9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur Day 1
For the last event of the season Future Champions Golf finds itself at multiple courses for the 9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur! The recap will highlight some of the best rounds in each division, beginning with the Boys 15-18 division.
Several great rounds were posted at both Sycuan Resort and Steele Canyon Golf Club but we find Charlie Reiter from Palm Desert and Matthew Moomjian from San Diego at the top of the table after shooting 70(-2) and 69(-2) respectively. Close behind at one under(-1) is Edwin Kuang from Murrieta who shot 71(-1), and Jack Trent from Las Vegas and Kyle Kinnane from Anaheim hills who both shot 70(-1).
Next we have the Boys 11-12 division who played Oak Glen at Sycuan Resort which finds Shea Lague from Jamul in the lead after he shot 70(-2). Jeevan Sihota from Victoria, BC follows close behind after shooting 71 (-1). The third place spot currently hosts Jonas Appel from Encinitas after his round of 72(E). With his round of 73(+1), Luke Potter rests comfortably in fourth place with a chance to make a run of it tomorrow. Fifth place currently belongs to You Seong Choi from Hacienda Heights and Carson Kim from Fullerton, both of whom shot 74(+2).
Third up in our recap is the Boys 9-10 division who played Pine Glen at Sycuan Resort. Logan Kim from Los Angeles leads the charge after shooting an impressive 55(+1). The second place position is shared by Bryant Hernandez from Downey, Ivan Tran from La Quinta, and Johnnie Clark from Mesa, AZ after they shot 57(+3). Our final player to be spotlighted in the Boys 9-10 Division is Jay Leng Jr. from Rancho Santa Fe after he shot 58(+4).
Our Boys 7-8 division teed it up behind the 9-10 division and did well to keep pace with the larger boys in front of them. Logan Park from Walnut would take the lead after day 1 with his round of 60(+6), but would end up sharing that lead as Jojo Guitierrez from Whittier would also shoot 60(+6). Third place belongs to Nathan Miller from Dallas for the time being after his round of 62(+8). Adithya Venkataraghavan from Saratoga holds the fourth place position after shooting 65(+11) in today’s round. Fifth place is split after day one, between Reed Arnaldo from Encinitas and Keita Yobiko from Arcadia after their rounds of 66(+12).
The Boys 6 and Under division followed right behind the Boys 7-8 division. Ralph Duarte from Norwalk takes a commanding lead after day one with his round of 77 (+23). Ethan Zheng from Vancouver trails just behind after shooting 97(+43). The Girls 6 and under division strut their stuff on the course today after finishing with several impressive rounds. Zoe Salinas would be the leader after day one thanks to her incredible round of 62(+8). Anna Fang from Escondido and Isabella Itkin from La Jolla would share second place after shooting 70(+16). Emma Molina from La Mesa finishes today at +29 after shooting 83.
With only three divisions remaining in our day one recap, the Girls 11-12 division gets their chance in the spotlight. Our leader after the first day of play is Sriya Mupparaju who shot 76(+4) on the tough greens of the Oak Glen course at Sycuan Resort. Nalani Sam from Anaheim Hills trails by only two strokes after she shot 78(+6). Third place is currently held by Michelle Chang from Diamond Bar after her round of 79(+7). Sophie Zhang-Murphy from Lansdowne, PA has fourth place in her sights after shooting 81(+9). Fifth place is being battled over by Esther Lee from Walnut and Catherine Rao from Camarillo, both of whom shot 82(+10).
The Girls 9-10 division is the next to share in the limelight, with Lucy Yuan from San Diego and Lauren Kolodziej from Placentia battling it out for that first place finish after both girls shot 61(+7) on the Pine Glen course at Sycuan Resort. In third place we have yet another fight featuring Mitzi Duarte from Norwalk and Ali Mulhall from Green River, WY with both girls shooting 62(+8). Elise Liu holds on to the fifth place position after shooting 64(+10) with aspirations of breaking into the top three after the next round.
