The Future Champions Golf Western States Junior Players Cup wrapped up play at the Palms Course at Menifee Lakes Country Club. After the cut on the second day, many players remained in contention and blustery conditions in the afternoon leveled the field in favor of those trailing. The undulating greens were firm and quick and provided a challenge for all contestants. Without further delay let’s begin the recap of the final day of play.
The Boys 15-18 division is the first up in our tournament recap. After shooting 69-74-64 for a three day total of 207(-9), Yoonseok Kim from Korea tied for the lead with Minjae Kim, also from Korea, who shot 70-71-66 for a tournament total of 207(-9). After the playoff, Yoonseok Kim became our victor and took home the championship award. Minjae Kim took home second after a valiant effort in nine playoff holes. Cullen Plousha from Carlsbad shot 72-72-64 to total 208(-8) for the tournament and is awarded third place. Ryan McCoy from Temecula took home fourth place after shooting 71-67-71 for a tournament total of 209(-7). Lastly, Hyunjin Kim from Korea took home the fifth place award after shooting 73-71-67 to total 211(-5) and won the card off with his low round on the final day.
The Girls 15-18 division comes in next and just as with the boys we have a play off for the first place spot. Dasom Ma from Korea shot 70-71-73 for a tournament total of 214(-2) ends up tied with Amy Matsuoka from Newport Beach who shot 71-73-70 for a total of 214(-2). The girls headed to the play off holes and Dasom Ma returned our champion. Amy Matsuoka took home the second place award after an exhilarating weekend and great effort in the play off. Third place is awarded to Bitna Han from Korea after she shot 72-69-74 for a three day total of 215(-1). Jinha Park from Korea took home the fourth place medal after her rounds of 76-72-71 to total 219(+3) for the tournament. Serena Sepersky took home the fifth place medal after shooting 76-72-72 for a three day total of 220(+4).
The Boys 13-14 division wrapped up play on the lakes course after being repaired by score after the previous round. Jun Dae Hyun from Korea surged up the leaderboard. Hyun shot 70-67 for a tournament total of 137(-7), guaranteeing his victory. Johnny Walker from nearby Riverside, CA shot 67-72 for a two day total of 139(-5) and won the card off to take second place. Third place was awarded to Yu Sung Jung from Korea after he shot 66-73 for a tournament total of 139(-5) but only just loose the card off against Johnny Walker. Michael Son from Murrieta, CA took home the fourth place medal for his efforts after he shot 70-77 for a two day total of 147(+3).
The Girls 13-14 division is the last division to come in and Hyun Jo Yoo from Korea takes home the victory after shooting 71-76 for a two day total of 147(+3). Second place is awarded to Vanessa Ho from Cupertino after her rounds of 74-80 for a tournament total of 154(+10). Ivanna Montemayor from San Ysidro was awarded third place after shooting 84-79 for a two day total of 163(+19). Finally, Serena Chi from San Diego shot 81-87 to total 168(+24) for the tournament and is awarded with the fourth place medal.
Congratulations to all players in every division! Future Champions Golf would like to extend thanks to all staff, volunteers, players, and of course, the parents. Without all of you, FCG would not be able to provide the competitive and exciting atmosphere that we have all come to enjoy at events of this magnitude. Future Champions Golf would also like to recognize Menifee Lakes Country Club for all their assistance and allowing us to host our event at their facility. Finally, we would like to offer a special thank you to Callaway Golf for providing one dozen Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls and hats as a tee prize to all competitors, as well as providing hybrids to our champions in each division. Once again thank you for all the support, we look forward to making your next experience with Future Champions Golf as rewarding as this one!