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We are excited to announce that Toyota will be expanding their role with the Southern California PGA as the presenting partner for our entire Junior Golf program. Toyota has been a proud partner of the Toyota Tour Cup since 1998 and we are thrilled to extend this partnership, now touching all of our Junior Golf programs. We are confident that with their continued support our players will see enhanced value as members of our association.










Banquet of Champions

Junior Golf Director Kevin Smith discusses the highlights of 2018

The inaugural Lizette Salas Classic and the Foundation’s Practice with the Pros

Q&A with Curtis Cup recipients, Rose Zhang and Alexander Yang

A night dedicated to celebrating the past season’s accomplishments





Dream Big

College Commits

Golf Rules 2019

Five Paths to the TTC

Featured in this section an interview with Junior Tour alumni Haley Moore, and Road to College Golf mentor, Ted Gleason

Signed, sealed, & delivered—see which Junior Tour members are college bound this fall

Old rule: one-stroke penalty. New rule: No penalty. Get the lowdown on the recent rule changes like this one

Everything you need to know about qualifying for the Toyota Tour Cup




MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR ranked player in Golfstat currently with three wins this past fall. He is also ranked No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Matthew also had an incredible freshman year at Oklahoma State as he made the clinching putt to help his team win the NCAA National Championship. He also earned First Team All-American honors and earned the Phil Mickelson Award as the nation’s outstanding freshman.

ROSE ZHANG (LEFT) AT THE 2018 ANA INSPIRATION The 2018 season was a huge success for the SCPGA Junior Tour, our members, and our alumni. Not only did the Tour reach an all-time high in membership and total rounds played, but our members and alumni had some terrific success on the course as well. I would like to take a brief moment to highlight some of the major accomplishments of these talented individuals. First, former SCPGA Junior Tour Player of the Year, Norman Xiong won the Jack Nicklaus Award, which is given to the best collegiate player in the country. Upon receiving that award, he turned professional at the end of his sophomore year in college at the University of Oregon. Norman has made a few starts on the PGA TOUR and is currently competing on the Web. com Tour. We also had current member, Rose Zhang, win three AJGA Invitational events this past year. One of those wins came at the ANA Junior Inspiration which earned her a spot in the LPGA’s ANA Inspiration. She proceeded to make the cut in her first ever 4

LPGA Major Championship. That is quite an accomplishment for someone who was only 14 years old at the time. Rose has also skyrocketed up the national ranks to No. 2 in the Junior Golf Scoreboard and AJGA’s Rolex rankings. Lilia Vu, an alumni of the SCPGA Jr. Tour, finished her senior year at UCLA with some incredible results. Lilia was named the PING WGCA Player of the Year and the Pac-12 Conference Golfer of the Year. She also earned WGCA and Golfweek First Team All-American honors and All-Pac-12 First Team accolades. Lilia finished her season with a scoring average of 70.37, the lowest full-season scoring average in UCLA history. She also helped lead Team USA to victories at the Curtis Cup and Palmer Cup this past summer. Lilia is now competing full-time on the LPGA TOUR. A former standout on the SCPGA Junior Tour and two-time winner of the Toyota Tour Cup Championship, Matthew Wolff, is currently in his second year at Oklahoma State University. Matthew is the No. 1


Collin Morikawa, currently in his senior year at Cal, is the No. 2 ranked Amateur in the world and a former member of the SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup. Collin has had an extremely successful career at Cal, owning an overall scoring average of 69.8 during his first 3 1/2 years. Collin also set the all-time NCAA scoring average record in his junior season with an average of 68.68, besting the previous mark set by Bill Haas in 2003-2004. He also earned NCAA First Team All American honors in his sophomore and junior seasons at Cal and is well on his way to hopefully earning a third straight honor his senior season. Collin currently has a scoring average of 67.5 at the halfway mark of his senior year. We look forward to seeing him continue this hot streak through the spring and hopefully break his own NCAA record. As you can see, many notable players have come through the SCPGA Junior Tour over the years. I wish we had the time to mention them all and share their incredible stories with everyone. However, we are excited to see these young individuals continue playing golf at the highest level and representing the Southern California region in such an honorable fashion.


4TH ANNUAL CHALLENGE CUP POPPY HILLS GOLF COURSE 1ST Place | Jan. 3 & 4, 2018 Johnny Walker, Sebastian Vallejo, Caden Fioroni, Ian Maspat, Clay Seeber, Guy Clauss, Lincoln Melcher, Joseph Chun, Jasmine Lew, Jasmine Koo, Kamille Dimayuga, Sherilyn Villanueva Partner: PUMA

GIRLS’ JUNIOR AMERICA’S CUP HIWAN GOLF CLUB 2ND Place | July 23 - 28, 2018 Serena Sepersky, Alexa Melton, Angelina Kim, Lauren Gomez Parner: PING & PUMA



RED HILL COUNTRY CLUB 1ST Place | June 28 & 29, 2018 Jasmine Lew, Caroline Canales, Angelica Kusnowo, Ashley Kim, Kamille Dimayuga, Kaitlyn You Partner: PUMA

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS RESORT 5TH Place | July 23 - 26, 2018 Taehoon Song, Tommy Stephenson, Alrik Pan, Tyler Schafer Partner: PING & TRAVISMATHEW

CAL STATE BOYS NORTH/SOUTH CUP MATCHES RUBY HILLS GOLF CLUB 1ST Place | July 29, 2018 Kevin An, You Seong Choi, Peter DiBernardo, Adrian Edralin, Guy Clauss, Andres Navarro, Trevor McNary, Vito DiBernardo, Griffin Pace, Patrick Hong Partner: TRAVISMATHEW




SINGING HILLS GOLF RESORT AT SYUCAN - OAK GLEN COURSE T-4TH Place | Aug. 8 - 9, 2018 Jadan Gonzales, Vanessa Wang, Nodoka Honda,Sherilyn Villanueva Partner: PING & PUMA

RIVERSIDE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 2ND Place | Aug. 11 - 12, 2018 Mason Greene, Harrison Kingsley, James Morris, Griffin Pace Partner: PING & TRAVISMATHEW

This season, the SCPGA Junior Tour will be hosting a couple new events on the tournament calendar. For the first time, we will be hosting an International Championship on July 9-10 at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont. With an expected 30-40 international players coming from other parts of the globe, we felt it would be a great opportunity to allow our members the chance to compete against many talented young junior golfers from around the world. This event will be open to all Players Tour and Toyota Tour Cup members. Age divisions will be constructed in the following manner; Boys and Girls (9-11), Boys and Girls (12-14), and Boys and Girls (15-18). We are excited for this opportunity to host an event of this magnitude in conjunction with Oak Valley Golf Club. The Junior Tour will also be hosting, for the first time in 18 years, the Girls Junior America’s Cup. This event was established in 1978 as a team event for the junior associations in the Western U.S. along with Canada and Mexico. This year’s championship will take place on July 30 – August 1 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta. Bear Creek will most certainly prove to be a challenging test for these talented female golfers as the course requires players to be in total control of all facets of their game. As hosts of the 2019 Girls Junior America’s Cup, the SCPGA Junior Tour is thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase one of the best golf courses in the region and hopefully put together a team that is strong enough to take home the coveted title. SCPGAJRTOUR.COM




In its inaugural year, the Lizette Salas Classic, named after the Southern Californian who broke out on the LPGA TOUR, produced Connor Williams of Escondido and Ashley Yun of West Covina as Champions. In partnership with the SCPGA and the Toyota Tour Cup, the Lizette Salas Classic brought together the

best of the Toyota Tour Cup players for an eventful two-day competition at Temecula Creek Inn with a special surprise for Sunday’s participants. After Williams’ first round of 69, he headed into day two at the head of the pack followed closely by Brian Xu (71), Benjamin Hong and Yuefeng Ma (each with 72’s). In the end, it was Williams and Surapat Chokprajakchat

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who faced a playoff for the title. Williams edged Chokprajakchat with a par putt. For the girls, round one led to early leaders, Serena Sepersky, Ashley Yun and Angela Liu as the three to watch. Going into Sunday’s competition, Yun remained consistent and strong, pushing her way through to the top at the turn. Yun ended the day at one-under to capture the title. Lizette Salas surprised the players on Sunday, coming out to show her support and cheer the players on. A special thanks to Temecula Creek Inn Tournament Sales Director, Jay Navarro, PGA and Coordinator Steve Saunders, PGA for their tremendous support of our event. Thank you to Toyota and Cobra Puma golf for their partnership and support!





