History of FCG International – New Course added for 2017

Posted on Mar 5, 2017


We are delighted at the continued growth and excitement for the FCG International Junior Golf Championship! This year marks our 10th Annual event and we have so much history looking back in our short ten year existence.

2017 Tournament Dates:

  • July 2-4: Boys 15-18 and Girls 15-18 Divisions (cut after 2nd round)
  • July 2-3: Boys and Girls 13-14
  • July 6-7: 12 and Under Divisions

Tournament Website

Who can play? – Open to all Junior Golfers and Membership Not Required to Play! Just register online for the event and be a part of the largest OPEN event in Junior Golf.

15-18 Boys
15-18 Girls
13-14 Boys
13-14 Girls
11-12 Boys
11-12 Girls
9-10 Boys
9-10 Girls
7-8 Boys
7-8 Girls
6 and Under Boys
6 and Under Girls

Bonus – This event is a Qualifying Event for the IMG Academy Junior World Championship the following week which

The Beginning (Spring 2008) – While recovering from hernia repair surgery and being laid up for a week watching the Masters on TV, our FCG Founder Chris Smeal aimed to develop a warm up event for the Junior World Championship annually held in San Diego, CA.  The goal was to allow anyone to play local and international with the International kids having a chance to get acclimated before the big event and the local kids that didn’t qualify for Junior World a chance to experience something similar.  The event would be named the San Diego Junior Masters. In the first year we expected to attract maybe 80 players and had coordinated Grant Strobel, the Tournament Director at Carlton Oaks to run it.  We attracted 230 kids from around the world and was nice that the Girls 15-18 Division was playing Carlton Oaks that year with Torrey being closed because of the 2008 US Open Championship.

2013 – The Event gets attention from Augusta National – In Spring 2013 Chris Smeal receives a letter from Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters saying our Tournament Name was infringing our Intellectual Property with the word Masters in our title. Read article in San Diego Union Tribune.  Rather than fight for the name FCG changed the event name to the FCG International Junior Golf Championship that better reflected the size and scope of the event anyways.


2015 – College Coaches – Really started gaining the attention of College Golf Coaches with 26 College Coaches in attendance recruiting at the event.  FCG has made a huge push to network and work with College Coaches to help get kids to college. In 2016 we had 30 College Coaches in attendance and it has become one of the most heavily recruited events in the world.


2017 – 10th Annual FCG International Junior Golf Championship
– This year will be our 10th Annual Event and we are gearing up for our largest event in our history.  The biggest event was last year with 632 players representing 32 countries.  For the 10th Annual event we have brought Carlton Oaks Golf Course back in the rotation of courses for the Boys 15-18 to compete and we look to host over 260 players in this division. Players will compete on both Sycuan Willow Glen and Carlton Oaks and the top finishers will advance to the final round at Sycuan Resort.

Tournament Website – Register Here

A Look Back at our Past Champions – Many are now playing and succeeding on the PGA and LPGA Tours!

