Via Lan, a 3rd grader, shot 38 on the par 31, Casta Del Sol Golf Club to tie for first place in the Girls 9-11 Division. Via had 4 par’s, 4 bogie’s, but she stumbled on the par 4, 6th hole with a triple bogey 7. The triple bogey prevented the talented young player from winning the event outright. Gabby Kano, 11, shot a 41 and finished in 5th place.
Kevin “Hoss” Chen, shot 42 and placed T14 in the Boys 9-11 Division. Brooke Li shot 70, in the Boys 12-14 Division and placed 8th. Brooke had 7 par’s but 9 bogies and a double bogey kept him from finishing higher.
Ben Lee, finished 7th at the Shandin Hills SCPGA event with an 83. Ben was not happy with the 3 double bogie’s and 6 bogies he posted. The bright spot was a birdie on the second hole. Ben played in the Boys 15-18 Division.
Keisha Lugito was disappointed with her performance in the Redhawk Toyota Tour Championship Qualifier played at General Old in Riverside, CA. Keisha an 86 with a birdie and 7 par’s. Keisha, unfortunately, posted 3 double bogies and a triple bogey on the 18th hole. She told her George Pinnell, “I had a good warm-up session, but when I teed it up on one, I wasn’t able to take my warm-up swing to the golf course.” Keisha is rebuilding her swing and is in the process of being able to take the changes to the golf course in tournament condition’s. She has made a change in her equipment and is adjusting to the increased yardage she has gained with her XR 16 iron’s. Lugito and Pinnell believe the swing change and new equipment will pay dividend’s by the summer season.
At the SCPGA event at Whittier Narrows Golf Club, Brooke Li, put together a solid round of 75 to finish in a tie for 2nd place in the Boys 12-14 Division. Brooke birdied the 4th hole and made bogies on 8,9, 11 and 18 to go along with his 13 par’s. Warren Oetojo, shot 87 and finished in a tie for 20th. In the Boys 15-18 Division, Ben Lee, shot 76 and finished in a tie for 6th place. Ben had 3 birdies but 2 double bogies prevented him from finishing stronger.
In the Girls 12-14 Division, Reina Tain, Torrance, CA., shot an 83 and tied for first place. Reina was not happy with her performance, feeling that she left too many shot’s out on the course.