Junior Tour Fall Series VI: Greenhorn Creek GC
Angels Camp, CA
October 4-5, 2014
CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California
Crowns Winners in Fall Series VI at Greenhorn Creek
MONTEREY, Calif. (October 6, 2014) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance (CIG)®, the 2015 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday in the Fall Series VI Championship at Greenhorn Creek Golf Club in Angels Camp.
Santa Rosa resident Scott Mitchell shot 1-under 143 and Cupertino resident Bibilani Liu shot 13-over 157 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series VI Championship held Saturday and Sunday at par-72 Greenhorn Creek GC.
Mitchell picked up his first win of the season in dominating fashion, defeating the field by six strokes.
In the first round, Mitchell was able to card two birdies, but he also had three bogeys en route to a 73 that put him behind San Francisco’s Kyle Wilkinson, who shot a 72.
But then the second round happened. On Sunday, Mitchell opened with a bogey on the par-4 1st, but he’d later tack on a birdie on No.5 for a front-nine 36. On the back-nine, Mitchell had another bogey, carding a 4 on the par-4 15th.
From there though, Mitchell was lights out, as he’d birdie No.16 through No.18 to shoot a 70 for the easy win.
Wilkinson was in control after Saturday’s first round, posting a wild 72 that featured five bogeys and five birdies. In the second round, Wilkinson could not make up for his miscues. He’d again card five bogeys, but also added a double-bogey on the par-4 11th. Wilkinson did post an eagle on the par-4 12th, but it wasn’t enough, as he’d card a 77 to come in at 149.
Also finishing at 149 was San Jose resident Daniel Kim. Kim was right in the thick of things following a first round 75. He’d try to make a move on Sunday, carding an early birdie on No.2 to get back to a total of 2-over, but on the back-nine he’d card a bogey on No.11 and two more bogeys on holes No.14 and No.15.
In a card-off, Wilkinson was awarded second place, with Kim taking third.
Coming in fourth in the Boys’ Championship was Orinda’s Brendan Choe. Choe finished at 6-over 150 after identical rounds of 75.
Three players—Blake Hathcoat of Fresno, Jeffrey Inouye-Wong of Roseville and Alexander Chin of Pleasanton—all finished tied for fifth at 152. Each of the three had rounds of 76-76 over the weekend.
While Mitchell ran away with the title, for Liu it was a matter of holding on.
Liu got her first win of the season thanks chiefly to a first round score of 75 that gave her a six shot lead over the next closest competitor.
In Liu’s first round, She’d have three bogeys and a double-bogey but also two birdies. In Sunday’s finale, she’d slip to an 82, but was still able to walk away with a two-shot win.
Both Cristina Glebova and Samantha Oliva of San Jose came in at 159 after final rounds of 76 and 78, respectively. Glebova had a chance at catching Liu but suffered a pair of critical double-bogeys late in her back-nine. Oliva was able to pencil in a birdie on Sunday, but she’d also have seven bogeys.
In another card-off, Oliva was awarded second place, with Glebova taking third.
Fourth place in the Girls’ Championship went to San Jose’s Angela Liu, who shot 163 (82-81). Fifth place went to San Ramon’s Angela Bagabas, who came in at 171 (88-83).
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Monte Sereno resident Elizabeth Lu shot 169 after a final round 84 to edge runner-up Adora Liu of Fremont by a stroke. The big difference makers for Lu, who started on the back-nine, were a birdie on the 6th and a par on the 9th.
Liu, coming off a first round 88, put the pressure on with a Sunday 82. She’d have a shot at winning, but finished up her round with back-to-back bogeys on the 8th and 9th.
Carissa Wu of Dublin and Faith Low of Foster City finished tied for third at 171 after final rounds of 79 and 85, respectively. Wu was awarded third place in a card-off. Coming in fifth at 173 was San Jose’s Audrey Heckel after a final round 86.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Carmel’s George McNeely got his turn at the top.
McNeely, who lost the Fall Series V Championship title in a sudden-death playoff, was brilliant, posting rounds of 74-75 for a 149 and eight stroke victory over the field.
Coming in second was Fremont’s Ethan Chen, who shot 80-77 to come in at 157.
Following Chen were San Jose’s Tyler Guevara, who placed third at 158 and San Ramon’s Nikko Lee, who came in fourth at 161. Julian O’Donnell of Lafayette and Bradley Lu of Monte Sereno came in tied for fifth at 162.
The Fall Series continues with the Fall Series VII Championship, to be held October 11-12 at Merced Golf and Country Club in Merced,
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