9th Annual FCG Callaway World Championship Recap

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

For this year’s 9th annual world championship, now called the FCG Callaway World Championship, has become FCG’s premiere invitational event. All participants must have earned an exemption or pre-qualified for this event, through numerous qualifiers and tournaments throughout the year. We are happy to be back at our new home for this event, The Westin Mission Hills, as it is ever-growing and the staff and facility are just awesome! This year we were on 6 different courses between the 10 divisions competing, with 7:30 shot-gun every morning to beat the heat with some fun activities after play. Sunday at the Westin was our fantastic welcome party with plenty of games and goodies for participants, as well as a presentation by Rick Sessignhaus “Golf’s Mental Coach”. Monday after first round of play, we had a our event at the PGA Superstore with more games and prizes as well as huge discounts on golf gear! Tuesday we had three awesome guest speakers all of whom were included in entry fee: Joe LoCascio who is a brain based performance coach, Alex Ching who discussed financial planning for college and Mike Bentley who developed Blast Motion.

  • 500 Players
  • 22 College Golf Coaches
  • 35 Countries Represented
  • Record Scoring
  • Record Pace of Play

“We can’t wait til next year! – FCG Staff!

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Now let’s get into some results:

The girls 15-18 division played the Dinah Shore course at Mission Hills Country Club, from the silver tees at a par 72. There was a tie for 5th place at 1-under 215 between Phisitkhwan Poortanaopa from Thailand (72-70-73) and Chanikan Yongyuan also from Thailand (73-71-71). How we determine the winner from a tie is a card-off with the final round low with Yongyuan winning that card-off. There was another tie, for third place at 2-under 214 with Hunter Pate from the United States (71-70-73) taking home 4th place and winning that card-off taking home 3rd was Hsin Yu Lu from Taiwan (75-70-69). Coming in 2nd place at 6-under 210 was Ling-Jie Chen from Taiwan (72-67-71) and earning 1st place at an astounding 12-under was Ho Yu An from Taiwan with scores of 65, 68 & 71.

The boys 15-18 division played the blue tees at The Classic Club at a par 72. There was a tie for 4th place at 1-under 215 with Ryan Monsalve from the Philippines taking home 5th place (68, 74, 73) and winning that card-off taking home 4th place was Akedanai Ponghathaikul from Thailand (73-71-71). Another tie for 2nd place at 5-under 211 with Caden Fioroni from the United States taking home 3rd (69-71-71) and Taichi Kho from Hong Kong (72-68-71) winning that card-off taking home 2nd. Earning 1st place was Runchanapong Youprayong from Thailand with scores of 75, 68, & 67 for a total 6-under 210.

The girls 13-14 division played the Pete Dye course at The Westin Mission Hills at a par 70 from the silver tees. Coming in 5th place at 5-over 215 was Ornniti Jollasigkee from Thailand (69-72-74) and 4th place at 2-over 212 went to Annyka Chanel Cayabyab from the Philippines (74-71-67). Coming in 3rd place at even par 210 was Riana Mission from the United States (70-71-69) and in 2nd at 2-under 208 was Unyamanee Wongroon from Thailand (70-72-66). Earning 1st place was Vanessa Ho from the United States with scores of 68, 69 & 70 to end at 3-under 207.

The boys 13-14 division played a par 72 from the white tees at Desert Falls Country Club. Coming in 5th place from the United States was Darren Chiu at 2-under 214 (73-70-71) and 4th place was 4-under 212 earned by Kent Hsiao from Taiwan (72-69-71). Coming in 3rd place at 5-under 211 was Rachata Winwon from Thailand (75-66-70) and 2nd at 9-under 207 was Napat Vorrasanpisut from Thailand (67-70-70). Earning 1st place was Kentaro Nanayama from Indonesia with scores of 67, 67 & 69 for a total outstanding 13-under 203.

The girls 11-12 division played a par 70 from the silver tees at the Pete Dye Course at The Westin Mission Hills. Coming in 5th place at 4-over 214 was Ali Mulhall from the United States (72-71-71) and 4th place at 2-over 212 was Tina Jiang from Canada (67-72-73). Coming in 3rd place at 5-under 205 was Lauren Kim from Canada (71-65-69). There was a tie at 6-under 204 between Suttinee Ngamkham from Thailand (72-66-66) & Natachanok Tuwannarux from Thailand (68-66-70) with Tunwannarux winning the play-off.

The boys 11-12 division played the Firecliff course at Desert Willow Golf Resort from the gold tee at a par 72. Coming in 5th place at 2-over 218 was Sebastian Gamboa from Mexico (73-69-76) and 4th place at even par 216 was Joshua Chung from the United States (74-69-73). Coming in 3rd place at 4-under 212 was Sean Dominique Granada from the Philippines (74-71-67) and 2nd at 6-under 210 was Jay Leng Jr from the United States (66-72-72). Earning 1st place was Pongsapak Laopakdee from Thailand with scores of 65, 68 & 71 for a outstanding final 12-under 204.

The girls 9-10 division played 9 holes on the Gary Player course at The Westin Mission Hills from their own special tees at a par 36. Coming in 5th place at 1-over 109 was Malia Cottriel from the United states (34-38-37) and 4th place at 1-under 107 was Vanessa Zhang from Canada (36-36-35). Coming in 3rd place was Elise Liu from Canada (34-35-35) and 2nd at 7-under 101 was Rattanavarin Tassaneetipagorn from Thailand (33-34-34). Earning 1st place was Eila Galitsky from Thailand with scores of 34, 35 & 30 for a final of 9-under 99.

The boys 9-10 division played the Firecliff course at the Desert Willow Golf Resort from the red tees at a par 72. Coming in 5th place at 4-over 220 was Ryan Liang from Canada (77-69-74) and 4th place at 1-over 217 was Miko Granada from the Philippines (74-70-73). Coming in 3rd place at 1-under 215 was Aditya Das from the United States (70-74-71) and 2nd at 2-under was Supapon Amornchaichan from Thailand (71-72-71). Earning 1st place was Ratchanon Chantananuwat from Thailand with scores of 68, 71 & 66 for a final 11-under 205.

The girls 8-under division played the back nine on the Gary Player course at The Westin Mission Hills with a par of 36 from their own special tees! Coming in 5th place at 4-over 112 was Alli Mulhall from the United States (36-38-38) and 4th place at 1-under 107 was Zoe Salinas from the United States (34-35-38). Coming in 3rd place at 4-under 104 was Louise Landgraf from Thailand and 2nd place at 6-under 102 was Elle Marie Reisner from the United States. Earning 1st place was Jiranan Lin from Thailand with scores of 34, 35 & 32 for a total 7-under 101.

The boys 8-under division played the front nine on the Gary Player course at The Westin Mission Hills with a par of 36 from their own special tees. Coming in 5th place at even par 108 was Thatsakon Phothong from Thailand (36-38-34) and 4th place at 1-under 107 was Jaden Forest from Canada (36-33-38). Coming in 3rd place at 4-under 104 was Ronin Banerjee from the United States and 2nd place at 5-under 103 was Evan Liu (32-34-37). Earning 1st place was Chang Xihuan from China with scores of 35, 33 & 33 for a final 6-under 102.

 Huge thank you and congratulations to all participants, parents, caddies and staff at the courses for making our event a huge success! Biggest thank you to our title sponsor, Callaway Golf for always being so awesome & hooking up all of our participants with cool swag and great equipment! Also, the Westin Mission Hills for just being the coolest home base for this ever-growing event! Our team cannot wait for you to play in the 10th annual event next year! Until then... Tournament Schedule

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