Crystal Wang, 14 from Walnut, CA., and Matthew Huo, 14 from Corona, CA., opened the 2015 season playing the Junior All-Star at Aliante, an AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) event in North Las Vegas, NV.
Crystal shot 73-76 (149) to finish in 11th place. The very talented 14 year old shot -1 under par on 1 through 12 hole’s before she made a bogey on 13. Crystal rebounded with a birdie on 14, pared 16 before making a disastrous triple bogey on 17 and a bogey on 18. Finishing +5 in her last 4 holes cost her a 3rd place finish. Crystal was in 3rd to 5th place throughout most of the event until she was unable to finish strong on the last 4 hole’s. Crystal contacted her coach, George Pinnell, to schedule a lesson as soon as possible so she could be prepared for her next AJGA event at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ., May 1-3, 2015.
Matthew Huo, shot 74-77 (151) to finish tied for 31st place. Matthew’s first round was a mixed bag. 5 bogies and a birdie derailed his momentum until he made the turn and fired a solid 34 (-2) with 4 birdies and 2 bogies. His second round was off to a good start with 13 par’s and a bogey through 14 holes. A bogey on 15 and a triple on 16 was a disappointing finish to a round that started so well. Matthew will regroup and like Crystal, will work on “finishing a round.”
In the Toyota Tour Cup qualifier at Monarch Beach Golf Links, Andrea Han shot 79-83 (162) to miss the cut. Another case of not “finishing” a round cost Andrea. The junior from La Crescenta, CA., was +5 on her front side in the final round of the 2 day event. Unfortunately, she made bogey on 12, a triple on 13 and double on 14 before making par on 15. Andrea made a bogies on 16 and 18 to finish the round with an 83.
In SCPGA action at Recreation Park in Long Beach, CA., Jomar Veloso shot 91 and finished in 22nd place.
In the Girls 9-11 Division at Rec Park, Gabby Kano won the division with a good score of +5 (43). Gabby finished strong playing the final 5 hole’s in 1 over par.
At Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana, CA., Reina Tain finished in 3rd place with an 80 in the Girls 12-13 Division, while Mylan Hirata shot 85 and finished in 4th place.
Congratulations to all the competitor’s who work hard on improving their game while having fun in the process.