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Junior Tour Summer IV: Schaffer’s Mill Club

Truckee, CA
July 14-15, 2015

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series IV at Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (July 16, 2015) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Wednesday in the Summer Series IV Championship at Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club in Truckee.

Fremont resident Vivek Vasireddy shot 2-under 140 and San Ramon resident Tiffany Cha shot 14-over 156 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series IV Championship held Tuesday and Wednesday at par-71 Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club.

Vasireddy picked up his first win of the season thanks to a sensational second round.

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Boys’ Championship winner Vivek Vasireddy, runner-up Sam Yamauchi and third place finisher Bryson Zorich (left to right).

In Tuesday’s first round, Vasireddy opened play with an even-par 71 after carding three birdies to go with three bogeys. He’d trail leader Bryson Zorich by one. Zorich, of Rocklin, carded an opening 70 that featured an eagle on the par-5 14th to go with four birdies and five bogeys.

A day later, it was Vasireddy who had the hotter hand. In the finale, Vasireddy was steady, opening with a front-nine 1-under 34 that included two birdies and just one bogey. On the back-nine, he’d also go 1-under, posting a birdie to go with eight pars for a 69 and two-day total of 140.

While Vasireddy was in cruise control, Zorich slipped to a second round 74. Zorich got off to a slow start, carding a double-bogey on the par-4 1st hole. He’d play his next nine holes at even par, but went backwards again following a triple-bogey on the par-4 11th. Zorich played his final seven holes at 2-under, but by then Vasireddy had things locked up, going on to win by four strokes.

Also coming in at 144 and finishing tied for second was Davis resident Sam Yamauchi. A day after opening with a 73, Yamauchi made a run up the leaderboard with a 71 that featured three birdies and three bogeys. In a card-off (lower back-nine score), Yamauchi was awarded second place with Zorich taking third.

Fourth place in the Boys’ Championship went to Reno’s Connor Motherway, who came in at 146 after rounds of 74-72. Napa’s Joseph Bosetti took fifth place at 147, shooting rounds of 74-73.

While Vasireddy wrapped things up in regulation, Cha had to go to extra holes to pick up her first win of the season.

In what turned out to be a duel from start to finish, both Cha and Maddie Jun of Mountain View opened play with first round leading scores of 5-over 76. A day later, the two were still together, as they’d each card 80 to finish regulation tied at 156.

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Girls’ Championship winner Tiffany Cha, runner-up Maddie Jun and third place finisher Noor Ahmed (left to right).

In a sudden-death playoff, Cha finally broke the tie, winning on the third hole.

During the final round, Cha held the lead at a total of 12-over with only four holes to play but she’d card a pair of bogeys to finish at 14-over. Jun, on the other hand, was at 15-over with just two holes to play. She’d birdie her 17th hole and made par to finish her round.

There was also a tie in the Girls’ Championship for third place. There, Noor Ahmed of Folsom and Clare Brady of Campbell finished with matching scores of 160 after final rounds of 80 and 81, respectively. Ahmed was awarded third place after a card-off (lower back-nine score).

Finishing tied for fifth place at 162 were San Jose’s Aishvarya Bedi, who had a final round 79, and Lexi Perry of El Dorado Hills, who posted a final round 81.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Jared Tungol of Lincoln put together two solid rounds for the victory.

Playing a shorter course than the Boys’ Championship, Tungol carded rounds of 71-74 to come in at 3-over 145 and defeat runner Sam Sommerhauser of Lincoln by five strokes.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Jared Tungol, runner-up Sam Sommerhauser and third place finisher Dylan McDermott (left to right).

In the first round, Tungol was steady, carding 10 pars to go with four birdies and four bogeys. The 71 gave him a three-stroke lead over the field.

Sommerhauser had rounds of 76-74, finishing at 150. Taking third place in the Boys’ First Flight Championship was Dylan McDermott of Granite Bay, who came in at 154 after rounds of 74-80.

Fourth place went to Kyle Kushnir of Los Altos Hills at 156 (81-75) while fifth place went to Atwater’s Shane Watts at 158 (76-82).

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Niav Layton of Palo Alto shot a final round 75 to come in at 151 and defeat runner-up Emma Sand of El  Dorado Hills by seven shots.

Sand had matching rounds of 79 each day. Taking third place was Kathering Sung of Palo Alto, who finished at 160 following two 80’s.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Niav Layton, runner-up Emma Sand and third place finisher Katherine Sung (left to right).

Fourth place went to Palo Alto’s Coco Layton at 161 (85-76), while fifth place went to Lauren Sung of Palo Alto at 163 (86-77).

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series V Championship, to be held July 20-21 at San Jose Country Club and Santa Teresa Golf Club.

 

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About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

Junior Tour Summer III: El Macero CC

El Macero, CA
June 22-23, 2015

Results

Pairings  |  Alphabetical Pairings

Player Information Sheet | Yardages | Approximate Second Round Tee Times

JTNC Standard Local Rules| JTNC Pace of Play Policy

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series III at El Macero Country Club

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 23, 2015) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Tuesday in the Summer Series III Championship at El Macero Country Club in El Macero.

Los Altos resident Yash Majmudar shot 4-under 140 and Rocklin resident Nicole Schroeder shot 1-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series III Championship held Monday and Tuesday at par-72 El Macero Country Club.

Majmudar picked up his first win of the 2014-2015 JTNC season thanks to a stellar second round.

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Boys’ Championship winner Yash Majmudar, runner-up Thomas Hutchison and third place finisher Andrew Arnheiter (left to right).

On Tuesday, he’d card a 3-under 69 that featured five birdies—including back-to-back on holes No.10 and No.11—and two bogeys. With a birdie on the 15th, Majmudar got to a total of 6-under. He’d bogey both the 16th and 18th but it wouldn’t matter, as he’d defeat co-runner-ups Thomas Hutchison, Andrew Arnheiter and Ryan Burnett by two strokes.

Hutchison, Arnheiter and Burnett all finished with two-day totals of 142.

Having won the recent Summer Series I Championship, Hutchison shot a final round 70 that featured four birdies and two bogeys. The San Jose resident got to 4-under total with a birdie on 14, but closed his round with back-to-back bogeys on the 17th and 18th. Hutchison would be awarded second place in a card-off (lowest back-nine score).

