Celebrating The 2019 Junior Tour Season!
POMONA – Each January, the SCPGA Junior Tour hosts the annual Banquet of Champions, a night dedicated to celebrating the past season’s accomplishments. Recognizing not only those players who have excelled on the course, but also the people and organizations who have supported junior golf. In attendance were players and their families, plus LPGA TOUR player Lizette Salas, the SCPGA Advisory Committee, and several SCPGA Section Board Members. Below you will find the list of champions from the 2019 season!
CLUB AWARD – BEAR CREEK GOLF CLUB
In 1984, the Club Award was created to acknowledge and thank clubs/organizations who have demonstrated outstanding support of junior golf and the SCPGA Junior Tour.
FOUNDATION AWARD – SURAPAT CHOKPRAJAKCHAT & NICOLE NEALE
Beginning in 1999, the SCPGA Foundation has annually recognized a junior golfer who exemplifies outstanding character, sportsmanship, and leadership. The recipient of this award has demonstrated a positive influence on their fellow SCPGA Junior Tour Members and has set a notable example for all others to emulate.
LOU BASTANCHURY AWARD – BARON NGUYEN
This award was estabished in 1989, after Lou Bastanchury for his dedication to junior golf. The award is given to the boy who earned the most combined Player of the Year Points throughout the year.
AMY ALCOTT AWARD – ALICE ZHAO
The Amy Alcott Award is given to the girl who earned the most combined Player of the Year Points throughout the year. During Alcott’s 27-year career she won 32 professional tournaments worldwide including five major championships. Alcott is a member of the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame.
TOYOTA TOUR CUP PLAYERS OF THE YEAR – KAREN TSURU & ETHAN CHUNG
The TTC Player of the Year is awarded to the boy and girl with the most player of the year points at the end of the season.
2nd Place Player of the Year – Sihao Cong
3rd Place Player of the Year – Kyle An
2nd Place Player of the Year – Kylee Choi
3rd Place Player of the Year – Jasmine Koo
HOWARD SMITH AWARD – KAREN TSURU & DARIEN ZHAO
The Howard Smith Award is presented to the boy and girl Junior Golfers who retain the lowest scoring average within the TTC series with a minimum of (4) events played.
Tsuru Scoring Average: 72.44
Zhao Scoring Average: 71.08
RALPH MILLER AWARD – LUKE POTTER & AMARI AVERY
The Ralph Miller Award is presented to the boy and girl members of the program who earned the most points in recognized events.
CURTIS CUP AWARD – BO JIN & ROSE ZHANG
The player receiving the most number of votes from the All Southern California Junior Teams ballot becomes the Curtis Cup Player of the Year.