Bill Sun, Riverside, California, won the MeadowLark Fall Championship, in Huntington Beach, California. Bill, competing in the Boys 9-11 Division, fired a -2 (34) to win the event by a shot over Dafei Chen, from China.
Bill made a bogey on the 4th hole to go one over par, the caught fire on the sixth hole with a birdie 4 on the par 5. The up and coming player, then closed out his round by making birdies on his final 2 hole’s, 8 and 9, for a nice round of -2 under par 34.
Elliot Dong, Irvine, California, shot an 82 and finished in a tie for 13th place in the Boys 12-14 Division (18 hole’s).
Bella Yang, Chino Hills, California, tied for 3rd place with an 82 over the 18 hole Royal Vista GC at the Royal Vista Fall Championship. Bella, got off to a shakey start by going bogey, double bogey on her first two hole’s. She made a par on 3, but then made bogey’s on 4 and 5. The young 12 year old (soon to be 13), then played solid golf on hole’s 6-12 by going 1 under par. Bella, had trouble finishing as she played the final 6 hole’s in +7 over par. Bella told her coach, George Pinnell, that “I was distracted by my shadow when I was either making a swing or putting.” Pinnell, told her, “that it is quite common, even “on tour,” for player’s to have to overcome the distraction of swinging or putting through their own shadow.” He went on to say, “that is part of your course mangagement game, and just another issue you have to work on, to get better.”
Kora Chiu, Arcadia, California, played in the Casta Del Sol Fall Championship, Newport Beach, California, where she finished tied for 16th with an 82 on the par par 60 golf course. Kora, has been working on getting her club path to be more consistent and better understand how the hand’s interact to control the club face at impact.
Congratulation’s to Bill Sun, for his play and to all of the junior’s who are “grinding it out” to make their game better.