CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – The Home of the Southern Califonia PGA, Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms played host to one of the Junior Tour’s marquee events of the summer. Playing on the “Babe” Zaharias Course for both rounds, the boys and the girls were competing for more than just a trophy during this tournament. Serving as a qualifier for the Junior PGA National Championship, the top three girls and the top two boys advance!
Claiming first place via a playoff was Tommy Stephenson, who posted a 68/67=135 total with six birdies in each round. Tyler had a strong second round to earn his exemption, carding a first round 69, and following it up with a final round 66.
Jennifer Cai will be competing in her first Junior PGA Championship after posting a 68/71=139. This will make back-to-back appearances to the Junior PGA Championship for Angelina Kim, who carded a 73 round one, and came out in the Mango apparel to fire off a final round 69! Placing Kim in second, and punching her ticket to Kearney Hills. Joyce Jin put herself in the good position round one with a 73, and going low round two with a 67 and five birdies!
Congratulations to Saanvi Kotti with her second career Hole in One. Hole 17, 164 yards, with a 6 iron!
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS AT VALHALLA GOLF CLUB, JULY 31ST – AUGUST 3RD
1st: Tommy Stephenson & 2nd: Tyler Guo | Alternate: Phichaksn Maichon
GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS AT KEARNEY HILLS GOLF LINKS, JULY 9TH – 12TH
1st: Jennifer Cai 2nd: Angelina Kim & 3rd: Joyce Jin
We would like to thank Dave Youpa, PGA, and his staff at Industry Hills Golf Club for their hospitality throughout the two-day event. We greatly appreciate the time and dedications of our gracious rules officials Gary Albin, Gary Wilson, Dianne Wilson, and Tom Powers.
The overall champion and runner-up from the Boy’s and Girl’s divisions will advance to the National Junior PGA Championship. The Girl’s Championship will take place July 9th- 12th at Kearney Hills Golf Links, Lexington, KY. The Boy’s Championship will take place July 31st-August 3rd at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. * The girl’s division will accept an additional participant, putting the number of qualifiers to 3 for the girls.