Felisha “Fish” Chang,15 and Katherine “The Kat” Muzi, 13, tied for 6th place in the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open played at Butte Creek Country Club, Chico, CA.
Felicia posted the best score’s of her young career as she shot 78-73-75 (226). Katherine shot 75-76-75 (226). Felicia’s play in Chico demonstrated that with hard work, dedicated practice and good coaching, that success can and likely will happen with those player’s who are committed and exhibit an extreme amount of patience. Felicia has struggled for several year’s with her inability to produce a good score even though she has been an adequate ball striker. This summer her “committed” parent’s planned a summer FULL of tournament play that gave Felicia the confidence and experience that she could produce good number’s under pressure at the AJGA level. Felicia’s coach, George Pinnell, has been steadfast in his belief that Felicia would produce at some point in time if given the opportunity to practice hard, and play more to get the necessary experience that would provide her an avenue that would allow her to grow her game.
Felicia played -1 under par on her final 9 hole’s, but more important, Pinnell said, “was her ability to finish strong with a score of -2 in her last 7 hole’s.”
Katherine who played reasonably well, but is very unhappy with her back 9 performance on her final 9 hole’s of the event. The 13 year old played her last 7 holes in +3 and finished bogey, bogey in her final 2 hole’s. Katherine has had successful experience’s on the AJGA and was looking for another one in Chico. Her play was not as consistent as she would have liked and according to her father, Kat was pushing her approach shot’s to the right in position’s that made getting “up and in” very difficult.
Kat will return home and make correction’s to her swing and prepare for her next event.
Felicia and Katherine are both committed player’s who work exceptionally hard to improve their game and are role model’s for other player’s who want to improve their game but maybe are not working as diligently as required to get the desired success. Pinnell, often quote’s, “everyone want’s to be a champion, but only a few have the will to work hard enough to go through the process required to become a champion.”
These two young player’s are on track for success in their future’s.