Arnheiter finished with a rollercoaster 72, carding four birdies but also four bogeys. Burnett, of Lafayette, got to 4-under with three straight birdies on holes No.7 through No.9. After making the turn, he’d card another birdie on the 11th to get to 5-under, but on the 12th he’d card a double-bogey to drop back to 3-under.

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Girls’ Championship winner Nicole Schroeder, runner-up Ty Akabane and third place finisher Annie Liu (left to right).

In Monday’s first round, Arnheiter grabbed a share of the lead with Vacaville’s Devyn Fitchhorn after shooting 70. Fitchhorn fell back to T-13 following a final round 79. Finishing in fifth place in the Boys’ Championship was Will Bednarz of Larkspur, who came in at 144 after rounds of 71-73.

For Schroeder, it was finally her chance to finish on top.

Coming off a third place finish at the Summer Series I Championship, Schroeder had a final round 71 to come from one back and win her first event of the season.

In Monday’s first round, Pleasanton resident Annie Liu took the lead with a 72 that featured five birdies and five bogeys. Schroeder opened with a 74, but in the second round she’d card five birdies to go against just two bogeys and a double-bogey. Schroeder stumbled early, carding a double-bogey on the par-5 5th to fall back to a total of 4-over.

Over her next three holes, Schroeder more than made up for the error carding three straight birdies to get back to a total of 1-over. On her back-nine, Schroeder played even par, posting two birdies and two bogeys.

Liu shot a second round 75 to slip back into a tie for second place with Danville resident Ty Akabane at 147. Akabane, the winner of the Helen Lengfeld Flight at last year’s California Women’s Amateur Championship, shot a final round 73. In a card-off (lower back-nine), Akabane was awarded second place, with Liu taking third.

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Boys’ First Flight champ Raymond Abels, runner-up Brad Sparrer and third place finisher Matthew Lynberg (left to right).

Finishing in fourth place in the Girls’ Championship was San Jose’s Sabrina Iqbal. Iqbal, who recently won three JTNC events in a row, came in at 148 after a final round 73. Sienna Lyford of Roseville finished fifth at 149 following a 75.

Over in the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Pleasanton resident Raymond Abels took the title, carding a final round 73 to finish at 146 and edge runner-up Brad Sparrer of Hollister by two shots. Abels shot back-to-back rounds of 73.

Sparrer, coming off a victory at the Summer Series II Championship, shot 75 after opening with a 73 to finish at 148.

Taking third in the Boys’ First Flight Championship was Matthew Lynberg of Pacific Grove at 149 after a 75. Finishing in a tie for fourth at 151 were Alex Hom of Belmont and Edward Anaya of Orinda after final rounds of 71 and 76, respectively.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Sammy Lee, runner-up Elizabeth Scholtes and third place finisher Faith Low (left to right).

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Sammy Lee of San Ramon posted a 77 to come in a 159 and defeat runner-up Elizabeth Scholtes of Alameda by two strokes.

Scholtes shot a final round 79, finishing at 161. Both Faith Low of Foster City and Jasmine Chen of Pleasanton finished T-3 at 163 after final rounds of 80 and 82, respectively. Low was named the third place winner in a card-off. Taking fifth place at 165 was Niav Layton of Palo Alto following an 84.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series IV Championship, to be held July 14-15 at Schaffer’s Mill Club in Truckee.

 

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About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

Junior Tour Summer II: Poppy Ridge GC

Livermore, CA
June 17-18, 2015

 

Results  | Pairings 

Contestant Information Sheet | Yardages

JTNC Pace of Play Policy  JTNC Standard Local Rules

**This tournament is a PGA Junior Championship Qualifier for eligible players.
**Poppy Ridge consists of three nine hole courses (Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Merlot) make sure to look at the player info sheet and yardages to determine which configuration each flight is playing.

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series II at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 19, 2015) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Thursday in the Summer Series II Championship at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

San Jose resident Justin Suh shot 7-under 137 and Redwood Shores resident Lucy Li shot 5-under 139 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series II Championship held Wednesday and Thursday at par-72 Poppy Ridge Golf Course.

With their victories, both Suh and Li earned automatic berths into this year’s PGA Junior Championship, slated for August 3-6 at Miramont Country Club in Texas.

Suh, who will begin playing for USC in the fall, captured his second JTNC title of the 2014-2015 season thanks to a brilliant opening round.

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Boys’ Championship winner Justin Suh, runner-up Ashkaan Hakim and third place finisher Finigan Tilly (left to right).

On Wednesday, the 2015 San Francisco City champion caught fire, posting a stellar 6-under 66 that featured seven birdies and just one bogey. Suh was perfect on his front-nine, posting a 32 with four birdies and no bogeys.

The opening 66 gave Suh some breathing room, and he’d take advantage of it, shooting a second round 71 to defeat runner-up Ashkaan Hakim of San Ramon by four strokes.

In his second round, Suh was the epitome of steady, posting a birdie to go with 17 pars.

Hakim, who had opened with a sluggish 1-over 73, turned things around in the second round, carding a 68 that featured five birdies and just one bogey.

Finishing tied for third place in the Boys’ Championship at a total of 2-under 142 were three players—Ray Navis of Nipomo, Finigan Tilly of Redwood City and Matt Heitel of Redwood City.

Both Navis and Tilly shot final round scores of 70. In Wednesday’s first round, Tilly recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3 2nd hole of the Zinfandel Course.

Heitel was only two behind Suh after the first round, carding a solid 68 that included five birdies and a bogey.

In a card-off, Tilly was awarded third place in the Boys’ Championship.

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Girls’ Championship winner Lucy Li and third place finisher Michelle Xie (left to right).

Over in the Girls’ Championship, Li, who was the darling of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, had to survive a playoff with Pleasanton’s Xinyang Wang to win the title.

A thriller, Wednesday’s first round saw Belinda Hu of San Ramon take the lead with a stellar 5-under 67 that included eight birdies and three bogeys. On the back-nine, Hu was a machine, carding a 7-under 29 that included five straight birdies from holes No.12 through No.16.

As great as Hu was though, she’d have company atop the leaderboard. Coming in with matching 68’s, and leaving them just a stroke back after day one, were Li, Wang and Michelle Xie of Palo Alto.

In Thursday’s finale, it became a duel between Li and Wang. Li, who last year at age 11 became the youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open,  got to a total of 6-under with a birdie on No.4, but bogeyed the 7th to fall back to 5-under. She’d par her final 11 holes for a 71 and score of 139.

