You Seong Choi, the 11 year old, from Hacienda Heights, CA, continued his solid play with a 2nd place finish in the SCPGA (Southern California PGA) 2 day event at Los Serranos GC. You Seong, although 11, compete’s in the age 12-14 Division, where he fired a 75-76 (151) to nab 2nd place, 2 shot’s behind Bo Jin, of Encinitas, CA., who won the event with a 149.
You Seong, was a “birdie machine” with the 8 birdies he posted in the 36 hole event. The 11 year old talent made 1 more bogey (9) than he made birdies and posted a double bogey along the way for his +3 total score on the par 74 Los Serranos track. As You Seong, mature’s a little with age, he will learn how to control the mistake’s that caused his 9 bogies and a double bogey. With better course management and decision making, the youngster could have been well under par with his 8 birdies in 36 holes. According to his coach, George Pinnell, he is not that far away from limiting his mistake’s in competition.
In the Girls 15-18 Division, You Lim (Judy) Choi, finished tied for 9th with round’s of 86-80 (166). Judy, told her coach, that she had trouble controlling her ball flight that led to her bogies. She was happy with her bunker play that was a result of a recent lesson in controlling the “bounce” on her sand wedge.
At Dad Miller GC, Tony Zhang, finished in 21st place while Jack Zhang, finished 24th. Bryant Hernandez, shot 40 in the Boys 9-11 Division for a tie for 5th place in his 9 hole tournament.
Michelle Chang, shot 80, and finished in a tie for 8th place in the Girls 12-14 Division, while Bella Yang, finished in a tie for 16th with an 86. Bella, made 9 par’s but 2 double’s and 3 triple’s kept her from posting a better score. According to her coach, George Pinnell, “Bella, will cut down on her mistake’s that are caused by impatience and course management, as she mature’s with age.
At David L. Baker GC, Michelle Chang, shot an even par 62 with a birdie and a bogey. Michelle, who is an 8th grader has been working hard on her ball striking was proud of her GIR stat’s in her even par round. Gabby Kano, was pleased with her +4, 66 and 3rd place finish behind Michelle, in the Girls 12-14 Division. Milana Chang, Michelle’s, younger sister won the Girls 9-11 Division with an even par round of 31 in the 9 hole event.
Bryant Hernandez, shot an impressive -1 under par 30 and placed 2nd in the Boys 9-11 Division. Bryant had 3 birdies, but a double bogey on the last hole cost him the win at David L. Baker.
In JDT (Junior Development Tour), David “Slo Mo” Kim, shot 47, at the JDT Fall event at Lake Forest G&PC.
Congratulations to all of the young player’s who are competing on the SCPGA Junior Tour and their effort’s to improve their game!