to come in at 148.

Nikolai Friedman of Mill Valley and Sebastian Iqbal of San Jose finished T-3 at 149 after rounds of 73 and 75, respectively. Iqbal was awarded third place following a card-off. Fifth place went to Danville’s Wanxi Sun at 151.

Girls’ Championship winner Sabrina Iqbal, runner-up Sienna Lyford and third place finisher Vanessa Richani (left to right)

In the Girls Championship,  Iqbal won her fourth event of the season.

The Pioneer High senior was clutch, carding a birdie on the 18th to hold off runner-up Sienna Lyford of Roseville by a shot. Iqbal, who notched her sixth win in 2017, had rounds of 75-77.

In Saturday’s opening round, Iqbal got going with three straight birdies during a stretch on the front-nine.

Lyford, who also opened with a 75, had an opportunity to catch Iqbal but slipped with a bogey on 18.

Vanessa Richani of Granite Bay was third at 159 after an 80. Mika Jin of Fremont was fourth at 160, while Kristine Tran of San Jose was fifth at 165.

Boys’ First Flight champion Ryan Stewart, runner-up Eric Ni and third place finisher Leonardo Veira (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Ryan Stewart of Petaluma shot a final round 79 to come in at 159 and defeat runner-up Eric Ni of Dublin by three shots.

Leonardo Veira of San Leandro was third at 163, while Vince Boyack of Sonora and Calvin Kong of Cupertino finished T-4 at 164.

Girls’ First Flight champion Nicole Iniakov, runner-up Emily Hou and third place finisher Mikaela Paracuelles (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Nicole Iniakov of Prunedale shot a final round 86 to come in at 168 and defeat runner-up Emily Hou of San Ramon by a shot.

Third place went to Mikaela Paracuelles of Folsom at 172. Stella Lin of San Ramon was fourth at 177, while Darla May Dela Torre was fifth at 178.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the 2017-2018 Fall Series VII Championship, to be held Oct.7-8 at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Murieta.

Fall Series V: Ridge Creek Dinuba G.C.

Pairings | Alphabetical Pairings | Results

Player Information Sheet | Yardages

Approximate Second Round Times

JTNC Pace of Play Policy | Standard Local Rules

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

 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (September 18, 2017) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2017-2018 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series V Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba.

Kingsburg resident Brian Stark shot 6-under 138 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 11-under 133 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Ridge Creek Golf Course.

Boys’ Championship winner Brian Stark, runner-up Maverick Pavletich and third place finisher Ethan Chung (left to right)

Stark captured his first title of the 2017-2018 season by shooting solid scores of 3-under 69 both days. Overall, he’d post 12 birdies to go against just four bogeys and a double-bogey.

In Sunday’s finale, Stark caught fire, running off five straight birdies from holes Nos.11 through No.15.

Finishing as runner-up at 141 after a final round of 71 was Maverick Pavletich of Bakersfield. Ethan Chung of Cupertino was third at 142 following a 74.

Fourth place went to Los Altos’ Carlos Arieta-Winsett at 145. Three players—Vivek Vasireddy of Fremont, Caleb Shetler of Saratoga and Wanxi Sun of Danville—finished T-5 at 146.

Girls’ Championship winner Sabrina Iqbal, runner-up Kiran Sangha and third place finisher Mika Jin (left to right)

In the Girls Championship,  Iqbal won her third event of the season in record fashion.

The Pioneer High senior’s winning total of 11-under 133  tied the JTNC record for lowest winning girls’ score. Casie Cathrea shot 11-under 133 in winning at Ridge Creek in 2012. Iqbal’s second round 64 was the second lowest 18-hole score in JTNC history. Cathrea had a 63 at Ridge Creek.

Iqbal would post two eagles and 10 birdies with only three bogeys. She is 21-under over her last four rounds at Ridge Creek.

Finishing as runner-up at 145 after a final round 73 was San Mateo’s Kiran Sangha. Third place went to Mika Jin of Fremont at 153.

Megan Chou of Los Altos and Audrey Heckel of San Jose finished T-4 at 161.

Boys’ First Flight winner Yusuf Ahmed, runner-up Patrick Sperling and third place finisher Rishab Ragineni (left to right)

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Yusuf Ahmed of Folsom took the title after coming in tied at 11-over 155 with Patrick Sperling of Fresno. Ahmed won in a playoff.

Third place went to Rishab Ragineni of Cupertino at 159. Carlos Feliciano of Concord and Andrew Burdick of Arroyo Grande finished T-4 at 164.

Girls’ First Flight runner-up Hannah Sangha and winner Emily Hou (left to right)

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Emily Hou of San Ramon shot a final round 77 to come in at 148, defeating runner-up Hannah Sangha of San Mateo by 11 shots. Sangha had an 81.

Mattie Millwee of Clovis and Janea Caparros of Riverbank finished third and fourth, respectively, at 165 and 176.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the 2017-2018 Fall Series VI Championship, to be held Sept. 30-Oct.1 at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp.

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