Wang, meanwhile, got to a total of 5-under with a birdie on the 16th. She’d bogey the 17th to fall one behind Li, but made up the difference with a clutch birdie on the 18th to force extra holes. In the playoff, Li won on the first hole.

Hu, who had held the first round lead, shot a second round 79 that included an ace on the par-3 2nd of the Zinfandel Course to finish alone in fifth place at 146.

Xie shot a final round 73 to finish in third place at 141. Katherine Zhu of San Jose came in fourth at 144 following a 72.

Also carding a hole-in-one in the Girls’ Championship was Dublin’s Carissa Wu, who aced the par-3 3rd hole on the Chardonnay Course in the second round.

San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal, who was looking to tie her own record for consecutive JTNC wins (4), finished in 12th place at 150.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Brad Sparrer, runner-up Raymond Abels and third place finisher Ian Gilligan (left to right).

Also turning out to be a barnburner was the Boys’ First Flight Championship.

There, Brad Sparrer of Hollister shot a final round 69 to edge runner-up Raymond Abels of Pleasanton by a stroke.

Coming off a first round 73, Sparrer posted an eagle on the par-5 5th and added four birdies to go against a bogey and double-bogey to come in with a two-day total of 2-under 142.

Abels, who opened with a 74, also had an eagle (par-5 9th) and four birdies to go with a bogey and double-bogey.

Finishing in third place was Corte Madera’s Ian Gilligan, who came in at 146 following a final round 71.

Fourth place in the Boys’ First Flight Championship went to Michael Shaw of Pleasanton at 153. Darren Pang of San Ramon and Jeremy Choi of Fremont tied for fifth place at 155.

The Girls’ First Flight Championship also came down to the wire.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Divya Tadimeti and runner-up Alice Liu (left to right).

Divya Tadimeti of Palo Alto shot a final round 77 to finish at 156, edging runner-up Alice Liu of Pleasanton, had a final round 80, by a shot.

Third place went to Vanessa Van Pell of Lafayette at 160. Catherine Batang of South San Francisco and Madison Beckett of Santa Rosa finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at 162 and 163.

Next up on the JTNC calendar is the Summer Series III Championship, to be held June 22-23 at El Macero Country Club in El Macero.

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About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

 

Junior Tour Summer I: Reserve at Spanos Park GC

Stockton, CA
June 13-14, 2015

Results  |  Pairings

Contestant Information Sheet | Yardages

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Summer Series I at The Reserve at Spanos Park

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (June 15, 2015) – Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Summer Series I Championship at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

San Jose resident Thomas Hutchison shot 4-under 140 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 1-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series I Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 The Reserve at Spanos Park.

Hutchison picked up his first win of the season thanks to a stellar second round.

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Boys’ Championship winner Thomas Hutchison and runner-up Justin Gums (left to right).

The runner-up at this year’s San Francisco City Championship and the JTNC Spring Series VI Championship, Hutchison shot a final round 4-under 68 to come from three back and claim the title.

In Sunday’s final round, Hutchison was 1-over through his first five but quickly got back to red figures with back-to-back birdies on holes No.6 and No.7. After making the turn, he was perfect, adding three more birdies with zero bogeys for a back-nine 33.

While Hutchison was making a charge, first round leader Justin Gums of Lodi went the other direction. Gums, who had opened with a 69, shot a second round 74 to finish three behind Hutchison.

A day after carding five birdies and just two bogeys, Gums posted three birdies but also five bogeys to come in at 143. In Saturday’s first round, Hutchison posted three birdies and three bogeys.

Ashkaan Hakim of San Ramon finished third in the Boys’ Championship at 145 after rounds of 73-72.

Fourth place went to Napa’s Joseph Bosetti at 146 (74-72) and fifth place went to Folsom’s Austin Fox at 147 (74-73).

In the Girls’ Championship, things were so close that extra holes were needed.

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Girls’ Championship runner-up Ty Akabane, champion Sabrina Iqbal and third place finisher Nicole Schroeder (left to right).

Coming off two straight wins, Iqbal and Ty Akabane of Danville finished regulation tied at 1-over 145 after final rounds of 70 and 73, respectively.

In what turned out to be a thriller, Iqbal won on the second  hole of a sudden-death playoff to claim her third straight win and 14th overall JTNC title.

On Saturday, Akabane was in control, as the 2014 California Women’s Amateur Championship Helen Lengfeld Flight runner-up took a one shot lead over Rocklin’s Nicole Schroeder with a 72. Iqbal, meanwhile, opened with a 75.

In the crucial final round, Akabane had two birdies but also three bogeys en route to shooting a 73. Iqbal, on the other hand, had two birdies and two bogeys, but the Pioneer High sophomore also had the shot of the tournament.

On the par-3 15th, Iqbal made an ace that helped her gain two quick strokes. At the time, Akabane still held the lead, but she’d finish her round with back-to-back bogeys on the 17th and 18th to let Iqbal back in it.

Schroeder finished her second round with back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th, but was stung earlier by a bogey on the 16th. She’d finish alone in third place at 146.

San Jose’s Samantha Oliva finished in fourth place in the Girls’ Championship at 150 (77-73). Yoonhee Kim of San Ramon and Amanjoty Sangha of San Mateo each grabbed a share of fifth place, coming in at 153 after shooting final rounds of 76 and 78, respectively.

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Boys’ First Flight champ Michael Shaw, runner-up Alex Hom and third place finisher Chase Godi (left to right).

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Michael Shaw of Pleasanton also had a comeback to remember.

After opening with an 80, Shaw had a 69 that featured six birdies and three bogeys to come in at 149 and defeat runner-up Alex Hom of Belmont by a stroke.

Hom, who had opened with a 73, shot a final round 77 to finish at 150.

Third place in the Boys’ First Flight Championship went to Chase Godi of Pleasanton, who defeated Ian Gilligan of Corte Madera in a card-off. Both Godi and Gilligan came in at 151 after final rounds of 74 and 75, respectively.

Coming in tied for fifth at 153 were Santa Cruz’ Bradley Vu and San Jose’s John Heckel.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, San Jose’s Kaleiya Romero was a freight train. Romero carded rounds of 72 and 70 to finish at 2-under 142 and defeat co-runner-ups Niav Layton of Palo Alto and Alice Liu of Pleasanton by 12 shots.

