Juniors Continue Strong Play

Phillip “Ray” Ordonez, shot a five over par 41 and finished in second place at the Rancho San Joaquin Spring Classic.  Ray, played in the Boys 9-11 division and posted 4 par’s and 5 bogies for his score of 41.  Ray just started working with his coach, George Pinnell, and has a goal of making his swing more “streamlined” with less “slack” in it to allow him to make more consistent contact with the ball.
In the Boys 14-15 division, Roman “Romo” Aragon, posted a +6 (78) to finish in a tie for 6th place.  Roman, shot 40 on the front nine, but settled down a posted a back side 38 to improve his front nine score by 2 shot’s.
At the two day Brookside Spring Championship, Felicia Chang finished in 4th place with a two day score of 158 (77-81).  Felicia has been working hard on her game to improve her scoring skills and it would appear that she is getting close.
In the Boys 12-13 division, Matthew Huo shot 75-80 (155) to finish in 4th place.  Aaron Chang, improved his play in the Boys 14-15 division with a 16th place finish and a score of 162 (85-77).  Sherilyn Villanueva finished in
6th place with a two day score of 88.
At the Upland Hills Spring Classic, Derek Su, shot a 45 and finished in a tie for 5th place in the Boys 9-11 division, while Yi Yi Ouyang shot 47 and finished in a tie for 9th.  Roman Aragon, shot a solid 74 and finished in 5th place.
The same theme seem’s to present itself in almost all of the event’s where a player has a chance to win or finish strong in an event.  One of the most important moments in a junior’s career is when they LEARN TO FINISH THE EVENT.  That mean’s that a player has to “grind” their way to the finish and be alert to the fact that their legs may be getting tired and that they are “over using” their arms.  The result will be bad shots that will keep them from the all important test of “finishing the round”.  That happened multiple time’s this weekend and kept youngster’s from either winning an event or finishing much higher.

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