Wrapping up our Day 1 Recap of Future Champions Golf San Diego Junior Amateur is our Girls 7-8 division who competed on the Pine Glen course today. Our Leader after day one is Natali Olivia Lamadrid from Phoenix, AZ after her round of 63(+9). Second place is held by Anna Huang from Vancouver after she shot 68(+14) on the Pine Glen Course. Brynn Kort from Kingman, AZ shot 70(+16) to solidify her position in the top three after day one. Kayla Geng from San Diego and Alexis Yanet Lamadrid from Phoenix, AZ are locked in a heated contest over the fourth place position after shooting 71(+17).
9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur Day 2
Day two is in the books with many divisions wrapping up their last day of play. Our spotlight will focus on those who won or placed in their division. The Girls 11-12 Division will lead things off this time around with Nalani Sam From Anaheim hills taking home the Championship after shooting 78-79 for a two day total of 157(+13). Second place would go to Michelle Chang from Diamond Bar, CA after her rounds of 79-79 to total 158(+14) for the tournament. Esther Lee from Walnut, CA would win in a card off to take third place after shooting 82-78 for a two day total of 160(+16). Sophie Zhang-Murphy from Lansdowne, PA put up a valiant fight and would end up taking fourth place after her rounds of 81-79 for a tournament total of 160(+16). Finally, the fifth place award recipient would go to Catherine Rao from Camarillo, CA after she shot 82-80 for a two day total of 162 (+18).
The Girls 9-10 division is the next group to be presented in our champion spotlight. First place was hotly contested on the Pine Glen Course at Sycuan Resort, but Lucy Yuan from San Diego would emerge our champion after shooting 61-61 for a two day total of 122(+14). Mitzi Duarte from Norwalk, CA would shoot 62-61 to total 123(+15) after two days of play and is awarded with second place. Third place would go to Michelle Liu from Vancouver, BC after her rounds of 67-59 for a tournament total of 126(+18). Lauren Kolodziej from Placentia, CA takes home fourth place after shooting 61-66 for a two day total of 127(+19). Our final award recipient, taking fifth place, is Elise Liu from Richmond, BC after she shot 64-67 for a two day total of 131(+23).
Brynn Kort from Kingman, AZ charged up the leaderboard during the second day of play in the Girls 7-8 division and would ride home the champion after shooting an impressive 70-61 for a tournament total of 131(+23). Second place was awarded to Anna Huang from Vancouver, BC who also made an impressive showing by shooting 68-65 for a two day total of 133(+25). Kayla Geng from San Diego shot 71-66 for a two day total of 137(+29) and is awarded the third place trophy. Fourth place went to Natali Olivia Lamadrid from Phoenix, AZ after her rounds of 63-75 for a tournament total of 138(+30). Morgan Kolodziej from Placentia, CA makes it to the spotlight, not to be outdone by her sister, by shooting 75-65 for a two day total of 140(+32) and takes home the fifth place award.
Our Girls 6 and under division is the last girls division to be presented in the spotlight. We find Zoe Salinas atop the leaderboard after the conclusion of play. Her rounds of 62-74 to total 136(+28) for the tournament ensured her victory. Anna Fang from Escondido would take home second place after shooting 70-69 for a two day total of 139(+31) finishing just behind Zoe. Third place belongs to Isabella Itkin from La Jolla after she shot 70-77 for a tournament total of 147(+39). Emma Molina takes home the fourth place award after her rounds of 83-76 totaling 159(+51) after two days of play. Moving on to our Boys 6 and under division we find Ralph Duarte from Norwalk, CA is our champion after he shot 77-78 for a two day total of 155(+47). Ethan Zeng from Vancouver put up a good fight and shot 97-85 for a two day total of 182(+74).
Next up in our champion spotlight is the Boys 7-8 division who also played the Pine Glen Course at Sycuan Resort. Logan Park from Walnut, CA would be the champion after shooting 60-65 for a two day total of 125(+17) and winning in the play off. Second place went to Jojo Guitierrez after he also shot 60-65 to total 125(+17) after two days of play but would just barely lose out in the playoff. Nathan Miller from Dallas, TX takes home third place after rounds of 62-68 for a two day total of 130(+22). 4th place would end up as a three way tie, but would be rewarded to Andrew Rodriguez after he shot 70-61 for a two day total of 131(+23). Fifth place then would go to Noah Fry from Foothill Ranch, CA after shooting 67-64 for a tournament total of 131(+23).