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Girls’ First Flight champ Kaleiya Romero, runner-up Niav Layton and third place finisher Alice Liu (left to right).

Over her 36 holes, Romero posted eight birdies with just six bogeys.

Layton and Liu each finished at 154, with Layton being awarded second place in a card-off.

Three players—Faith Low of Foster City, Corine Tan of Alameda and Roseville’s Chisay Arai—all finished T-4 in the Girls’ First Flight Championship at 157.

Next up on the JTNC schedule is the Summer Series II Championship, to be held June 17-18 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore.

 

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About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

 

Junior Tour Spring VIII: Roddy Ranch GC

Antioch, CA
May 23-24, 2015

Pairings  | Results

Player Information Sheet  |  Yardages

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series VIII at The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 18, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series VIII Championship at The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch in Antioch.

Pleasanton resident Noah Woolsey shot 3-under 141 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 1-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VIII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch.

Woolsey picked up his second Spring Series win, but he had to hold a pack of three players to get it.

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Boys’ Championship winner Noah Woolsey, runner-up Albert Im and third place finisher Daniel KIm (left to right).

In Saturday’s first round, Woolsey was solid, posting a 2-under 70 that included three birdies and a bogey. It wasn’t good enough for the lead, however, as Pleasanton’s John Fracisco went two strokes lower, carding a 68 that featured six birdies and two bogeys.

Also in the mix after the first round were San Jose’s Daniel Kim and Albert Im of Sunnyvale, who came in with rounds of 70 and 72, respectively.

On Sunday, it became a wild chase for the title.

With birdies at No.6, No.9 and No.10, Woolsey got to a total of 5-under. Fracisco, meanwhile, went 1-over through his first 10 to drop to 3-under. Im, on the other hand, opened with a bogey on the 1st to fall to 1-over, while Kim had bogeys on No.1 and No.5 to fall back to even-par.

The early birdies came in handy for Woolsey, because on both the 15th and 17th holes he’d card bogeys, leading to a 71 and two-day total of 141. As for his pursuers, Fracisco got to 4-under with a birdie on the 11th, but he’d quickly give three shots back with a bogey on No.12 and a double-bogey on the 13th. Fracisco would birdie the 18th, but by then it was too late, as he’d card a 74 to come in at 142.

With a birdie on the 14th, Im got to a total of 3-under, but he’d lose traction with an ensuing bogey on No.15. On his final three holes Im made par, leaving him with a 70 and two-day total of 142. Kim would also finish at 142 after shooting a final round 72 that featured three birdies and three bogeys. In a card-off, Im was awarded second place with Kim taking second.

Also trying to catch Woolsey, who also won the Spring Series III Championship, was Lafayette resident Ryan Burnett. Coming off an opening round 74, Burnett had the craziest final round. On the front-nine, he’d birdie four of his first six holes to get to 2-under but later bogeyed the 9th for a 33. After making the turn, Burnett opened his first five holes by going—birdie, bogey, birdie, double-bogey, birdie. He’d also bogey the 16th but birdied the 18th for a rollercoaster 69, moving him to fifth place at 143.

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Girls’ Championship winner Sabrina Iqbal, runner-up Yealimi Noh and third place finisher Samantha Hutchison (left to right).

For Iqbal, it took a solid second round to pick up her second straight victory.

Iqbal, the defending JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year, opened Saturday’s first round with a 2-over 74 that left her tied for second with Concord’s Yealimi Noh. Leading the championship was San Jose’s Samantha Hutchison, who shot a steady 3-under 71 that featured three birdies and two bogeys.

Like the Boys’ Championship, Sunday’s final round would see a shuffle atop the leaderboard.

Iqbal started out fantastically, going 4-under through her first 13 holes after making four birdies to get to a total of 2-under. The Pioneer High freshman bogeyed three of her final four holes, but Iqbal’s hot start gave her a 71 and two-day total of 145.

As for Noh, she’d do the opposite of Iqbal. With three bogeys within her first 14 holes, Noh fell back early to a total of 5-over. A pair of late birdies gave her a 73 and two-day total of 147, landing her in second place.

Like Noh, Hutchison also slipped, going from her opening 71 to a 77 to finish third at 148.

Finishing in fourth place in the Girls’ Championship was San Ramon’s Yoonhee Kim, who had back-to-back rounds of 75 to come in at 150. Taking fifth place was fellow San Ramon resident Angela Bagasbas, who shot 159 (76-83).

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, things were also tight as Fremont’s Ethan Chen shot 71 and came from behind to edge runner-up Brad Sparrer by a stroke.

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Boys’ First Flight champ Ethan Chen, runner-up Brad Sparrer and third place finisher Spencer Chamberlain (left to right).

Chen, who had opened with a birdie-less 78, got going in the finale, posting five birdies to go with two bogeys and a double-bogey to finish at 5-over 149. The biggest birdie of his round was no doubt on 18, as it helped him slip by Sparrer. Sparrer came in at 150 after back-to-back rounds of 75, while Diablo’s Spencer Chamberlain took third at 153 (76-77).

Finishing in a tie for fourth in the Boys’ First Flight at 154 were San Leandro’s Adrian Davis and Menlo Park’s Jonathan Dicks, who had final rounds of 78 and 79, respectively.

The Girls’ First Flight Championship also was also a nail-biter, as Alameda’s Elizabeth Scholtes shot 81 to finish at 160 and hold off runner-up Alice Liu of Pleasanton by a stroke.

Both tied at 79 after the first round, the difference for Scholtes was a late Liu bogey on the 17th.

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Girls’ First Flight champ Elizabeth Scholtes, runner-up Alice Liu and third place finisher Cynthia Zhang (left to right).

Finishing in a tie for third in the Girls’ First Flight was Cynthia Zhang of Milpitas and Catherine Batang, who each came in at 164 after final rounds of 80 and 84, respectively. Zhang was awarded third place in a card-off.

Liam Sklar of Los Gatos placed fifth at 166 after a final round 83.

The event concluded the Spring Series portion of the 2014-2015 JTNC season. Next up is the Summer Series I Championship, to be held June 13-14 at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

 

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About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

Junior Tour Spring VII: Dragonfly GC

Madera, CA
May 16-17, 2015

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Contestant Information Sheet  |  Yardages

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series VII at Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 18, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series VII Championship at Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera.