“Toyota Tour Cup had a huge impact on my career, not just as a junior, but as a professional, so when asked to be a part of this event, I didn’t hesitate.” - Lizette Salas 6




I was very fortunate to have my name selected as the Toyota Tour Cup (TTC) representative to play a practice round with Michael Block, PGA. Michael is the Head Golf Professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, and has participated in the Desert Classic several times. My entry into the Foundation drawing was a Christmas gift from my parents. When I received the e-mail telling me that my name was chosen, I was surprised and excited. As the time for our round got closer, I began to understand just how terrific this experience was going to be! Our family drove to the desert on Monday afternoon so I could be rested Tuesday morning. The morning of our round, the staff from SCPGA Junior Tour and Foundation met us at our hotel.



There, I received the many gifts to get me started for this awesome day. I was dressed head to toe with Nike apparel which was great looking and so comfortable. I was given a Sun Mountain bag with the SCPGA Junior Tour logo. It is sharp! My caddie, Travis Cutler, (Senior Manager, Junior Golf) used the Precision Pro range finder throughout the round and offered me spot-on yardage. I used the Taylor Made TP5x balls. Michael uses these and they do perform – trust me. I was supported by the terrific staff from the SCPGA Junior Tour and Foundation. What an awesome gallery! Michael and I had the largest gallery of any one on the course! When we made a good shot, we heard about it! From what I’ve seen, the photos and videos show that Bryce Seiver (Communications Administrator) was always in great position to capture the moment. So cool. Check them out on SCPGA social media accounts. My caddie, Travis, was spot-on throughout the round. Knowledgeable, supportive and always there with me. In addition, Matt Gilson, Director of the Foundation and Amberlynn Dorsey from the Junior Tour Staff were on board to ensure a magnificent experience! So perfect! Throughout our round I learned so much! I received coaching from Michael as to where to hit my tee ball and where to hit the green. What I really found interesting, was the interaction between Michael and his caddie, Al Geiberger Jr. The two are simpatico. It must be that way to ensure the best performance. I felt that relationship with Travis during our round. Caddies are integral to the Pro’s performance! Now, playing the Stadium Course from the tips was a challenge. From the tee, we had options. Not many because there is danger on either side of, not only the fairways, but greenside, as well. Each shot required focus. But this is why we play this great game! My understanding and appreciation of what these pros face week in and week out has grown immensely. Truly, “These guys are good.” BANNISTER RECEIVED: NIKE SWAG BAG, RANGE FINDER FROM PRECISION PRO, SUN MOUNTAIN GOLD BAG, AND A DOZEN TITELIST PRO V’S

I hope that what I have shared has inspired my fellow TTC players. Please grab an entry to the 2019 Foundation drawing. Your contribution is for Junior Golfers, and, who knows, you may have an experience of a lifetime as I had! See you on the course!







Since 1965 the player receiving the most votes from the All Southern California Junior Teams ballot becomes the Curtis Cup Player of the Year. The Curtis Cup Award is given to the top boy and girl junior golfer within Southern California, taking into account all the tournaments they have played in the previous year and score them based on their finish within those events.






The young LPGA prodigy has had her name on many leaderboards, including the prestigious Junior PGA Championship, the AJGA, the LPGA ANA Inspiration, and this year, her name will be showcased at the Inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur, taking place April 3-6, 2019. Rose Zhang quickly went from starting on the JDT in 2013, to rookie Toyota Tour Cup member in 2015, and finally, someone who made the cut in an LPGA Major as a 14-year-old in 2018. Rose is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American, ranked No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA rankings, and was part of the 2018 Wyndham Cup West Team.

Alexander Yang has been part of the SCPGA Junior Tour since 2011, when he started as a JDT member. The Carlsbad native quickly passed through the JDT after only a few months and immediately began making a name for himself on the Players Tour. In 2016, in his first attempt to qualify for the Toyota Tour Cup, he placed within the top 10% and went on to win the very next Toyota Tour Cup at Carlton Oaks, shooting 72-74. He won another in 2017 and then two more invitational events in 2018 with scores of 6-under-par and 7-under-par. Alex finished first at the AJGA Junior Yolo Fliers, tied for second at the PING Invitational, and

finished in third for both the Junior PGA Championship and the Circle K Junior Championship. The sophomore secured a seventh-place finish in the 2018 Rolex AJGA Ranking, landing him on the Rolex Junior All-American First Team.





ROSE ZHANG Q: You had three AJGA wins, including the ANA Junior Inspiration, which led to you making the cut at an LPGA Major. What clicked for you this year? A: Overall, I just had an extremely solid year and everything was going well for me. It took a lot of hard work to get to this point and it was just amazing to have it pay off in 2018. I gained a lot of experience and learned many lessons that helped me become better in terms of golf and life.

Q: What does your tournament warm-up routine look like? A: I start off by stretching my body, getting my body more flexible, warmed up and then jump rope. After that, I would go to the range, go through a light warm-up, chip a few balls, and then putt until my tee time. Q: I know in January you told me you had a few colleges in mind. Have you gotten closer to making a decision? What is your criteria for finding the perfect fit? A: I have been talking to a few colleges and I have been getting closer to making a decision on where I want to go to as it is nearing the middle to end of my sophomore year in high school.


01 02 03 I was born in Arcadia, California behind a golf course. The hospital room I was born in was viewing the Santa Anita golf course.

I used to be extremely tomboyish. Climbing trees and doing daring things were my specialty.

First time I hit a golf ball was in my community park and I almost hit it onto the streets where cars were parked.


Youtube is where I spend most of my entertainment time when I take a small break from golf and homework. 10


I am left handed when I write and eat. However, I play golf as a righty.


My criteria is pretty simple; I want to make sure that I get along with the college coach, get along with the team, and just be able to learn and have fun with the other students on campus. Q: You get to take home the 2018 Curtis Cup, with the impressive list of previous winners such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lizette Salas, Rickie Fowler, and Alison Lee. What does that mean to you as a junior golfer? A: As a junior golfer, I am absolutely honored to be able to have the 2018 Curtis Cup. Along the list of amazing professional golfers, it’s just amazing to be a part of it and know that I am on the right path to where I want to be in the future. Q: What would your advice be to the aspiring JDT and Players Tour members looking to make it onto the Toyota Tour Cup? A: I would just recommend to work hard and play efficiently as well as staying patient and true to yourself. I have made it through JDT then Players Tour and it is very grueling and sometimes results do not come immediately. However, just doing the best you can and being the best self you can be is very important. I am still constantly learning as well as gaining experience and understanding to accept what is given to you is something that can be very useful in everyone’s future. Q: What are your go-to snacks while playing in an event and how do you prevent fatigue? A: My go-to snacks on the course, are just almonds and bananas. I don’t really like to eat full sandwiches when I am on the course so every once in a while, I would munch on some raw, unsalted almonds and eat a banana while making the turn.



Q: What does your tournament warm-up routine look like? A: I start with putting for 30 minutes before going to the range to hit balls for 30 minutes, then I chip and putt a few minutes before my tee time. Q: It’s that time in high school where you are starting to look at colleges. Do you have any in mind or have you committed anywhere yet? What is your criteria for finding the perfect fit? A: I have not made a commitment yet. My criteria for finding the perfect fit includes education, coach, practice facility, team atmosphere and ability to play golf year-round.


I love eating ice cream

I never play a golf tournament in shorts


Q: As a sophomore, you had four top 5 finishes in AJGA events to secure your spot on the AJGA First Team and you picked up two TTC wins. What clicked for you this year? A: I think my success was due to two things: 1) I had been growing so quickly in the last several years that my swing was constantly changing. This past year, my growth slowed meaningfully. This allowed me to work on my game without worrying whether my swing changed due to my growth. 2) I started working with my coach Jeff Smith in the fall of 2017 to make my swing more repeatable. It took six months of hard work to see the fruits of that change.


I hate all bugs



I have lived in 4 different countries: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States

I love watching movies but not TV shows

Q: You get to take home the 2018 Curtis Cup, with the impressive list of previous winners such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lizette Salas, Rickie Fowler, and Alison Lee. What does that mean to you as a junior golfer? A: It’s inspiring to be chosen to receive an award that has been given to such an impressive list of golfers. I have dreamt of playing on TOUR one day. I hope that my game continues to grow and improve to a level that would give me the opportunity to play alongside those players.


members looking to make it onto the Toyota Tour Cup? A: My advice is work hard, be humble and always try to improve. Q: What are your go-to snacks while playing in an event and how do you prevent fatigue? A: I drink a protein shake throughout the tournament round because it helps me to stay hydrated and keeps my hunger satisfied. I try to sleep as much as possible before each round to prevent fatigue.

