Junior Tour Fall Series IV: Haggin Oaks GC
September 13-14, 2014
Alister Mackenzie Course – Boys/Girls Championship Flights
Arcade Creek Course – Boys/Girls First Flights
CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California
Crowns Winners in Fall Series IV at Haggin Oaks
MONTEREY, Calif. (September 15, 2014) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance (CIG)®, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Fall Series IV Championship at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento.
Grass Valley resident Logan Lowe shot 8-under 136 and Benicia resident Kathleen Scavo shot 8-under 136 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series IV Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Haggin Oaks GC.
Lowe cruised to his first win of the season, posting identical rounds of 68 to defeat runner-up Israel Garcia of Dinuba by three shots.
In his first round, Lowe was flawless, carding four birdies with no bogeys to take a two stroke lead over the field. On Sunday, Lowe jumped out with a front-nine 32 thanks to four birdies (including back-to-back on holes No.3 and No.4) for a 32. On his back-nine, Lowe added two more birdies on the 12th and 13th to get to a total of 10-under.
He’d slip with a double-bogey on the par-4 15th and a bogey on the 16th, but sealed the victory with a birdie on the 18th for another 68 and the victory.
Garcia, who’d opened the second round trailing Lowe by four after a Saturday 72, tried to make a second round charge. Four birdies on his front-nine got him to 4-under, but Garcia could only play his back-nine at 1-under after carding a bogey on the par-3 12th. While he wouldn’t be able to catch Lowe, Garcia leapfrogged his way into second place.
Placing third in the Boys’ Championship at 4-under 140 was Quinn Carlsen of El Dorado Hills. In shooting a first round 70, Carlsen posted four birdies and two bogeys. On Sunday, he’d card five birdies on his back-nine, but also a double-bogey and a bogey.
Finishing in fourth place was Fremont’s Louie Chen, who had rounds of 71-70 to come in at 141.
Placing in a tie for fifth at 152 were Bryan Baumgarten of Granite Bay (74-68) and Daniel Gregg of Cool (73-69). Baumgarten had six birdies in the second round and could’ve gone lower except for a double-bogey on the par-3 3rd.
Scavo also put together two great rounds to walk away with the Girls’ Championship crown for her second win of the new season.
Scavo, who played in this year’s U.S. Women’s Open and won the recent Fall Series II title, took a three stroke lead over the field on Saturday with a sizzling opening round 5-under 67. During her first round, Scavo shot a front-nine 35 that featured two birdies and a bogey. On the back-nine, however, she’d open with three straight birdies on holes No.10 through No.12. Another birdie on the par-3 16th gave her a back-nine 32.
On Sunday, Scavo continued to roll. After shooting a bogey-free 35 on the front-nine that included a birdie on the 7th, Scavo posted three more birdies on her back-nine to go with just one bogey. Over her 36 holes, she’d card 10 birdies, 24 pars and just two bogeys.
Placing second in the Girls’ Championshipa t 2-under 142 was San Jose resident Katherine Zhu. Zhu, who finished tied for third at the Fall Series III Championship, was steady both days. On Saturday, she’d card a 70 that included three birdies and a bogey, while on Sunday she’d post one birdie and a bogey. Overall, Zhu carded 30 pars over 36 holes.
Coming in third at 1-over 145 was Pebble Beach resident Chloe Corriveau. Corriveau, a senior at Santa Catalina High, had a weekend similar to Zhu. In her first round, Corriveau had three birdies and a bogey for a 73. On Sunday, she’d card a 72 with one birdie and a bogey.
Finishing in a tie for fourth at 2-over 146 were three players—Brooke Riley of Manteca, San Jose’s Jessica Luo and Simar Singh of Los Altos. Riley turned things around, posting a 1-under 71 a day after carding a 75. Luo shot rounds of 74-72 and Singh had rounds of 72-74. Riley’s 71 included three bogeys, but she also rallied to card three birdies.
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, it was the Palo Alto tussle. Palo Alto’s Priya Bakshi emerged victorious, shooting 7-over 151 to defeat fellow Palo Alto residents Jessie Rong and Divya Tadimeti by one and two strokes, respectively.
Bakshi, who had a first round 78, stormed back with a 71 on Sunday that featured three birdies and just two bogeys. Rong, who’d opened with a 73, slipped back with a 79, while Tadimeti went from a 78 to a 75 to finish at 153.
Placing fourth in the Girls’ First Flight Championship was Jackie Caniele of Antioch, who shot 154 (76-78). Coming in fifth at 155 was Emily Dixon of Rocklin after rounds of 76-79.
Things were also tight in the Boys’ First Flight Championship. There, both Carmel resident George McNeely and Hollister’s Brad Sparrer finished regulation tied with identical scores of 2-over 146. In a playoff, Sparrer took the title.
Sparrer, who’d entered the final round three back of McNeely after an opening 74, rallied with a solid 72 that featured a birdie and a bogey. McNeely had been in control, but bogeyed the 16th and 18th, opening the door for Sparrer.
Just missing the playoff by a stroke was Fremont’s Rohan Dalal, who came in at 147 after rounds of 74-73. Dalal was in great shape to win the title but finished with a bogey on the 17th and a triple-bogey on the 18th.
Parker Jameson of Pleasanton, Sebastian Iqbal of San Jose and Moibhi Tyndall of Mountain View all finished tied for fourth at 5-over 149.
The Fall Series continues with the Fall Series V Championship, to be held September 27-28 at Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club (Ranch Course).
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