Matthew Huo, 13 from Corona, CA, survived a 5 hole playoff to win the General Old Fall Challenge. Matt and J. Bautisita, tied with 82’s to force the playoff. Matt is an up and coming junior player who is showing consistent growth and improvement in his game, according to his coach, George Pinnell. Matt is going through a physical growth spurt that is forcing him to make change’s to his swing to accommodate this sudden growth.
In the Girls 12-14 division, Kat Muzi posted a +5, 77 to win by 8 stroke’s over S. Wong. Kat was disappointed with her score because she made a double bogey and felt she should and could have done better. She did make 2 birdies. Leeyen Peralta scored an 85 to finish in fourth place.
Crystal Wang, Diamond Bar, CA, won the Dad Miller Fall Challenge with a 77 to win by a stroke over Y. Yoshihara, in the Girls 12-14 division. Crystal is in the process of rebuilding her swing, so she was happy with her win despite 2 double bogey’s. Crystal had a birdie on 2 and is realistic about her performance while undertaking the change’s in her swing mechanic’s that will allow her to improve her ball flight.
Romon “Romo” Aragon, finished in a tie for 4th with A. Kang in the Boys 12-13 division. Three double’s kept “Romo” from challenging for the championship. The talented player from La Palma, CA, did make birdies on 10 and 15 on his back 9.
Sherilynn Villanueva, finished second at San Luis Rey Downs Fall Challenge, despite a 10 on her final hole. The youngster from Stanton, CA, shot 46 to finish 3 shot’s behind K. Sam the winner who shot a 43. Hmmm, that 10 on 9 was costly to Sherilyn.
In JDL action, Yi Yi (Double Yi) shot 41 and finished in a tie for 11th place at the JDL Fall Series @ Newport Beach. “Double” was penalized for hitting a wrong ball which make’s one wonder if Yi Yi had “marked” his ball. Ryan Toh, finished with a 52.
The SCPGA had another Toyota Tour Cup Qualifier @ Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage. Felicia Chang shot 81 and missed qualifying for the Toyota Tour Cup by one shot. Felicia was disappointed with her play in “super” windy condition’s, because she viewed the adverse condition’s to be a benefit for her. Unfortunately bogey’s on 13, 14, a double on 16 and a bogey on 18 destroyed her chance to qualify. According to her coach, Felicia is a dedicated player who work’s hard on her game and is consistently working to improve her ability to score. Aaron Chang, finished in with an 89 and fell short of the qualifying score.
We are proud of the player’s performance this week and we are super upbeat about the future potential of all of our player’s at the GPGA.