Q: What would your advice be to the aspiring JDT and Players Tour






Each January, the SCPGA Junior Tour hosts the annual Banquet of Champions, a night dedicated to celebrating the past season’s accomplishments. Recognizing not only those players who have excelled on the course, but also the people and organizations who have supported the Junior Tour. In attendance were players and their families, in addition to representatives from Oak Valley Golf Club, the SCPGA Advisory Committee, Several Board Members, and special guest Lizette Salas (SCPGA Junior Tour Alumni/ LPGA TOUR). Be sure to keep reading to see the champions from the 2018 season!


The All Southern California Junior Team is selected by vote, out of a pool of outstanding junior golfers who reside in Southern California and who have attained success not only on the local level but on the state and national level as well this past year.


































Spring Girls 9-11 1st Alona Avery, 2nd Natrada Pongsasin, 3rd Lisa Herman Summer Girls 9-11 1st Natrada Pongsasin, 2nd Kaili Xiao, 3rd Alona Avery Fall Girls 9-11 1st Alice Ziyi Zhao, 2nd Bridget Chantharath, 3rd Alexis Faieta Spring Girls 12 - 14 1st Frances Kim, 2nd Estibaly Garcia, 3rd Kelly Xu Summer Girls 12 - 14 1st Kylee Choi, 2nd Elise Lee, 3rd Frances Kim Fall Girls 12 - 14 1st Kexin Guan, 2nd Milan Nguyen, 3rd Kylee Choi Spring Girls 15 - 18 1st Tiffany Park, 2nd Heejo Hyun, 3rd Christymae Saban Summer Girls 15 - 18 1st Aimee Uchida, 2nd Diana Delgado, 3rd Alexis Kim

Spring Boys 9-11 1st Grant Gradis, 2nd Eli Geddy, 3rd Baron Nguyen Summer Boys 9-11 1st Baron Nguyen, 2nd Hill Wang, T3 Caleb Kim, T3 Zhengtan Jin Fall Boys 9-11 1st Baron Nguyen, 2nd Asher Shepherd, 3rd Caleb Kim Spring Boys 12 - 14 1st Francis Bautista, 2nd Shante Zhou, 3rd Stephen Chung Summer Boys 12 - 14 1st Daniel Heo, 2nd Andrew Wang, 3rd Ian Jin Fall Boys 12 - 14 1st Calder Overfelt, 2nd Dafei Chen, 3rd Peter Hu Spring Boys 15 - 18 1st Sion Yu, 2nd Justin Zandi, 3rd Chandler Trivell Summer Boys 15 - 18 1st Steven Li, 2nd Ashton Lee, 3rd Oscar Wen

Fall Girls 15 - 18 1st Diana Delgado, 2nd Daeun Hyun, 3rd Nichole Zhang

Fall Boys 15 - 18 1st Brandon Yoon, 2nd Eliot Yoo, 3rd Aidan Weinrot















Q&A WITH HALEY MOORE “Regardless of what happened previously, it can be made up and recovered on the next hole.”

Moore at the 2018 Women’s California State Open

Q: How important was the SCPGA Junior Tour and the Toyota Tour Cup in preparing you for your collegiate career and amateur events? A: Playing in the SCPGA Junior Tour and Toyota Tour Cup events helped me prepare for playing collegiate golf. All of the tournaments had the best field of girls all with a similar goal to play division one college golf. We also played the best venues with regards to the golf courses, which also helped in the preparation for college golf. We see many different styles of courses with different types of grasses and green speeds; having played on the different types of courses that Toyota Tour Cup offered made it easier to adapt when playing the college tournaments. Q: You recently received your invitation to the Inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur. What was going on in your head when you opened it? A: Opening the invite to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur felt truly special as the invitation is similar to the Masters invitation that the professionals receive. Being able to


play at Augusta with the top 70 girls in the world is an honor that I never imagined I would have. Not many women are allowed to play at Augusta, so having the Augusta committee start this tournament to help grow women’s golf is something I will always be thankful for. I am looking forward to playing it in a couple of months and it is an experience that I will treasure forever.

at the University of Arizona. Was that a difficult transition for you? A: At first, the transition was difficult as I was living on my own, in a dorm, while also having to figure out how to manage my time between golf practice, workouts, class, and other activities. It took about a month and once I had played in the first tournament, I had a routine in place that I still follow today.

Q: How will you prepare for it and what is your mindset for that week? A: Preparing for this tournament will be the same as others. All tournaments have the best ranked girls out there so not many mistakes can happen. My mindset for this tournament is to have fun and enjoy the experience. The calmer I am, the fewer mistakes I will make. I plan on listening to my assigned caddie and learning as much as I can about the course during the practice rounds. Of course, winning the inaugural tournament would be the icing on the cake as my amateur career is winding down.

Q: How were your nerves when you were standing over the putt that would win your team the National Championship? A: I was pretty nervous because at this point I knew that the National Championship was on the line. Coach Derek Radley had been walking with me and we were talking about everything except golf. He wanted to keep my mind off of what was at stake. I took some deep breaths before I lined up the putt and I made sure I kept the same putting routine. Fortunately, once I made the stroke, I knew it was going in and then the tears of joy started as I saw my team running onto the green to celebrate.

Q: You graduated from high school early to begin your collegiate career


family. The players on your team will be your life-long friends and you will make so many memories with them. Traveling to new places is also super fun.

Moore posing for a photo with her NCAA National Champion trophy.

Q: Has the team dynamic changed going into 2019 as the defending champions? A: We have most of the same team members back this year, so the team dynamic is still really strong. It’s been really fun to be recognized at football and basketball games as the National Champion and that keeps us strong and hungry to repeat. We won the PAC 12 preview tournament in Hawaii to end our fall season and that win really gives us a lot of confidence going into our spring season. Q: Do you have any advice for our SCPGA Junior Tour Members looking to play at the higher level? A: Always work hard and give your best effort. The hard work will pay off and when you get to college, it should be the best four to five years of your life. It is not easy. You have to work hard and know how to manage your time and prioritize, but there are so many great experiences that you will encounter. Being on a team is exciting because you not only build new friendships that will last forever, but you have a second

Q: What are your goals for your final season at Arizona and what are your plans afterwards? A: The team goal is easy: defend our title. Also, coming off a win in the fall, it would be nice to win a few of the team events we have in the spring. Individually, I would like to defend my title at the El Tigre tournament in Mexico and finish in the top 10 in the remaining spring tournaments. I plan to graduate in May with a degree in Sport and Society. After my college golf career is finished, I plan on turning professional, playing some mini-tour events to prepare me for Q-school, and hopefully advance to the LPGA TOUR. Q: What does a junior golfer need to do to prepare for college golf? A: Try to play in tournaments where college coaches recruit. These tournaments are where you may get your first exposure to the colleges that have aid available. You also want to make sure that you are doing well in school. You miss quite a bit of class and so you need to be disciplined and know how to manage time so that you can complete your assignments away from school. When you start looking at colleges, do your research and learn about the school, the players, coaches, and golf program. Always have an open mind because the school you initially might think is the one for you, may turn out not to be the one. As you take your visits, make sure you ask questions of the coaches and players. This will help you develop relationships. After taking your visits, you will know what school is right for you. The decision ultimately needs to come from you, not a parent or friend. You are the

one who will be there for the next four to five years, and you want it to be the best 4-5 years of your life. Q: How do you break away from the pressure and the emotions during important matches? A: Each person has their own way of dealing with pressure and emotions. What helped me during the National Championship was having my assistant coach walking with me during the last nine holes of the tournament. He tried to keep my mind off of golf and during the National Championship we were actually talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers and if LeBron James would stay or leave for LA. It had nothing to do with golf, but it kept my mind off of knowing the Championship was going to be decided by my match. Even though he is no longer at the University of Arizona, I use his advice when I feel anxious and I immediately start working on my breathing and try to focus on something other than golf. I also tell myself that regardless of what happened previously, it can be made up and recovered on the next hole.

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As a parent of a junior golfer, you are tasked with many responsibilities and wear many hats in supporting your child’s passion for the game. This includes, but is not limited to, tournament scheduling, shuttling them to and from various golf courses, lessons and fitness trainings. Additionally, many of you are supporting your junior golfer’s dream of playing college golf. Navigating that process requires, among many things, keeping up with the latest NCAA rules. This past spring, the NCAA implemented new recruiting rules with the intent to allow prospective student-athletes more time to navigate their options


and to limit the number of recruits getting verbal offers as eighth graders and high school freshman and sophomores. The main focus on the new rules, as it pertains to prospective student-athletes, relates to official and unofficial visits, as well as athletic camps. As a refresher, official visits are paid for (in whole or in part) by an institution and cannot exceed 48 hours in length. Expenses covered can include transportation to and from the university, lodging, meals, and three admissions to a home athletic contest, as well as reasonable entertainment.


