COURSE PROFILE CHAMBERS BAY GOLF COURSE
NEW EVENT IS BORN ODYSSEY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
CHRIS SMEAL’S COACHING TIPS HOW TO BECOME A COMPLETE PLAYER
PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
RYAN FIRPO + INA YOON 1
contents Course profile
What does the U.S.G.A and Future Champions Golf have in common? The answer is simple, Chambers Bay Golf Course. How so you ask? That answer is just as simple too. The U.S.G.A. hosted the U.S. Amateur (2010) and the U.S Open (2015). And in 2021, they will host the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, May 22-26. But in two months before they take over the golf course, Chambers Bay will be the home of the FCG Washington Championship – a World Series event. Page 6
Nathan started playing golf in tournaments at age 7. He also played baseball from 4-8 years old and pop Warner football from 7-12. At age 10 Nathan qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals and got to go to Augusta for the Masters event in 2016! He then started playing in more tournaments. Learn more about Nathan in this month’s player spotlight. Page 10
JUNIOR GOLF IN A COVID-19 WORLD
Elena stands on the first tee, tied for the lead going into the second and final round. She crushes her drive up the right-center of the fairway on the opening par 5. As she starts to walk down the fairway, she breathes a sigh of relief. A strong start with 18 holes left to play. Fast forward to the 18th green. Elena stares down and lines up her 9 ft. putt to save par for the win. She takes her stroke and as if it were in slow motion, watches the ball drop into the hole. This has been a scene that has played out numerous times before. Enough times that it seemed to be normal. Page 8
GOLF MAGAZINE Dear Junior Golf Community, We are so excited to launch the Future Champions Golf Digital Magazine in March 2021 to become the leading junior golf publication worldwide. This is an exciting time in the game of golf as the sport is booming on all levels. In recent years, golf was really only growing in competitive golf but since the pandemic hit and people’s interests have changed, golf has become the game of choice for many. In each issue of the magazine, we have goals to inspire junior golfers and educate parents on the process of becoming a great player and more importantly, how to love the game. We think golf is so important for families and wish every family could golf together for a lifetime. As a parent, what more could you want than being able to spend several hours out on the golf course with your kids for a lifetime. So, sit back and please enjoy our very first issue and grow with us. Should you have any feedback or interests for future issues, please let us know. Advertisers, please contact us for more information on how to be involved with our growing community. As always, we hope you play the game with passion, keep your head up high, walk with a purpose and enjoy your time outdoors playing golf. Chris Smeal President and Founder of Future Champions Golf Head Coach at the FCG Academy in Stadium Golf Center
Chambers Bay Golf Course What does the U.S.G.A and Future Champions Golf have in common? The answer is simple…Chambers Bay Golf Course. How so you ask? That answer is just as simple too. The U.S.G.A. hosted the U.S. Amateur (2010) and the U.S Open (2015). And in 2021, they will host the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, May 22-26. But in two months before they take over the golf course, Chambers Bay will be the home of the FCG Washington Championship – a World Series event. Beginning March 20th, nearly 100 junior golfers of both the Boys and Girls College Prep divisions will compete in the two-day event. Junior golfers from Washington will be joined by players from Oregon, California, Montana, and Utah. All will be competing for not only being crowned champion of their division but will also be vying for exemptions for the Callaway FCG World Championship in July 2021. Chambers Bay is a public golf course located in University Place, Washington just south of Tacoma that opened in 2007. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., he created this masterpiece on 250 acres on the shores of the Puget Sound. With breathtaking views of the often-serene Puget Sound and the ever-majestic Mt. Rainier, RTJ II took a former sand-and-gravel rock quarry and turned it into the true British-style links course it is today. The Pierce County Municipal golf course boasts five sets of tees with yardages up to 7165 yards from the tips. It is a walking only course with caddies available if you do not want to carry your bag around. Chambers Bay continues to receive a lot of accolades, awards, and is consistently highly ranked in the golf world. For a golf course that is still in its teens (14yrs old), it has truly become a not-so-hidden gem of Pacific Northwest golf.
HOME OF THE FCG WASHINGTON CHAMPIONSH 6
Junior Golf in a COVID-19 World: A look back at how a pandemic changed it all By Dean Gregory – March 5, 2021 Elena stands on the first tee, tied for the lead going into the second and final round. She crushes her drive up the right-center of the fairway on the opening par 5. As she starts to walk down the fairway, she breathes a sigh of relief. A strong start with 18 holes left to play. Fast forward to the 18th green. Elena stares down and lines up her 9 ft. putt to save par for the win. She takes her stroke and as if it were in slow motion, watches the ball drop into the hole. This has been a scene that has played out numerous times before. Enough times that it seemed to be normal.
A World Under Lockdown But one year ago, on March 16th, life as everyone thought was normal suddenly became not so. The counties that comprise the San Francisco Bay Area issued a Stay-in-Place order to help combat the spread of the virus. Three days later the rest of the state had been ordered to follow suit. Californians soon found themselves with the rest of the nation where the word “Zoom” quickly became more than just a way to describe speed. No more commuting to work or school. Everything was done online. The only people you could interact with were either the people you lived with or the ones you saw on a computer monitor. These are the same people that are doing the same, looking at you through their monitors. Travel bans we instituted across the world. Sports had completely stopped. Which meant all of golf had completely shut down. Driving ranges and courses were closed. The competitive junior golfer could not practice or play unless they were able to sneak on somewhere and not get caught. No coaches coaching unless it was done online. No tournaments to play. You couldn’t even go to your local golf store to pretend to buy new clubs just so you can hit into the simulators. This also meant that all junior golf tours were forced to postpone their seasons. Everyone was in limbo in the coming months. As it seemed like everything was going to be closed for a while, many tours had made announcements with hard number for the start dates they would resume their schedule which was sometime in June.
Future Champions Golf FillS the Void
Full Schedule and Expansion
Fortunately, the FCG Team took a different approach. Led by Chris Smeal, the main goal of the team was to find the best way to ensure that golfers were given every opportunity to get back to being outside and competing. The team decided to monitor the situation on a week-by-week basis. Throughout April they followed the ever- changing restrictions that federal, state, and local governments set forth. They also followed the science and adapted the CDC Covid-19 Safety Protocols to create the safe tournament policies and procedures that were also paralleled by the U.S.G.A and that many tours adopted as they resumed their schedules.
Stone Creek GC in Oregon City, OR was the host venue for the return of FCG back to the Pacific Northwest. Because the other associations were still minimally operating FCG added eight more events for a total of nine tournaments in seven months. They had expanded to Oregon, Washington, and Montana. In 2021 they will also add Idaho. With the expansion, Future Champions Golf became the largest junior golf tour on the west coast. In addition to the FCG National Tour and World Series events, they added the FCG Collegiate Series. Since college golf was also affected, those student-athletes need a place to play. FCG once again stepped in and designed the series to accommodate the college player. The college prep divisions of the National Tour were also allowed to compete. With player development in mind, FCG found a way to bridge the college players with the up-and-coming high school players together. It has never been done before by any other junior tour.
At the start of May, restrictions for many golf courses were lifted and play was allowed. Because of the team’s due diligence and preparation FCG was able to hold the first junior golf tournament back after the nation’s shut down on May 9th. The word quickly got out and FCG was asked by parents from other states if they would host events in their area since the junior golf associations were not operating. They did.
Outlook 2021 2021 has started strong with nearly every event being at full participation. As travel bans start to slowly be lifted, more and more international players will hopefully be making it to the shores of the United States ready to play and compete. The two summer major tournaments, FCG International and the Callaway FCG World Junior Championship will emerge once again as true worldwide events. Other invitationals and team events are also looking to be added. So, fasten your seat belts, hold on to your hats. Future Champions Golf is just getting started.
