12TH ANNUAL FCG NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Recap

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

The 12th Annual FCG National Junior Golf Championship was a huge success thanks to our amazing sponsors, players, parents, coaches, host courses, and KUSI News crew!  We thank you all for joining us at this special annual championship that attracted players from almost 20 US States and players from 9 different countries!  In all we had over 500 players compete across all age divisions and featured 180 boys 15-18 and 90 girls 15-18.   We have to thank the College Coaches for coming out to watch and recruit this year!  Special thanks to Callaway Golf and Tough as Steel for your continued support and the amazing tee gifts for all the golfers…

***All Top 10 finishers  from the Boys 15-18 and Girls 15-18 and the Top 3 in the rest of the divisions have earned an Exemption into the 2019 FCG Callaway World Championship in July at Mission Hills. Also all winners earned exemptions into the 2019 IMG Junior World.  See who qualified here

***Top finishers earned AJGA PBE Stars at this event and here is an update of all upcoming events with recognition.  Learn More

***Note all 36 and 54-Hole Events are now included in the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings!

Special Thanks to KUSI News who was on site on the final day of the Boys 15-18 Division and filmed a ton of Live Video on TV!  Here are 8 clips from the morning news coverage that day! Watch Videos

**This was also the first event for POINTS for Player of the Year Honors for the FCG Callaway World Series events which features our major championships from now through the FCG International Junior Golf Championship in July!  The awards will be presented at the 2019 FCG Callaway World Championship at the Welcome Party at the Westin Mission Hills Resort on Sunday July 14, 2019. View Rankings

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Starting with our Girls 15-18 Division, coming in 5th place is Chloe Carraway (74,74) from Tustin and in a tie for second is Melinda Yuan (72,75) from San Ramon, CA and Angela Zhang from Vancouver, BC (73,74) and Kennedy Knox (76,71) from Normandy Park, WA. Winning the division is Hyeji Yang from Langley, BC carding rounds of 74,70.

1 Hyeji Yang  2020, Langley, BC +2 F E 74 72 146
T2 Kennedy Knox  2021, Normandy Park, WA +3 F -1 76 71 147
T2 Angela (Zi Lan) Zhang  2019, Vancouver, BC +3 F +2 73 74 147
T2 Melinda Yuan  2020, San Ramon, CA +3 F +3 72 75 147
T5 Chloe Carraway  2019, Tustin, CA +4 F +2 74 74 148
T5 Keira Wang  2022, Palos Verdes Estates, CA +4 F +4 72 76 148
T5 Alexis Kim  2020, Irvine, CA +4 F +5 71 77 148
T8 Angela Heo  Murrieta, CA 2022 +5 F +1 76 73 149
T8 Mary Damian  2021, San Diego, CA +5 F +2 75 74 149
T8 Kendall Matrisian  2020, Clayton, CA +5 F +8 69 80 149

The Boys 15-18 Division was a close match up coming down to the final holes, in 5th place from Mesa, AZ is Johnnie Clark (65,69,76). Coming in 4th place from Las Vegas, NV is Canon Olkowski (68,69,72). Coming in 3rd place from Irvine, CA is Conner O’brien (67,72,68) and in 2nd place from San Diego, CA carding rounds of 68,64,72 is Jackson Moss. Winning the division is Yuki Moriyama from Las Vegas, NV shooting 66,70,65.  Yuki shot -15 for 3 rounds and is a new FCG Tournament Record for 54-Holes!

1 Japan Yuki Moriyama  2020, Las Vegas, NV -15 F -7 66 70 65 201
2 United States Jackson Moss  2020, San Diego, CA -12 F E 68 64 72 204
3 United States Conner Obrien  2019, Irvine, CA -9 F -4 67 72 68 207
4 United States Canon Olkowski  2019, Las Vegas, NV -7 F E 68 69 72 209
5 United States Johnnie Clark  2023, Mesa, AZ -6 F +4 65 69 76 210
T6 United States Krando Nishiba  2020, San Diego, CA -5 F -1 71 69 71 211
T6 United States Ryan Hartanto  2020, San Diego, CA -5 F +1 69 69 73 211
8 Canada Brian Xu  2020, San Diego, CA -4 F +2 69 69 74 212
T9 United States Jaden Cantafio  2020, Tustin, CA -2 F E 70 72 72 214
T9 United States Ethan Chung  2020, Murrieta, CA -2 F +2 71 69 74 214

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Our Girls 13-14 Division battled through tough conditions the 2nd day as Jiya Dalal came in 5th place shooting 74,71. Lynn Pham placed 4th with rounds of 71,73. In 3rd place is Morgan Miller carding rounds of 73,70 and in 2nd pace is Ellie Bushnell carding 68,74. Coming from San Jose, CA and winning the division is Vani Karimanal carding rounds of 70, 71.

1 Vani Karimanal  2023, San Jose, CA -3 F -1 70 71 141
2 Ellie Bushnell  2023, Granite Bay, CA -2 F +2 68 74 142
3 Morgan Miller  2022, Cedar park, TX -1 F -2 73 70 143
4 Lynn Pham  2022, San Diego, CA E F +1 71 73 144
5 Jiya Dalal  2023, San Diego, CA +1 F -1 74 71 145

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In the Boys 13-14 Division, You Seong Choi came in 5th place carding rounds of 69,73. While in 4th from Coquitlam, BC Ethan Posthumus carded rounds of 70,72. Coming in 3rd place from Monterey, CA  Curtis Da Silva shooting rounds of 73,69. Coming in 2nd place from Escondido, CA is Connor Williams carding rounds of 67,69. Winning the division from Draper, UT is Peter Kim a with a solid performance of 64,70.