HISTORY

2016 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Zihao Jin, San Diego, CA
68, 67, 64: 199
Girls 15-18
Ribka Vania, Bandung
71, 71, 71: 213
Boys 13-14
Robin Williams, Peterborough
69, 68: 137
Girls 13-14
Francesca Bernice Olivarez-Ilas, Muntinlupa City
68, 70: 138
Boys 11-12
Jayden Ford, Porirua
69, 71: 140
Girls 11-12
Chia Yen Wu, Taipei City
71, 72: 143
Boys 9-10
Jay Leng, Jr, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
71, 72: 143
Girls 9-10
Pearpylin Chaisilprungruang, Pitsanuloke
61, 63: 124
Boys 7-8
Pakorn Wongpen, Ladkrabang Bangkok
66, 61: 127
Girls 7-8
Kayla Geng, San Diego, CA
66, 60: 126
Boys 6 and Under
Traithunwa Thongsuk, Songkhal
75, 67: 142
Girls 6 and Under
Arisa Bintachitt, Songkla
75, 70: 145
2015 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
RECAP
Boys 15-18
Taisei Negishi, Japan
70-65-71: 206
Girls 15-18
Yui Kawamoto, Japan
73-72 69: 214
Boys 13-14
Enqi Liang, China
66-73: 139
Girls 13-14
Ching Tzu Chen, Taiwan
72-70: 142
Boys 11-12
Luke Potter, United States
69-72: 141
Girls 11-12
Arlene Faye Salvador, United States
68-72: 140
Boys 9-10
Kuranosuke Shimizu, Japan
69-70: 139
Girls 9-10
Saori Iijima, Japan
56-56: 112
Boys 7-8
Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Thailand
59-54: 113
Girls 7-8
Brynn Kort, United States
66-65: 131
Boys 6 and Under
Hudson Hatch, United States
75-81: 156
Girls 6 and Under
Anna Huang, Canada
71-66: 137
2014 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
RECAP
Boys 15-18
Amarin Kraivixien, Thailand
67-66-69: 202
Girls 15-18
Pauline Beatriz del Rosario, Philippines
71-68-73: 212
Boys 13-14
Derek Kim, United States
71-71: 142
Girls 13-14
Ya-Chun Chang, Taiwan
68-66: 134
Boys 11-12
Kyoutaro Kawabata, Japan
72-68: 140
Girls 11-12
Natasha Andrea Oon, Malaysia
73-70: 143
Boys 9-10
Tatsuki Nemoto, United States
71-72: 143
Girls 9-10
Annyka Chanel Cayabyab, Philippines
34-37: 71
Boys 7-8
Jay Leng, Jr, United States
33-35: 68
Girls 7-8
Leigh Chien, United States
37-33: 70
Boys 6 and Under
Wiss Jittathorn, Thailand
59-59: 118
Girls 6 and Under
Arianna Lau, Hong Kong
53-56: 109
2013 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Boys 15-18
Gregory Gildea, Lakewood, WA
68, 68, 69: 205
Girls 15-18
Princess Mary Superal, Dasmarinas, Cavite
70, 74, 71: 215
Boys 13-14
Sachin Kumar, Valsayn
68-67: 135
Girls 13-14
Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, CA
71-68: 139
Boys 11-12
Ye Wo Cheng, Dongguan Guangdong
67-67: 134
Girls 11-12
Samantha Marie Bruce, Makati City
75-68: 143
Boys 9-10
Alexander Yang, Newport coast, CA
71-67: 138
Girls 9-10
Sophia Ysabel Blanco, San Juan
35-32: 67
Boys 7-8
Justin Sui, Lake Orion, MI
34-34: 68
Girls 7-8
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, FL
32-34: 66
Boys 6 and Under
Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Bangkok
53-55: 108
Girls 6 and Under
Pearpylin Chaisilprungruang, Pitsanuloke
62-60: 122
2012 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Jonah Texeira, Los Angeles, CA
67-70: 137
Girls 15-18
Julienne Soo, Australia
69-77: 146
Boys 13-14
Yash Majmudar, Singapore
63-69: 132
Girls 13-14
Xiang Sui, China
67-71: 138
Boys 11-12
Ling Kun Kong, China
66-67: 133
Girls 11-12
Nicha Vorrasanpisut, Thailand
70-70: 140
Boys 9-10
Karl Vilips, Australia
66-71: 137
Girls 9-10
Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines
33-30: 63
Boys 7-8
Jed Dy, Philippines
34-32: 66
Girls 7-8
Alexa Pano, Florida
33-38: 71
Boys 6 and Under
Jay Leng Jr, San Diego, CA
58-61: 119
Girls 6 and Under
Milana Chang, United States
73-69: 142
2011 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard 
Recap
Boys 15-18
Daniel Chian, Covina, CA
75-68: 143
Girls 15-18
Dottie Ardina, Philippines
72-72: 144
Boys 13-14
Ryan Ruffels, Australia
72-70: 142
Girls 13-14
Princess Superal, Philippines
72-69: 141
Boys 11-12
Puwit Anupansuebsai , Thailand
69-68: 137
Girls 11-12
Muni He, BC
74-75: 149
Boys 9-10
Wo Cheng Ye, China
68-73: 141
Girls 9-10
Tiffany Kong, Vancouver, BC
35-35: 70
Boys 7-8
Kota Murakami, Japan
36-34: 70
Girls 7-8
Luci Li, Redwood Shores, CA
36-31: 67
Boys 6 and under
Ken Shibata, Tokyo
55-59: 114
Girls 6 and Under
Alexa Pano, Florida
56-57: 113
2010 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Todd Baek, San Diego
71-68: 139
Girls 15-18
Andrea Unson, Philippines
72-76: 148
Boys 13-14
Colton Estevez, Phoenix
69-70: 139
Girls 13-14
Princess Superal, Philippines
76-75: 151
Boys 11-12
Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach
74-71: 145
Girls 11-12
Jia Yu Kong
77-67: 144
Boys 9-10
Wo Cheng Ye
71-68: 139
Girls 9-10
Cecelia DeMatteo
36-35: 71
Boys 7-8
Yuuki Moriyama, Japan
36-36: 72
Girls 7-8
Karah Sanford, Escondido
36-31: 67
Boys 6 and Under
John Edward Dy, Taguig
55-58: 113
Girls 6 and Under
Amari Avery, Anaheim
69-68: 137
2009 CHAMPIONS 
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Allan Jun, Oceanside
71-74: 145
Girls 15-18
Moriya Jutanagarn, Thailand
72-73: 145
Boys 13-14
Danny Ochoa, Rancho Santa Fe
68-73: 141
Girls 13-14
Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand
70-73: 143
Boys 11-12
Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach
73-70: 143
Girls 11-12
Liu Daniela Uy, Philipines
73-75: 148
Boys 9-10
Tianlang Guan, China
72-69: 141
Girls 9-10
Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach
33-35: 68
Boys 7-8
Gavin Noble, Georgia
33-37:70
Girls 7-8
Nicole Abelar, Philippines
36-33: 69
Boys 6 and Under
Eric Doyle, San Diego
57-54: 111
Girls 6 and Under
Kate Villegas, Arcadia
68-67: 135
2008 CHAMPIONS 
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Yuji Nakamura, Japan
76-74: 150
Girls 15-18
Whitney Hillier, Australia
70-75: 145
Boys 13-14
Junyoung Namkoong
70-74: 144
Girls 13-14
No Contest Girls 13-18 1st Year
Boys 11-12
Nahum Mendoza, San Diego
71-73: 144
Girls 11-12
Lilia Vu, Fountain Valley
71-76: 147
Boys 9-10
Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach
73-73: 146
Girls 9-10
Abegail Arevalo, Phillipines
37-33: 70
Boys 7-8
Ahmed Ali, San Diego
35-36: 71
Girls 7-8
Keeratriya Foocharoen
37-33: 70
Boys 6 and Under
Brett Sodetz, Henderson, NV
116