A prospect is allowed to take a maximum of five official visits, with no more than one permitted to any single university. In contrast, unofficial visits are paid for entirely by the prospect/prospect’s family, and there is no limit to how may visits they can take to an institution. During these visits, a prospect can meet with the team, tour athletic facilities, and meet with the coaches and athletic department staff members. The only expense a prospect may receive during an unofficial visit to a Division I university is three complimentary admissions to a home athletic contest.

UPDATED NCAA RECRUITING RULES: Official visits can now begin September 1 of a prospect’s junior year of high school instead of the previously designated first day of classes of a prospect’s senior year. The prospects are still limited to a maximum of five official visits.

Unofficial visits are not allowed until September 1 of a prospect’s junior year of high school, whereas in the past, they were allowed at any time (except during a dead period) and regardless of graduation year.

Prospective recruits and college coaches are not allowed to have any recruiting conversations during camps prior to September 1 of the prospect’s junior year in high school. Previously, a coach could discuss his interest in a recruit and even make verbal offers at camps to prospects who had yet to enter their junior year of high school.

Prior to the newly adopted rules, it was commonplace for freshman and sophomores in high school (eighth graders in some cases) to have unofficial visits to campuses and meet with coaches and current players on the team. Now, the only opportunity for prospects who haven’t yet started their junior year to meet with coaches is by attending a camp of those respective coaches. However, recruiting conversations are not allowed to take place during these camps if the prospect has yet to begin his junior year in high school. Additionally, it’s important to remember that all prospects who have yet to begin their junior year are still allowed to initiate calls and written correspondence to college coaches. However, Division I coaches cannot reply, with the exception of an athletic questionnaire, prior to September 1 of the prospect’s junior year. Also, if you have not yet started your junior year in high school, you’re still able to visit a campus but are simply not allowed to meet with the coach or anyone in the athletic department during the visit. You could, however, take a campus tour like any interested student or meet with anyone in the admissions office. Remember, college coaches are still able to contact your high school coach, swing instructor, head pro at your golf course, or the like prior to your junior year in high school. Understanding the updated NCAA recruiting rules will enable you to continue to be proactive in your search for a best-fit university and properly navigate the recruiting process. Finally, please refer to the 2018-19 Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete to read further about the NCAA Recruiting rules, key terms and timelines for Division I, II and III as well as the NCAA initial-eligibility process.

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CONGRATS COLLEGE BOUND MEMBERS! Help us follow your journey through collegiate golf by using the hashtag #SCPGAJRTOURALUMNI or tagging us @SCPGAJRTOUR Aidan Tran - Georgia Tech Angelica Kusnowo - St. Johns Annabelle Mascot - Washington University Caden Fioroni - Pepperdine Cathy Tong - UC Irvine Isaac Rodea - Cal State Long Beach Jackson Moss - San Diego State Jeffrey Noh - University of Nebraska, Lincoln Jetty Sivongsay - Cal State San Bernardino Krando Nishiba - USC Lara Yeung - University of Hartford Libby Fleming - San Diego State Luke Potter - Arizona State Ryan Smith - UNC Ryder Henares - LMU Sebastian Vallejo - Cal State Long Beach Shane Ffrench - USC Taehoon Song - University of Washington Toni Sottile - San Francisco Yuki Moriyama - Oregon Alexa Melton - Pepperdine Alrik Pan - University of San Diego Andrew Ricci - UC Santa Barbara Austin Liu - Cal Poly SLO Azumi Arai - Seattle Briana Chacon - Oregon Dylan Menante - Pepperdine

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201 8 HOLE IN ONE CLUB JDT OWEN DEMOSS WHEN: May 5, 2018 WHERE: Glen Oaks Golf Course ERIC CHAVEZ WHEN: June 23, 2018 WHERE: Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center CHARLIE KOHOUT WHEN: November 4, 2018 WHERE: Arcadia Golf Course

PLAYERS TOUR BARON NGUYEN WHEN: March 17, 2018 WHERE: Fullerton Golf Course ALVARO FONSECA WHEN: March 18, 2018 WHERE: Hansen Dam Golf Course XUANPING ZHAO WHEN: March 31, 2018 WHERE: Upland Hills Country Club


SAANVI KOTTE WHEN: July 3, 2018 WHERE: Industry Hills Golf Club YUKI BANNAI WHEN: July 16, 2018 WHERE: Victoria Club Golf Course JUNG KIM WHEN: September 16, 2018 WHERE: Shandin Hills Golf Club

ZANE GOVINDRAJ WHEN: December 1, 2018 WHERE: Westdrift Golf Course

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NOAH MIRZA WHEN: June 3, 2018 WHERE: Recreation Park 18 Golf Course

EVAN COLBORN WHEN: September 29, 2018 WHERE: Balboa Golf Course JONAH CAMARILLO WHEN: September 19, 2018 WHERE: Casta Del Sol Golf Course LUKE SHEPHERD WHEN: October 6, 2018 WHERE: Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis Club CHLOE CHENG WHEN: December 2, 2018 WHERE: Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon

TOYOTA TOUR CUP JASMINE LEW WHEN: February 10, 2018 WHERE: Olivas Links YOU SEONG CHOI WHEN: March 10, 2018 WHERE: Redhawk Golf Club JADAN GONZALEZ WHEN: March 10, 2018 WHERE: Redhawk Golf Club WANJIA (EMMA) HAN WHEN: March 11, 2018 WHERE: Redhawk Golf Club OLIVIA CANALES WHEN: May 6, 2018 WHERE: Los Serranos North KAITLYN YOU WHEN: July 30, 2018 WHERE: Industry Hills Golf ClubEisenhower GREYSON LEACH WHEN: October 28, 2018 WHERE: Ojai Valley Inn

The JDT is growing in popularity and it is our hope to include and help coach these young players to be part of the next generation of great players on the SCPGA Junior Tour. There are lots of playing opportunities offered this season and we encourage you to be a part of the fun. For more information or to join please go to our website at scpgajrtour.com/join-now

a little monster

IN ALL OF US Poem by Josh Alpert, PGA, of Good Swings Happen and the kids from his Summer Camps Once there was a Megalodon, a golfer she wanted to be Her lifelong goal was a “hole in 1” for each and all to see She headed to Scotland - the home of golf - to play the best golf courses in all the land - she invited her friend from Loch Ness Ball teed high, Glove snugly fit tight She strengthened her left hand grip to avoid hitting it out to the right But just then, there was a bit of a bluster, A cold wind swirling, rain fell from the sky and even a distant thunder (sound of a deep breath) breath=calm, focus on task She closed her eyes, visualizing success, aware just how big was the ask “This next swing will be my best,” just stay fluid and soft “I shall strike it clean,” to maximize spin and loft Practice swing one (whoosh) and then practice swing two A bit of a waggle, smooth balanced swing (knock) and that little ball flew High into the sky, it flew true and it flew straight Loch Ness yelled “Get in the Hole” can you even imagine how great… The ball landed softly, spun a bit to the left As it neared the hole it became clear that her touch truly was deft Hearts skipped a beat, all of Scotland heard the grandest of yells (hwaaa) “2 Arnold Palmer’s please” smiled Meglodon, A story for the ages, golf folks and golf creatures will tell

This golf poem was created during a late morning session at Josh Alpert’s Summer Camp that he has been running for about 12 years at the Lakes at El Segundo. The Summer Camp covers everything from of the basic fundamentals of golf (full swing, short game and putting) as well as spending time on the golf course and a “Creative Station.” During this half hour creative session, Alpert plans activities which expand the kids imaginations. Alpert spent this particular afternoon with an “all girls group” named the Purple Meglaoons. Alpert turned the session to the girls asking questions and the groups imagination ran wild. The illustration then followed with the help from Lexi, a golfer at Sonoma State, who worked with the group to create an illustration they all thought represented the story. If you would like to learn more about Summer Camps, contact Josh Alpert at josh@goodswingshappen.com




Q: What got you into golf and how old

able to recite the rules and decisions

were you when you first started?

by heart, later becoming an official for

A: My husband, Gary, purchased a set

the LPGA. I first started to do rules

of golf lessons for my 40th birthday

when serving as the Rules Director

after I expressed an interest in the

for WSCGA in 2001. I find the rewards

game. We had joined Wood Ranch Golf

of being a rules official are many. I

Club the previous year (1984). I fell in

get to be part of the development of

love with the game and all the social

our future golf stars and I see a lot of

and competitive aspects it offered. My

REALLY good golf!

instructor, Bobby Heath, was able to convert my bowling skills into a decent

Q: Your husband, Gary, is also on our

golf swing! I played on our Team, was

Rules Committee. Who’s better with

Club Champion five times, Senior Club

the rules and who’s the better golfer?

