Northern California Junior Players Championship
July 7-8 2010
Rancho Canada GC
July 8, 2010
CARMEL –The Northern California Junior Players Championship, hosted by the NCGA and the Junior Golf Association of Northern California, was played at Rancho Canada GC in Carmel Valley. Five flights of junior golfers competed in different age groups for championship titles. The tournament was played using a modified Stableford format where points are awarded for individual-hole scores and the highest point total wins.
Mariko Tumangan of San Jose was the overall girls champion with 94 points, 11 points ahead of the second place golfer. Tumangan had a phenomenal second round, earning 54 points for the day. The major difference came on her incoming nine. “I just shot lights out on the back nine today,” said the champion. She had six birdies and one eagle on her second-round back nine alone. Having played this course in October, Tumangan was hoping to do a little better in her stroke-play score, but was still pleased with her performance, seven-under-par 66.
Travis Rowney of Pleasanton nabbed the boys overall title with a total of 88 points. “I played really consistent today. I tried to keep it even all day,” said Rowney. This was the champion’s second time playing at Rancho Canada, the first being in last years’ Junior Players Championship. Rowney earned 46 points on round one and 42 on round two.
In a one-hole playoff, Sergio Rios defeated Johnny Castles for the Boys 16-17 flight. Bryson Dechambreau earned third place honors. Sunwoo Choi swept the Boys 14-15 flight posting 83 points. Following Choi was Bradley Knox Jr. with 79 points and Andrew Buchanan, round-one leader, with 78 points.
William Brueckner took top honors in the Boys 12-13 flight. Brueckner earned 83 points with an impressive second-round, actual-play score of 6-under-par 67. Justin Suh with 76 points was second and Isreal Garcia rounded the flight off at third with 74 points.
In the Girls 15-17 flight, Kortnie Maxoutopoulis of Pleasanton grabbed the first place spot with an 83. Close behind was friend Hannah Suh with 82 points, and Alexandra Wong’s 80 gave her third place honors. Kathleen Scavo of Benicia recorded 71 points and finished first for the youngest flight Girls 12-14. The tournament concluded with a three-way playoff which rewarded Grace Park second place and Nancy Xu third place honors.
Double Eagle: 12 points
Eagle: 8 points
Birdie: 4 points
Par: 2 points
Bogey: 1 point
Double Bogey or higher: 0 points