11th Annual FCG National Championship

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

The end of the 2017 provided our FCG players with our longest running major tournament, the 11th Annual FCG National Championship. An event so grand, we have had to split it up into two weeks! Our first section played December 28th-30th on all three courses at Sycuan Golf Resort: WILLOW GLEN: Boys 15-18. OAK GLEN: Boys 13-14 & Boys 11-12. PINE GLEN: Boys & Girls 9-10, Boys & Girls 7-8, Boys & Girls 6 and Under and also over at Steele Canyon on the Ranch and Vineyard courses, for boys 15-18. The second week of the event, the Girls 15-18 played the Willow Glen course and the Girls 13-14 played the Oak Glen course.

One of our newest sponsors, Tough As Steel also known as T-Golf Gear, provided our players with some amazing FCG logo tee prizes! This included an upgraded daywear backpack, hat, sunglasses, divot tools, and bracelets! The winner of each division also got a brand new golf bag! A huge thank you to them and future success in the expansion of the brand- everything was well received. Of course, another major thanks to our head sponsor, Callaway Golf who provided our participants with a dozen Chrome Soft X golf balls, as well as new golf bag to each division champion!

The top finisher in each age division who is not already qualified for the 2018 IMG Academy Junior World Championships, earned in exemption into that event as well. With well over 500 players and 26 college coaches in attendance, our participants made part of FCG history by participating in this 11th annual event. Now, let’s get into some results…

For the Girl’s college prep division, we had a bit of a change this year – the eldest girls only played two days, thus, no cut. They played the white tees at a par 72 on Willow Glen. We saw Hunter Pate  from Las Vegas, NV come in first with scores of 66 & 77 for a total 1-under 143 and coming in second place was Sophie Siminoff from Los Altos Hills, CA with scores of 73 & 71 for a total even par 14. We had a two-way tie for third place at 3 over 147 between Olivia Canales from Calabasas, CA (75 & 72) and Angela (ZiLan) Zhang from Vancouver, BC (72 & 75). Determined by second day low, Canales won the card-off and Zhang took home fourth. Coming in fifth place was Riana Mission from Las Vegas, NV with scores of 77 & 71 for a total 4 over 148.

 

The Boys college prep played the black tees at a par 72 (par 71 at Steele Canyon), had a cut after the first two days with the top 25% playing the third day at Sycuan. We had Scotty Kennon from Brandon, OR come in first with scores of 70, 65 & 71 for a total 9-under 206. Coming in second place was Bo Jin from Encinitas, CA with scores of 70, 74 & 68 for a total 43-under 212 and coming in third place was Ahmed Ali from Palo Alto, CA with scores of 69, 69 & 75 for a total 2-under 213. Fourth place was earned by Daehyun Jun from San Diego, CA with scores of 75, 71 and 69 for a total E par 215 and coming in fifth place was Ethan Choi from Pincher Creek, AB with scores of 70, 73 and 73 for a total 1 over 216.

 

The Girls 13-14 played the red tees on Oak Glen at at par 72. We had Ashley Yun from West Covina, CA come in first with scores of 71 & 75 for a total 2 over 146 and coming in second place was Vani Karimanal from San Jose, CA with scores of 76 & 72 for a total 4 over 148. Coming in third place was Eagle Ace Superal from Escondido, CA with scores of 77 & 72 for a total 5 over 149. There was a two-way tie for fourth place at 7 over 151 between Alicia Kuo from La Habra Heights, CA (74 & 77) and Yewon Jang from Roseville, CA (76 & 75). Jang won the second day low card-off to take home fourth and Kuo took home fifth.

 

The Boys 13-14 division played the white tees at an adjusted yardage for a par 72 on the Oak Glen Course. We had Kyle Kolodziej from Placentia, CA come in first with scores of 68 & 69 for a total 7-under. Earning second place was Luke Potter from Encinitas, CA with scores of 67 and 72 for a total 5-under 139 and coming in third place was Paramdeep Sodhi from Folsom, CA with scores of 72 and 70 for a total 2-under 142. Coming in fourth place was Ian Maspat from San Diego, CA with scores of 71 and 72 for a total 1-under 143. There was a two-way tie for fifth place at 3 over 147 between Dylan Oyama from Carlsbad, CA (76, 71) and Charlie Palmer from Paradise Valley, AZ (76, 71). Our ties are determined by second day low score, of which both boys tied. It then goes down to back nine low for the day, which Oyama won, taking home the 5ht place award.

