Junior Tour Summer Series IV: Coyote Creek GC
San Jose, CA
July 15-16, 2014
CIG-Sponsored Junior Golf Tour of Northern California
Crowns Winners in Summer Series IV at Coyote Creek Golf Club
MONTEREY, Calif. (July 17, 2014) –Sponsored by Capital Insurance (CIG)®, the 2014 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Wednesday in the Summer Series IV at Coyote Creek Golf Club in San Jose.
Los Gatos resident Cameron Henry shot 5-under 139 and Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose shot 2-under 142 to win their respective divisions at the Summer Series IV Championship held Tuesday and Wednesday at par-72 Coyote Creek Golf Club.
Henry, who came into the championship riding a recent a recent win at the Junior Golf Association of Northern California’s San Jose City Junior Championship, took control of the Boys’ Championship with a first round score of 4-under 68. In the first round, Henry was superb, carding five birdies, including back-to-back on holes No.16 and No.17, to go with just one bogey.
In Wednesday’s second round, Henry again broke par with a 71 that featured six birdies and five bogeys. Henry was the only player in the Boys’ Championship to break par in both rounds.
Runner-up honors went to San Jose resident Ryan Cuenca, who came in at 142 after rounds of 70-72. Winner of the Fall Series II Championship, Cuenca opened with a 2-under 70 that featured four birdies and two bogeys. In the second round, he’d get to a total of 4-under thanks to a pair of birdies on holes No.9 and No.10, but he’d play his final eight holes of the championship at 2-over par due to three bogeys.
San Francisco’s Justin Goh was right in the mix of things after a steady first round 70 that featured three birdies to go with just one bogey. In the second round, however, Goh could only muster two birdies to offset four bogeys, shooting a 74 to finish in third place.
Having a similar fate was Danville resident Chris Parkinson. Parkinson came out of the gates with a stellar 69 that included five birdies and just two bogeys. In his second round though, he’d slip back to a 76 due in part to a double-bogey on the par-4 13th. Parkinson was left to settle for fourth place at 145.
Finishing in a tie for fifth at 146 were Fremont resident Mikey Slesinki and San Jose’s Devrath Das. Winner of the Fall Series VI Championship, Slesinki had rounds of 74-72. Das, who had opened with a 69, fell back on Wednesday with a second round 77.
In the Girls’ Championship, Iqbal was the epitome of steady. Already the leader in JTNC points race standings for Player of the Year honors, Iqbal fired a pair of matching 71’s to defeat runner-up Angela Liu by three strokes. In her first round, Iqbal was 2-over on the front-nine with two bogeys but rebounded nicely by playing the back-nine at 3-under with three birdies.
On Wednesday, Iqbal had five birdies to offset four bogeys. Iqbal was coming off a disappointing tie for 10th at the recent NCGA Junior Girls’ Championship.
Finishing second in the Girls’ Championship with a two-day total of 145 was Liu. Liu, who won the American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star in April, had taken the first round lead with a stellar 2-under 70 that featured three birdies and just one bogey.
In the second round, Liu slipped back to a 75 due to a critical double-bogey on the par-4 3rd hole. She’d recover with four birdies, but bogeyed three of her final five holes.
Third place in the Girls’ Championship went to Lafayette resident Elizabeth Schultz, who came in at 146 after matching rounds of 73. Fourth place went to Samantha Oliva of San Jose, who finished at 149 following rounds of 77-72.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Connor Livingston of Livermore ran away with the title, shooting rounds of 72-69 to finish at 141 and defeat runner-up Tristan Ginkel of Gilroy by five shots.
Livingston scrambled in his first round, carding five birdies but also two double-bogeys and a bogey. In the second round, he was solid, posting four birdies to go with just one bogey.
Ginkel also went lower the second day. Following an opening round 75, he’d card a 71.
Four players—Edward Anaya of Orinda, Ronnie McDowell Jr. and Jason Chen of San Jose and Belmont’s Michael Savin—finished in a tie for third with matching scores of 4-over 148. Anaya took third in a card-off.
The Girls’ First Flight Championship also saw a runaway winner. Arielle Caronna of Orinda shot rounds of 73-74 to finish at 147, defeating three players by seven strokes.
Finishing in a tie for second at 154 were Dublin’s Carissa Wu (79-75), Maddie Jun of Mountain View (76-78) and Alamo’s Ritida Nanda (75-79).
Madison Beckett of Santa Rosa had the shot of the tournament, carding an ace on the 116-yard 2nd hole in the second round.
The Summer Series continues with the Summer Series V Championship, to be held July 29-30 at Sevillano Links in Corning.
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