Hirata Return Successful at El Prado Players Tour Challenge

Mylan “Frenchy” Hirata, made a successful return to the SCPGA Junior Tour with a 6th place finish at the El Prado Players Tour Challenge. Mylan shot 84 in the Girls 12-14 Division and was pleased with her performance after several month’s of not playing competitive events. The 8th grader from Hacienda Heights, CA, previously had problem’s scoring that would lead her to make more mistakes causing even more scoring problem’s. It was difficult for Mylan to forget about her mistakes and focus on the next shot, the next hole. Mylan worked hard with her dad and her coach, George Pinnell, to overcome her focusing on the past and try to focus on what is in “front” of her, not what was “behind” her.

Mylan has worked hard and has made a commitment to the game that could likely produce another fine young junior player. You see, she has a bloodline with golf, her late aunt, Gail Lee Hirata, played on the LPGA Tour in the 1980’s! Let’s hope “Frenchy” continue’s the trend!

Kalita Laparojkit, finished in 11th place with a 99.

Michelle Xu, shot 83 and finished in 5th place in the Girls 15-18 Division.

In the Boys 12-13 Division, Jomar Veloso shot 92 and finished 15th. Yugo Koshiishi, finished 13th with an 81 in the Boys 15-18 Division.

At the David L. Baker Players Tour Challenge, “Umbie” Caseres shot a 38 and finished T13 in the Boys 9-11 Division while Patrick Ordonez finished in 10th place with a 73 in the Boys 12-13 Division.

Sherilyn Villanueva is continuing her growth and good play with a victory in the Girls 12-14 Division. Sherilyn shot an even par 62 to win by a shot over K. Villegas.

Yi Yi Ouyang, shot 43 and finished in a tie for 10th place at the Lakewood Players Tour Challenge. Yi Yi, plays in the Boys 9-11 Division. Sebastian Vallejo finished in 6th place in the Boys 12-13 Division with an 82.

Ali Morallos, shot a solid -2 under par 72 to win the Girls 15-18 Division by a 4 shot margin! Isabelle San Antonio shot 41 in the Girls 9-11 Division and finished in 4th place.

Leeyen Peralta, finished in a tie for 9th place in the TTC Rancho San Marcos Qualifier @ GC of CA. Leeyen shot 86.

In the Garb JDL Fall @ Arcadia, Ryan Ko shot 38 and finished 13th in the JDL Boys 11 & Under. Garrick Chiu shot 35 and finished tied for 4th in the JDL Boys 12 & over.

Congratulation’s to all juniors that compete and work hard to grow their game!