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: NATHAN SAMPSON By Rene’ Sampson – March 8, 2021 Nathan Sampson, class of 2023, started playing golf in tournaments at age 7. He also played baseball from 4-8 years old and pop Warner football from 7-12. At age 10 Nathan qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals and got to go to Augusta for the Masters event in 2016! That was an amazing experience for the whole family. It was at age 12 that Nathan made the decision to stop playing football (which he also loved) and focus solely on golf. He then started playing in more tournaments. Nathan currently is on the Varsity Golf Team at Great Oak High School and is looking forward to the season starting. He loves being a part of a team! Nathan has a passion and love for the game and plays as many Future Champions events as he can. He hopes to play in college in the future. Nathan said “Future’s tournaments have a very welcoming environment and make the tournaments fun to play in.” Jeff and I feel the staff are very friendly and the players and families we meet are so nice!
tournament results 2021 - Feb 13-15th Skytrak Western States Cup - 4th place overall (77,69,71) Feb 27-28 National Tour at Pala Mesa 1st place (71,72) March 6-7th. National Tour Coastal Challenge at Arrowood - 2nd place (71,70) 2020 - December 5th-6th National Tour Fall Championship - 4th place (73,73) September 26-27th National Tour San Diego Classic at La Costa 1st place (71,70) August 29-30th National Tour Escondido Junior at The Vineyard - 3rd place (70,73) July 6-7th FCG World Series Global Cup at Twin Oaks - 2nd place (70,71) June 6-7th. National Tour Spring Series Championship - 1st place (73,70) Feb 29-March 1st - National Tour East County Challenge - 2nd place (72,71) 10
Join In on Zoom! // $100 for 6 Classes // Supply List provided
SOME OF THE LARGEST AND MOST EXCITING ANNUAL EVENTS IN JUNIOR GOLF WORLDWIDE
Championship is Born! – And It’s Just for Our 12 and Under Players at the future home of the NCAA Division 1 Golf Championships – Omni La Costa Resort
THE ODYSSEY JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP The FCG Odyssey Junior Championship is the newest Invitational added to the FCG Annual Tournament Calendar and will be held at the beautiful Omni La Costa Resort.
Legends Course- Players and Caddies Walking Boys 11-12 (36-Holes) Girls 11-12 (36-Holes) Boys 9-10 (36-Holes)
This special event is just for our younger divisions (11-12, 9-10, and 7-8 Divisions)
Front 9 Only Legends Course- Players and Caddies Riding in Carts Girls 9-10 & Boys 8 and Under Yardage (1900-2100) Girls 8 and Under Yardages (1500-1700)
Custom Engraved Odyssey Putters for all Division Champions! WHO CAN PLAY? Invitations will be emailed to Top Finishers from the 2020 FCG National Championship, the 2020 FCG International Junior Golf Championship, the 2020 FCG Callaway World Junior Golf Championship. All other interested junior golfers can APPLY on the Website for an At Large Exemption
The Future Champions Golf Tour Have you played in the FCG Tournament Program yet? Here are a few things to know first. We started the Tour officially in 2007 after hosting some one day, once a month 9-hole events from 2004 to 2007. We saw a huge void in the competitive golf community. There were not enough events, not much excitement, and events were too expensive so as someone who was training over 100 kids a week, we started the FCG Tour. The first year we hosted one two-day ranked event a month in San Diego only and the Tour was called the Callaway Challenge Tour. Then in December that year we hosted the first San Diego Junior Amateur Championship aiming to be the Premier Winter Break event in the USA and it was a home run with 220 players coming and the champion of the event, Chris Williams was recruited their by several college golf coaches. Chris later becomes the #1 ranked amateur golfer in the world. We continued to build the Tour and then in 2008 we launched the San Diego Junior Masters Championship the week prior to Junior World and that event was also a huge hit with 220 players and a huge international field. This event has since been renamed the FCG International Junior Golf Championship as the lawyers of the Masters at Augusta National didn’t like our tournament name. This event has now grown to 650 plus players annually. In 2009 we started the FCG World Championship but held the event on President’s Weekend in February. Although it was an immediate success, we knew it had to move to the summer and a bigger course draw so a few years later we held the event at the prestigious PGA West and La Quinta Resort and that set off another winning tournament program. This event ow draws in over 650 players from over 40 countries and is sponsored by Callaway Golf. Today we are very proud of what we have created from scratch with an everyday goal of solving problems and creating the best tour for junior golfers to develop. There are opportunities for every skill level in our program, there are less hoops to jump through, the
tournaments are more affordable than others, and the experience is motivating and peaceful, and great fun for the whole family. Our staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and almost the whole staff are past players in the program. We utilize PGA Rules Officials for all of our events, not interns and all of these rules officials are out there top help you learn the game the right way. Come out and see why the FCG Tour is different from what else is offered in junior golf. We also would like to share that our alumni have become some of the best players in the world including wins on every major professional golf tour. Alumni have won several Division 1 NCAA National Championships, multiple USGA wins, and more. Most importantly when you grow up in FCG we hope you have the best memories from making incredible friends and getting to know our staff for many years. Majority of our staff is still here since day 1 or joining us after playing on Tour.
A LOOK FORWARD TO THE TOUR NOW IN 2021 AND WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERIES OF EVENTS AND MAJOR JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: FCG Collegiate Series – 36-Hole Events with College Players and Junior Golfers FCG World Series – These are the best of the best events in the world of junior golf with many events being some of the largest annual events each year. As many as 650 players have competed in a single event and players coming from more than 40 countries. FCG National Tour – 36-Hole weekend competitions available year round throughout the Western USA and expanding FCG One Day Series – Sponsored by KBS these events are 18-hole regulation course events to get players ready for the FCG National and World Series Events. FCG Kids Tour – These are 9 and 18-Hole par 3 and executive course events Listen to Podcasts on FCG Tour Development >> Also please note you do not have to be a member to play in a FCG Tournament but members do receive special pricing and added perks. We also have a financial assistance program for those that need some help with the costs of junior golf.
chris’s coaching tips How to Become a Complete Player By: Chris Smeal, FCG Founder So, you want to become an amazing player? How will you get there? Do you know how to improve? Do you have a coach? What strategies will you use to get to the level you desire? My Journey I have absolutely loved my journey as a Golf Professional, helping junior golfers become elite players and love the game. I have drawn from my own experiences, as I started golf somewhat late at age 15, after being cut from my high school baseball team. My passion for golf was there right away and you couldn’t keep me off the golf course if you tried. I practiced everyday either at home or at Oaks North when I first started and I played a lot on that Oaks North Executive layout. Pretty much with no early instruction, I got down to shooting about 80 on a regulation course in a year. But, I just couldn’t break into the 70s, so I started working with John Darling, who was a well-known teacher and the Head Professional where I then worked at Oaks North part time. Over the next year, I went from an 80’s shooter to about scratch. The summer before my senior year I shot a 71 at the US Junior Am Qualifier 2nd round, and a 71 at the Big I National Championship Qualifier. Let’s not forget, who I was practicing with all the time during this period, as this was incredible. I practiced with Keith Sbarbaro, the #2 player at ASU, behind Phil Mickelson. I practiced with Murray Van Gundy, the #2 player at UNM, who played behind Tim Herron (PGA Tour). I also practiced with Becky Lucidi, who later won the US Women’s Amateur and played at USC, and then on the LPGA. I was in good company! So at this point, I had some game and needed to keep getting better. My only goal at the time was to get as good as I could. I had no intentions of playing college golf. My senior year, I started playing quite well in February and won several local amateur events. Then I qualified for the California Amateur Championship that would be at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. I finished in a tie for 2nd place at the San Diego CIF Championship and then went on to finish 4th at the Southern California Regional Championship. That night I returned home to a message
