Michelle Xu, Chino Hills, CA, tied for first place at the Nike Camps event at Lakewood GC, but ended up in second because of a play-off by a card-off. Michelle shot 78 and was in a position to win until she finished with 4 bogies on the final 4 hole’s. Michelle was even through 14 hole’s and then the bogey train raised it’s ugly head. Michelle has been working on improving her swing mechanic’s and she has done well, according to her coach, George Pinnell.
Pinnell has told Michelle, that “you need to be concerned about your physicality when you are competing, in any sport. In golf, a player can become fatigued in the leg’s late in the round, and not be aware of it. This fatigue will cause the arms to get out of sync with the lower body and cause errant shot’s, and the player cannot understand what has caused the bad shot’s until the damage has been done. Junior’s need to be aware of this phenomena and get involved in a TPI like program.”
Brooke Li, Irvine, CA, played in the Nike Camps at Lakewood event at Lakewood GC, Lakewood, CA, and shot 78 to finish in a tie for sixth place. William Oetojo, Arcadia, CA, finished tied for eighth place with a 79 in the Boys 12-14 Division.
Bella Yang, Chino Hills, CA, shot 50 and finished in sixth place in the Girls 9-11 Division at Rancho San Joaquin. Shiao “Thor” Cong, shot 41 and finished in a tie for second place in the Boys 9-11 Division while Kevin Chen finished fifth with a 48.
Ben Lee, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, tied for twelfth place with an 82 at Rancho San Joaquin, in the Boys 15-18 Division.
Matt Huo, Corona, CA, shot 79-76 (155) to finish in a tie for 36th at the Toyota Tour Championship at Monarch Beach while Anna Dong, Guangdong, China, shot 80-76 (156) to finish in a tie for twelfth place in the Girls Division.
Brooke Li, placed third at the San Dimas event with a 76 in the boys 12-14 Division while Ben Lee, placed tied for second with a solid 73 in the Boys 15-18 Division. Gabby Kano, Fullerton, CA, shot 43 and finished tied for second place in the Girls 9-11 Division. Gabby made a double par 8, a double bogey and a bogey to go along with 6 par’s in her round while Via Lan, Diamond Bar, CA, shot 46 and placed tied for fourth.
David Sun, Irvine, CA, finished in a tie for twenty-third at the TTC La Quinta Qualifier at Whittier Narrows GC. David, shot 77. Michelle Xu missed qualifying by a shot with her 77. A double bogey seven on the par five fourteenth hole, cost Michelle a place in the Toyota Tour Championship at La Quinta.
Congratulation’s to all player’s and be sure to analyze your performance on the last 5-6 hole’s. You too, may fall prey to being fatigued, causing you to make bogey or worse on your finishing hole’s.