Ricky Cen, a ten year old player from Monterey Park, CA., won the 34th Annual Friendly Hills Championship played at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, CA. Ricky shot a 44 to win by 2 shot’s over Alrik Pan of West Covina, CA. Jaden Kim of Fullerton, CA finished in 3rd place with a 49 on the difficult Friendly Hills course.
Cen and Kim’s coach is George Pinnell of the George Pinnell Golf Academy. Ricky is the young player that practice’s 4-6 hour’s a day and when asked why he practice’s so long without getting tired or bored Ricky told his coach, “For the love of the game!” What a great attitude and insight from a young player.