from the San Diego State coach to invite me to his office the next day, where he offered me a scholarship to play there starting in the fall. I was planning on going to Junior College while trying to get better and eventually turn professional. My college experience was less successful. I did okay my first year and a half, and then I went the other direction. My development as a player and what I did wrong, is the information I am able to help my students with. After getting my degree, I quit golf for a period of time and took an office job. I realized quickly that being stuck inside and waiting for people to tell me what to do wasn’t going to work for me. I was offered a job back at Stadium Golf Center in the pro shop and after a short time started teaching the group adult classes, and the junior clinics. I loved coaching and I loved helping kids, especially which was funny because I hadn’t really talked to a kid in a long time. So I dove head first and tried to learn as much as possible from coaches that were elite junior golf instructors. Some of my early mentors, were Jim Flick, who I attended many seminars, Charlie Sorell and others. I then went out to PGA West and spent time with Carl Welty who really gave me some incredible thoughts on coaching good players as he coached the best of the best. I also loved the fact that we would hit balls outside, and then go sit inside and talk about it while watching the videos. So, I went back home and created something similar with my little shack that I still have today (2005). I then looked at the Golf Digest Top Teachers list and set a goal to be on that list, but also to try and learn from the best. I called the Butch Harmon School in Vegas and asked if I could come watch Butch teach, and he said yes. I spent a full day watching Butch teach, which was an incredible experience. From there, I got tremendously lucky that we decided to host a tournament at Quail Lodge in Carmel, CA. I noticed this ridiculously cool golf cart covered and barely able to roll with training aids and gadgets. I knew I had to go talk to this person. It turned out to be Ben Doyle, one of the most well-known and successful coaches ever. I spent 6 hours with him over the next two days, and actually asked a parent to step in and handle my duties at the tournament that weekend so I could spend time with him. What an experience. So many of these experiences shaped my coaching philosophy, but I still was only coaching beginning and intermediate players from 2004 to 2006 because I was only 22-23 years old. Luckily these kids started getting really good and winning tournaments in San
Diego Junior Golf and then other kids started coming and by 2007/2008 I had a pretty solid stable of young players. Teaching beginners and little kids so early on, taught me how to adapt and learn to communicate with them, so they could understand the swing and what I was telling them. My whole philosophy comes down to building the fundamentals that work and repeat for a lifetime. I am proud that that philosophy still stands today and those early players all became successful golfers. Now it’s your turn! So enough about my journey as a player and coach, let’s talk about your journey. It all starts with desire and your willingness to get up everyday and become the best player you can be while developing a life with balance. You cannot just be a golfer. Golf is something you do. It is a lifestyle though and a very fun one. When a player really wants to get better, there are some key things every player should start doing. #1 – Set Goals What does your future as a golfer look like? Do you want to beat your best friend? Shoot a course record? Play on the PGA or LPGA Tour? Play college golf? For me, I wanted to be the best, play professionally someday, and work hard. I enjoyed working hard. But for you, it will need to start with some initial goals. Short term goals and long-term goals. #2 – Find a Coach/ Mentor Who you surround yourself matters and who you get your information from matters. It is critical to surround yourself with good people who have your best interests in mind and who also know how to help you get there. Your coach should be able to help you along the way and the conversations should not be just about your swing plane. Players, especially teenagers and their parents, need someone who they can talk to about perspective and ways to learn from each experience, not judge whether it was successful or not. If you keep learning everyday, you will thrive. #3 – Do what others are unwilling to do During my senior year in high school, school started at 9am on Mondays. Did I sleep til 8:30am? NO! I was at Carmel Mountain Ranch putting green every Monday at 6:30am doing a 2 hour weekly dedicated putting practice session. After 6 months of doing this, I started putting lights out. I annoyed my teammates making so many putts. It was the best!
the one in 5 years that will be beating all these players. Maybe they are beating me now but they have no idea what’s coming for them in the future”. I love hungry motivated players and you have to be one to get to where you want to be. You have to have a chip on your shoulder to be successful, period. I hope people tell you sometimes you aren’t good enough. Take in that info and prove them wrong. In one ear and out the other. That is a key to success in anything! #5 – Set Up a Strategic Tournament Schedule You want to become better right? So how do you set up a schedule that helps you play better? Well, here are some tips. Set up a schedule that you can commit to in advance and prepare properly for. You need to have time to do the right practice rounds so you feel like you have an advantage out there and know the course well enough to score on. Check your school schedule. It is not best to compete around tests or finals, as you will be focused more on your tests than your golf, and your game will be less sharp. Play tournaments that are at your skill level until you start winning lots of them. Learning how to win is a skill and jumping up to play at a higher level too soon will delay the process. I love it when I see 13-year-olds just dominate the 13-14 division for two years rather than jump ahead and start playing with 18-year-olds. Remember this is a long journey with no expiration date. Enjoy the process and enjoy the wins along the way. #6 – Please Watch Golf on TV I used to tape the final rounds on Sundays while I was out practicing and playing. Then I would watch on Sunday nights before bed and fast forward through the commercials. Do you juniors even know what that means? Anyway, watching the best play golf on TV, under pressure and listening to the good commentators, or even better, when they zoom in on the player and caddy conversations, will help you. I think I watched the 96 Us Open Final Round and the 1997 Masters Final Round 100 times each. I also used to love watching replays of the Ryder Cup. This event has the most pressure on players than any and you can learn a lot. I could go on for days on this but I will stop here for issue 1 of our new FCG Magazine. I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope you get some good ideas on what to do over the next few years. If you have any questions shoot me an email: email@example.com
#4 – Be a Loner Sometimes and Mindset Training Practicing with your buddies is great but make sure it’s productive most of the time. Have fun with your practice but do extra where it is dedicated, lonely and focused. Your future self will thank you. Always also look at everyone else and say to yourself: “I am 21
“ THIS BALL IS AMAZING. AND YOU’LL KNOW WHY WHEN YOU TRY IT.” - PH I L M I C K E L S O N
©2020 Callaway Golf Company. Callaway Golf, Callaway, the Chevron Device, and Chrome Soft X are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Callaway Golf Company. 200059
FCG BUY WITH FRIENDS PROGRAM As a current FCG member you will notice that we have a BUY WITH FRIENDS feature in your profile where you will be given your own personal code to give to new members of FCG. Every time your personal code is used to sign up a new member not only will they receive $15 off membership, you will receive a $15 credit that you may use towards event entry fees!
PLAY IN FRONT OF COLLEGE COACHES (WHEN COACHES NOT IN DEAD PERIOD)
THE FCG TOUR IS ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY RECRUITED JUNIOR GOLF TOURS WORLDWIDE.
College Golf Recruiting Challenges During Covid By Brandi Jackson College Recruiting Consultant One year ago, the college recruiting and sports world was put on a hold. While many college sports were able to have their seasons this year, one thing has remained in place, the recruiting Dead Period for NCAA Division I sports. At the time of this article, that Dead Period is still in place through the end of May. As many of you have experienced or can imagine, this has made for an extremely tough year for college coaches and current 2021 and 2022 recruits. Even with over 12 years of being a college recruiting consultant, at times this past year, I’ve felt uncertain on what to tell a player as to not create more anxiety and fear in them than they already have on their own. College coaches have faced some of the most difficult times in their coaching careers with budget cuts, staff being let go, reduced scholarships, 5th year eligibility decisions, no in person recruiting or visits, and now they are trying to manage to play a spring season with a long list of dos and don’ts in order to comply with the Covid-19 regulations of all the conferences and institutions. Current 2021 and 2022 recruits are finding themselves trying to navigate what was already a very uncertain and difficult process without it taking place during a pandemic. While 2023 recruits are gearing up for the process to hopefully have some sense of normalcy on June 15th when they are allowed to talk to coaches.