Champ twice, shot a low round of 75,

A: Gary and I are on the same level

and have had 4 holes-in-one.

regarding our knowledge of the rules. As for golf, my handicap is lower

Q: Favorite golf course played?

than his, and I hate having to give

A: Gary and I have been fortunate

him strokes!

enough to play Pebble Beach several times and it is my favorite course.

Q: New rules: what’s your favorite new change and your least favorite?

Q: Favorite golf course you have ever

A: My favorite new change in the rules

been to?

is putting with the flag in the hole. Most

A: We had the privilege of attending

practice greens have small flags, so

The Masters at Augusta National. It is

the look and feel transitions easily to

the finest course in America and TV

the course. I already can see that this

does not do it justice!

speeds up play! I do not like being able to fix almost everything on your line

Q: Your favorite golf memory?

of putt. It can slow the pace for those

A: My favorite memory was at Harbor

who often leave themselves 30- to 40-

Town in Hilton Head Island, S.C. My new

foot putts.

shoes were killing me so I took them off on the 14th tee. I shot one-under-par for the last five holes in my bare feet!

Q: What is one thing you would like to tell all of the junior golfers that play in

Q: How long have you been doing the

our events?

rules of golf and what got you into

A: I would like to tell all our players

it? What’s your greatest experience

to keep playing golf, no matter where

gained from doing rules?

life takes them. For me, it was a life-

A: My first introduction to the rules of

changing experience when I took up

golf came from Angus MacKenzie, a

the game.

fellow member at Wood Ranch. He was

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2-thumbs up for #ToyotaTourCup tournament day! Tag someone you recognize in these pics


Alexa Melton sets the lowest 18-hole score in the 43-year history at the @juniorpgachamp with an opening round 63!! Currently sitting two strokes up on the field at (-9)

Congratulations to former Toyota Tour Cup Player of the Year, Haley Moore, as she helped Arizona capture the NCAA Women’s National Championship!



SCPGA Junior Tour Alumni Han Seop Lee wins the 2018 Inland Empire Amateur Championship by four shots! Past champions of this tournament include Brendan Steele, Aaron Wise & David Gazzolo.


Clay Seeber & Karen Tsuru have claimed the 2018 Toyota Tour Cup Championship title!

Junior Tour alum Alyaa Abdulghany helped lead USC to victory over Stanford to win the 2018 East Lake Cup.

Pace of Play

BY BRENT JOHNSTON, JUNIOR GOLF MANAGER Pace of play. At the perfect course, every round would be completed in under four hours, but unfortunately that isn’t always realistic in a tournament setting. From the highest level of professional golf, to our 5-7 year old JDT players, pace of play issues are inevitable. Many think that the difficulty or length of a golf course is the main factor contributing to long rounds. The only variable affecting pace of play is how busy the course is. Picture a foursome of golfers as a car on the freeway. Too many cars on the freeway? There is no where for the cars to go but to wait for the cars (foursomes) ahead. One proven way to shorten pace of play is longer

tee time intervals. The LPGA went from 10- to 11- minute intervals in 2014 and shortened their rounds by 14 minutes on average. We are in many cases sending out 20 or more foursomes in a row at numerous tournaments. That is a recipe for a crowded freeway. Longer intervals are a hard sell to many golf facilities as they see time as money. We nonetheless are working hard at the SCPGA to allow our tournaments at least a 9 minute tee time interval whenever possible, and we have seen that these increased intervals have had a positive outcome in regards to pace of play.

regarding pace of play, and the new policy states that players are no longer afforded a warning before being put on the clock. If a group is behind their pace of play, which is noted on every scorecard, and are not in position with the group in front of them they will be placed “on the clock” and remain on the clock until their round is complete. As we do our best to work with courses to enhance our players experience in regards to pace of play, there are many numbers of things players themselves can do to always be ready to play their shot when it is their turn and to keep up the pace.

This past off-season the SCPGA Junior Tour updated a policy

Plan your shot before you get to your ball Once you are off the tee, think ahead. Determine your yardage and make your club selection before it is your turn to play. Very often, you can do this while others are playing, without disruption. Notice things like wind and slope while you are walking to your ball, toss some grass in the air before it is your turn. If you take your glove off between shots, have it back on before it is your turn to play. Even a small step like this saves time. Move ahead to your ball Players must move as far up the fairway toward their ball as safety allows, all the way to their ball if possible. If a fellow competitor happens to be farther from the hole than you, you are not obligated to stand behind them or to wait for them to complete their routine and shot before you start moving ahead. Be helpful to others in your group Follow the flight of all tee shots, not just your own. Once in the fairway, help others look for their ball if you already know the location of yours. Volunteer to fill in a divot or rake a bunker for another player if needed. Be ready to attend the flagstick for others.





Ball at Rest Moved

As almost all golfers know, the USGA and the R&A have made dramatic changes to the rules of golf that went into effect on January 1, 2019. All of these rules will apply to the SCPGA with the exception of the very few that the USGA and R&A have deemed to be at the discretion of the Committee. A very brief description of the old rule and the new rule follows. This is by no means a complete list of all rules changes, but a few of the more common rules that a player will apply perhaps many times during a single round.

IF A PLAYER ACCIDENTALLY MOVES THEIR BALL DURING A SEARCH: Old rule: 1-stroke penalty. New rule: No penalty. IF A PLAYER ACCIDENTALLY MOVES THEIR BALL OR BALL MARKER ON THE PUTTING GREEN Old rule: 1-stroke penalty. New rule: No penalty.

Taking Relief and Dropping Procedures DROPPING PROCEDURE You must drop the ball in the right way, which means all three of these things: *You must drop the ball (neither a caddie nor anyone else may do so). *You must drop the ball from a location at knee height so that the ball falls straight down, without spinning, rolling, throwing or using any other motion that will affect where your ball will come to rest. The ball must not touch any part of your body or equipment before it hits the ground. *You must drop the ball in the relief area, you may stand in or outside of the relief area while dropping. WHERE A BALL MUST BE DROPPED Old rule: Sometimes the drop is in a specified area, sometimes it is on or as near as possible to a spot or a line. New rule: Drop in a defined relief area. WHERE A DROPPED BALL MUST COME TO REST: Old rule: The ball must be re-dropped if it rolls to any of the nine specified areas (Rule 20-2c), such as rolling more than 2 club-lengths from where the dropped ball struck the ground. New rule: The ball must come to rest in the relief area where it was dropped, or else the ball must be redropped. MEASURING THE SIZE OF THE RELIEF AREA WHERE A BALL MUST BE DROPPED AND PLAYED Old rule: Measured by using 1 or 2 club-lengths (with any length club the player chooses). New rule: The relief area is measured by a fixed distance of 20 inches or 80 inches from the reference point or the reference line; this can readily be measured by using markings on the shaft of a club.

Lost Ball TIME ALLOWED TO SEARCH FOR BALL Old rule: A ball is lost if not found in five minutes. New Rule: A ball is lost if not found in three minutes.

Areas of the Course PUTTING GREEN Old rule: A player may only repair ball-marks or old hole plugs on the putting green. New rule: A player may repair almost any damage (including spike marks and animal damage but not including natural imperfections) on the putting green including those in his/her line of putt. Old rule: Loss of hole/2-stroke penalty if the ball is played from the putting green and hits the unattended flagstick in hole. New rule: No penalty if a ball played from the putting green (or anywhere else) hits the unattended flagstick in hole. PENALTY AREAS: PLAYER MOVES LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS, TOUCHES THE GROUND WITH HAND OR CLUB OR GROUNDS THE CLUB Old rule: Loss of hole/2-stroke penalty (with exceptions). New rule: No penalty. It may be important to note that although the majority of rules remain the same, almost all the rules have been renumbered. One rule of note that has not changed is the old rule 3-3 remains the same but has been renumbered to rule 20.1c(3). This is the rule that allows for a player to play two balls when they are unsure as to how to correctly proceed under the rules. 28







THE CROSBY GOLF CLUB July 17, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONAL: Jason Brustad STAFF: Amberlynn Dorsey PLAYERS: Mariana Gandia-Mak, Quentin Hill

PAUMA VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB June 19, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONAL: Jeremy Clevenger STAFF: Tyler Miller PLAYERS: Christian Schrodt, Jett Legacion

TOP 10% OF THE FIELD PLUS TIES SPRING The exemption will last from May 28, 2019 - May 28, 2020. Players can register for Tour Cups that open on or before May 28, 2020. SUMMER The exemption will last for the rest of the current year and the following


ANNANDALE GOLF CLUB July 5, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONAL: Harry Linden Associate Professional STAFF: Eddie Rodarte, PGA PLAYERS: Lauren Cho, Na’kia Smith

OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB June 15, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONAL: Mark Wilson STAFF: Eddie Rodarte, PGA PLAYERS: Ben Goldman, Nicklaus Navarro


FALL The exemption will be for the following year


There are 19 local qualifiers throughout the year that grant the top (5) boys and (3) girls exemption into one specific Toyota Tour Cup event. Those qualifiers then have to place in the top 15 for boys and 10 for girls in that event to remain exempt in the Toyota Tour Cup for the remainder of the year.