Alamo resident Ryan Grauman shot 7-under 137 and San Jose resident Sabrina Iqbal shot 6-under 138 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VII Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Dragonfly GC.

Grauman picked up his first win of the season thanks in part to a brilliant second round.

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Boys’ Championship winner Ryan Grauman, runner-up Tyler Gardner and third place finisher Brian Stark (left to right).

In Saturday’s opening round, Grauman grabbed a share of the lead with Fresno’s Tyler Gardner after the two came in with matching scores of 1-under 71.

Grauman was the epitome of steady in the first round, carding two birdies and a bogey to go with 15 pars. Gardner, meanwhile, had a much more wild day, carding five birdies (including back-to-back birdies on holes No.10 and 11 and No. 13 and 14) to go with four bogeys and nine pars.

Also in the mix following Saturday’s opener were San Jose’s Sebastian Iqbal and Anthony Georgouses of Fresno, who each came in with 73’s.

On Sunday, Grauman took control of the championship. He’d card a sensational, bogey-free 6-under 66 that featured four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 13th.

At a total of 2-under after his front-nine, a sizzling back-nine gave Grauman a 31 and led to a comfortable seven stroke victory over Gardner.

A day after his 71, Gardner was steadier—carding 13 pars—but he’d only pick up two birdies to go against three bogeys.

Also making a move on Sunday was Kingsburg resident Brian Stark, who followed up an opening round 76 with a 3-under 69 to move to third place. A day after posting two birdies and six bogeys, Stark penciled in four birdies to go against just one bogey.

Finishing in a tie for fourth in the Boys’ Championship at 148 were Iqbal, Georgouses and Richmond’s Carlo Gatmaytan.

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Girls’ Championship winner Sabrina Iqbal, runner-up Jacqueline Ngo and third place finisher Aya Enjoki (left to right).

Iqbal and Georgouses both fell backwards in the second round with a pair of matching 78’s. Gatamaytan climbed the leaderboard, shooting a 72 after opening with a 76.

Sabrina Iqbal also cruised to the title, winning the Girls’ Championship division by 13 strokes.

The 2014 JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year, Iqbal grabbed a six shot lead over the field with a sensational first round 67 that included six birdies and just one bogey. The Pioneer High freshman was almost nearly as good on Sunday, posting a 71 that featured five birdies, one bogey and a triple-bogey. Over her 36 holes, Iqbal would card birdie on nearly a third of them (11).

Iqbal entered the event as the leader in the JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year points standings.

Finishing in second place was Friant’s Jacqueline Ngo, who came in at 151 after rounds of 77-74. During the 74, Ngo had a birdie and three bogeys.

Also carding a second round 74 was Fresno’s Aya Enjoki, who finished third at 152.

Taking fourth place in the Girls’ Championship at 155 (73-82) was Tiffany Cha of San Ramon. San Jose’s Aishvarya Bedi finished fifth at 156 (81-75).

Things were a bit closer in the Boys’ First Flight Championship. There, Fresno’s Michael Jura III shot a 1-under 71 to come in at 146 and defeat runner-up Kyle Kuest by four strokes.

Jura, who was tied with two other players after a first round 75, made his move on Sunday by carding four birdies to go with a bogey and double-bogey.

Kuest, who also hails from Fresno, had back-to-back rounds of 75 to finish second at 150. Third place went to Danville’s Alex Sun, who finished at 151 after rounds of 78-73.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Michael Jura III, runner-up Kyle Kuest and third place finisher Alex Sun (left to right).

Finishing in a tie for fourth in the Boys’ First Flight Championship were Casey Leebrick of San Luis Obispo and Bradley Vu of Santa Cruz, who both came in at 152 after finals rounds of 75 and 77, respectively.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Sammy Lee of San Ramon had a final round 80 but held on to defeat runner-up Kaleiya Romero of San Jose by a stroke.

Lee had taken the first round lead with a solid 73 that included four birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey. In the second round, she’d open the door by carding three bogeys and a double-bogey on her final four holes.

Romero, who shot a first round 79, made a move on Sunday with a pair of birdies, but she’d bogey the 18th, one of her five bogeys on the day.

Third place went to Alameda’s Elizabeth Scholtes, who came in at 155 after rounds of 76-79.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Sammy Lee, runner-up Kaleiya Romero and third place finisher Elizabeth Scholtes (left to right).

Fourth place in the Girls’ First Flight went to Doodle Yuen of Los Gatos at 156 (78-78), while Annika Borrelli took fifth at 157 (79-78).

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series VIII Championship, to be held May 23-24 at The Golf Club at Roddy Ranch in Antioch.

 

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About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

Junior Tour Spring VI: Darkhorse GC

Auburn, CA
May 2-3, 2015

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series VI at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (May 3, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series VI Championship at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn.

Chico resident Noah Norton shot 1-over 145 and Folsom resident Emilee Hoffman shot 2-over 146 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Darkhorse GC.

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Boys’ Championship winner Noah Norton, runner-up Thomas Hutchison and third place finisher Chandler Kallas (left to right).

Norton picked up his first win of the season by knocking off recent San Francisco City Championship runner-up Thomas Hutchison by a stroke.

In Saturday’s first round, Norton opened play by bogeying his first hole, the par-4 17th. He’d recover nicely, however, carding pars on his next nine ensuing holes before bogeying the 8th. A birdie on the 10th and bogey on the 11th gave him a first round 2-over 74, leaving him a stroke behind leader Bryson Zorich of Rocklin and in a tie with Brendon Choe and Robert Briggs.

While Norton opened with a steady 74, Hutchison, who hails from San Jose, carded a wild first round 75 that featured five birdies, three bogeys, a double-bogey and a triple-bogey on his first hole, the par-5 18th.

A day later in Sunday’s pivotal second round Norton shook off an early bogey on the 5th to grab the lead. Following back-to-back birdies on the 6th and 7th holes, Norton added another birdie on the par-5 11th to get to a total of even-par.

He’d bogey the ensuing 12th to drop back to 1-over, but played his final six holes at even-par for a 71 and the victory.

Hutchison, on the other hand, could just never get himself in a groove. He’d card two birdies on his front-nine but also two bogeys for a front-nine 36. On his back-nine, Hutchison opened with three birdies and a bogey within his first five holes to get to a total of 1-over, but he’d later bogey the 17th for a 71 and two-day total of 146.