A FEW THINGS FOR EVERYONE TO CONSIDER: Communication is more important than ever. Ask questions, be honest with the coaches and keep them updated. But be mindful of your approaches with them as they are dealing with a lot of uncertainty as well and may not able to provide the answers or feedback you want right now. Being patient doesn’t mean you have to be complacent though. You can still focus on things you can control, while having to wait for some decisions and opportunities that are out of your control. Consider other options that you might not have before the pandemic. There are going to be fewer roster spots and scholarship money due to the 5th year eligibility for current college athletes, you have to be willing to think differently than previous years. Be open-minded to what may be out there for you to still pursue your dream of playing college golf. Continue to engage with the coaches via email updates, phone calls, video chats, video highlights, text messages, and social media. Show them you are interested in them as well as sharing your own progress, updates, and activities. www.brandijacksongolf.com
CURRENT HAPPENINGS ON EACH TOUR FCG COLLEGIATE SERIES After a successful event in January in Las Vegas the Collegiate Series is on hold until our next event in June. Next Event: June 29-July 1 at Twin Oaks Golf Course FCG has just announced the Inaugural FCG Collegiate National Championship will be played at Omni La Costa on August 3-5, 2021. ***Omni La Costa will also be the future home of the NCAA Division 1 Golf Championships. Read More >
FCG WORLD SERIES TOUR 2021 FCG World Series Rankings are Officially Underway. Click here to learn about this New Ranking System Results from FCG Texas Championship > Results from FCG Western States Cup > Upcoming Events >
FCG NATIONAL TOUR The FCG National Tour is in full swing with 36-Hole weekend events available almost every weekend. Current Spring Series Points Leaders > Upcoming Events >
FCG KBS ONE DAY SERIES One Event a Month for our Rising Junior Golf Stars played on Regulation Golf Courses Results from March 14th at St Mark Golf Club Upcoming Events >
FCG KIDS TOUR SERIES Updated Spring Rankings > Recent Results from March 13th at Reidy Creek Golf Course > Upcoming Events > 25
TOURNAMENT RECAP // FEBRUARY 2021 FCG WORLD SERIES 13TH ANNUAL SKYTRAK WESTERN STATES CUP – FEB 13-15, 2021 MENIFEE LAKES CC – MENIFEE, CA Boys 15-18 Champion Xiong Dong 2021, Murrieta, CA T2 Hunter Thompson 2021 Santa Margarita, CA T2 Julian Monas 2023, Cameron Park, CA FCG TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP – FEB 27 & 28, 2021 BEAR CREEK GC – DALLAS, TX Boys 15-18 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Girls 15-18 Champion T2 T2 T2 Boys 13-14 Champion 2nd Place T3 T3 Girls 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Boys 11-12 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Girls 11-12 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place
Matthew Kress 2021, Saratoga, CA Jonathan Scott 2022, Salem, OR Rhett Hughes 2023, Oklahoma City, OK Ryan Ko 2022, Plano,TX Sophia Zamarripa 2021, Albuquerque, NM Lauren Rios 2022, Coppell, TX Gigi Lund 2023, Bellvue, WA Deuce Monroe 2024, Irving, TX Abhay Duggal 2026, Spring, TX Henry Zhong 2025, Irving, TX Edan Cui 2025, Atherton, CA Charlotte Cantonis 2025, La Jolla, CA Natalie Yen 2025, West Linn, OR Norah Yang 2025, Los Altos, CA Chase Hughes 2028 Oklahoma City, OK Austin Le 2026, Houston, TX Andrea Birolini 2026, Southlake, TX Amelie Zalsman 2027, Relands, CA Victoria Cui 2028, Atherton, CA Kaitlyn Hines 2027, Mesquite, TX
FCG NATIONAL TOUR NATIONAL TOUR TEMECULA CHAMPIONSHIP – FEB 6 & 7, 2021REDHAWK GOLF CLUB – TEMECULA, CA Boys College Prep Champion Braden Bernaldo 2022, Indio, CA T2 Luke Bailey 2024, Encinitas, CA T2 Nick Siegel-Ravo 2022, Calabasas, CA T2 Jack Cantlay 2022, Los Alamitos, CA T2 Aidan Lee 2021, Pasadena, CA Girls College Prep Champion Ina Yoon 2022, Murrieta, CA 2nd Place Elise Lee 2024, Irvine, CA 3rd Place Blayne Brown 2025, Riverside, CA Boys 13-14 Champion Max Margolis 2025, Rancho Mirage, CA 2nd Place Zachary Schwab 2025, Los Angeles, CA 3rd Place Dafei Chen 2025, Chino Hills, CA 26
Girls 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place
Kuree Little 2026, Palmdale, Ca Kayla Geng 2026, San Diego, CA Jimin Nam 2027, Fullerton, Ca
NATIONAL TOUR NORCAL FRANKLIN CANYON – FEB 20 & 21, 2021 FRANKLIN CANYON GC – HERCULES, CA Boys College Prep Champion Ryan Firpo 2023, Davis, CA 2nd Place Brandon Torres 2023, American Canyon, CA 3rd Place Rishi Valluru 2022, Palo Alto, CA Girls College Prep Champion Emily Luo 2024, Danville, CA 2nd Place Sarah Yeh 2023, Danville, CA 3rd Place Brenna Preap 2023, Stockton, CA Boys 13-14 Champion Sean Madden 2024, San Rafael, CA 2nd Place Hendrix Jay-Torrez 2025, San Jose, CA 3rd Place Ben Friedman 2025, Mill Valley, CA Girls 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place
Rayne Ripperger 2026, San Ramon, CA Nithya Pattamatta 2024, San Jose, CA Lexi Lowe 2026 San Jose, CA
NATIONAL TOUR FALLBROOK JUNIOR – FEB 27 & 28, 2021 PALA MESA RESORT – FALLBROOK, CA Boys College Prep Champion Nathan Sampson 2023, Temecula, CA T2 Jaden Huggins 2022, Murrieta, CA T2 Hunter Thompson 2021, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Girls College Prep Champion Anna Song 2025, Los Angeles, CA 2nd Place Angela Liu 2024, Irvine, CA T3 Erica Lee 2023, Arcadia, CA T3 Sydnie Duvall 2023, Dana Point, CA Boys 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Girls 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Boys 11-12 Champion 2nd Place T3 T3 Girls 12 & Under Champion
Nicholas Davis 2025, Laguna Nigel, CA Kai Miyata 2025, Valencia, CA Andrew Rodriguez 2026, San Pedro, CA Summer Schafer 2025, San Diego, CA Juliet Oh 2026, Diamond Bar, CA Kate Hu 2027, San Diego, CA Ronin Banerjee 2027, Irvine, CA Brayden Jones 2027, Seal Beach, CA Evan Brown 2028, Seal Beach, CA Frank Zhang 2027, Ranch Santa Fe, CA Ciana Quiza 2026, Palmdale, CA
FCG KBS TOUR FCG KBS Tour 1-Day at Twin Oaks – Feb 6, 2021 Twin Oaks GC – San Marcos, CA Boys College Prep Champion Teagan Daems 2021, Oceanside, CA 2nd Place Jonathan Tran 2022, Oceanside, CA 3rd Place Jackson Klass 2023, Carlsbad, CA Girls College Prep Champion Kate Younger 2023, Los Alamitos, CA 2nd Place Lehape Taungahihifo Veikune 2020, Palm Springs 3rd Place Carissa Freeman 2022, La Mesa, CA Boys 13-14 Champion T2 T2 Girls 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Boys 11-12 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Girls 11-12 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place
Girls 7-8 T1 T1 3rd Place Boy 6 & Under Champion 2nd Place T3 T3
Saili Senteno 2031, Oceanside, CA Kalina Robinson 2030, Eastvale, CA Carly Chang, Coto de Caza, CA Kellen Neville 2032, Carlsbad, CA Winston Pozniak 2033, San Diego, Ca Darryl Wilcox 2034, Lakeside, CA Henry Parry 2033, San Diego, CA
Thomas Browning 2026, Carlsbad, CA Srinesh Namburi 2025, San Diego, CA Kai Miyata 2025, Valencia, CA Brynn Kort 2025, Kingman, AZ Lilana Ola Davis 2026, Chula Vista, CA Sydney Sirinian 2025, San Diego, CA Jeffrey Kim 2027, San Diego, CA Wesley Sirinian 2027, San Diego, CA Daniel He 2028, Irvine, CA Finlay Nihei 2028, Corona, CA Jingyi Cui 2028, San Diego, CA Ciana Quiza 2026 Palmdale, CA
FCG KIDS TOUR KIDS TOUR SPRING SERIES PT. LOMA – FEB 20, 2021 THE LOMA CLUB – SAN DIEGO, CA Boys 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Girls 13-14 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Boys 11-12 T1 T1 3rd Place Girls 11-12 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Boys 9-10 Champion 2nd Place 3rd Place Girls 9-10 Champion T2 T2 Boy 7-8 T1 T1 T1
Diego Vargas 2025, Coronado, CA Jack Lynn 2025, El Cajon, CA Dylan Keith 2025, Temecula, CA Sydney Carlin 2026, Rancho Santa Fe, CA Emilee Canepa 2024, San Diego, CA Sophie Stover 2025, San Diego, CA Joshua Bellisime 2027, Lake Forest, CA Bob O’Hara 2028, Bakersfield, CA Anthony Chung 2027, Gardena, CA Chloe Chien 2027, Irvine, CA Alice Koontz 2026, Del Mar, CA Elleaire Lyons 2026, Coronado, CA Gavin Zunga 2030, Huntington Beach, CA Lucas Pollack 2029, Chula Vista, CA Gabe Lynn 2028, El Cajon, CA Amanda Chrisman 2030, San Diego, CA Lydia Chang 2029, San Diego, CA Danielle Wilcox 2029, Lakeside, CA Wyley Warren 2031, Coronado, CA Owen Kivett 2031, Escondido, Ca Victor Li 2031, Laguna Niguel, CA 27
FCG TOUR RANKINGS FOR JUNIOR GOLFERS
We love hosting junior golf tournaments for kids and making it exciting for everyone involved. Here is a list of our most recent updated rankings for players to compete within the Future Champions Golf Tournament Series.
