Rose Zhang, an 11 year old, sixth grader, placed tied for 5th place in the Toyota Tour Cup at Soboba Springs. The Toyota Tour Cup is the advanced level of the Southern California PGA Junior Tour. Generally, it is for age’s 12-18 but Rose qualified last year. What is even more remarkable is the event was a 54 hole tournament and the player’s played 36 hole’s on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. Rose shot 77 in the first 18 on Saturday and told her coach, George Pinnell, that she hoped to play better in the 2nd round (the same day). Indeed, Rose was true to her words. The talented young player fired a 75 in the 2nd round and was in 5th place after the 36 hole first day. Rose shot another 77 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 5th place. This is a remarkable accomplishment for an 11 year old competing with players up to age 18. Rose was only 1 shot short of finishing in a tie for 3rd place. Crystal Wang, a fresheman at Diamond Bar HS, finished in a tie for 14th place with scores of 76-83-78. Crystal was not happy with her performance and will regroup to fix any issue’s with her swing or shortgame. 3rd place. Crystal Wang, a freshman at Diamond Bar High School, finished in a tie for 14th place with scores of 76-83-78. Crystal was not happy with her performance and will regroup this week fix any problems with her swing and short game. Michelle Xu finished in 29th place with scores of 80-86-87.
In the Boys TTC, Matthew Huo finished in a tie for 21st place with score’s of 78-76-75.
At the Legends Spring GC event Jomar Veloso tied for 17th with a 93 in the Boys 12-14 Division.
In JDL action, Nicole Zhang continued her good play by shooting 39 and finishing in 4th place in the JDL Girls 11 & under.