SPRING The exemption will last from May 28, 2019 - May 28, 2020. Players can register for Tour Cups that open on or before May 28, 2020 SUMMER The exemption will last for the rest of the current year and the following FALL The exemption will be for the following year

SHERWOOD COUNTRY CLUB June 19, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONAL: Jeffrey Fowler STAFF: Kevin Smith PLAYERS: Patrick Hong, Raphael Villarama

ARROYO TRABUCO GOLF CLUB August 2, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONAL: Michael Block STAFF: Amberlynn Dorsey PLAYERS: Benjamin Sacks, Kailee Welch

SPRING The exemption will last from May 28, 2019 May 28, 2020. Players can register for Tour Cups that open on or before May 28, 2020. SUMMER The exemption will last for the rest of the current year and the following FALL The exemption will be for the folowing year


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VALENCIA COUNTRY CLUB August 1, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONALS: Thomas Chu, Hide Yoshinaga STAFF: Travis Cutler, Brent Johnston PLAYERS: Jetty Sivongsay, Andy Navarro, Gabriella Gonzalez, Elyse Kim

THE FARMS GOLF CLUB July 19, 2018 PGA PROFESSIONAL: Scott Heyn STAFF: Travis Cutler PLAYERS: Jonas Appel, Tyler Hsieh

The boy and girl champion from the SCPGA Junior Match Play Championship will earn their Toyota Tour Cup exemption for the remainder of the year and for the following year.


Questions? Contact the Junior Tour office at 951.845.4653 or contact Amberlynn Dorsey adorsey@pgahq.com and Travis Cutler, tcutler@pgahq.com




JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TOUR RESULTS: JDT Championship December 15th at Heartwell Golf Course BOYS 12 & OVER 1st Jacob Riegg | 2nd Noah Barrera | 3rd Banjamin Ta GIRLS 12 & OVER 1st Kiera Cheng | 2nd Rilee Crosby | 3rd Kaitlyn Garza BOYS 8-11 1st Ralph Duarte | 2nd Jaden Soong | 3rd Karlin Park GIRLS 8-11 1st Vivi Yen | 2nd Ella Igtanloc | 3rd Jialin Zhong BOYS 5-7 1st Chariith Chintam | 2nd Sam Ying | 3rd Hugo Nakamura GIRLS 5-7 1st Capri Chien | 2nd Layla Philips | 3rd Roxanna Philips

PLAYERS TOUR RESULTS: Rancho California 2-Day Feb 24th-25th at The Golf Club at Rancho California BOYS 12-19 1st Connor OBrien, 2019, Irvine | 71/68=139 2nd Adrian Chiu, 2019, San Marino | 70/73=143 3rd Eric Lee, 2023, Fullerton | 70/75=145 Girls 12-19 1st Ahyeon Yang, 2019, Winnetka | 69/71=140 2nd Megan Gormley, 2020, Palos Verdes | 75/78=153 3rd Estibaly Garcia, 2021, San Diego | 75/79=154 Menefee Lakes 2-Day March 24th-25th at Menifee Lakes Country Club BOYS 12-19 1st Connor O’Brien, 2019, Irvine | 69/72=141 T2nd Adam Co, La Quinta | 73/72=145 T2nd Adrian Chiu, 2019, San Marino | 71/74=145 GIRLS 12-19 1st Marina Gandia-Mak, 2020, San Clemente | 78/70=148 T2nd Tiffany Pak, 2020, Camarillo | 78/72=150 T2nd Kylie Chong, 2024, Torrance | 74/76=150 Arrowood 2-Day April 21st-22nd at Arrowood Golf Course BOYS 12-19 1st You Seong Choi, 2023, Hacienda Heights | 69/72=141 T2nd Andres Navarro, 2019, Montebello | 77/68=145 T2nd Timothy Jung, 2022, Corona | 74/71=145 GIRLS 12-14 1st Karen Tsuru, 2023, Carlsbad | 69/71=140 T2nd Yuree Huh, San Diego | 71/74=145 T2nd Ashley Yun, 2023, West Covina | 72/72=145 Spring Tournament of Champions May 19th-20th at Diamond Valley Golf Club BOYS 15-18 1st Trevor McNary, 2019, Whittier | 67/78=145 2nd Justin Zandi, 2021, Altadena | 75/71=146 T3rd Ardian Edralin, 2018, Walnut | 75/74=149 T3rd Chandler Trivell, 2021, Palos Verdes Estates | 74/75=149 BOYS 12-14 1st Francis Bautista, 2022, Tujunga | 70/81=151 2nd Calder Overfelt, 2022, Newport Beach | 75/78=153 T3rd Henry Yang, 2023, Chino | 75/79=154 T3 Chase Goetschel, 2022, Trabuco Canyon | 76/78=154 BOYS 9-11 1st Adriel Luis Abaoag, 2024, Burbank | 34/39=73 T2nd Logan Park, 2026, Walnut | 40/39=79 T2nd Grant Gradis, 2025, Long Beach | 38/41=79 T2nd Eli Geddy, 2024, Tustin | 39/40=79 GIRLS 15-18 1st Heejo Hyun, 2021, Irvine | 74/77=151 2nd Tiffany Pak, 2020, Camarillo | 75/78=153 3rd Diana Delgado, 2020, West Covina | 72/82=154


GIRLS 12-14 1st Francis Kim, 2023, Rolling Hills Estates | 69/78=147 2nd Chaemin Kim, 2022, Costa Mesa | 74/77=151 3rd Emily Lee, 2024, Torrance | 77/78=155 GIRLS 9-11 1st Alona Avery, 2024, Riverside | 34/36=70 2nd Natrads Pongsasin, 2025, Anaheim | 36/43=79 T3rd Elina Kuang, 2024, Murrieta | 39/42=81 T3rd Annabelle Chan, 2025, Walnut | 39/42=81 Golf Pride Player Tour 2-Day June 28th-29th at California Country Club BOYS 12-18 1st Patrick Hong, 2022, Los Angeles | 72/72=144 2nd Connor Williams, 2023, Escondido | 73/71=144 3rd Aidan Oliver, 2020, Hermosa Beach | 76/70=146 GIRLS 15-18 1st Alexis Kim, 2020, Irvine | 72/73=145 2nd Chaemin Kim, 2022, Costa Mesa | 72/75=147 3rd Joshlyn Ayala, 2022, Downey | 75/73=148 Golf Pride Players Tour 2-Day July 16th-17th at Victoria Club BOYS 12-19 1st Patrick Hong, 2022, Los Angeles | 72/72=144 T2nd Justin Lee, 2021, Hacienda Heights | 76/69=145 T2nd Ethan Posthumus, 2023, British Columbia | 73/72=145 GIRLS 15-18 1st Kylee Choi, 2024, South Pasadena | 73/74=147 2nd Elise Lee, 2024, Ladera Ranch | 79/72=151 3rd Gabriella Kano, 2022, Fullerton | 75/77=152 Golf Pride Players Tour 2-Day August 6th-7th at Morongo Golf Club at Tukewt Canyon BOYS 12-18 1st Brian Kang, 2020, Los Angeles | 68/70=138 2nd Timothy Jung, 2022, Corona | 71/75=146 T3rd Justin Lee, 2021, Hacienda Heights | 76/71=147 T3rd Adrian Chiu, 2019, San Marino | 75/72=147 GIRLS 9-11 1st Alexis Kim, 2020, Irvine | 71/70=141 2nd Kylee Choi, 2024, South Pasadena | 72/72=144 T3rd Frances Kim, 2023, Rolling Hills Estates | 73/73=146 T3rd Marina Gandia-Mak, 2020, San Clemente | 71/75=146 Summer Tournament of Chapions August 25th-26th at Oak Valley Golf Club BOYS 15-18 1st Quintin Hill, 2019, Monarch Beach | 71/73=144 T2nd Brian Kang , 2020, Los Angeles | 72/73=145 T2nd Evan Colborn, 2019, Camarillo | 71/74=145 BOYS 12-14 1st Daniel Heo, 2022, Cypress | 74/71=145 2nd Carson Adams, 2022, Mission Viejo | 73/73=146 T3rd Connor Williams, 2023, Escondido | 74/73=147 T3rd Ian Jin, 2023, South Pasadena | 72/75=147 BOYS 9-11 1st Adriel Luis Abaoag, Burbank | 35/36=71 T2nd Caleb Kim, 2025, Cerritos | 39/33=72 T2nd Logan Park, 2026, Walnut | 34/38=72 GIRLS 15-18 1st Aimee Uchida, 2020, Torrance | 71/77=148 2nd Khameryn Uti, 2019, Santa Ana | 74/77=151 3rd Julian Escobedo, 2021, Bakersfield | 74/75=149 GIRLS 12-14 1st Kelly Xu, 2022, Claremont | 70/72=142 2nd Kylee Choi, 2024, South Pasadena | 76/72=148 3rd Frances Kim, 2023, Rolling Hills Estates | 74/75=149 GIRLS 9-11 1st Alona Avery, 2024, Riverside | 36/36=72 2nd Kaili Xiao, 2027, Chino Hills | 38/36=74 3rd Michelle An, 2024, Riverside | 40/35=75