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Girls’ championship winner Emilee Hoffman, runner-up Samantha Hutchison and third place finisher Sabrina Iqbal (left to right).

Chandler Kallas of El Dorado Hills nearly pulled off the ultimate comeback. Kallas, who had opened with a disastrous 80, rebounded on Sunday with a tourney-low 68 that featured a hole-out eagle on the 12th and five birdies to go with three bogeys. His late heroics pushed him into third place alone at 148.

Grant Fairbairn of Orinda and Briggs, who’s from Novato, finished tied for fourth 149 after final rounds of 72 and 75, respectively. Choe, who hails from Orinda, fell back into a tie for sixth with four other players, including Zorich, following a 76. Zorich also finished with a 76.

Like Norton, Hoffman also squeaked out a one stroke win in defeating runner-up Samantha Hutchison for the Girls’ title.

In Saturday’s opening round, Hoffman, who also picked up her first JTNC win of the season, opened with a sensational 3-under 69 that included a hole-out eagle on the 15th, six birdies (five within holes No.1 through No.7), three bogeys and a double-bogey.

The 69 gave Hoffman six shot lead over the field. On Sunday though, it was Hutchison’s turn to go low.

A day after a shaky 78, Hutchison, who’s headed to UC Davis in the fall, carded a stellar 69 that featured three birdies and a bogey. With a birdie on the 12th, she’d get to a total of 3-over par.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Jack Gardner, runner-up Brad Sparrer and third place finisher Alex Horn (left to right).

Hoffman, however, was never threatened. With a birdie of her own on the 8th hole on Sunday, Hoffman got to a total of 1-under. She’d card three bogeys on her back-nine, but Hutchison was unable to make up any more ground.

Hutchison wasn’t the only one trying to catch Hoffman. So too was 2014 JTNC Girls’ Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal. The San Jose resident, who opened with a 75, tried to make a run at the lead but could only muster a second round 73 leaving her in third place with a total of 6-over 148.

Angela Liu of San Jose placed fourth in the Girls’ Championship at 150 after a final round 74, while Concord resident Yealimi Noh took fifth at 151 following a 74. A win would’ve been Noh’s fourth of the season.

The final standings were also tight in the Boys’ First Flight Championship.

There, Jack Gardner of San Ramon shot a final round 73 to edge runner-up Brad Sparrer of Hollister by a stroke.

Gardner, who finished T-3 at the Spring Series V Championship, made his big move by carding four straight birdies from holes No.14 through No.17. While Gardner was on his birdie binge, Sparrer first lost the outright lead with a bogey on the 16th. Another bogey on the 18th would seal the victory for Gardner.

Alex Horn of Belmont took third in Boys’ First Flight Championship at 154 following a 78, while Granite Bay’s Dylan McDermott placed fourth at 155 after a 78.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Faith Low, runner-up Madison Stephens and third place finisher Alice Liu (left to right).

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Faith Low of Foster City also grabbed a one stroke win. A day after shooting a 76 for a three stroke lead over the field, Low fell back to an 80 but it was good enough to defeat co-runner-ups Alice Liu of Pleasanton and Madison Stephens of Redding.

Liu birdied the 16th but closed with two pars for a 77. Stephens, who took second in a card-off based on lower back-nine score, was stung by a final bogey on the 18th.

Lexi Tower of Chico finished fourth in the Girls’ First Flight Championship at 169 following an 87.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring VII Championship, to be held May 16-17 at Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera.

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Siblings Thomas and Samantha Hutchison finished second in each of their respective divisions.

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 About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

Junior Tour Spring V: Rancho Solano GC & Paradise Valley GC

Fairfield CA
April 25-26, 2015

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Yardages: Ranch Solano Paradise Valley 

 

 

 

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners in Spring Series V at Paradise Valley Golf Course and Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 27, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series V Championship at Paradise Valley Golf Course and Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield.

Larkspur resident Will Bednarz shot 3-under 141 and San Jose resident Samantha Hutchison shot 1-over 145 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series V Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Paradise Valley GC and par-72 Rancho Solano GC.

Bednarz picked up his first win of the season by being the only player to finish the 36-hole event with a score under par.

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Boys’ Championship winner Will Bednarz, runner-up Isaiah Choi and third place finisher Ryan Burnett (left to right).

In Saturday’s first round at Rancho Solano, Bednarz, who started on the back-nine, got going by posting a 1-under 35 that included four birdies with a double-bogey and bogey. After making the turn, he’d card another 35 with two birdies and a bogey to come in at 70.

While the 70 was a great start, it left Bednarz tied with Isaiah Choi of San Ramon and one stroke back of first round leader Ryan Burnett of Lafayette.

Burnett came out on fire, carding five birdies within his first seven holes.  He’d cool off with a double-bogey and two bogeys on the back-nine, but added another two birdies to seize the lead. Choi, who started on the 11th hole, meanwhile, also started strong, carding a birdie on the 15th and an eagle on the par-5 17th. Later, Choi added two more birdies to go with a bogey and double-bogey.

In Sunday’s second round at Paradise Valley, Bednarz broke up the logjam at the top of the leaderboard.

Having started just one behind Burnett, Bednarz opened with an even-par front-nine 36 that featured three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey that left him with a total of 2-under. On his back-nine, Bednarz continued to stretch his lead, carding birdies at No.11 and No.14 to get to 4-under. A final bogey on the 18th left him with a 71.

While Bednarz made his charge, Burnett began slipping. He’d also card a front-nine 36 that kept him in the lead at a total of 3-under, but on the back-nine he’d suffer a critical double-bogey on the par-4 11th. Burnett briefly righted the ship with a birdie on the 14th, but bogeyed three of his final four holes for a 76 that bumped him back to third place at 145.

Choi, who was tied with Bednarz at 70, also saw his chances end on the Paradise Valley back-nine. Coming off a front-nine 36, Choi carded a birdie on the 11th but went on to double-bogey the 12th. A final bogey on 18th left him with a 74 and two-day total of 144.

Placing fourth in the Boys’ Championship at 146 was Matt Heitel of Redwood City, who had rounds of 73-74. Moibhi Tyndall of Mountain View and Austin Murphy of Morgan Hill finished tied for fifth at 147 after final rounds of 73 and 74, respectively.

Like Bednarz, Hutchison also had to come from behind in earning her first win of the season.

