Bill Sun & Sarah Taghaboni Play Well at EL Prado

Bill Sun, continued to play well as he finished in 2nd place at the El Prado Fall Championship. Bill, playing in the Boys 9-11 Division, shot a 3 over par 39 to nab 2nd place. Bill, made bogey on the first and third hole’s and then played the remaining six hole’s in one over par.

Sarah Taghaboni, shot 81 in the Girls 15-18 Division, and placed third. After making a double bogey on the first hole, Sarah settled down and played the remaining 17 hole’s in 7 over par. Becca Taghaboni, shot 95 and finished in 6th place.

Kyle Lam, shot 85 and placed 11th in the Boys 15-18 Division. Kyle, played pretty well, but was unable to limit his mistake’s to bogies. He posted 5 double’s that contributed to his 85. Eliminating double’s a key element in improving one’s performance in competitive golf. Kyle focusing on adjusting his play to improve his mistake’s.

In Toyota Tour Cup Qualifying for the Ojai TTC event was contested at Whittier Narrows GC. Bella Yang, playing on her 13th birthday, shot a +6 over par 80 to finish in a tie for 7th place, in the field of 27 players. Bella, has been working to improve her mental and course management skill’s by focusing more on her Next shot, than focusing on her result’s, while she is playing. In the past, Bella, has always worried about the affect a bogey would have on her final score rather than, “buckle down” and focus on her next shot and then execute it, to the best of her ability and that point in time. Patience and “reaction management” are key element’s in improving one’s game. Bella, got off to a rocky start by going +5 over par on her first 7 hole’s. She rebounded, by concentrating on her “task at hand” and was able to “finish” her round by going +1 over par on her final 11 hole’s. Bella, is starting realize the importance of “staying in the moment” and accepting the mistake’s that will be made while playing. This tactic will lead to improved play for all player’s that will embrace this thought.

In JDT action (Junior Developmental Tour), Steve Jing Ying Zhang shot a 40 and finished in a tie for 15th place in the JDT Fall Championship @ David L. Baker GC.

Congratulation’s to all of the junior player’s and their parent’s who support the game of Golf.