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

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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 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

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