HISTORY

2016 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Zihao Jin, San Diego, CA
68, 67, 64: 199
Girls 15-18
Ribka Vania, Bandung
71, 71, 71: 213
Boys 13-14
Robin Williams, Peterborough
69, 68: 137
Girls 13-14
Francesca Bernice Olivarez-Ilas, Muntinlupa City
68, 70: 138
Boys 11-12
Jayden Ford, Porirua
69, 71: 140
Girls 11-12
Chia Yen Wu, Taipei City
71, 72: 143
Boys 9-10
Jay Leng, Jr, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
71, 72: 143
Girls 9-10
Pearpylin Chaisilprungruang, Pitsanuloke
61, 63: 124
Boys 7-8
Pakorn Wongpen, Ladkrabang Bangkok
66, 61: 127
Girls 7-8
Kayla Geng, San Diego, CA
66, 60: 126
Boys 6 and Under
Traithunwa Thongsuk, Songkhal
75, 67: 142
Girls 6 and Under
Arisa Bintachitt, Songkla
75, 70: 145
2015 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
RECAP
Boys 15-18
Taisei Negishi, Japan
70-65-71: 206
Girls 15-18
Yui Kawamoto, Japan
73-72 69: 214
Boys 13-14
Enqi Liang, China
66-73: 139
Girls 13-14
Ching Tzu Chen, Taiwan
72-70: 142
Boys 11-12
Luke Potter, United States
69-72: 141
Girls 11-12
Arlene Faye Salvador, United States
68-72: 140
Boys 9-10
Kuranosuke Shimizu, Japan
69-70: 139
Girls 9-10
Saori Iijima, Japan
56-56: 112
Boys 7-8
Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Thailand
59-54: 113
Girls 7-8
Brynn Kort, United States
66-65: 131
Boys 6 and Under
Hudson Hatch, United States
75-81: 156
Girls 6 and Under
Anna Huang, Canada
71-66: 137
2014 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
RECAP
Boys 15-18
Amarin Kraivixien, Thailand
67-66-69: 202
Girls 15-18
Pauline Beatriz del Rosario, Philippines
71-68-73: 212
Boys 13-14
Derek Kim, United States
71-71: 142
Girls 13-14
Ya-Chun Chang, Taiwan
68-66: 134
Boys 11-12
Kyoutaro Kawabata, Japan
72-68: 140
Girls 11-12
Natasha Andrea Oon, Malaysia
73-70: 143
Boys 9-10
Tatsuki Nemoto, United States
71-72: 143
Girls 9-10
Annyka Chanel Cayabyab, Philippines
34-37: 71
Boys 7-8
Jay Leng, Jr, United States
33-35: 68
Girls 7-8
Leigh Chien, United States
37-33: 70
Boys 6 and Under
Wiss Jittathorn, Thailand
59-59: 118
Girls 6 and Under
Arianna Lau, Hong Kong
53-56: 109
2013 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Boys 15-18
Gregory Gildea, Lakewood, WA
68, 68, 69: 205
Girls 15-18
Princess Mary Superal, Dasmarinas, Cavite
70, 74, 71: 215
Boys 13-14
Sachin Kumar, Valsayn
68-67: 135
Girls 13-14
Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, CA
71-68: 139
Boys 11-12
Ye Wo Cheng, Dongguan Guangdong
67-67: 134
Girls 11-12
Samantha Marie Bruce, Makati City
75-68: 143
Boys 9-10
Alexander Yang, Newport coast, CA
71-67: 138
Girls 9-10
Sophia Ysabel Blanco, San Juan
35-32: 67
Boys 7-8
Justin Sui, Lake Orion, MI
34-34: 68
Girls 7-8
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, FL
32-34: 66
Boys 6 and Under
Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Bangkok
53-55: 108
Girls 6 and Under
Pearpylin Chaisilprungruang, Pitsanuloke
62-60: 122
2012 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Jonah Texeira, Los Angeles, CA
67-70: 137
Girls 15-18
Julienne Soo, Australia
69-77: 146
Boys 13-14
