2022 SCPGA Junior Tour Award WinnersCongratulations
The SCPGA Junior Tour Virtual Banquet of Champions is dedicated to celebrating the past season’s accomplishments while recognizing not only those players who have excelled on the course, but also the people and organizations who have supported junior golf. Below you will find the list of champions from the 2022 season!
CLUB AWARD – REDHAWK GOLF CLUB
In 1984, the Club Award was created to acknowledge and thank clubs/organizations that have demonstrated outstanding support for junior golf and the SCPGA Junior Tour.
Redhawk Golf Club has been a frequent tournament stop for the SCPGA Junior Tour over the past several years due to its challenging layout and nice course conditions. Not only have we hosted one of our annual Toyota Tour Cup events at Redhawk but they also host several of our Players Tour 2-Day Series Championships, Toyota Tour Cup Qualifiers, and Q-school events. The club and their staff members have always been extremely welcoming and supportive of our junior golf tournament program and junior golfers in general. Their staff has always supported us in making the tournament experience nothing short of first class for our members. We can’t thank Redhawk Golf Club enough for their support of the SCPGA and junior golf in the Southern California region.
FOUNDATION AWARD – ABRA RICHMOND & MATT ROBLES
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.
Abra Richmond – Abra has been a member of the SCPGA Junior Tour since 2020 and has worked extremely hard to climb the ranks over the past few seasons. She began competing on the Players Tour and qualified for the Toyota Tour Cup at the end of 2020 through Q-school. After a bit of a struggle in her first year on Toyota Tour Cup, Abra had to requalify at the end of the 2021 season to keep her status. She came out of the gates firing on all cylinders in 2022 en route to two victories and a runner up finish for Toyota Tour Cup Player of the Year. However, Abra is certainly more than an accomplished golfer. She has a reputation among her peers as someone who exemplifies outstanding character, integrity, and sportsmanship. Abra’s positive impact on those around her is what makes her an obvious choice for this year’s Foundation Award.
Matt Robles – Matt has been a member of the SCPGA Junior Tour since 2015. He has amassed 10 total victories including 4 wins on the Toyota Tour Cup. What stands out more than Matt’s impressive resume on the golf course is the way he is respected by his peers as one who exudes a positive attitude, sportsmanship, honesty, and integrity. He embodies the qualities this award represents. We have enjoyed getting to know Matt over the past several years and look forward to seeing him continue to accomplish his goals both on and off the golf course.
LOU BASTANCHURY AWARD – JASON LAI
This award was established 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.
Jason had 21 victories in 66 events played in the 2022 season. He was the winner of the Players Tour 2-Day Summer Series at Redhawk GC. Jason also had 59 top 10 finishes including 41 inside the top 5.
AMY ALCOTT AWARD – ISABELLA FERNANDEZ
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.
Isabella had 11 victories in 73 events played in the 2022 season. She was the winner of the Players Tour 2-Day Fall Series at St. Mark GC. Isabella had 64 top 10 finishes and 47 finishes inside the top 5.
TOYOTA TOUR CUP PLAYER OF THE YEAR – ALONA AVERY & KAI HIRAYAMA
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.
TTC Players of the Year – Alona Avery
- Low round of 67 at Oak Valley Invitational
- 4 runner-up finishes and 7 finishes inside the top 5
- In 13 events, she only had one finish outside of the top 10
- Scoring average of 73.15
- In 27 total rounds, she shot par or better 12 times
2nd Place Points – Abra Richmond
- 2 Toyota Tour Cup wins, including the Toyota Tour Cup Championship
- 5 finishes inside the top 5
- In 11 events, she only had two finishes outside the top 10
3rd Place Points – Nikki Oh
- 1 Toyota Tour Cup wins and 3 runner-up finishes
- 7 finishes inside the top 5 in 8 tournaments played
- In 16 total rounds, she had 7 rounds of par or better
TTC Player of the Year – Kai Hirayama
- Won the TTC at Palm Desert Resort and Ojai Valley Inn
- 2 runner-up finishes
- In 8 events, he had 7 top 6 finishes
- Scoring average of 71.06
- Howard Smith Award Winner
2nd Place Points – Richard Han
- 2 Toyota Tour Cup wins and 2 runner-up finishes
- 8 top 10 finishes in 11 events
- In 22 total rounds, he shot par or better 12 times
3rd Place Points – Matt Robles
- 3 Toyota Tour Cup wins
- 7 top 10 finishes in 13 events
- In 26 total rounds, he had 12 rounds of par or better
RALPH MILLER AWARD – JASMINE KOO & JAY LENG JR.
The Ralph Miller Award is given to the boy and girl members of the SCPGA Junior Tour who earned the most points in nationally recognized events. It takes into consideration their finish in the following organizations and events: Junior PGA, USGA Championships, SCGA Championships, Junior World, CIF, AJGA, Toyota Tour Cup, Wyndham Cup, Jr. Solheim Cup, Jr. Ryder Cup, Jr. President’s Cup, and Boys and Girls America’s Cup.