The Boys 9-10 division gets its time in the limelight, with Ivan Tran from La Quinta, CA taking home the championship after winning in a playoff. Tran would just beat out Johnnie Clark from Mesa, AZ after both boys would shoot 56-57 for a two day total of 113(+5) on the Pine Glen Course. Third Place went to Jay Leng Jr. from Rancho Santa Fe after his rounds of 58-57 totaling 115(+7) for the tournament. Bryant Hernandez from Downey, CA took home the fourth place award after shooting 57-59 for a two day total of 116(+8). Fifth place went to Mason Snyder from Las Vegas, NV after he shot 63-55 for a tournament total of 118(+10).
The second to last division to be presented is the Boys 11-12 division who played on the Oak Glen Course at Sycuan Resort. After a heated battle, continuing into a play off, Jeevan Sihota from Victoria, BC gets to take home the first place trophy after winning in the playoff and shooting 71-72 for a tournament total of 143(-1). Luke Potter from Encinitas forced the playoff with an incredible round during the second day. Potter Shot 73-70 for a two day total of 143(-1) and is awarded with second place. Third place goes to Jonas Appel from Encinitas after shooting 72-75 for a total of 147(+3) after two days of competition. Liam Coughlin from Yorba Linda takes home the fourth place award after his rounds of 77-71 for a tournament total of 148(+4). Fifth place was hotly contested between three players; Go Nakatsukasa from San Diego would take home the award after shooting76-73 for a two day total of 149(+5).
After two days of company, our Boys 15-18 division finds many players who made it past the +10 cut in a position to make a run at the win. The boys competed at either Willow Glen at Sycuan Resort or Steele Canyon Golf Club on the first day, and then played the opposite course the second day. Edwin Kuang from Murrieta holds a share of the lead after the second day after he shot 71-72 for a two day total of 143(E). Jack Trent from Las Vegas also shares the lead after shooting 70-73 for a two day total of 143(E). Zihao Jin from San Diego has his name in the hat as well after shooting 72-71 to total 143(E) after two days of play. Matthew Moomjian from San Diego is the final player that shares the tie after shooting 69-74 for a tournament total of 143(E) after the conclusion of play on the second day. Fifth place currently rests with Khan Lee from Surrey, BC after his round of 73-71 for a two day total of 144(+1).
9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur Day 3
The third and final day of the Boys 15-18 division wrapped up play at Steele Canyon Golf Club. The day begun after almost 75% of the field was cut, only players shooting +10 or better made it through to the final day. The last day provided players with exceptional conditions, and tight fairways with quick greens would make for some interesting scoring opportunities. The four players that were originally tied at the beginning of play today would separate slightly throughout the leaderboard, and though all players made a great showing, Jack Trent from Las Vegas would walk away the champion of the 9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur. Trent was tied for the lead after day two, and after shooting 70-73-67 he would end up with a total of 210(-4). Trent takes first place and is awarded with a Callaway head cover and Blast Motion swing analysis device. Second Place would go to Zihao Jin from San Diego after he shot 72-71-69 for a three day total of 212(-2). Kento Yamawaki from Encinitas trailed the lead by two at the beginning of play, but after shooting 71-74-68 for a tournament total of 213(-1). Charlie Reiter from Palm Desert would shoot 70-74-70 for a three day total of 214(E), while Matthew Moomjian from San Diego would shoot 69-74-71 to also end up at 2164(E). Reiter would win in the card off with his lower third round of 70 and is awarded with fourth place and Moomjian would finish off the Top 5 after a very consistent performance.
9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur Day 4
After the New Year begins, Future Champions Golf’s 9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur resumes play with the final three divisions. The Boys 13-14 division is the first to appear in our daily recap. They played Riverwalk Golf Club in the heart of Fashion Valley. The course conditions today were beautiful, as a light breeze challenged the players on the 6300 yard course while fast green and tough pins further tested their abilities. Despite a tall order, several players still managed to shoot incredible scores! Jerry Wu from Temple City, CA shot 70(-2) on the first day to take the lead after 18 holes. Andrew Jung from San Diego, CA would guarantee a shot at tomorrow’s championship with a round of 71(-1). Torin Dezzani from Honolulu, HI and Christopher Wardrup from Imperial, CA find themselves butting heads after round one, as both players shot 73(+1). Fifth place is also currently contested between Caden Fioroni from La Jolla, CA and Austin Liu from Oak Park, CA after both boys finished with a score of 74(+2).