FCG WORLD SERIES RANKINGS – NEW!
Full Yearlong Series (February Western States Cup through National Championship and College Showcase Events) All Events are Single Rated 750 Points System except for the following Double Points Events: FCG International Junior Golf Championship, FCG Callaway World Junior Golf Championship, FCG National Championship). Earn Player of the Year Recognition and More, Be Featured in FCG Magazine. Age Divisions 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 Only. View All Rankings > Boys 15-18 | Girls 15-18 | Boys 13-14 | Girls 13-14 | Boys 11-12 | Girls 11-12
FCG NATIONAL TOUR RANKINGS
2 Annual Series (Spring Series and Fall Series) Qualify for the North South Cup, Western States Team Cup, and Player of the Series Honors, and Be Featured in the FCG Magazine. Age Divisions 10 and Under, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 College Prep Divisions. View All Rankings > College Prep Boys 15-18 | College Prep Girls 15-18 | Boys 13-14 | Girls 13-14 | Boys 11-12 | Girls 12 and Under | Boys 10 and Under
FCG KIDS TOUR RANKINGS
2 Annual Series (Spring Series and Fall Series). Qualify for the FCG Callaway World Championship and Player of the Year. Series Honors and Be Featured in the FCG Magazine. Age Divisions 6 and Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. View All Rankings > Boys 13-14 | Girls 13-14 | Boys 11-12 | Girls 11-12 | Boys 9-10 | Girls 9-10 | Boys 7-8 | Girls 7-8 | Boys 6 | Girls 6
CABO'S FINEST RESIDENTIAL RESORT COMMUNITY
VOTED ONE OF THE WORLD´S 100 GREATEST GOLF COURSES BY GOLF DIGEST
Old Lighthouse Club is an extraordinary, gated neighborhood inside Quivira. Ideally situated among captivating oceanfront bluffs, this is easily the most dramatic piece of property in all of Cabo. Rich in history and steeped in natural beauty, not only is this gated enclave distinct from Quivira’s other neighborhoods, there’s nothing else like it in the entire region. The Old Lighthouse Club Founder’s Offering consists of 13 extraordinary ocean-view and golf-view homesites priced from $1.5 million. • Access to all Quviria amenities including the Jack Nicklaus Signature • Quivira Golf Club • Private Entrance with Gate House
• Cliff House – Restaurant, Bar and Lounge • Beach House – Food, Drinks, and Fun • Family Camp – Fitness and Activity Center
Coronado is a private, gated residential community within Quivira Los Cabos. The 22-acre neighborhood is composed of 64 villas, each featuring breathtaking views of the ocean. The villas boast the luxury finishes and material choices expected from a home in Los Cabos. • Luxurious single level villas with open floor plan for living and dining areas • Interior courtyards with fountains and fireplaces • Indoor / outdoor patios, pools and outdoor showers • Marble flooring and granite countertops • Gourmet indoor and outdoor kitchens with Viking appliances • Enclosed two car garages
Most recent Quivira full ownership development released. Luxurious and spacious 3, 4 and 5 bedroom condominiums with spectacular ocean view. Contemporary finishings and open floor plans. • 70 units total in a low-profile desert design • Private clubhouse with pools and gym • Exceptional ocean views from each unit
Just released boutique collection of 74 full ownership ocean front villas and ocean view condominiums. Adjacent to brand new St.Regis hotel and amenities opening fall of 2022. Offering world renown amenities and service of St.Regis and access to the award winning world class Jack Nicklaus Quivira golf club. • 3- and 4-bedroom spacious condominiums with contemporary finishes and turnkey furnishings. • Ocean front estates starting at over 7,000ft2 with contemporary finishings and turnkey furnishings. • Luxury indoor / outdoor kitchens with Wolf and Subzero appliances. • Private owner amenities plus access to all St. Regis amenities. • Epic location on the most southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT QUIVIRA FULL TIME RESIDENCES OR SCHEDULE A VIP TOUR PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Schedler
PLAYER of the month february 2021
BOYS COLLEGE PREP
Ryan Firpo Davis, CA Class of 2023 Ryan has been knocking on the door for a while with four Top 5 finishes which included two 2nd places, in the past 4 out of 5 FCG NorCal Series National Tour starts. But at FCG National Tour NorCal Franklin Canyon, he hit gold with a championship title. Because of his determination and perseverance, he also claims the honor of Player of the Month.
GIRLS COLLEGE PREP
Ina Yoon Murrieta, CA Class of 2022 Having just played in two events in February, Ina ended up with back-to-back wins. Which includes her 6-stroke dominance at the 13th Annual Skytrak Western States Cup. With her consistency and tour leading 70.00 scoring average, Ina takes the honor of Player of the Month.
College golf can be an amazing experience; one worthy of the hopes and dreams that so many young golfers have in their minds as they go out to practice and compete every day. That hope and dream motivated me to work hard and believe in myself and resulted in an incredible college golf experience that continues till today, over 28 years after it started. A key to having a great college golf experience is finding a school that is the right fit for you. For many the college golf experience doesn’t go as they imagined, and they quickly realize the place they chose doesn’t fit. What makes the right fit? I could discuss many different things, but I’m going to focus on four key areas that I think everyone should consider when looking for the right-fit college golf program. Those four things are: 1. Team Culture, 2. Life Without Golf, 3. Coaching, and 4. Competitive Fit. Team Culture: Every team has its own vibe and culture. Think about and decide on the kind of culture you want to be a part of. Someone will be happiest when they are around people that have similar expectations, values, and levels of commitment. I’m not talking about color of skin or where someone is from or what language they speak. I’m talking about being around people and in an environment that brings out your best because the people around you are on the same journey you are on. Find out how much the players practice, how they respond to success and victory, what they do in their off time, what their personal goals are, how they like to practice, and what kind of people thrive in their culture. The coach is not the best person to ask about this because they will probably say what they wish their culture to be, and not what it is in reality. Watch the team, ask former players, ask people on other teams, follow their social media, and do all types of homework. Anyone who watches closely can get a feel for a culture and know if is an environment where they will fit and thrive. School: I once asked a player why he was transferring from his school and he said, “when golf was going great things were all fine, but when golf wasn’t great I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t have anything else.” There will be bad tournaments, missed trips, frustrations with your team and coaches, and many other golf-related disappointments that will stretch you. When that happens, will you still be happy where you are? If the golf part was taken away, are there other compelling reasons to be at that school? Do you like your area of study, the town, the location, the people, the weather, the campus life outside of golf? A recruit should try to find a place that would be awesome even in a golf slump. When their golf game thrives, they will have it all.
