Latest News from the FCG Academy

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

Latest News from Students at the Future Champions Golf Academy at Stadium Golf Center

  • 93 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS SINCE 2004
  • OVER 400 JUNIOR, COLLEGE, AMATEUR, and PROFESSIONAL STUDENT WINS
  • One 59 🙂


It’s about helping players develop technically, physically, mentally, and emotionally to be the best person they can be and the best player.  Empower our youth to be confident, strong, aggressive, calm, and have passion to succeed at whatever path they choose.  If you are interested in training here please email info@futurechampionsgolf.com or call 619-339-2377.

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  • 9/17 – Jacob Paule wins FCG National Tour Event at Sycuan Resort
  • 9/9/17 – Andrea Gomez commits to UC Davis!
  • 9/1 – Yuki Moriyama wins another TTC Event!
  • 8/20 – Joey Vrzich finishes in the sweet 16 in the 117th US Amateur Championship at Riviera CC with Chris caddying.  8500 players attempted to qualify, 312 made it to Riviera, 64 qualified for Match Play.
  • 7/27 – Joey Vrzich 6 Under 66 and Justin Vrzich 5 under 67 to both qualify for Monday Qualifier for the Barracuda Championship!
  • 7/10 – Joey Vrzich qualifies for the United States Amateur Championship! Read Article
  • 7/5 – Over 20 FCG Academy students are heded to compete at the 50th Annual IMG Academy Junior World Championship next week!
  • 7/4 – Yuki Moriyama wins 10th Annual FCG International with rounds of 67-68-69 in 170 player world elite field.  Back to back years with the Champ being from the FCG Academy.
  • 7/4 – Zihao Jin finishes in 5th place at FCG International Championship at Even Par 210
  • 7/4 – April Ranches fires final round 71 at FCG International
  • 7/4 – Andrea Gomez Top 20 Finish at FCG International with 71-77-73
  • 7/3 – Rei Harashima qualifies for Junior World with top finish at FCG International with rounds of 68-75 and winning the sudden death playoff
  • 7/3 – Isabella Ranches fires an awesome 76 in final round of FCG International
  • 6/28 – Yuki Moriyama crushes the field at US Junior Amateur qualifier with a 65 to qualify for the Championship.
  • 5.23: Joey Vrzich wins the California State Amateur Qualifier at Pauma Valley CC with a 70 and will move on to the Championship to be played at the Olympic Club!  Finishing in 2nd place is Zihao Jin who fired even par 71 to also qualify!  Great Job Boys!
  • 5/22: April Ranches fires the low round by 6 shots at SDJGA Event at Woods Valley with a 4 under par 68 to Tie for 1st place eventually losing in a playoff.
  • 5/22: Thomas Browning wins SDJGA Boys 9-10 Event at Woods Valley!
  • 5/22: Jefferey Kim finishes 2nd place at SDGA Boys 7-8 Event at Woods Valley!
  • 5/20: Daniel Kim fires 69 final round of San Diego CIF Championship to qualify for the Regionals.  Joey Vrzich fired a 70 to also move onto Regionals and Zihao Jin also qualified after an even par round to male it to Brookside.
  • 5/4: Mikayla Fitzpatrick named Big East Freshman of the Year!
  • 5/1 – Joey Vrzich wins San Diego City Conference High School Championship at Balboa Park with an 8 under par 68-68.  His first round 68 included a 9!  Great playing buddy!
  • 4/30- April Ranches finishes 2nd place in the FCG National Tour Event at Vineyard GC.  Her final round 70 was the lowest round of the day! 144 Total
  • 4/29: Brooklyn Van Bebber commits to University of Montana!
  • 4/10: Sofi Torres and Gilda Castellanos have break out performances at the FMG National Championship in Puebla, MX
  • 4/9: Jacob Paule wins FCG Member Tournament at Sycuan and Rei Harashima finishes in a close 2nd place
  • 4/2: Joey Vrzich wins AJGA Tournament at Carlton Oaks
  • 4/2: Thomas Browning, age 9 hits Hole in One in SDJGA Junior World Qualifier
  • 3/28/17: Zihao Jin shoots School Record 31 on par 36 at Bernardo Heights CC
  • 3/27/17:  Joey Vrzich shoots 62 at Stoneridge, Par 72
  • 3.27/17: Thomas Browning wins back to back FCG Kids Tour Tournaments
  • 3/20/17: Justin Vrzich wins back to back collegiate events (Swing gets 74,000 Views on Instagram)
  • 3/20/17: Alfonso Franco wins Amateur Event in Mexico with 69
  • 3/12/17:  Joey Vrzich shoots 59 at Rams Hill
  • 3/15/17: Bergen Benedict finishes 2nd Place in College Tournament
  • 3/15/17: Isabella Ranches wins FCG National Tour Event
  • 3/5/17: Yuki Moriyama wins FCG Texas Championship and Qualifies for Junior World
  • 3/1/17: Chris Smeal Cabo Video gets 424,000 Views on Instagram
  • 3/1/17: Spencer Figuracion Commits to Play College Golf at Concordia University – Spencer is our 88th College Golf Scholarship Recipient
  • 2/25/17: Lance Lau wins FCG Kids Tour Event
  • 2/1/17: Matthew Mendes commits to UCSD
  • 2/1/17: Shane Muldowney commits to UC Davis
  • 1/5/17: Jack Geise commits to play collegiate golf at St. Bonaventure
  • 1/1/17: Zihao Jin wins 10th Annual FCG National Championship and enters the FCG Hall of Fame by winning the 3 Biggest Events on the FCG Tour Schedule.  He beat a field of 180 Boys at Sycuan and Steele Canyon Golf Club.
  • 12/10/16: April Ranches in 2016 SDJGA Player of the Year
  • ACADEMY ALUMNI NOW OFF TO COLLEGE AND WHAT SCHOOLS THEY ATTEND

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