Junior Tour of Northern California Summer Series II
Poppy Ridge GC
June 19-20, 2013
LIVERMORE – Roseville’s Corey Eddings was the only player in the Junior Tour Summer Series II event at Poppy Ridge GC in Livermore to shoot under par in both rounds on his way to winning the Boys Championship Flight by three strokes on Thursday. Eddings opened with a one-under 71 on the Chardonnay and Zinfindel course before closing with an impressive five-under 67 to finish at 138, six-under par and beat a hard-charging Justin Suh of San Jose by three. Eddings impressive play included 11 birdies over 36 holes.
Suh posted the low round of the tournament on the final day, firing a six-under 66 to climb into second place after opening with a 75 to finish at 141. Rocklin’s Blake Abercrombie and Granite Bay’s Bryan Wise tied for third at one-under-par 143. Abercrombie went 73-70, while Wise shot 71-72.
San Ramon’s Brendan Hy won the Boys First Flight title with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Hy shot rounds of 73-74 to finish in a tie with Pinole’s Kent Kao and San Jose’s Ryan Vaughan at 147, three-over-par for the tournament. San Francisco’s Gianluca Mori and San Jose’s Kolbey Moreno finished one shot out of a playoff at 148, four-over-par in a tie for fourth place. Moreno was the first-round leader after shooting 71, including a hole-in-one on No. 7 at Chardonnay. Joseph Zhang also made an ace on the same hole.
A playoff also occurred in the Girls Championship Flight, with San Jose’s Katherine Zhu winning the title after making a birdie on the first playoff hole. She beat Danville’s Ty Akabane and Fremont’s Emily Rotter, who also shot 150, six-over-par to earn second and third place medals respectively. Lafayette’s Elizabeth Schultz and San Jose’s Sabrina Iqbal were one stroke back at 151, seven-over-par to finish in a tie for fourth place.
In the Girls First Flight, Menlo Park’s Naomi Lee shot 77-78 for a 155 total to edge Dublin’s Sophia Hui by a single stroke. Hui finished alone in second posting back-to-back 78s for a 156 total. Rocklin’s Nicole Schroeder and Santa Rosa’s Hailey Berget-Hellings tied for third at 157 two stokes back, with Berget-Hellings earning the third place medal via a scorecard playoff.