 

The Girls 11-12 division played the red tees on the Oak Glen Course. We had a tie for first place at 8 over 152 between Ali Mulhall from Green River, WY who shot scores of 77 & 75 and Lauren Sammon from Murrieta, CA who shot scores of 78 & 74. For third place, we had Martina Yu from Coquitlam, BC with consecutive 79’s for a total 14 over 158, coming in fourth place was Mitzi Duarte from Norwalk, CA with scores of 79 & 80 for a total 15 over 159 and coming in fifth place was Michelle Liu from Vancouver, BC with scores of 82 & 78 for a total 16 over 160.

 

The Boys 11-12 division played the red tees on the Oak Glen Course. We had Kai Hirayama from Arcadia, CA come in first with scores of 67 & 73 for a total 4-under 140. Coming in second place was Timothy Kelley from Moorpark, CA with scores of 74 and 70 for a total E par 144 and coming in third place was Jaden Dumdumaya from Fairfield, CA with scores of 71 & 74 for a total 1 over 145. There was a two-way tie for fourth place at 2 over 146 between William Ma from San Diego, CA (71, 75) and Winston Shen from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (75, 71). Ties determined from card-off of second day low, with Shen winning that and taking home fourth and Ma taking home fifth.

 

 

The remaining divisions played a par 54 on the Pine Glen Course.

The 6-under division played from their own set of forward tees.

For the girls 9-10 division, we had a two-way tie for first place at 125! This, of course, results in a sudden death play-off! Kayla Geng from San Diego, CA (62 & 63) and Anna Huang from Vancouver, BC (61 & 64) dueled it out in a multiple hole match that ultimately had Huang come out on top, and Geng taking home second. Coming in third place was Kyla Layman from Surprise, CA with scores of 65 and 61 for a total 126, coming in fourth place was Ava Cepeda from Kaaawa, HI with scores of 65 & 62 for a total 127 and coming in fifth place was Cooper Gilmore from La Jolla, CA with scores of 68 & 65 for a total 133.

For the the Boys 9-10 division, we had Cooper Greenwood from Westlake Village, CA come in first with scores of 56 & 54 for a total 2 over 110 and coming in second place was Thomas Browning from Carlsbad, CA with scores of 57 & 58 for a total 7 over 115. There was a two-way tie for third place at 9 over 117 between Sterling Hurd from Austin, TX (57 & 60) and Andrew Rodriguez from San Pedro, CA (60 & 57). Card-off determined by second day low with Rodriguez taking home third and Hurd taking home fourth. Coming in fifth place was Ryder Rasmussen from San Juan Capistrano, CA with scores of 58 and 60 for a total 10 over 118.

 

For the Girls 7-8 division, we had Zoe Salinas from San Diego, CA come in first with scores of 70 & 62 for a total 132 and coming in second place was Madison Perez from Yucaipa, CA with scores of 73 & 60 for a total 133. There was a tie for third place at 135 between Kate Hu from San Diego, CA (73 & 62) and Juno Taino from Studio City, CA (67 & 68), with Hu winning that card-off taking home third and Taino taking home fourth. And coming in fifth place was Sydney Kroc from Newport Beach, CA with scores of 72 & 71 for a total 143.

 

For the boys 7-8 division, we had Connor Szczechowicz from Chula Vista, CA come in first with scores of 62 & 57 for a total 119 and coming in second place was Michael Jorski from Leawood, KS with scores of 66 & 56 for a total 122. Coming in third place was Seth Malapote from Burbank, CA with scores of 59 & 65 for a total 124, coming in fourth place was Keane Taino from Studio City, CA with scores of 63 & 62 for a total 125 and coming in fifth place was Cheho An from Surrey, BC with scores of 68 & 64 for a total 132.

 

For the 6 & unders, we had Erika Koshimizu from Tokyo take home first place for the girls with scores of 69 & 64 for a total 133! And for the boys, we had Ryuta Yobiko from San Gabriel, CA shoot 58 & 64 for a total 122 for first and Vincent Ding from Richmond, BC shoot 85 & 83 for a total 168.

 

 

Callaway World Series Points Race has also been updated!! Check it out here: Points Race

 

Congratulations to all participants & placers and huge thank you to our sponsors, Callaway Golf and Tough As Steel, as well as parents and the staff at Sycuan Golf Resort and Steele Canyon Golf Club for making yet another successful FCG World Series event! Until next time, FCG Tour… 2018 Tournament Schedule

1 Comment

  1. Kathleen Kadoguchi
    February 4, 2018

    I am Kyle Kolodziej’s grandmother. I am so proud of his achievement and wish I had been there, Is it possible to get a copy of the official pictures taken of him? I would like copies. Please email me the the information and if there is a fee involved. They can be sent to his home address and I’ll pick them up from his house.

    Thank you,

    Kathleen Kadoguchi

    Reply

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