Kat 2nd at Industry Hills Toyota Tour Cup

photo_3 (1)The Kat, Katherine Muzi, took the bite out of “The Babe” at Industry Hills.  Katherine shot 71-74 (145) on the par 71 track, that is known to be a course that very good amateurs prefer not to play, because of the preciseness required on tee and approach shots.  K Lee won the event by a shot 71-73 (144).

Katherine’s opening round was a mix of 5 birdies, 5 bogies and the rest pars.  No major mistakes.  The Babe is a course that local knowledge is worth at least, 3-5 shots per round.  The front side on the 2nd day produced 1 birdie, a bogey and 2 double bogey’s.  She came back on the back side with 2 birdies and a bogey for a -1 (34).

Kat was not pleased with her performance, but her coach, George Pinnell, reminded her that “Kelly Lee is 2 year’s older than her and that mean’s she has 2 more year’s of experience.  That 2+ year’s of experience is huge when playing a course like The Babe.  And you experienced what it is like to fall short by a shot and that will be very meaningful to you, as you grow your game.  The loss will make you better and stronger in future events.”

Crystal Wang made a move this week and finished in a tie for 12th place.  Crystal shot 79-75 (154).  Crystal is in the process of changing her work habits as they relate to her practice time and it looks like she is making progress.  Her father made a surprise visit and that seemed to have a positive affect on her.

At the Recreation Park Spring Classic, in Long Beach, CA, Felicia Chang finished in 4th place with an 85, in the Girls 15-18.  Sherilyn Villanueva finished in 2nd place in the Girls 9-11 and missed tying for 1st place by a shot.  She shot 44.

In the Boys 9-11 division, Yi Yi Ouyang finished in a tie for 6th place with a 46 (Personal best).  Patrick Ordonez shot 47 and finished in a tie for 10th place.  Patrick has informed his coach, that he definitely needs to improve his putting (as his parent’s sat there, nodding their head’s, laughing).

Aaron Chang, coming off a week’s vacation in Washington DC, shot 97 and finished in 21st place in the Boys 14-15 division.  Sebastion Vallejo, continued his winning ways in the Boys 12-13 division as he shot a 77 to win by a shot.

At the Encino Spring Classic, Jomar Veloso shot 83 (+11) to finish in a tie for 9th.

Patrick Ordonez finished in a tie for 7th at the Lakewood Spring Classic in the Boys 9-11 division.  Elizabeth Fung shot an 81 and finished in 7th place in the Girls 15-18 division while Sherilyn Villanueva, shot a 44 and finished tied for 3rd in the Girls 9-11 division.  Sneha Yadav, shot 50 and placed 6th.

Felicia Chang finished in 8th place at the Toyota Tour Cup Twin Oaks Qualifier @ Encinitas Ranch.  “Fish” shot an 80 and missed a playoff for the final spot by a shot.

And that is a wrap for this week’s action on the SCPGA Junior Tour.

Videos to Watch

Stanford superstar Rose Zhang to return for sophomore year
Rose Zhang Interview by Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship
Zhang ties Woods for most wins as a Stanford freshman