Sebastian Vallejo, 11 year’s old from Torrance, CA, blistered the Lakewood Golf Course with a sizzling -3 under par 34 to win the Lakewood Fall Challenge. Sebastian’s round started out routinely, with par’s on 1-4, until he made bogey on five. Sebastian fired back with an eagle 3 on the par five sixth followed by birdie’s on 7 and 8 and a par on nine! -4 under par for three consecutive hole’s is outstanding for any level of player, let alone an 11 year old.
In the Boys 16-18 division, Garrett Hutchinson shot 74 (+2) to finish in second place. Garrett was in position to win the event but bogey’s on 16 and 17 derailed his run at the win. In the Boys 14-15 division, Kyle Hutchinson shot 80 to finish tied for 11th place.
Ali Morallos, shot 79 and finshed in 3rd place in the Girls 12-14 division. Ali qualified for the CIF Final’s, earlier in the week. Sherilyn Villanueva finished in a tie for 6th place in the Girls 9-11 division with a +3 (40).
In Toyota Tour Cup action, Katherine Muzi (The Kat), finished in 10th place at TTC @ Cypress Ridge in the 2 day event. Katherine shot 80-82 (162). Katherine scored a one over par 37 on the front side of the first day and it went downhill from there. Getting consistent was a problem for the 13 year old who is working hard to control her emotion’s while competing. Her coach, George Pinnell, work’s with her on what he call’s “Reaction Management,” the art of being able to control your emotion’s immediately after making a poor shot, bogey or worse. Katherine’s father, told Pinnell, that Katherine had made two birdies in a row and then made a double and said dejectedly, “I gave it all back.” According to Pinnell, that was a profound statement that indicated that she understand’s the gravity of hitting a poor shot or making a high score after posting several birdies. “Maturation,” Pinnell said.
In the TTC Morongo/Oak Valley Qual @ Black Gold, Matt Huo, shot 80 and finished in a tie for 13th place. A double on the finishing hole, cost Matt a top 10 finish. Matt made bogey’s on 1-4 and shot 2 over par through the next 13 hole’s before the double on 18.
At the Menifee Lakes Fall Challenge, Garrett Hutchinson shot a 3 over par 75 to finish in a tie for 2nd place while his brother Kyle, shot 80 and finished in a tie for 10th place in the Boys 14-15 division.
Sherilyn Villanueva, finished in 3rd place at the Newport Beach Fall Shootout with a +5, 34. Sneha Yadav grabbed a tie for 6th place with a 35.
Roman “Romo” Aragon shot 81 and finished 2nd at the Kikkor Golf Championship at San Dimas. Roman has been working on being more consistent by managing his shot selection.
Crystal Wang finished in 2nd place in the Girls 12-14 division with a 78 (+6). Crystal made a birdie on 17, but gave it back, plus another stroke with a double bogey on her final hole. Crystal is working to improve her short game while rebuilding her golf swing with her coach, George Pinnell.
Congratulation’s to all the player’s who participate on the JDL, Junior Tour and Toyota Tour’s!