1 United States Peter Kim  2023, Draper, UT -8 F -1 64 70 134
2 United States Connor Williams  2023, Escondido, CA -6 F -2 67 69 136
T3 United States Curtis Da silva  2023, Monterey, CA E F -2 73 69 142
T3 Canada Ethan Posthumus  2023, Coquitlam, BC E F +1 70 72 142
T3 Korea, Republic Of You Seong Choi  2023, Hacienda Hieghts, CA E F +2 69 73 142

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Our Girls 11-12 Division battled through tough conditions as Anna Song came in 5th place shooting 76,78. Cammille Thai placed 4th with rounds of 76,77. Coming in 3rd place was Bowen Lan carding rounds of 81,71 and coming in 2nd place Lucy Yuan carding 72,74. Coming from Vancouver ,BC and winning the division is Michelle Liu carding rounds of 69, 73.

1 Michelle Liu  2024, Vancouver, BC -2 F +1 69 73 142
2 Lucy Yuan  2024, San Diego, CA +2 F +2 72 74 146
3 Bowen Lan  2015, Diamond Bar, CA +8 F -1 81 71 152
4 Camille Thai  2025, Los Altos, CA +9 F +5 76 77 153
5 Anna Song  2025, Los Angeles, CA +10 F +6 76 78 154

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In the Boys 11-12 Division coming is 5th place place with rounds of 77,75 is Mattew Almajano. In 4th place is Srinesh Namburi with rounds of 74,76. In 3rd place is Edan Cui with rounds of 71,76. In 2nd place with rounds of 76,70 is Ryder Rasmussen. In 1st place from Fairfield, CA is Jaden Dumdumaya carding rounds of 70,75.

1 United States Jaden Dumdumaya  2024, Fairfield, CA +3 F +4 70 75 145
2 United States Ryder Rasmussen  2026, San Juan Capistrano, CA +4 F -1 76 70 146
3 United States Edan Cui  2025, Atherton, CA +5 F +5 71 76 147
4 United States Srinesh Namburi  2025, San Diego, CA +8 F +5 74 76 150
T5 United States Matthew Almajano  2024, Fremont, CA +10 F +4 77 75 152

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In the Girls 9-10 Division coming in 5th place place with rounds of 68,59 is Zoe Salinas. In 4th place is Donina Zhou with rounds of 60,62. In 3rd place is Kate Hu with rounds of 64,54 and in 2nd place with rounds of 58,54 is Ziyi Zhao. In 1st place from Chino Hills,CA is Kaili Xiao carding rounds of 54,56.

1 China Kaili Xiao  2027, Chino Hills +2 F +2 54 56 110
2 China Ziyi Zhao  2027, Irvine, CA +6 F +2 58 56 114
3 United States Kate Hu  2027, San Diego, CA +10 F E 64 54 118
4 United States Donina Zhou  2027, San Clemente, CA +14 F +8 60 62 122
5 United States Zoe Salinas  2027, San Diego, CA +19 F +5 68 59 127

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In the Boys 9-10 Division coming in 5th place place with rounds of 76,81 is Jaden August. In 4th place is Conner Szczechwicz with rounds of 78,78. In 3rd place is Micah Lenton with rounds of 74,80 and in 2nd place with rounds of 73,78 is Even Liu. In 1st place from Hacienda Heights,CA is Hill Wang carding rounds of 79,69.

1 Hill Wang  2027, Hacienda Heights, CA +4 F -3 79 69 148
2 Evan Liu  2026, Rancho Santa Fe, CA +7 F +6 73 78 151
3 Micah Lenton  2026, Hercules, CA +10 F +8 74 80 154
4 Connor Szczechowicz  2028, Chula Vista, CA +12 F +6 78 78 156
5 Jaden August  2026, Pitt Meadows, BC +13 F +9 76 81 157

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In the Girls 7-8 Division coming in 5th place place with rounds of 70,69 is Myla Robinson. In 4th place is Sydney Kroc with rounds of 70,66. In 3rd place is Maya Brown with rounds of 70,66 and in 2nd place with rounds of 66,65 is Annika Raja. In 1st place from Atherton ,CA is Victoria Cui carding rounds of 66,60.

1 United States Victoria Cui  2028, Atherton, CA +18 F +6 66 60 126
2 United States Annika Raja  2028, Altadena, CA +23 F +11 66 65 131
T3 United States Maya Brown  2028, Thousand Oaks, CA +28 F +12 70 66 136
T3 United States Sydney Kroc  2028, Newport Beach, CA +28 F +12 70 66 136
5 United States Myla Robinson  2028, Corona, CA +31 F +15 70 69 139

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In the Boys 7-8 Division coming in 5th place place with rounds of 62,68 is Tyler Sanchez. In 4th place is Jaden National with rounds of 65,63. In 3rd place is Ayden Febres with rounds of 58,61 and in 2nd place with rounds of 60,58 is Dev Malik. In 1st place from Ladera Ranch,CA is Eric Chavez carding rounds of 54,60.

1 United States Eric Chavez  2028, Ladera Ranch +6 F +6 54 60 114
2 United States Dev Malik  2029, San Jose, CA +10 F +4 60 58 118
3 United States Ayden Febres  2028, Elk grove, CA +11 F +7 58 61 119
4 United States Jaden Nacional  2028, Oceanside, CA +20 F +9 65 63 128
5 United States Tyler Sanchez  2028, Henderson, NV +22 F +14 62 68 130

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In the Girls 6 and Under division coming in 2nd place with rounds of 99,84 is Saili Senteno. In 1st place from Lakeside ,CA is Danielle Wilcox carding rounds of 89,88.

 

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In the Boys 6 and Under division coming in 1st place from West Vancouver,BC is Rickie Wang carding rounds of 71,72.

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Congratulations to all players, parents, spectators, and staff at our host golf courses in helping us have another successful FCG event. See you at the next one!

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