The 2016 Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship was held on October 15-16 at the beautiful Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms, home of The Southern California PGA.
Round One – October 15th, 2016: Showcasing 188 of the top junior golfers in the region day one was a scramble for position atop the leaderboard. Starting at 7:30am with a split tee start, the boys were set to play the Eisenhower Course, while the girls were on the Zaharais Course. After the conclusion of round one, the leaders were as follows; For the boys division Steve Sugimoto of San Diego lead by five strokes after firing a 66 with four birdies. In the girls division, the co-leaders were Rose Zang of Irvine & Casey Syal of Los Angels, both shooting a one under par 70.
Round Two – October 16th, 2016: Playing the same courses as the first round, a split tee start beginning at 7:30am awaited the players. Placing third in the boys division was Griffin Pace with a two round total of 143. Finishing in second place was Connor Nelson posting a 142 for 36 holes of play. Finally, the boys champion was Steve Sugimoto, shooting an impressive two round total of 66/74 – 140. Sugimoto maintained a day one lead after firing a -5 under round one of 66! Congratulations to our boys division!
In the girls division, Kayla Sam came out strong in round two, carding four birdies en-route to a two day total of 146 landing Sam in third place for the event. Fresh off of a second place victory at the 2016 Corey Pavin Invitational, Amari Avery was playing some outstanding golf early. Avery was scratch during round one with an even par round one score of 71. Avery followed that up with a second round of 3 birdies for a 74, landing Avery in second place with a two day total of 145. Lastly, Brianna Chacon was playing steady golf round one, carding a smooth 74. A very strong second round -3 under 68, sealed Chacon’s first place finish, 36 holes of even par, 142. Congratulations to our girls division!
Thank you to Industry Hills Golf Club for hosting this annual event!
Special thanks to the Southern California Golf Association for co-hosting this wonderful event!