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Girls’ Championship winner Samantha Hutchison, runner-up Bibilani Liu and third place finisher Emilee Hoffman (left to right).

Headed to the UC-Davis this fall, Hutchison opened play at Paradise Valley with a 2-over 74 that featured three birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey. The score left her two shots behind first round leader Quynn Duong of San Jose, who opened with a steady 72 that featured three birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey.

In Sunday’s finale at Rancho Solano, it was Hutchison who was steady, posting three birdies to go with just two bogeys for a 71 and two-day total of 145.

Duong, meanwhile, fell back into a tie for fourth at 149 after posting a 77.

Trying to catch Hutchison was Cupertino’s Bibilani Liu. A day after opening with a 78, Liu more than got back on track, posting a 69 that included a hole-out eagle on the par-4 14th, two birdies and a bogey for a 69. It wasn’t enough though, as Hutchison claimed a two-stroke win.

Finishing in third place in the Girls’ Championship was Folsom’s Emilee Hoffman, who had a final round 71 to come in at 148. Also finishing T-4 at 149 was Gurman Kuar of Elk Grove, who had a final round 71.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Bradley Vu of Santa Cruz came from two strokes back, shooting a final round 72 at Rancho Solano for a two-day total of 146 and one stroke win over runner-up Grant Johnson of Walnut Creek.

In the pivotal second round, Vu had four birdies to go with four bogeys. Johnson, who shot a Sunday 74, posted two birdies but also four bogeys.

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Boys First Flight winner Bradley Vu, runner-up Grant Johnson, and third place finishers Jack Gardner, Nikolai Friedman and San Zhang (right to left).

Finishing in a tie for third in the Boys’ First Flight at 150 were San Ramon’s Jack Gardner (71), San Ramon’s San Zhang (71) and Mill Valley’s Nikolai Friedman (78), who had taken the first round lead with a 72 at Paradise Valley.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Alamo’s Annika Borrelli went wire-to-wire, following up a stellar opening round 72 at Rancho Solano with an 80 at Paradise Valley to win by one over runner-up Lauren Shew of San Francisco.

In her first round at Rancho Solano, Borrelli had four birdies and four bogeys.

Shew had rounds of 76-77, while Sammy Lee of San Ramon, who placed third at 157, shot rounds of 82-75.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Annika Borrelli, runner-up Lauren Shew and third place finisher Sammy Lee (left to right).

Three players—Liam Sklar of Los Gatos, Kaleiya Romero of San Jose and Fremont’s Audrey Lin—all finished tied for fourth at 158.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series VI Championship, to be held May 2-3 at Darkhorse Golf Club in Auburn.

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About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

Junior Tour Spring IV: Deer Ridge CC & Shadow Lakes GC

Brentwood, CA
April 11-12, 2015

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Yardages: Deer Ridge GC  |   Shadow Lakes GC

 

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California  Crowns Winners in Spring Series IV at Deer Ridge Golf Club and Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood

MONTEREY, Calif. (April 13, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series IV Championship at Deer Ridge Golf Club and Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood.

San Ramon resident Ashkaan Hakim shot 5-under 137 and Benicia resident Kathleen Scavo shot 6-over 148 and survived a playoff to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series IV Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-71 Deer Ridge GC and par-71 Shadow Lakes GC.

Hakim picked up his second win of the season by being the only player to shoot under 70 both days.

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Boys’ Championship winner Ashkaan Hakim, runner-up Joshua McCarthy and third place finisher Daniel Kim (right to left).

In Saturday’s first round at Deer Ridge, Hakim got going with a co-leading 2-under 69 that included five birdies, a double-bogey and a bogey. Also opening with a 69 was San Jose’s Devrath Das.

On Sunday at Shadow Lakes, Hakim continued his run, opening with a front-nine 33 that featured three birdies. On his back-nine, Hakim briefly opened the door for his pursuers when he played holes No.12 through No.14 at 4-over. He’d right the ship, however, with an eagle on the par-5 15th to get back to a total of 3-under par.

A birdie on the 16th and a closing birdie on the 18th gave him a second round 68 and sealed a three-stroke win over runner-up Joshua McCarthy of Danville.

McCarthy, the 2014 JTNC Player of the Year, opened play at Deer Ridge with an even-par 71. At Shadow Lakes, he’d open slowly with a 1-over 37 on his front-nine, but after making the turn he’d turn on the jets. The runner-up in the Pro-Junior at last year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach carded a 3-under 32 that featured four birdies, an eagle on the closing 18th, a bogey and a double-bogey for a 68 and two-day total of 140.

The back-nine 32 would come in handy, as it propelled McCarthy to a second place finish via a card-off with San Jose’s Daniel Kim, who also finished at 140.

After opening with a 72, Kim also went low at Shadow Lakes, posting a stellar 3-under 68 that included three birdies, an eagle on the 15th and just two bogeys.

Fellow San Jose resident Devrath Das, who had shared the first round lead with Hakim at 69, had a second round 72 to finish in fourth place at 141. Alex Zhu of Fremont took fifth place at 144 after rounds of 71-73.

Having the biggest turnaround in the Boys’ Championship was Seaside resident Nicklaus Rivera. A day after carding an 80, Rivera posted a 5-under 66 that featured seven birdies and a double-bogey.

While Hakim had some breathing room, Scavo was locked in a duel with friend Chloe Corriveau of Pebble Beach.

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Girls’ Championship winner Kathleen Scavo, runner-up Chloe Corriveau and third place finisher Courtney Vogel (left to right).

Following Saturday’s first round at Shadow Lakes, Corriveau was in the lead after posting a 1-over 72 that featured three birdies and four bogeys. Meanwhile, Scavo, who was coming off a runner-up finish at the Spring Series III Championship, was six shots behind following a 78.

On Sunday at Deer Ridge, Corriveau saw her score rise to 76 for a two-day total of 148 while Scavo posted a solid 1-under 70 that featured three birdies and just two bogeys to also come in at 148.

The two went to a sudden death playoff, with Scavo prevailing on the second hole for the win.

For Scavo, it was her third win of the season. She previously won the Fall Series II and Fall Series IV Championships.

While Scavo and Corriveau were dueling, there was also a tussle for third place. There, Woodland’s Courtney Vogel (78-73), San Jose’s Quynn Duong (76-75) and Fremont’s Jasmine Hsu (76-75) all finished regulation tied at 151. Vogel would claim third place in a card-off after playing her last six holes at even-par.