Next up in our recap is the Girls 13-14 division who played the Oak Glen course at Sycuan Resort. Karah Sanford from San Diego, CA leads the pack after shooting 67(-5) on the day. Second place is held by Euna Han from Coquitlam, BC after she shot 70(-2). Yukino Yoshihara from Irvine, CA shot 72(E) to solidify her third place position. Finally, Amari Avery from Riverside, CA shot 74(+2) for fourth place with hopes of charging up the leaderboard in the next round.
Finishing up the recap for today’s rounds is the Girls 15-18 division which finds Waverly Whiston from San Diego atop the table after shooting 70(-2). Whiston may lead, but a pack of six players remain tied at second place after shoot 73(+1). Annika Chickering from San Diego, Veronica Joels from Las Vegas, Brianna Navarrosa from San Diego, Jacquelyn Galloway from Rio Rancho, Annicka Haczkiewicz from Las Vegas, and Ashley Fitzgibbons from Sammamish all find themselves in a heated battle against each other, as well as in a race to see who can catch our leader.
9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur Day 5
Day five of Future Champions Golf’s 9th Annual San Diego Junior Amateur is the final day of competition for this year’s event. With AJGA stars and IMG Junior World qualification spots on the line, all players battled to go as low as possible during their last round. The Girls 15-18 Division is no exception as the top four players all shot under par. After shooting 70-71 for a tournament total of 141(-3), Waverly Whiston from San Diego, CA holds onto her lead and becomes this year’s Champion. Ashley Fitzgibbons from Sammamish, WA breaks away from the rest of the field after shooting 73-70 to solidify her second place finish with a two day total of 143(-1). Haruka Amamoto from San Diego, CA would charge up the leader board with the tournament low second round. She would shoot 77-67 for a two day total of 144(E) and is awarded the third place trophy for her efforts. Fourth place goes to Joan Soewondo from Laguna Niguel, CA after shooting 75-70 for a total of 145(+1). Fifth Place was a battle but after a birdie on the final hole, Annick Haczkiewicz from Las Vegas, NV would take it with rounds of 73-72(+1) for a two day total of 145(+1).
The Girls 13-14 division would be the next to finish on the Oak Glen course at Sycuan Resort. Karah Sanford, who commanded a large lead after the first day, backed up her first round with yet another solid round and finished with rounds of 67-71 for a two day total of 138(-6) to become this division’s champion. Second place was awarded to Yukino Yoshihara from Irvine, CA after she shot 72-74 for a two day total of 146(+2). Euna Han from Coquitlam, BC would shoot 70-79 for a tournament total of 149(+5) to finish in third place. Fourth place was awarded to Amari Avery from Riverside, CA after her rounds of 74-77 to total 151(+7) for the tournament. Lastly, Lauren Gomez from San Diego, CA would finish in fifth place after shooting 76-76 for a two day total of 152(+8).
Last but not least is the Boys 13-14 division who played at Riverwalk Golf Club. Our champion, after shooting 74-69 for a two day total of 143(-1) is Caden Fioroni from La Jolla, CA. Andrew Jung from San Diego, CA would finish second after shooting 71-73 in the tough conditions for a tournament total of 144(E). Christopher Wardrup from Imperial, CA would be awarded third place for his performance of 73-73 for a total of 146(+2) after two days of play. Fourth place was award to Shane Ffrench from San Diego, CA after his rounds of 77-70 for a tournament total of 147(+3). Fifth place was hotly contested, but Austin Liu from Oak Park, CA would win out after shooting 74-76 for a two day total of 150(+6).
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 Riverwalk Golf Club and Sycuan Resort, as well as all staff at both locations, for the 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 hats, balls, and headcovers to our players and champions, and Blast Motion for providing Golf Replay Golf Swing Analyzer to our champions and runners-up in our 15-18 divisions. Once again thank you all for all the support, we look forward to making your next experience with Future Champions Golf as rewarding as this one!