Yash Majmudar, Singapore
63-69: 132
Girls 13-14
Xiang Sui, China
67-71: 138
Boys 11-12
Ling Kun Kong, China
66-67: 133
Girls 11-12
Nicha Vorrasanpisut, Thailand
70-70: 140
Boys 9-10
Karl Vilips, Australia
66-71: 137
Girls 9-10
Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines
33-30: 63
Boys 7-8
Jed Dy, Philippines
34-32: 66
Girls 7-8
Alexa Pano, Florida
33-38: 71
Boys 6 and Under
Jay Leng Jr, San Diego, CA
58-61: 119
Girls 6 and Under
Milana Chang, United States
73-69: 142
2011 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard 
Recap
Boys 15-18
Daniel Chian, Covina, CA
75-68: 143
Girls 15-18
Dottie Ardina, Philippines
72-72: 144
Boys 13-14
Ryan Ruffels, Australia
72-70: 142
Girls 13-14
Princess Superal, Philippines
72-69: 141
Boys 11-12
Puwit Anupansuebsai , Thailand
69-68: 137
Girls 11-12
Muni He, BC
74-75: 149
Boys 9-10
Wo Cheng Ye, China
68-73: 141
Girls 9-10
Tiffany Kong, Vancouver, BC
35-35: 70
Boys 7-8
Kota Murakami, Japan
36-34: 70
Girls 7-8
Luci Li, Redwood Shores, CA
36-31: 67
Boys 6 and under
Ken Shibata, Tokyo
55-59: 114
Girls 6 and Under
Alexa Pano, Florida
56-57: 113
2010 CHAMPIONS
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Todd Baek, San Diego
71-68: 139
Girls 15-18
Andrea Unson, Philippines
72-76: 148
Boys 13-14
Colton Estevez, Phoenix
69-70: 139
Girls 13-14
Princess Superal, Philippines
76-75: 151
Boys 11-12
Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach
74-71: 145
Girls 11-12
Jia Yu Kong
77-67: 144
Boys 9-10
Wo Cheng Ye
71-68: 139
Girls 9-10
Cecelia DeMatteo
36-35: 71
Boys 7-8
Yuuki Moriyama, Japan
36-36: 72
Girls 7-8
Karah Sanford, Escondido
36-31: 67
Boys 6 and Under
John Edward Dy, Taguig
55-58: 113
Girls 6 and Under
Amari Avery, Anaheim
69-68: 137
2009 CHAMPIONS 
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Allan Jun, Oceanside
71-74: 145
Girls 15-18
Moriya Jutanagarn, Thailand
72-73: 145
Boys 13-14
Danny Ochoa, Rancho Santa Fe
68-73: 141
Girls 13-14
Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand
70-73: 143
Boys 11-12
Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach
73-70: 143
Girls 11-12
Liu Daniela Uy, Philipines
73-75: 148
Boys 9-10
Tianlang Guan, China
72-69: 141
Girls 9-10
Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach
33-35: 68
Boys 7-8
Gavin Noble, Georgia
33-37:70
Girls 7-8
Nicole Abelar, Philippines
36-33: 69
Boys 6 and Under
Eric Doyle, San Diego
57-54: 111
Girls 6 and Under
Kate Villegas, Arcadia
68-67: 135
2008 CHAMPIONS 
Full Leaderboard
Recap
Boys 15-18
Yuji Nakamura, Japan
76-74: 150
Girls 15-18
Whitney Hillier, Australia
70-75: 145
Boys 13-14
Junyoung Namkoong
70-74: 144
Girls 13-14
No Contest Girls 13-18 1st Year
Boys 11-12
Nahum Mendoza, San Diego
71-73: 144
Girls 11-12
Lilia Vu, Fountain Valley
71-76: 147
Boys 9-10
Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach
73-73: 146
Girls 9-10
Abegail Arevalo, Phillipines
37-33: 70
Boys 7-8
Ahmed Ali, San Diego
35-36: 71
Girls 7-8
Keeratriya Foocharoen
37-33: 70
Boys 6 and Under
Brett Sodetz, Henderson, NV
116

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