the coach is nearly as important. If a player believes in their coach and the two see “eye to eye,” they can work through anything. If the student-athlete doesn’t like or respect the coach and/or the coach doesn’t like or respect the student-athlete, there is little that can be done for it be a good fit. It’s important to know what makes the coach tick. What kind of players do they like coaching? What are their expectations? What is their coaching style? How do they run the team? What type of culture do they create? How do they run practice? How do they choose the other players to bring on the team? Do they have lots of rules or no rules? Are they involved in your technical training or “hands off.” It’s best to choose a coach that one can admire, believe in, follow, and work with as a partner. Ask former players, their parents, and any credible source about the coaches. Competitive Fit: I believe the experience will be less rewarding if a student-athlete is clearly at the bottom of the lineup or easily at the very top of the lineup. People grow the most when surrounded by others striving at a similar level, and don’t grow as much around people way below or way above their skill level. Also, contributing to the team success on the course makes for some of the most memorable experiences of any college golfer. All recruits should look closely at the level of player each team recruits, and decide where they best fit competitively. They can study the bios of the players on the team websites and look at their junior golf results, rankings, and awards and compare them to their own. Don’t aim way too high and don’t aim too low. Okay, so the last thing everyone should know is that there is no perfect fit. Every program and school will have things that don’t match and each college golfer will have hard times and struggles. Sometimes it may seem like everything is going wrong. Fighting through it and coming out better is probably the most valuable thing one can experience in college. That’s what will sustain them and give them strength for the post-college life ahead. College golf will be hard, and it will push everyone to mature and develop as a person and golfer, but in the end, it will be an incredible life-altering experience for most, especially for those that found the school that’s the right fit. Matt Thurmond Head Men’s Golf Coach Arizona State University Instagram: @coachmattthurmond
Coaching: The college golf experience is probably most defined by the quality of relationships with teammates, which I consider part of team culture. The relationship with 31
JULY 19-21, 2021 Optional Callaway World Parent Jr Championship: July 17, 2021 The Race to Play at the 2021 FCG Callaway Junior World Championship is on! You can qualify via FCG Tournaments or Partner Tours. If a qualifying event is not in your area you can also APPLY by resume on the website.
CHAMPIONS 2020 CHAMPIONS
Boys 15-18 Simon Kwon, Salt Lake City, UT 66, 66, 66: 198 Girls 15-18 Ellie Bushnell, Granite Bay, CA 67, 74, 75: 216 Boys 13-14 Henry Yang, Chino, CA 71, 65, 69: 205 Girls 13-14 US Jasmine Kahler, Carlsbad, CA 72, 74, 69: 215 Boys 11-12 Jojo Gutierrez, Whittier, CA 68, 71, 66: 205 Girls 11-12 Brynn Kort, Kingman, AZ 71, 71, 70: 212 Boys 9-10 Chase Hughes, Oklahoma City, OK 70, 73, 68: 211 Girls 9-10 Zoe Salinas, San Diego, CA 38, 37, 36: 111 Boys 8 & Under Logan McGinn, S Williamsport, PA 36, 34, 33: 103 Girls 8 & Under Gloria He, Irvine, CA 37, 37, 39: 113
2019 CHAMPIONS Boys 15-18 Alejandro Alonso, Spring, TX Girls 15-18 Apelila Ta’utinei Galeai, Orem, UT Boys 13-14 Arjun Bhati, India Girls 13-14 Clarisa Temelo, Queretaro Boys 11-12 Nicholas Gross, Downingtown, PA Girls 11-12 Elyssa Abdullah, Hinsdale, IL Boys 9-10 Ronin Banerjee, Irvine, CA Girls 9-10 Beika Ma, Qingdao Boys 8 and Under Yu-Hong Chen, Taipei Girls 8 and Under Jie - En Lin, Taichung
Boys 15-18 Kentaro Nanayama, Jakarta Girls 15-18 Natthakritta Vongtaveelap, Bangkok Boys 13-14 Fifa Laopakdee, Thailand Girls 13-14 Soottinee Ngamkham, Thailand, CA Boys 11-12 Jay Leng, Jr, La Jolla Girls 11-12 Mariana Rodriguez, Ibague, VT Boys 9-10 Charongrat Jitnavasathien, Chiangmai Girls 9-10 Ava Cepeda, Kaaawa, HI Boys 8 and Under Kitpat Hamilton, Bangkok Girls 8 and Under Zoe Salinas, San Diego, CA
Boys 15-18 Runchanapong Youprayong, Thailand Girls 15-18 Ho Yu An, Taiwan Boys 13-14 Kentaro Nanayama, Indonesia Girls 13-14 Vanessa Ho, United States Boys 11-12 Pongsapak Laopakdee, Thailand Girls 11-12 Natachanok Tunwannarux, Thailand (p) Boys 9-10 Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Thailand Girls 9-10 Eila Galitsky, Thailand Boys 8 and Under Chang Xihuan, China Girls 8 and Under Jiranan Lim, Thailand
68, 67, 66: 201 73, 69, 70: 212 70, 66, 63: 199 69, 67, 65: 201 63, 69, 65: 197 74, 72, 68: 214 72, 70, 73: 215 32, 36, 32: 100 36, 34, 33: 103 31, 36, 32: 99
71, 67, 74: 212 74, 70, 73: 217 69, 67, 68: 204 69, 67, 71: 207 69, 67, 69: 205 70, 70, 70: 210 69, 72, 75: 216 34, 33, 36: 103 33, 32, 33: 98 33 40 36 109
75, 68, 67: 210 65, 68, 71: 204 67, 67, 69: 203 68, 69, 70: 207 65, 68, 71: 204 68, 66, 70: 204 68, 71, 66: 205 34, 35, 30: 99 35, 33, 34: 102 34, 35, 32: 101
Girls 15-18 Kanyalak Preedasutthijit, Bangkok 71, 67, 70: 208 Boys 13-14 Puwit Anupansuebsai, Bangkok 68, 68, 67: 203 Girls 13-14 Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, Bangkok 71, 70, 67: 208 Boys 11-12 Nattabutara Sornkaew, Bangkok 70, 71, 73: 214 Girls 11-12 Rina Tatematsu, Bangkok 69, 71, 65: 205 Boys 9-10 Wit Pitipat, Bangkok 71, 77, 69: 217 Girls 9-10 Manassanan Chotikabhukkana, Bangkok 71, 77, 73: 221 Boys 8 and Under Rapeepong Kosalutta, Chunburi39, 37, 35: 111 Girls 8 and Under Chloe Viray, La Mirada, CA 43, 40, 41: 124
Boys 15-18 Devin Hua, United States 68, 72, 72: 212 Girls 15-18 Mimi Ho, Hong Kong 72, 69, 76: 217 Boys 13-14 Jakc Trent, Australia 72, 67, 71: 210 Girls 13-14 Alyaa Abdulghany, United States 73, 66, 74: 213 Boys 11-12 Robin Williams, England 68, 75, 74: 217 Girls 11-12 Katherine Muzi, United States 74, 74, 71: 219 Boys 9-10 Jackson Rivera, United States 76, 72, 71: 219 Girls 9-10 Kayla Sam, Cambodia 84, 78, 77: 239 Boys 8 and Under Carson Kim, United States 46, 39, 38: 123 Girls 8 and Under Zhang R. B Sunshine, Philippines36, 39, 42: 117
