Future Champions Golf Tour hosted four events over the weekend, two local events, one in Florida and an inaugural event in Mexico. The FCG So Cal Championship was hosted by La Costa Golf Resort as part of the FCG World Series Events held throughout the year that provide junior golfers with stellar golf courses and even better competition. La Costa is world famous for previously hosting several PGA and LPGA events and the blue skies and sunshine provided an excellent backdrop for such an amazing golf course. The golf course was in optimal condition, greens were fast, rough was thick and the fairways were perfectly manicured.
The boys 15-18 year old division had 37 participants tee it up on Saturday all hoping to dominate the competition on a golf course that allows players to make plenty of birdies but also plenty of bogeys. Bo Jin of Encinitas, CA had himself a Sunday to remember, firing five birdies in the first nine holes en route to shooting a tournament low 69 which allowed him to get into a playoff with Zhidong Wan of Dove Canyon, CA who both shot a two day total of 145 (+1) for the tournament. Bo Jin took home the honor of calling himself champion on Sunday while Zhidong Wan took home second place honors after a grueling playoff. Kishan Soni of Moorpark, CA was a beacon of consistency shooting rounds of 73 and 74 which included an eagle on the twelfth hole on saturday that catapulted him to a great third place finish. Sam Butler of Riverside, CA, Alexander Yang of Carlsbad, CA and Blake Petchel of Murrieta, CA all shot a two day total of 149 (+5) which was good enough to share fourth place honors for the weekend.
The girls 15-18 year old division had a nine player field tee it up on saturday, all nine of them hoping to get their hands on the elusive first place trophy. April Ranches of San Diego, CA dominated the field with some consistent scoring, shooting 77, 76 good enough for a two day total of 153 (+5) for the tournament and first place honors for the tournament. Ivanna Montemayor of Tijuana, Mexico hit some amazing shots over the weekend with allowed her to shoot a two day total of 159(+11) for the tournament and take home a second place finish. Grace Fitzgerald and Bethany Bullers both managed to shoot a two day total of 163 (+15) for the tournament and share third place honors.
The boys 13-14 year old division had an eleven player field tee it up on saturday all of them eager to make as many birdies as they could in order to claim the first place trophy. Christopher Wardup of Imperial, CA had himself a weekend shooting a tournament low 69 on saturday and edging out the competition with a 78 on Sunday for a two day total of 147 (+3) for the tournament and a first place finish. Jack Townsend of San Diego, CA shot a tournament low 69 on saturday and was tied for the lead heading into sunday but was edged out by one stroke after a second round 79 for a two day total of 148 (+4) for the tournament and good enough for a second place finish. Jonas Appel of Encinitas, CA tried his best to come back to the leaders by shooting a second round 71(-1) but it just wasn’t enough, he takes home a solid third place finish for the weekend.
The girls 13-14 year old division had two participants over the weekend which allowed the players to play some of their best golf. Lauren Williams of Escondido, CA had a tournament to remember shooting rounds of 75 and 69 for a two day total of 144 (-4) for the tournament and first place honors for the tournament. Joys Jin of Encinitas, CA had a weekend to remember as well shooting rounds of 72 and 75 for a two day total of 147 (-1) for the tournament and a second place finish.
The boys 12 and under division had a twelve player field tee it up with hopes of playing their best in order to place within the top three. Hogan Park of Walnut, CA turned in two under par rounds of 69 and 71 en route to a two day total of 140 (-8) for the tournament and a great first place finish. Connor Williams tried his best to keep the pace but fell four shots short but with rounds of 71 and 73 and a two day total of 144 (-4) for the tournament he was able to take home second place honors. Justina Dang of Anaheim, CA had a great sunday shooting a 72 (-2) for the day and taking home third place honors.
Future Champions Golf Tours is proud to host these tournaments that provide junior golfers with elite golf courses and tournament conditions that rival the PGA tour. It is with great enthusiasm that we recognize all the support that is given to this tour through rules officials, volunteers, employees, parents and golf professionals. We will continue to strive to make each event bigger and better so that each junior golfer walks away from our tournaments with a once in a lifetime experience. Please check out our website for upcoming events including our National Championship that takes place in December.