This past weekend Future Champions Golf held one of our rather popular SD World Series events. This one was even more special as our participants were able to play both courses on the prestigious property. Tee times the first day on the Champions course and split tee the second day (Boys 15-18 off hole 10 and all other divisions off hole 1) on the Legends course. The golf courses at Omni La Costa, Southern California’s only Gold Medal Golf Resort, are amongst the most storied in California, boasting a rich tournament history (37 PGA events!) and a cadre of prominent guests, ranging from the best professional golfers in the world, to prominent politicians, Hollywood celebrities and legendary sports heroes. La Costa’s tee sheets read like a who’s who: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and more. Let’s see how they did:
The Boys 15-18 division played a par 72 from the blue tees both days. We had Bo Jin from Encinitas, CA come in first with scores of consecutive 70’s for a total 4-under 140. Coming in second place was Daniel Nunez from Los Angeles, CA with scores of 75 & 69 for a total even-par 144 there was a two-way tie for third place at 1-over 145 between Youssef Guezzale from La Jolla, CA (77, 68) and You Seong Choi from Hacienda Heights, CA (76, 69). Our card-offs are determined by second day low, with Guezzale (not pictured) taking home third and Choi taking home fourth. Coming in fifth place there was a three-way tie at 2-over 146 between Ryan Plodkowski from San Diego, CA (75, 71), Matthew Pennington from Carlsbad, CA (75, 71) and Taehoon Song from Buena Park, CA (72, 74). There was still a tie between two boys so it is then determined by the back nine they played (tied) then last 6 (tied) and final 3; Pennington won this card-off taking home the award.
The girls were combined into one division this event. The first day they played the white tees at a par 72 and the second day from the red tees at a par 74. We saw Joyce Jin from Encinitas, CA come in first with scores of 74 & 71 for a total 1-under 145. Coming in second place was Libby Fleming from Elfin Forest, CA with scores of 78 & 74 for a total 6-over 152 and coming in third place was Anna Poon from San Diego, CA with scores of 76 & 79 for a total 9-over 155. Fourth place went to Venecia Zaia from Murrieta, CA who shot scores of 79 & 77 for a total 10-over 156 and fifth place had a two-way tie at 13-over 159 between Megan Ahmadi from Westlake Village, CA (83, 76) and Dianna Lee from San Diego, CA (85, 74) wth Lee winning the second-day low card-off.
(Pictured backwards, sorry!)
For the Boys 13-14 division, we had Connor Williams from Escondido, CA come in first with scores of 70 & 72 for a total 2-under 142. There was a two-way tie for second place at 2-over 146, between Ben Hemphill from Ladera Ranch, CA (72, 74) and Benjamin Scott from Manhattan Beach, CA (72, 72) with Scott winning the card-off to take home second and Hemphill taking home third. Fourth place went to Timothy Jung from Irvine, CA with scores of 79 & 68 for a total 3-over 147 (not pictured) and coming in fifth place was Aarjav Patel from Las Vegas, NV with scores of 73 & 75 for a total 4-over 148.
The Boys 11-12 division played the green tees both days but with a par 72 on the Champions course and played at a par 74 on the Legends. We had Eric Lee from Fullerton, CA come in first with scores of 68 & 71 for a total 7-under 139. There was a two-way tie for second place at 2-under 144 between Matthew Broder from San Diego, CA (69, 75) and Zander Grant from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (68, 76) with Broder winning the card-off taking home second and Grant taking home third. Ian Ricci from La Cañada, CA shot 71 & 76 for a total 1-over 147 to take home fourth and Benjamin Singer from Del Mar, CA came in at 2-over 148 with scores of 78 & 70 for fifth.
Congratulations to all participants, placers, parents and the staff at Omni La Costa for making yet another successful FCG event! Until next time, FCG followers… Tournament Schedule