Players Tour Fall 2-Day September 22nd-23rd at The Golf Club at Rancho California BOYS 12-19 1st Eric Lee, 2023, Fullerton | 69/71=140 2nd Hogan Park, 2023, Walnut | 73/69=142 3rd Timothy Jung, 2022, Corona | 72/71=143 GIRLS 12-19 1st Irene Park, 2022, Rowland Heights | 76/71=147 2nd Kylee Choi, 2023, South Pasadena | 79/73=152 3rd Diana Delgado, 2020, West Covina | 81/71=153 Players Tour 2-Day at Soboda Springs Country Club November 3rd-4th at The Club at Seboba Springs BOYS 12-19 T1st Eric Lee, 2023, Fullerton | 73/67=141 T1st Elliot Yoo, 2020, Arcadia | 73/68=141 3rd Oscar Wen, 2021, Irvine | 74/70=144 GIRLS 12-19 1st Erin Johnson, 2021, Huntington Beach | 74/71=145 2nd Kylee Choi, 2023, South Pasadena | 71/75=146 3rd Diana Delgado, 2020, West Covina | 78/69=147 Players Tour 2-Day at Arrowood November 17th-18th at Arrowood Golf Course BOYS 12-18 1st GO Nakatsukasa, 2022, San Diego | 67/75=142 T2nd Yuki Bannai, 2020, San Juan Capistrano | 73/72=145 T2nd Christian Chun, 2019, Fullerton | 74/71=145 GIRLS 12-18 1st Anna Davis, 2024, Spring Valley | 74/73=147 2nd Liana Brown, 2021, Los Angeles | 73/75=148 Marina Gandia-Mak, 2020, San Celmente | 73/77=150 Fall Tournament of Champions December 1st-2nd at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon BOYS 15-18 1st Brandon Yoon, 2022, Rancho Palos Verdes | 78/75=153 T2nd Ryan Pham, 2020, Huntington Beach | 80/71=139 T2nd Jay Martinez, 2021, Encino | 75/78=153 BOYS 12-14 1st Nathan Tseng, 2022, Diamond Bar | 68/71=139 T2nd Bryant Hernandez, 2023, Downey | 70/78=148 T2nd Ian Jin, 2023, South Pasadena | 74/74=148 BOYS 9-11 1st Caleb Kim, 2025, Cerritos | 36/39=75 2nd He Zhu, 2026, Irvine | 39/37=76 3rd Zachary Luo, 2027, Walnut | 37/40=77 GIRLS 15-18 1st Diana Delgado, West Covina | 81/77=158 2nd Reagan Staab, 2020, Redondo Beach | 80/80=160 3rd Madison Murr, 2020, Los Alamitos | 76/86=162 GIRLS 12-14 1st Erica Lee, 2023, Arcadia | 73/73=146 T2nd Sidney Hsu, 2021, San Gabriel | 78/74=152 GIRLS 9-11 1st Alexis Faieta, 2025, Tujunga | 41/37=78 2nd Alice Ziyi Zhao, 2027, Irvine | 40/38=78 3rd Bridget Chantharath, 2025, Diamond Bar | 45/39=84

TOYOTA TOUR CUP RESULTS: Olivas Links Golf Course February 10th-11th GIRLS 1st Therese Warner, 2019, Washington | 67/69=136 2nd Charissa Shang, 2022, Calabasas | 70/71=141 3rd Nadia Susanto, 2018, Irvine | 72/73=145 BOYS 1st Luke Potter, 2022, Encinitas | 64/69=133 2nd Alrik Pan, 2019, West Covina | 69/72=141

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T3rd You Seong Choi, 2023, Hacienda Heights | 73/69=142 T3rd Johnny Walker, 2021, Riverside | 70/72=142 T3rd Kevin An, 2022, Riverside | 69/73=142 Invitational at Oak Valley Golf Club February 17th-18th GIRLS 1st Therese Warner, 2019, Washington | 73/72=145 2nd Kamille Dimayuga, 2021, Buena Park | 77/71=148 3rd Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 72/77=149 BOYS 1st Tommy Stephenson, 2018, Carlsbad | 77/68=145 T2nd Shane Ffrench, 2020, San Diego | 76/71=147 T2nd Taehoon Song, 2020, Buena Park | 75/72=147 Redhawk Golf Club March 10th-11th GIRLS 1st Jiarui (Joyce) Jin, 2021, Encinitas | 76/76=152 T2nd Karen Tsuru, 2023, Carlsbad | 77/75=152 T2nd Jadan Gonzalez, 2019, Glendora | 73/79=152 BOYS 1st Taehoon Song, 2020, Buena Park | 70/72=142 2nd Matthew Gunson, 2018, Irvine | 74/70=144 T3rd Ian Maspat, 2021, San Diego | 70/77=147 Industry Hills Golf Club March 17th-18th GIRLS 1st Catherine Rao, 2022, Camarillo | 72/71=143 2nd Jade Isra Siphomsay, 2018, Rancho Cucamonga | 73/71=145 3rd Kaitlyn You, 2021, Torrance | 72/73=145 BOYS 1st Tyler Schafer, 2018, Long Beach | 71/67=138 T2nd Andrew Hoekstra, 2020, Long Beach | 74/68=142 T2nd Alrik Pan, 2019, West Covina | 72/70=142 T2nd Cameron Xiao, 2020, Yorba Linda | 70/72=142 Cross Creek Golf Club March 24-25 GIRLS 1st Yukino yoshihara, 2019, Irvine | 74/76=150 2nd Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 77/77=154 3rd Dana Choi, 2019, Irvine | 83/73=156 BOYS 1st Bo Jin, 2020, Encinitas | 77/68=145 2nd Jack Dudeck, 2018, Stevenson Ranch | 71/75=146 3rd Harrison Kingsley, 2018, Murrieta | 75/72=147 River Ridge Golf Club April 14th-15th GIRLS 1st Caroline Canales, 2021, Calabasas | 69/70=139 2nd Sherilyn Villanueva, 2020, Anaheim | 73/69=142 3rd Angelina Kim, 2020, Los Angeles | 68/74=142 BOYS 1st Taehoon Song, 2020, Buena Park | 71/69=140 T2nd Alrik Pan, 2019, West Covina | 71/71=142 3rd Jake Marek, 2018, Westlake Village | 68/74=142 Invitational at Bear Creek Golf Club April 28th-29th GIRLS 1st Juarui (Joyce) Jin, 2021, Encinitas | 69/81=150 2nd Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 75/76=151 T3rd Ashley Kim, 2023, Victorville | 79/74=153 T3rd Theresa Warner, 2019, Washington | 75/78=153 BOYS 1st Alexander Yang, 2021, Carlsbad | 71/67=138 2nd Kento Yamawaki, 2019, Encinitas | 70/75=145 T2nd Joseph Chun, 2021, Irvine | 71/74=145 Los Serranos Country Club May 4th-5th GIRLS 1st Ashley Kim, 2023, Victorville | 72/71=143 2nd Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 70/75=145 T3rd Sherilyn Villanueva, 2020, Anaheim | 76/71=147 T3rd Ashley Yun, 2023, West Covina | 71/76=147 BOYS 1st Alrik Pan, 2019, West Covina | 66/71=137 2nd James Morris, 2019, Studio City | 67/71=138 3rd Haram Shin, 2020, Los Angeles | 69/74=143 The Golf Club at La Quinta May 19th-20th GIRLS 1st Catherine Park, 2022, Irvine | 74/74=148

