Catherine Yu, Chino Hills, CA, placed 2nd at the SCPGA Junior Tour event at Oak Creek GC. Catherine shot 75-73 (148) to miss tying for first place by a shot. In her final round, Catherine got off to a pedestrian start by going par, bogey, par, par, bogey, to be 2 over par in her first five hole’s. A birdie on 6 was followed by another bogey on 7 before she made a run of shooting even par on holes 8 thru 18. The run consisted of 3 birdies and 3 bogies. Catherine has a busy schedule this summer with playing a lot of tournament’s so she can showcase her talent to increase her exposure to college coaches.
Claire Cornego, shot 89-85 (174) to finish in 14th place. Claire is play’s out of Bakersfield, CA.
Irene Park, won the Girls 12-14 division by posting 81-86 (157). Irene had a stellar round going until she stumbled on the 13th hole with a triple bogey on the par 4 hole. She did finish strong by going par, par, bogey, birdie, par on the finishing 5 holes.
Brooke Li, shot 77-72 (149) to finish in a tie for 2nd place in the Boys 15-18 division. Brooke, who plays a soft fade, was -2 under par from hole 7 thru 18 with 4 birdies and 2 bogies to post a solid even par 72.
Reina Tain, won 1st place in the Girls 12-14 division at the Golf Pride Willowick GC. Reina, shot 80 and played solid golf in the middle of her round by playing even on holes 3 thru 11 before going +5 over on her final 7 holes.
At the Yorba Linda Summer event, Brooke Li, placed tied for 3rd place with a 76 in the Boys 15-18 division. Brooke, was unable to make a birdie in his round that was made up of 13 par’s and 5 bogies.
Nicole Ho, finished in 3rd place in the Girls 12-14 division with a 94.
Crystal Wang, the 103 ranked junior in the United States, placed 3rd with a 74. Crystal had 3 birdies and 4 bogies on the par 73 Yorba Linda CC course. Crystal, who will be a junior this fall, is being pursued by several universities that include the University of Illinois, a Big 10 school.
In JDT action, Lucas Bao and Brian Ho tied for 2nd place with a 36 in the 9 hole event while Richard Mao in 6th place with a 36. Lucas and Brian play in the JDT Boys 11 & under while Richard plays in the Boys 12 & over JDT. Brian’s sister, Michelle Ho, playing in the JDT Girls 11 & under finished in a tie for 5th place with a 41.
At the Diamond Bar Summer event at the Diamond Bar Golf Club, Brooke Li, continued his solid play this summer by posting an 81 and finishing in a tie for 5th place. Brooke, was not happy with his play, especially with a triple bogey 6 on the 12th hole. He did finish strong with even par on holes 15-18, however. Eric Han, had a difficult round with an 88 that put him in 12th place. According to his coach, George Pinnell, “Eric’s golf swing should produce lower score’s. As with all junior’s, the answer to lower score’s is a better short game.” Eric, had 2 doubles and a double par in his round. Tiffany Han, who is undergoing a completer swing overhaul, shot 94 and finished in 12 place in the Girls 15-18 division.
Reina Tain, won the Girls 12-14 division with a +1, 75, at the Lakewood Summer event played at Lakewood CC. Reina, had 3 birdies, 2 bogies and a double bogey in her round. Irene Park, shot 85 and finished in 3rd place.
Reina Tain, picked up another win at the Skylinks Summer event at Skylinks Golf Course. Reina was not happy with the 3 double bogies she made in her win and especially the finish of double bogey, bogey in her final 2 holes.
Lucas Bao, who is starting to make improvements in his swing and score, this summer, posted a 31, to finish in a tie for 5th place in the JDT Boys 11 & under at the JDT Summer @ Arcadia. Richard Mao, placed tied for 5th place in the JDT Boys 12 & over, with a 34.
Congratulation’s to all of the golfer’s and player’s who are working hard to get better through their efforts and the help of a PGA Certified instructor.