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Mackade Mangels of Danville took the title, defeating runner-up Shaan Gagneja of Cupertino by two strokes.

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Boys’ First Flight winner Mackade Mangels, runner-up Shaan Gagneja and third place finisher Jack Gardner (left to right).

Mangels opened with a 70 at Shadow Lakes that included a hole-out eagle on the par-4 8th and followed that up with a 73 at Deer Ridge. Gagneja went 72-73 and third place finisher Jack Gardner of San Ramon went 76-71 for a 147.

In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, San Jose resident Kaleiya Romero shot 151 to defeat runner-up Jacqueline Ha of San Ramon by two strokes.

Romero had rounds of 76-75, while Ha posted a 79 and 74. Both Alice Liu of Pleasanton and Catherine Batang of South San Francisco finished in a tie for third at 154, Batang was awarded third place in a card-off after shooting even-par on her back-nine.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series V Championship, to be held April 25-26 at Rancho Solano Golf Course and Paradise Valley Golf Club in Fairfield.

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Girls’ First Flight winner Kaleiya Romero, runner-up Jacqueline Ha and third place finisher Catherine Batang (left to right).

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 About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

Junior Tour Spring III: Castlewood CC

Pleasanton, CA
March 30-31, 2015

Results  Pairings  

Contestant Information Sheet 

Yardages:  Hill Course |  Valley Course

 

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CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California

Crowns Winners in Spring Series III at Castlewood Country Club

 MONTEREY, Calif. (April 1, 2015) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series III Championship at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.

Pleasanton resident Noah Woolsey shot 1-under 141 and Concord resident Yealimi Noh shot 10-over 152 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series III Championship held Monday and Tuesday on the par-70 Valley Course and par-72 Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club.

Woolsey picked up his first win of the 2014-2015 JTNC season in dramatic fashion, carding birdies on the 17th and 18th holes to knock off runner-up Ryan Knop of Pleasanton by a stroke.

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Boys’ Championship third place finisher Connor Motherway and champion Noah Woolsey (right).

Tied with Knop at 3-under par 67 after Monday’s first round on the Hill Course, the two would end up dueling for the title. Through the front-nine of the second round, Woolsey and Knop would remain knotted up at a total of 1-under par after both carded scores opening nine scores of 2-over 38.

On the pivotal back-nine, the two still see-sawed early on as both carded two early bogeys to remain tied at 1-over par through 13 holes. Knop eventually grabbed a one-stroke lead with a birdie on the par-3 14th, and remained a stroke ahead after the duo traded birdies on the 17th hole.

The difference maker came on the Valley Course’s 358-yard, par-4 18th, where Woolsey made birdie and Knop made bogey, an instant two-shot swing.

Also in the hunt following Monday’s first round were Pleasanton’s Raj Chekuri and Connor Motherway of Reno. The two ended the day just two shots off the lead after carding identical 69’s.

In Tuesday’s finale, Motherway posted a 4-over 76 to finish alone in third place at 3-over 145. Chekuri, meanwhile, shot 77 to finish in a tie for fourth at 146.

Joining Chekuri in the tie for fourth were Fremont resident Louie Chen, who had rounds of 73-73, and Aaron Chen, who shot rounds of 71-75.

The Girls’ Championship also came down to the wire.

There, Noh and Bencia resident Kathleen Scavo finished regulation tied with scores of 10-over 152. Noh would win the title after defeating Scavo in what became a two-hole sudden death playoff.

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Girls’ Championship winner Yealimi Noh, runner-up Kathleen Scavo and third place finisher Danielle Suh (left to right).

Noh, who also won the Spring Series I Championship, had grabbed a share of the first round lead with Danielle Suh of San Ramon after the two posted opening scores of 3-over 73. Scavo, who recently qualified for the upcoming U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Lucy Li, was two behind the co-leaders following a 75.

In the final round on the Valley Course, Noh carded seven bogeys for a 79. Scavo forged the tie by posting a 77 that featured four bogeys and a double-bogey but also a crucial birdie on the par-5 10th. Scavo , who’s headed to the University of Oregon this fall, would make par on each of her final eight holes.

Suh had a final round 81 to finish alone in third at 154. Sisters Amanjoty Sangha and Kiran Sangha of San Mateo finished in fourth and place, respectively, with total scores of 156 and 160.

The finish was also tight in the Girls’ First Flight Championship, with Borina Sutikto of Fremont holding off runner-up Lauren Shew of San Francisco by two strokes.

The first round leader after a solid 75 on the Hills Course, Shew slipped back with an 82 in the second round to finish at 157. Sutikto, on the other hand, followed up an opening 79 with an even better 76. Clinching the title for Sutikto was a great run on holes No.13 through No.16, where she’d go 2-under thanks to three birdies.

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Girls’ First Flight runner-up Lauren Shew, champion Borina Sutikto and third place finisher Divya Tadimeti (left to right).

For Sutikto, it was her second victory of the season. She also won the Fall Series I Championship last August. Shew also finished runner-up at the recent Spring Series I Championship.

Finishing in a tie for third in the Girls’ First Flight at 164 were Divya Tadimeti of Palo Alto and Megan Yang of Saratoga.

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Boys’ First Flight champ Jack Gardner, runner-up NickMcClendon and third place finisher Shaan Gagneja (left to right).

In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, San Ramon’s Jack Gardner didn’t allow any drama. Gardner came out firing on all cylinders, posting a stellar opening round 1-over 71 that featured four straight birdies on holes No.15 through No.18. He’d shoot a 79 in the second round to come in at 150, defeating runner-up Nick McClendon of Livermore by five strokes.

McClendon had rounds of 80-75, while third place finisher Shaan Gagneja of Cupertino finished at 158 after rounds of 79-79.

The Spring Series continues with the Spring Series IV Championship, to be held April 11-12 at Deer Ridge Country Club and Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood.

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 About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) has enhanced its dominance as a leading insurer of Northern California golf courses into a successful philanthropic program centered on the sport of golf through its sponsorship of the NCPGA Junior Tour of Northern California, and the annual fund raising golf tournament, The Langley – A Tribute to Legends.

CIG is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG has been selected for the  Ward’s 50 as one of the safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S.  CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visitwww.CIGinsurance.com

CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

 

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