2nd Nodoka Honda, 2019, Irvine | 71/77=148 3rd Esther Lee, 2020, Diamond Bar | 76/74=150 BOYS 1st Cadeen Fioroni, 2020, San Diego | 64/69=133 2nd Derrick Liu, 2019, Palm Desert | 69/69=138 T3rd Cameron Xiao, 2020, Yorba Linda | 74/66=140 T3rd Eric Doyle, 2021, San Diego | 67/73=140 Corey Pavin Invitational at Goose Creek Golf Club June 2nd-3rd GIRLS 1st Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 76/67/72=215 2nd Charissa Shang, 2022, Calabasas | 71/79/69=219 T3rd Jiarui (Joyce) Jin, 2021, Encinitas | 70/76/73=219 BOYS 1st Ian Maspat, 2021, San Diego | 71/70/67=208 T2nd Johnny Walker, 2021, Riverside | 72/71/70=213 T2nd Griffin Pace, 2018, Irvine | 69/72/72=219 Tustin Ranch Golf Club June 25th-26th GIRLS 1st Theresa Warner, 2019, Washington | 75/73=148 T2nd Annabella Mascot, 2019, Agoura Hills | 72/76=148 T2nd Emily Lee, 2024, Torrance | 74/74=148 BOYS 1st Lincoln Melcher, 2022, Burbank | 69/74=143 2nd Peter Di Bernardo, 2019, Huntington Beach | 72/71=143 T3rd Tyler Hsieh, 2021, Chino Hills | 69/75=144 T3rd Eric Lee, 2023, Fullerton | 70/74=144 Santa Ana Country Club July 9th-10th GIRLS 1st Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 78/70/75=223 2nd Elyse Kim, 2021, La Palma | 81/71/78=230 3rd Kayla Sam, 2021, Anaheim Hills | 78/78/75=231 BOYS 1st Michael Sarro, 2019, Laguna Hills | 69/71=140 2nd Andrew Hoekstra, 2020, Long Beach | 69/72=141 T3rd Luke Potter, 2022, Encinitas | 73/69=142 T3rd Joseph Zambri, 2020, Camarillo | 68/74=142 Industry Hills Golf Club July 30th-31st GIRLS 1st Catherine Rao, 2022, Camarillo | 70/75=135 2nd Ashley Kim, 2023, Victorville | 72/75-147 T3rd Madison Le, 2022, Fountain Valley | 75/73=148 T3rd Kaitlyn You, 2021, Torrance | 72/76=148 BOYS 1st Joseph Chun, 2021, Irvine | 66/69=135 2nd Jack Townsend, 2021, San Diego | 68/69=137 3rd Raymond Li, 2019, Rancho Santa Fe | 66/72=138 Woods Valley Golf Club August 11th-12th GIRLS 1st Madison Lee, 2022, Fountain Valley | 72/70=142 T2nd Lauren Cho, 2022, Cerritos | 76/69=145 T2nd Dianna Lee, 2022, San Diego | 76/69=145 T2nd Emily Lee, 2024, Torrance | 72/73=141 BOYS 1st Ryan Hartanto, 2020, San Diego | 68/70=138 T2nd Maxwell Huggins, 2019, Redondo Beach | 73/68=141 T2nd Raymond Li, 2019, Rancho Santa Fe | 72/69=141 T2nd Robert Compean, 2019, Corona Del Mar | 71/70=141 T2nd Raphael Villarama, 2020, Glendale | 68/73=141 Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon August 25th-26th GIRLS 1st Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 71/71=142 2nd Kamille Dimayuga, 2021, Buena Park | 71/71=142 3rd Angelina Kim, 2020, Los Angeles | 76/69=145 BOYS 1st Matthew Gunson, 2018, Irvine | 72/69=141 T2nd Kevin An, 2022, Riverside | 72/70=142 T2nd Wenliang Xie, 2019, Burbank | 72/70=142 T2nd Josheph Chun, 2021, Irvine | 72/70=142 Avondale Golf Club & Desert Willow Golf Resort September 8th-9th GIRLS 1st Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 71/66=137 2nd Angela (Yilin) Liu, 2024, Irvine | 71/67=138 3rd Sihao Cong, 2024, Irvine | 69/71=143 BOYS 1st Edward Wu, 2019, Temple City | 69/70=139 2nd Patrick Hong, 2022, Los Angeles | 71/69=140

3rd Sihao Cong, 2024, Irvine | 71/72=143 Invitational at La Costa Resort September 15th-16th GIRLS 1st Jiarui (Joyce) Jin, 2021, Encinitas | 72/73/72=217 2nd Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 73/75/71=219 3rd Angela (Yilin) Liu, 2024, Irvine | 76/75/72=223 BOYS 1st Alexander Yang, 2021, Carlsbad | 65/72/72=209 2nd Kento Yamawaki, 2019, Encinitas | 68/71/73=212 T3rd Caden Fioroni, 2020, San Diego | 75/70/68=213 T3rd Shane Ffrench, 2020, San Diego | 69/67/77=213 Carlton Oaks Golf Club September 29th-30th GIRLS 1st Chloe Lam, 2024, Fountain Valley | 72/72=145 T2nd Irene Park, 2022, Rowland Heights | 73/73=146 T2nd Meg Yoshida, 2021, Rancho Palos Verdes | 72/74=146 BOYS 1st Lincoln Melcher, 2022, Burbank | 69/70=139 2nd Connor OBrien, 2019, Irvine | 71/70=141 3rd Taehoon Song, 2020, Buena Park | 68/73=141 Golf Club at Rancho California October 5th-6th GIRLS 1st Sabrina Nquyen, 2020, Escondido | 69/70=139 2nd Serena Sepersky, 2019, Temecula | 70/71=141 T3rd WanJia Han, 2021, Walnut | 74/69=141 T3rd Sherilyn Villanueva, 2020, Anaheim | 73/73=146 BOYS 1st Taehoon Song, 2020, Beuna Park | 67/74=141 T2nd Benjamin Scott, 2020, Manhattan Beach | 73/68=141 T2nd Seung Ho Yoon, 2020, Fullerton | 72/69=141 Ojai Valley Inn & Spa November 18th-19th GIRLS 1st Madison Le, 2022, Fountain Valley | 71/69=140 2nd Jasmine Koo, 2024, Cerritos | 72/69=141 3rd Catherine Rao, 2022, Camarillo | 72/70=142 BOYS 1st Eugene Moon, 2019, Rolling Hills | 65/72=137 2nd Timothy Jung, 2022, Corona | 70/68=138 T3rd Jeffrey Kwak, 2023, La Mirada | 70/69=139 T3rd Kamren James, 2019, Arleta | 79/69=139 Lizette Salas Classic at Temecula Creek Inn November 10th-11th GIRLS 1st Ashley Yun, 2023, West Covina | 72/71=143 2nd Angela (Yilin) Liu, 2024, Irvine | 70/74=144 3rd Nichole Neale, 2020, Dove Canyon | 75/74=149 BOYS 1st Connor Williams, 2023, Escondido | 69/75=144 2nd Surapat Chokprajakchat, 2019, Anaheim | 74/71=145 T3rd Kevin An, 2022, Riverside | 73/72=145 T3rd Taewoo Yu, 2022, Murrieta | 73/72=145 T3rd Benjamin Hong, 2021, Brea | 72/73=145 Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon November 17th-18th GIRLS 1st Jasmine Koo, 2024, Cerritos | 74/73=147 2nd WanJia Han, 2021, Walnut | 75/72=147 3rd Lauren Cho, 2022, Cerritos | 75/74=149 BOYS 1st Robert Keilch, 2021, Newport Beach | 68/73=141 2nd Joseph Chun, 2021, Irvine | 70/75=145 3rd Taehoon Song, 2020, Buena Park | 71/75=146 Toyota Tour Cup Championships at Sandpiper Golf Club December 1st-2nd GIRLS 1st Karen Tsuru, 2023, Carlsbad | 74/73=147 2nd Jasmine Koo, 2024, Cerritos | 76/74=150 3rd Nichole Neale, 2020, Dove Canyon | 78/74=152 BOYS 1st Clay Seeber, 2019, Newport Beach | 72/71=143 T2nd Alrik Pan, 2019, West Covina | 76/69=145 T2nd Hyunho Cho, 2020, Murrieta | 73/74=152



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