13 year old, Charissa Shang, Calabasas, CA., won the Ventura County Junior Golf Association’s, Fillmore State farm Open. The event was played on September 9-10, at Elkins Ranch Golf Course. Charissa, fired a 75 in the first round that consisted of 2 birdies and 5 bogies. Charissa’s, second round started on hole number 10 where she made par on her opening hole. She got serious on 11-18, going -4 under par to post an opening 9 hole score of 32. She had a lone bogey on the 13th hole. Charissa, cooled off on her back side with 2 bogies and a double, leaving her with a 40 and a total score of even par, 72. Charissa’s final score of 75-72 (147) won the event by seven shot’s over Megan Ahmadi’s score of 78-77 (155).
Charissa, was extremely pleased with the victory, but she was not satisfied with her short game played from the rough. She felt she should have done a better job of reading the lie’s and making a better club selection on several of her short game shot’s.
Charissa, not only won the 2 day event, she was selected, The Ventura County Junior Golf Association, Player of the Year! A strong achievement for the 13 year old 8th grader.
Bill Sun, shot a 43 and finished in 11th place at El Prado GC, in the Boys 9-11 Division on the Southern California Junior Tour. Bill played well on 7 of his 9 hole’s, but a double bogey 6 on the par 4, second hole, and a triple on the par 5, third hole, derailed his chance’s of finishing in 2nd place.
In other action, on the SCPGA Jr. Tour, Andy Yu, shot a 42 and tied for 2nd place in the Boys 9-11 Division. Andy played the General Old Fall Event at General Old GC, in Riverside, CA.
Bella Yang, shot an 83 and tied for 1st Place with Sidney Hsu, in the Girls 12-14 Division, at General Old GC.
Bill Sun, improved his play at The Dad Miller Fall Event, with a solid 37, that put him in 2nd Place, a shot behind the winner, Dafei Chen, China. Dafei, shot a 36.
And there was Great new’s, coming out of Gabby Kano’s, team!!! Gabby, has been released from Dr. Kruse’s, care and has been approved to begin playing again. Gabby, has been sidelined for a year with a degenerative back issue that she has had since birth. Together with Dr. Kruse and the physical therapy work of Josh, at ForeFittness in Diamond Bar, CA. This is great new’s for Gabby. We are looking forward to her return to competitive golf.