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Joyce Kim leads West Jr. Open

Joyce Kim of Carlsbad, Ca., leads after the first round of the AJGA’s West Junior Open. The event is being contested at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, Ca. Joyce shot 37-35 72 to lead by one shot over Veronica Valerio, Temecula, Ca. Joyce is a 2011 graduate. Joyce and her coach, George Pinnell, […]


Leo Lu Qualifies for U.S. Kids Golf World

Leo Lu, a six year old from Valano Country Club and the George Pinnell Golf Academy has qualified for the prestigious 2009 U.S. Kids World Championship to be held at Pinehurst, North Carolina. Leo qualified in Sacramento, California. The championship will be held August 6-9, 2009. Leo will turn 7 the week of the championship. […]


Alison Chang 5th at Len Kennett Junior Championship

Alison Chang, finished in 5th place at the Len Kennett Junior Championship held July 1, 2009 at the Lakewood Golf Club in Lakewood, California. Alison, a 10 year old has been under the tutelage of George Pinnell for several years. Alison’s 8 year old sister Anabelle, plays golf and is looking forward to competitive junior […]


Park ties for 13th at Rolex

The AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship concluded today at Rancho Sante Fe Country Club in Rancho Sante Fe, California. Kimberly Kim won the Rolex in a one hole playoff with Jessica Korda. The players ended regulation play tied at +2 218. Kristen Park finished in a tie for 13th place. The Rancho Sante Fe Country […]


Lawrence Hsu Qualified (almost) US Publinx

Lawrence Hsu, a sophomore at UC Irvine, shot even par for 36 holes at Los Seranos Golf Club to position himself for a playoff for an alternate spot for the US Publinx. The Publinx is a major amateur event sponsored by the USGA. The even par score is the good news of this story! The […]


Kristen Park Qualifies for Women’s US Open

16 year old Kristen Park, Buena Park, California, qualified for her 2nd straight Women’s US Open. The 2009 Open will be played July 9 – 12, at storied Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethleham, Pa. Kristen shot rounds of 73-74 (147) to become one of 11 qualifiers to make it to the Open. The Sectional […]


On Tour with Rory Hie

Rory Hie is finding that life on tour is a challenge in many ways. The challenge to score and perform well in the various tournaments in different countries, along with different foods, hotels and the media attention given to his celebrity status, especially in Indonesia. Life on tour is very different than junior golf or […]


Park and Trotter to U.S. Open Sectional

Kristen Park, a sophomore at Sunny Hill’s High School and Joy Trotter, freshman at UC Irvine will be competing at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Ca., on Monday, June 8th for spots in the 2009 Women’s US Open. The 2009 Open will be held at Saucon Valley C.C. in Bethlehem, Pa., July 9 – […]


Jonathan Rego Qualifies in Colorado

Jonathan Rego of San Dimas qualified for the AJGA Colorado Junior at Flying Horse. Jonathan shot 70 at King’s Deer Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jonathan’s 70 was good for 3rd place behind Carson Jacobs 67of Hendersonville, Tenn., and David Oraee of Greeley, Colo. 68. Jonathan opted out of the event and will use […]


Patipaksiri Trotter Help UCI to NCAA Nationals

UC Irvine played their way into the NCAA National tournament to be hosted by Georgetown University, May 19-22, 2009. The Anteaters were led by Jane Chin’s 3rd place finish. Lalita Patipaksiri and Joy Trotter, both freshman, helped UCI get to the Nationals for the 3rd time in 5 years. Joy and Lalita both finished in […]