Junior Tour Spring Series II: Windsor GC
March 22-23, 2014
CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California
Crowns Winners in Spring Series II
at Windsor Golf Club in Windsor
MONTEREY, Calif. (March 24, 2014) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance (CIG),the 2014 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Spring Series II Championship at Windsor Golf Club in Windsor.
Sacramento’s Alexander Lee shot a final round 1-over par 73 and Yealimi Noh of Concord had a final round 2-over 74 to win their respective flights at Saturday and Sunday’s Spring Series II Championship at par-72 Windsor Golf Club.
Lee, who finished the event with a two-day total of 144, took a three stroke lead after the first round of the Boys’ Championship after shooting a 71 and never looked back, defeating runner-up Joshua McCarthy of Danville (74-72—146) by two strokes.
The winner of last September’s Fall Series IV at Haggin Oaks Golf Club, Lee fought his way through a rollercoaster first round. He’d go four over through his first eight holes after two bogeys and a double-bogey, but later caught fire, carding six birdies over the last 10 holes for a 71.
On Sunday, Lee opened with another birdie but quickly gave back two strokes to the field with a double-bogey on the par-4 2nd. He’d card another double-bogey later on No.12, but posted birdies on holes No.16 and 17 to finish with a 73 and the victory. Lee led the field with 10 birdies overall.
McCarthy, who finished runner-up at the Spring Series I Championship, tried to make a move in the final round by going 1-under through his first 12 holes. A double-bogey on the par-3 13th tripped him up however, leaving him to settle for a 73 and second place.
Finishing tied for third in the Boys’ championship at 148, four strokes off the pace, were Half Moon Bay’s Derek Ackerman (77-71) and Daniel Connolly (78-70) of San Francisco. Connolly had the low round of the day on Sunday, carding a 70 that featured three bogeys and five birdies.
In the Girls’ championship, it appeared that Sabrina Iqbal, winner of the Spring Series I Championship, would possibly be on her way to a second straight title after the San Jose resident opened with a 1-over 73 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Katherine Ziu.
On Sunday however, Iqbal carded a 78 while Ziu had an 81 to open the door for Noh.
Noh, who had a steady first round 76, struggled early on during the finale as well, carding a front-nine, 5-over 41 following a pair of double bogeys. On her back-nine, however, Noh made birdies on three of her first four holes. She’d bogey the 14th but later added a birdie on the 18th for a 74 to squeak past Iqbal by one.
Fellow San Jose residents Samantha Hutchison and Angela Liu both finished tied for third at 152 after final round rounds of 75 and 74, respectively. Zhu’s 81 knocked her down to a tie for fifth with San Mateo’s Amanjoty Sangha at 154. At the Spring Series I championship, Hutchison placed second while Sangha took third.
In the Girls’ First Flight, Aishvarya Bedi of San Jose shot rounds of 83-81 to win the title with a two-day total of 20-over 164. Trae Jones of Sparks took second at 167 (87-80) while Pleasanton’s Kayli Lujan placed third at 176 (92-84). Jones placed third at the Spring Series I championship.
The Boys’ First Flight title went to Cooper Hunt of El Dorado Hills with a score of 5-over 149. In the second round Hunt ran away from the field after carding a stellar 3-under 69 that included seven birdies.
Evan Smith (78-77) of Windsor took second place at 155, while Sebastian Iqbal (77-81) of San Jose and Wallace Lin (78-80) of Cupertino shared third place at 158.
The next JTNC event will be the Spring Series III Championship, set for March 31-April 1 at Castlewood CC in Pleasanton.
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