Michelle Xu, won the Girls 15-18 Division in the Los Serranos Fall SCPGA JR Tour tournament. Michelle, a former George Pinnell Golf Academy student, won the event the day after she returned from Northern California for the Thanksgiving vacation. Michelle moved to the Pebble Beach area to finish her junior and senior year of high school. She shot an 8 over par 80 in her win.
You Lim (Judy) Choi, shot an 84 and finished in a tie for 7th place while Maryn Santiago, shot 91 and finished in a tie for 11th place.
In the Boys 12-14 Division, You Seong Choi, shot 77 and finished in a tie for 8th place. You Seong, is 11 year’s old, but has been moved up a division to play in the older age division. Bryant Hernandez, finished in 5th place in the Boys 9-11 Division with a 45. Bryant was disappointed with his performance on the opening hole where he made a quadruple bogey 9 on the par 5 hole.
On the Toyota Tour at the Ranch Course at Alisal, Christian Lingamen, struggled with round’s of 90-79 (169) to finish in 41st place. David Sun, withdrew after the first round from the two day event and has decided to return to his former coach, George Pinnell.
In the Girls Division, Ke (Coco) Yang, posted 84-82 (166) and placed 14th. Debora (Valen) Yoon, (new player at GPGA) shot 88-82 (170). Valen has decided to have George Pinnell, reconstruct her golf swing, so that she can have better control over her ball flight.
Bryant Hernandez, placed tied for 6th place at the General Old SCPGA event in Riverside, CA. Bryant, made par’s on the opening 4 hole’s and was content with his play until he made another 9 on the par 5, 5th hole (his second of the weekend) followed by a double bogey 6 on the 6th hole. He rebounded, and made par’s on 7, 8 and the 9th hole. Bryant, compete’s in the Boys 9-11 Division. Eric Han, shot 85 in the Boys 15-18 Division and placed 13th while Kyle Lam, shot 92 and placed 15th.
You Seong Choi, shot 77, and was tied for 7th in the Boys 12-14 Division. You Seong, got off to a slow start with bogey’s on his opening 3 hole’s. He made another bogey on 6 and then got control of his game and played his last 12 hole’s in +1 over par. A solid finish for the 11 year old.
You Lim (Judy) Choi, tied for 3rd place with a 79 in the Girls 15-18 Division. Bella Yang, had one of her better event’s in the Girls 12-14 Division. Bella, shot 79 (her low round of the season) to place tied for 5th.
On the Junior Development Tour, Lucas Bao, shot 41 and placed 6th at Monterey Park GC.
David Kim, shot 42 and placed 20th in the JDT event at The Lakes at El Segundo.
Rose Zhang, 13, is currently tied for 7th place in the stroke play portion of the Polo Golf Classic. Rose, is -1, after 8 hole’s. She started the event with birdies on the opening 2 hole’s before stumbling on 4 with a double bogey 6. Rose, made birdie on the 6th hole and par’s on 7 and 8. It is worth noting that Rose is one of the youngest players in the field and she was invited because of being named as a Rolex All-American.
The Polo Invitational is 36 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 32 boys and 32 girls qualifying for match play, which will determine overall champions in the Boys and Girls Divisions. It is a 5 day event and is contested at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., November 19-25, 2016.
The Polo Invitational is the final event of the year for the AJGA. The Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet was held last evening where Rose Zhang, was awarded All-American Honor’s.