While two events were being hosted in San Diego, the other half of the FCG crew headed up to La Qunita near Palm Springs to host the FCG Memorial Day Championship at PGA West. The multiday shotgun event was comprised of a field of all 13-18 year olds, who braved the heat on this tough and beautiful Greg Norman designed course. UNLV, Tulsa, and Washington State coaches were all in attendance scouting potential recruits for the years to come!
The Boys 15-18 division started on the front nine of the Greg Norman Course both days, playing from the blue tees. Jake Vincent from Bermuda Dunes, CA shot 74-72 for a two day total of 146(+2) and takes home the first place award. Second place went to Dylan Menante from Carlsbad, CA after shooting 76-71 for a two day total of 147(+3) and winning the card off for second place. Ryan Smith from Carlsbad, CA shot 74-73 for a tournament total of 147(+3) and takes home the third place award. Fourth place went to Cooper Hunt from El Dorado Hills, CA after shooting 75-73 to total 148(+4) for the tournament. Finally, Scotty Earle from San Diego, CA took home the fifth place award after shooting 75-75 for a two day total of 150(+6).
The Girls 15-18 division kicked off play on the back nine of the Norman course right as the midday sun began to peak. First place was awarded to Annick Haczkiewicz from Las Vegas, NV after she shot 73-72 for a two day total of 145(+1). Samantha Cabunag from Irvine, CA shot 78-72 and took home the second place trophy for her efforts. Third place went to Reina Iiizumi from San Diego, CA after she shot 74-77 to total 151(+7) for the tournament. Casey Syal from Los Angeles, CA shot 79-74 for a two day total of 153(+9) and was awarded with the fourth place medal. Lastly, Vera Markevich from La Quinta, CA shot 84-70 for a two day total of 154(+10).
The Boys 13-14 Division would also kick off play on the back nine, starting play on the last few holes on that side of the course. Christopher Wardrup from Imperial, CA shot 78-72 for a two day total of 150(+6) and winds up our champion after some fantastic play. Second place went to Caden Fioroni from La Jolla, CA after shooting 73-78 to total 151(+7) for the tournament. Cameron Xiao from Yorba Linda, CA shot 76-76 for a two day total of 152(+8) and is awarded the third place trophy for his efforts. After a card off for fourth place, Xzavier Casarez from San Bernadino, CA would take home the fourth palce award after shooting 84-79 for a two day total of 163(+19). Jin Nakao from Burbank, CA took home fifth place after shooting 82-81, also totaling 163(+19) for the tournament.
The Girls 13-14 division would kick off play on hole 18 during the first day of play. The champion of the Girls 13-14 division after 36 holes of play would be Megan Lee from Chatsworth, CA who shot 81-76 for a two day total of 157(+13). Second place went to Lauren Garcia from Gilbert, AZ after she shot 81-79 for a two day total of 160(+16). Avalon Woodward from La Quinta, CA took home the third place award after she shot 88-80 for a two day total of 168(+24). Finally, Cameryn Stichler from Carlsbad, CA shot 99-95 for a two day total of 194(+50) and takes home the fourth place award.
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 PGA West and the Greg Norman Course 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 a hat as a tee prize to all competitors. 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!
Please note that Future Champions Golf sends full recap and results of each MULTI-ROUND tournament to every US College Golf Coach Men’s and Women’s and all ranking systems.