This past weekend took Future Champions Golf out to Sycuan Resort at Pine Glen for our Kids Tour Summer Series Opener. The Pine Glen course is tricky, with several tight tee shots and fast greens guarded by bunkers and trees. Though the course provides quite a challenge to even the most seasoned of players, our Future Champions showed their stuff last Saturday and met the courses challenge. Moving on, let us begin the champion spotlight portion of the recap.
The Boys 11-14 division would lead things off for the tournament, playing from the forward tees at quite a quick pace. First Place was awarded to Ho Jin Kim after shooting 66(+12) and winning in the play off against Brady Burnett, who also shot 66(+12). Richard Kim only just missed the play off holes after shooting 67(+13) and was awarded the third place trophy for his efforts.
The Girls 11-14 would finish right behind the boys. First place was awarded to Kristian Wilmes after she shot 63(+9). Second place was awarded to Hannah Lee after she shot 69(+15). Finally, Lauren Coast took home the third place award after she shot 77(+23).
The Boys 9-10 division came into scoring third after playing the front tees at Sycuan. Kai Salinas shot 64(+10) and was awarded the first place trophy. Second place went to Maclain Brigham after he shot 70(+16). Aditya Rana took home third place after shooting 73(+19).
The Girls 9-10 division is next to get their time in the limelight. Sarah Zhao shot 67(+13) and was crowned our champion after her solid round. Second place was awarded to Cooper Gilmore after she shot 75(+21). Emilee Canepa shot 84(+30) on the tough course and was awarded the third place trophy.
7-8 and 6 and under
The Boys 7-8 division featured Jeffrey Kim as the champion after he shot 42(+15) after nine holes at the Opener. Meanwhile, the Girls 7-8 division found Kate Hu as the champion after she shot 45(+18) after nine holes.
The Boys 6 and under division saw Sage Brandon as the champion after he shot 46(+19) during the Kids Tour Summer Series Opener. The Girls 6 and Under division finished right behind the boys 6 and under division. Emma Molina became our champion after she shot 40(+13). Zoe Salinas took home the second place trophy after she shot 41(+14). Taj Brandon shot 54(+27) and takes home the third place trophy for her efforts.
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 Sycuan Golf Resort for all their assistance and allowing us to host our event at their facility. 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!