- Winner of the AJGA Ping Heather Farr
- Winner of Girls Junior America’s Cup
- Winner of the Toyota Tour Cup Patrick Cantlay Finale
- Selected to AJGA Wyndham Cup
- AJGA Rolex 1st Team All-American
Jay Leng Jr.
- Winner of the AJGA Ping Invitational & AJGA UHY St. Louis Junior
- Winner of the Toyota Tour Cup @ Mission Hills
- Selected to the Junior President’s Cup Team
- Top-5 finish at the Junior PGA Championship
- AJGA Rolex 1st Team All-American
HOWARD SMITH AWARD – KAI KIRAYAMA & ANNA HUANG
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.
- Scoring average of 71.06
- 16 total rounds on the Toyota Tour Cup in 2022
- 10 rounds under par, including 6 rounds in the 60’s
- 2 Toyota Tour Cup wins, and 2 runner-up finishes in 8 events
- Low round of 64 at Palm Desert Resort
- Scoring average of 71.85
- 13 total rounds in Toyota Tour Cup in 2022
- 9 rounds of par or better, including 3 rounds in the 60’s
- 4 Toyota Tour Cup wins and 1 runner-up finish in 6 events
- Low round of 66 at Native Oaks
CURTIS CUP AWARD – ANNA DAVIS & ERIC LEE
The player receiving the most number of votes from the All Southern California Junior Teams ballot becomes the Curtis Cup Player of the Year.
- #9 in World Amateur Golf Rankings
- Augusta National Women’s Amateur Champion
- Rolex First Team All-American
- Selected to AJGA Wyndham Cup
- Competed in 7 LPGA Tour events and made 5 cuts
- #6 in Junior Golf Scoreboard
- #118 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings
- Semi-finalist at US Junior Amateur Championship
- Selected to Wyndham Cup and Jr. President’s Cup
- AJGA Rolex Player of the Year
All Southern California Team (Girls)
Anna Davis – #2 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #6 AJGA Rolex, Augusta National Women’s Amateur Champion
Alice Zhao – #12 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #10 AJGA Rolex, Rolex Second Team All-American
Leigh Chien – #8 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #5 AJGA Rolex, Rolex First Team All-American
Jasmine Koo – #11 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #7 AJGA Rolex, Rolex First Team All-American
Angela Liu – #15 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #34 AJGA Rolex, Rolex Honorable Mention
Kylee Choi – #16 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #49 AJGA Rolex, Rolex Honorable Mention
All Southern California Team (Boys)
Eric Lee – #6 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #3 AJGA Rolex, Rolex Junior Player of the Year
Carson Kim – #4 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #8 AJGA Rolex, Rolex First Team All-American
Jay Leng Jr. – #16 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #10 AJGA Rolex, Rolex First Team All-American
Connor Williams – #26 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #47 AJGA Rolex, Winner of Agave Amateur
Logan Kim – #43 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #51 AJGA Rolex, Winner of TTC Lizette Salas
Kai Hirayama – #50 Junior Golf Scoreboard, #67 Rolex, Toyota Tour Cup Player of the Year
PLAYERS TOUR POINTS WINNERS
1st – Ein Kim (1,397.50 points)
2nd – Esther Kwon (1,181 points)
3rd – Fay Jia (709.50 points)
1st – Lan Zhi (Victoria) Wang (904.50 points)
2nd – Lana Yamagata (840 points)
3rd – Lily Huynh (664.17 points)
1st – Tom Yu (1,165.63 points)
2nd – Connor Herrera (1,151.50 points)
3rd – Benjamin Shin (975 points)
1st – Max Margolis (946 points)
2nd – Eston Kallins (805.17 points)
3rd – Liam Hartling (728 points)
1st – Nora Qu (1,351.59 points)
2nd – Gabriella Gu (1,348 points)
3rd – Lindsey Park (1,254.50 points)
1st – Rui (Sunny) Wang (640 points)
2nd – Sophia Wahlstrom (473 points)
3rd – Sehlai Purcell (451.50 points)
1st – Edward Xiong (2,470.90 points)
2nd – Jason Lai (2,089.85 points)
3rd – Travis McSparran (1,184.17 points)
1st – Kaiden Hong (1,278.83 points)
2nd – Remington Ly (960 points)
3rd – Mike Lee (920.83 points)
1st – Isabella Fernandez (1,163.83 points)
2nd – Isabella Wu (971.50 points)
3rd – Charlene Woo (969.75 points)
1st – Vera Dongah Lee (1,033 points)
2nd – Jia An (686 points)
3rd – Katie Pyo (571 points)
1st – Juheon Kim (974.75 points)
2nd – Marvin Shim (949 points)
3rd – Tristan Gaertner (876.25 points)
1st – Sebastian Alonzo (861.75 points)
2nd – Zydon Yuan (815.58 points)
3rd – James Leehealey (718.50 points)