Oxnard, a city of history, culture, beautiful beaches, and swirling winds, was our most recent Toyota Tour Cup stop. Our host River Ridge, had two magnificent courses, The Vineyard and Victoria Lakes with picturesque views and most importantly, great golf shots. Round one finished with Hailey Borja leading the pack for girls, she penciled in 5 birdies in her 2-under finish. Tied for second were Azumi Arai and Sherilyn Villanueva at even par on a day the average score was 76.97. For the boys, Ethan Ashbrook fired an impressive round of 65, a round that included 9 birdies. Tyler Schafer was close behind at 3-under and Ethan Barnes and Andi Xu at 2-under. In total, there were 13 boys at even par or better at the end of day one.
As the sun shined over top of the Toyota Tour Cup tents and the wind blew the flags, Hailey Borja was able to keep her weekend under par with an even 72. Sherilyn Villanueva took the second place trophy for her two day total of 2-over, and Olivia Canales, who started the day at T7, shot a 72 to take home the third place trophy. As everyone was watching the final boys’ group putt out on the 18th green to crown a champion, Andi Xu was signing his scorecard, a 4-under round to put him at 6-under for the tournament. His birdie on the 18th green gave him a one shot win over Ethan Ashbrook, who shot 2-over for the day, and Tyler Schafer who shot 1-under.
Congratulations to all of our medalist! A big special thank you to our host, River Ridge Golf Club and their staff, including Doug Ragan, Susan Olson Sipes, PGA, and Reina Rogers. We couldn’t have these tournaments without our sponsors: Toyota, Under Armour, US Foods, Code Green, and TLink. Most importantly, we wouldn’t be the same without our rules committee: Ron O’Connor, PGA, Tom Powers, Keith Reinking, Gary Albin, Dianne Wilson, Gary Wilson, and our honorary starter Steve Frank!