MENIFEE, CA – The final Q-School of the year concluded at Menifee Lakes Country Club on December 15th-16th. The tournament boasted a stacked field of players who were looking for a coveted Toyota Tour Cup invitation. The top 10% of the field plus ties earned an exemption onto the Toyota Tour Cup for the entire 2019 season.
The first day saw low scores and impressive play with Johnnie Clark leading the pack with a 4-under 68. Right behind him were Vito Di Bernardo and Kyle Kolodziej with matching 2-under par 70’s. Tensions were just as high in the girls division as Keira Wang and Yana Wilson were in a lock for first place with 1-under 71’s. In third place was Scarlet Weidig who was only a shot back with a 72 and looking to leapfrog her way into first place on day two.
A lot was on the line heading into day two. The boys division was a battle to the end with 17 boys shooting 4-over or better for two days earning TTC exemptions. Standout performances came from first place finishers Vito Di Bernardo and Johnnie Clark. Di Bernardo and Clark were 5-under and 3-under respectively, bringing their totals to 7-under par 137’s. In solo third was Anthony Di Bernardo with a tournament total 138. In the girls division, 9 people qualified that shot 8-over or better over the two days. Yana Wilson and Vanessa Ho took low medalist honors with a 2-under 70 and 5-under 67 respectively, which resulted in 3-under 141’s for the tournament. Scarlet Weidig held onto solo third with an even par 72 for a two day score of 144.
Congratulations to all of those that have graduated to the Toyota Tour Cup!
T1 Vito Di Bernardo 70-67–137 -7
T1 Johnnie Clark 68-69–137 -7
3 Anthony Di Bernardo 71-67–138 -6
4 Liam Koeneke 72-70–142 -2
T5 Henry Yang 71-73–144 E
T5 Alex Hanz 73-71–144 E
T5 Jinshen (Jason) Zhang 72-72–144 E
T8 Adrian Soriano 73-72–145 +1
T8 Carson Adams 80-65–145 +1
T8 Iñigo Izuzquiza 73-72–145 +1
T11 Jack Smyth 76-70–146 +2
T11 Diesel Roman 71-75–146 +2
T13 Jay Martinez 73-74–147 +3
T13 Tyler Nguyen 76-71–147 +3
T15 Andy Yoon 74-74–148 +4
T15 Kevin Kang 76-72–148 +4
T15 Ryan Shih 79-69–148 +4
T1 Yana Wilson 71-70–141 -3
T1 Vanessa Ho 74-67–141 -3
3 Scarlet Weidig 72-72–144 E
4 Keira Wang 71-77–148 +4
5 Alice Fan 76-73–149 +5
6 Venecia Zaia 75-76–151 +7
T7 Crista Izuzquiza 78-74–152 +8
T7 Kaila Elsayegh 75-77–152 +8
T7 Sarah Yoo 74-78–152 +8
Thank you to Menifee Lakes Country Club’s staff and Head Golf Professional Eric Elsmore for all their help
Rules Committee: Chairman Ron O’Connor, PGA, Gary Albin, Brian Robbins, John Cochran, Lee Wortman, Richard Frommer