Ricky Cen Victorious At Heartwell Spring Classic

Ricky Cen, Monterey Park, CA. shot a one over par 28 to win the Heartwell Spring Classic at the Heartwell Golf Course in Long Beach, CA. Ricky was consistent with his ball striking and made 8 par’s and had a lone bogey on number five as he won the event by one shot over Michael Dela Cruz and Sean Ko in the Boys 9-11 age group.

Leo Lu, Chino Hills, CA, playing in one of his first JDL events shot a +4 (31) to meet one of the 3 requirements to score +8 or less before moving on to the Junior Tour. Leo, as a 7 year old finished in 12th place in the U.S. Kids Junior World Championship at Pinehurst.

In the Girls 9-11 age group, Leeyen Peralta finished in 12th place with a +7 (34).

Nina Novilla, Carson, CA won the Girls 12-14 with an even par 27.

Michelle Thompson, Tustin, CA, finished in second place in the Girls 15-18 age group with a +7 (61). Michelle, according to her coach, George Pinnell, “has great swing mechanic’s but need’s improvement in her putting skills to move to the next level.” Michelle was a competitive swimmer who made the switch to golf in her sophomore year of high school.