Boys 15-18 Derek Castillo, Yorba Linda, CA 70, 73, 69: 212 Girls 15-18 Kitty Tam, Hong Kong 77, 74, 74: 225 Boys 13-14 Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tennessee 69, 69, 72: 210 Girls 13-14 Jiyoon Jang, Rancho Mirage, CA 78, 71, 73: 222 Boys 11-12 Ahmed Ali, Pleasanton, CA 70, 71, 73: 214 Girls 11-12 Ya Chun Chang, Taiwan 73, 72, 78: 223 Boys 9-10 Federico Shin, Buenos Aires 69, 73, 72: 214 Girls 9-10 Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines 69, 73, 72, 214 Boys 8 and Under Logan Zurn, Elkhorn, Wisconsin39, 39, 33: 111 Girls 8 and Under Isabella Ranches, San Diego, CA49, 52, 46: 147
Boys 15-18 Gordon Neale, Rancho Santa Marg, CA Girls 15-18 Kassidy Teare, Vista, CA Boys 13-14 Brian Humphreys, Washington Girls 13-14 Ssu Cha Cheng, Taiwan Boys 11-12 Nicholas Kumamoto, Irvine, CA Girls 11-12 Sumire Noda, Tokyo, Japan Boys 9-10 Wo Cheng Ye, China Girls 9-10 Fransesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines Boys 7-8 Eric Doyle, San Diego, CA Girls 7-8 Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, CA
Boys 15-18 Tommy Stephenson, United States 69, 72, 69: 210 Girls 15-18 Sofia Chabon, Philippines 71, 70, 70: 211 Boys 13-14 Caden Fioroni, United States 69, 68, 68: 205 Girls 13-14 Fran Bernice Olivarez-Ilas, Philippines 68, 69, 68: 205 Boys 11-12 Jayden Ford, New Zealand 70, 68, 68: 206 Girls 11-12 Nicole Felce, United States 68, 69, 67: 204 Boys 9-10 Ryan Liang, Canada 74, 71, 73: 218 Girls 9-10 Darla May Dela Torre, United States 35, 33, 35: 103 Boys 8 and Under Lucas Quintero Osejo, Colombia 35, 38, 35: 108 Girls 8 and Under Ava Cepeda, United States 35, 34, 37: 106
Boys 15-18 Wonje Choi, San Diego Girls 15-18 Casie Cathrea, Livermoore Boys 13-14 Gordon Neale, Rancho Santa Margarita Girls 13-14 Anne Freman, Las Vegas Boys 11-12 Norman Xiong, San Diego Girls 11-12 Alexis Monet Flores, Guatemala Boys 9-10 Charlie Reiter, Palm Desert Girls 9-10 Ty Akabane, Danville Boys 7-8 Alexander Pak, San Clemente Girls 7-8 Karah Sanford, Escondido Boys 6 and Under Jaden Huggins, Murrieta Girls 6 and Under Amari Avery, Anaheim
Boys 15-18 Zihao Jin, China Girls 15-18 Abegail Arevalo, Philippines Boys 13-14 Raymond Li, Canada Girls 13-14 Zoe Campos, United States Boys 11-12 Alexander Yang, United States Girls 11-12 Lok Yin Wong, Hong Kong Boys 9-10 Kuranosuke Shimizu, Japan Girls 9-10 Natachanok Tunwannarux, Thailand Boys 8 and Under Achira Chumchaivate, Thailand Girls 8 and Under Jiyue Wu, China
Boys 15-18 Justin Williamson, Honolulu, HI
71, 70, 71: 212 72, 71, 72: 215 70, 70, 74: 214 70, 73, 67: 210 62, 63, 73: 198 74, 74, 75: 223 68, 76, 75: 219 68, 71, 74: 213 29, 33, 33: 95 35, 36, 40: 111
Boys 15-18 Todd Baek, San Diego Girls 15-18 Courtney Hooton, Del Mar Boys 13-14 Henry Cunningham, AZ Girls 13-14 Jenniffer Peng, San Diego Boys 11-12 Sahith Theegala, Chino Hills Girls 11-12 Haley Moore, Escondido Boys 9-10 Sihao Yan, San Diego Girls 9-10 Alexis Monet Flores, Guatemala Boys 7-8 Sean Maruyama, Los Angeles Girls 7-8 Bella Setio Boys 6 and Under Zane Weaver Girls 6 and Under Arlene faye Salvador
73, 71, 71: 215 75, 71, 72: 218 70, 71, 72: 213 71, 70, 71: 212 71, 71, 73: 215 79, 73, 75: 227 67, 69, 69: 205 78, 70, 73: 221 42, 35, 42: 119 33, 34, 38: 105
78, 72, 69: 219 76, 75, 71: 222 75, 72, 70: 217 75, 78, 81: 234 76, 70: 146 74, 75: 149 80, 75: 155 82, 70: 152 36, 36: 72 36, 35: 71 65, 58, 123 73, 73: 146
74, 71, 40: 185 76, 80, 43: 199 74, 74, 39: 187 81, 73, 40: 194 78, 71: 149 77, 80: 157 82, 77: 159 36, 36: 72 37, 36: 73 40, 37: 77 37, 62: 99 35, 58, 93
71, 69, 75: 215 33
JULY 5-9, 2021 The largest OPEN event in junior golf – just sign up and play! 650 Players from 40 Countries in 2019! Sponsored by Tough As Steel. Seen on Fox Sports in 2015. 2021 Tournament Schedule SINGING HILLS GOLF COURSE & ST MARK RESORT July 7, 2021: FCG International Par 3 Contest // Register >
CHAMPIONS 2020 CHAMPIONS
Boys 15-18 Steven Deutsch, Chula Vista, CA 68 71 64 203 Girls 15-18 Kirstin Angosta, Henderson, NV 69, 71, 76: 216 Boys 13-14 Parker Bunn, Ogden, UT 71, 69: 140 Girls 13-14 Varsha Ramachandran, San Jose, CA 67, 68: 135 Boys 11-12 Baron Nguyen, Fountain Valley, CA 68, 63: 131 Girls 11-12 Kayla Geng, San Diego, CA 70, 77: 147 Boys 9-10 Connor Szczechowicz, Chula Vista, CA 73, 76: 149 Girls 9-10 Jingyi Cui, San Diego, CA 59, 57: 116 Boys 7-8 Andrew Kung, Culver City, CA 62, 63: 125 Girls 7-8 Gloria He, Irvine, CA 68 64 132 Boys 6 & Under Jones Barbanell, Woodland Hills, CA70, 69: 139
Boys 15-18 Junfan Wang, Clermont, FL Girls 15-18 Wendy Hsiao, Taipei City Boys 13-14 Nolan Kuszyk, La Canada Flintridge, CA Girls 13-14 Eagle Ace Superal, Dasmarinas City Boys 11-12 Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Bangkok Girls 11-12 Rianne Mikhaela Malixi, Quezon City Boys 9-10 Nithidpong Srichatphirun, Bangkok Girls 9-10 Alice(Ziyi) Zhao, Irvine, CA Boys 7-8 New Zealand Justin Le, Auckland Girls 7-8 Jadar Kiatphonsiri, Downey, CA Boys 6 & Under Benjaming Golf Dong, Beijing, CA Girls 6 and Under Gloria He, Irvine, CA
68, 72, 69: 209 73, 69, 71: 213 67, 67: 134 70, 71: 141 64, 70: 134 69, 71: 140 72, 75: 147 54, 56: 110 59, 57: 116 61, 62: 123 67, 65: 132 71, 75: 146
Boys 15-18 Owen Avrit, United States 67, 71, 71: 209 Girls 15-18 Ashley Lau Jen Wen, Malaysia 66, 69, 68: 203 Boys 13-14 Willy Chen, Taiwan 71, 69: 140 Girls 13-14 Yuna Kawabata, Japan 74, 69: 143 Boys 11-12 Phuthanate Kangwol, Thailand 67, 68: 135 Girls 11-12 Rianne LI, New Zealand 75, 75: 150 Boys 9-10 Pakorn Wongpen, Thailand 77, 76: 153 Girls 9-10 Arianna Lau, Hong Kong 57, 57: 114 Boys 7-8 Ajalawich Anantasethakul, Thailand 62, 56: 118 Girls 7-8 Zoe Salinas, United States 59, 62: 121 Boys 6 & Under Naphol Sathianmongkhon, Thailand69, 73: 142 Girls 6 and Under Miroku Suto, Japan 64, 66: 130
Boys 15-18 Yuki Moriyama, Japan Girls 15-18 Yu-ping Huang, Taiwan Boys 13-14 Ian Maspat, United States Girls 13-14 Ho Yu An, Taiwan Boys 11-12 You Seong Choi, Republic Of Korea Girls 11-12 Samantha Marie Dizon, Philippines Boys 9-10 Alex Long, Canada Girls 9-10 Arianna Lau, Hong Kong Boys 7-8 Ajalawich Anantasethakul, Thailand Girls 7-8 Arisa Bintachitt, Thailand Boys 6 and Under Carlos Dugarte Venezuela Girls 6 and Under Miroku Suto, Japan
67, 68, 69: 204 70, 72, 67: 209 68, 67: 135 68, 72: 140 69, 68: 137 72, 77: 149 73, 69: 142 61, 60: 121 65, 61: 126 62, 68: 130 82, 78: 160 74, 74: 148
Boys 15-18 Zihao Jin, San Diego, CA 68, 67, 64: 199 Girls 15-18 Ribka Vania, Bandung 71, 71, 71: 213 Boys 13-14 Robin Williams, Peterborough 69, 68: 137 Girls 13-14 Francesca Olivarez-Ilas, Muntinlupa City 68, 70: 138 Boys 11-12 Jayden Ford, Porirua 69, 71: 140 Girls 11-12 Chia Yen Wu, Taipei City 71, 72: 143 Boys 9-10 Jay Leng, Jr, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 71, 72: 143 Girls 9-10 Pearpylin Chaisilprungruang, Pitsanuloke 61, 63: 124 Boys 7-8 Pakorn Wongpen, Ladkrabang Bangkok 66, 61: 127 Girls 7-8 Kayla Geng, San Diego, CA 66, 60: 126 Boys 6 and Under Traithunwa Thongsuk, Songkhal 75, 67: 142 Girls 6 and Under Arisa Bintachitt, Songkla 75, 70: 145
Boys 15-18 Taisei Negishi, Japan Girls 15-18 Yui Kawamoto, Japan Boys 13-14 Enqi Liang, China Girls 13-14 Ching Tzu Chen, Taiwan Boys 11-12 Luke Potter, United States Girls 11-12 Arlene Faye Salvador, United States Boys 9-10 Kuranosuke Shimizu, Japan Girls 9-10 Saori Iijima, Japan Boys 7-8 Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Thailand Girls 7-8 Brynn Kort, United States Boys 6 and Under Hudson Hatch, United States Girls 6 and Under Anna Huang, Canada
Boys 15-18 Amarin Kraivixien, Thailand Girls 15-18 Pauline Beatriz del Rosario, Philippines Boys 13-14 Derek Kim, United States Girls 13-14 Ya-Chun Chang, Taiwan Boys 11-12 Kyoutaro Kawabata, Japan Girls 11-12 Natasha Andrea Oon, Malaysia Boys 9-10 Tatsuki Nemoto, United States Girls 9-10 Annyka Chanel Cayabyab, Philippines Boys 7-8 Jay Leng, Jr, United States Girls 7-8 Leigh Chien, United States Boys 6 and Under Wiss Jittathorn, Thailand Girls 6 and Under Arianna Lau, Hong Kong
Boys 15-18 Gregory Gildea, Lakewood, WA Girls 15-18 Princess Superal, Dasmarinas, Cavite Boys 13-14 Sachin Kumar, Valsayn Girls 13-14 Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, CA Boys 11-12 Ye Wo Cheng, Dongguan Guangdong Girls 11-12 Samantha Marie Bruce, Makati City Boys 9-10 Alexander Yang, Newport coast, CA Girls 9-10 Sophia Ysabel Blanco, San Juan Boys 7-8 Justin Sui, Lake Orion, MI Girls 7-8 Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, FL Boys 6 Ratchanon Chantananuwat, Bangkok Girls 6 Pearpylin Chaisilprungruang, Pitsanuloke
Boys 15-18 Jonah Texeira, Los Angeles, CA Girls 15-18 Julienne Soo, Australia Boys 13-14 Yash Majmudar, Singapore Girls 13-14 Xiang Sui, China Boys 11-12 Ling Kun Kong, China Girls 11-12 Nicha Vorrasanpisut, Thailand Boys 9-10 Karl Vilips, Australia Girls 9-10 Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines Boys 7-8 Jed Dy, Philippines Girls 7-8 Alexa Pano, Florida Boys 6 and Under Jay Leng Jr, San Diego, CA Girls 6 and Under Milana Chang, United States
Boys 15-18 Daniel Chian, Covina, CA Girls 15-18 Dottie Ardina, Philippines Boys 13-14 Ryan Ruffels, Australia Girls 13-14 Princess Superal, Philippines Boys 11-12 Puwit Anupansuebsai , Thailand Girls 11-12 Muni He, BC Boys 9-10 Wo Cheng Ye, China Girls 9-10 Tiffany Kong, Vancouver, BC Boys 7-8 Kota Murakami, Japan Girls 7-8 Luci Li, Redwood Shores, CA Boys 6 and under Ken Shibata, Tokyo Girls 6 and Under Alexa Pano, Florida
Boys 15-18 Todd Baek, San Diego Girls 15-18 Andrea Unson, Philippines Boys 13-14 Colton Estevez, Phoenix Girls 13-14 Princess Superal, Philippines Boys 11-12 Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach Girls 11-12 Jia Yu Kong Boys 9-10 Wo Cheng Ye Girls 9-10 Cecelia DeMatteo Boys 7-8 Yuuki Moriyama, Japan Girls 7-8 Karah Sanford, Escondido Boys 6 and Under John Edward Dy, Taguig Girls 6 and Under Amari Avery, Anaheim
70-65-71: 206 73-72 69: 214 66-73: 139 72-70: 142 69-72: 141 68-72: 140 69-70: 139 56-56: 112 59-54: 113 66-65: 131 75-81: 156 71-66: 137
67-66-69: 202 71-68-73: 212 71-71: 142 68-66: 134 72-68: 140 73-70: 143 71-72: 143 34-37: 71 33-35: 68 37-33: 70 59-59: 118 53-56: 109
Boys 15-18 Allan Jun, Oceanside Girls 15-18 Moriya Jutanagarn, Thailand Boys 13-14 Danny Ochoa, Rancho Santa Fe Girls 13-14 Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand Boys 11-12 Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach Girls 11-12 Liu Daniela Uy, Philipines Boys 9-10 Tianlang Guan, China Girls 9-10 Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach Boys 7-8 Gavin Noble, Georgia Girls 7-8 Nicole Abelar, Philippines Boys 6 and Under Eric Doyle, San Diego Girls 6 and Under Kate Villegas, Arcadia
Boys 15-18 Yuji Nakamura, Japan Girls 15-18 Whitney Hillier, Australia Boys 13-14 Junyoung Namkoong Girls 13-14 No Contest Girls 13-18 1st Year Boys 11-12 Nahum Mendoza, San Diego Girls 11-12 Lilia Vu, Fountain Valley Boys 9-10 Issei Tanabe, Huntington Beach Girls 9-10 Abegail Arevalo, Phillipines Boys 7-8 Ahmed Ali, San Diego Girls 7-8 Keeratriya Foocharoen Boys 6 and Under Brett Sodetz, Henderson, NV
67-70: 137 69-77: 146 63-69: 132 67-71: 138 66-67: 133 70-70: 140 66-71: 137 33-30: 63 34-32: 66 33-38: 71 58-61: 119 73-69: 142
75-68: 143 72-72: 144 72-70: 142 72-69: 141 69-68: 137 74-75: 149 68-73: 141 35-35: 70 36-34: 70 36-31: 67 55-59: 114 56-57: 113
71-68: 139 72-76: 148 69-70: 139 76-75: 151 74-71: 145 77-67: 144 71-68: 139 36-35: 71 36-36: 72 36-31: 67 55-58: 113 69-68: 137
71-74: 145 72-73: 145 68-73: 141 70-73: 143 73-70: 143 3-75: 148 72-69: 141 33-35: 68 33-37:70 36-33: 69 57-54: 111 68-67: 135
76-74: 150 70-75: 145 70-74: 144 71-73: 144 71-76: 147 73-73: 146 37-33: 70 35-36: 71 37-33: 70 116
68, 68, 69: 205 70, 74, 71: 215 68-67: 135 71-68: 139 67-67: 134 75-68: 143 71-67: 138 35-32: 67 34-34: 68 32-34: 66 53-55: 108 62-60: 122 35
Subscribe to the Magazine
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE FIRST ISSUE OF FUTURE CHAMPIONS GOLF MAGAZINE! CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE AND RECEIVE AN ISSUE MONTHLY IN YOUR INBOX.