This past April 2nd and 3rd the Bridgestone 2-day Spring Classic was held at The Golf Club at Rancho California in Murrieta. Along with the beautiful clear skies came a chilly first tee time at 7:00 on Saturday morning. The weather quickly warmed up, as did some of the players on the course. Very nice golf was played by many of the Players Tour’s best athletes. Some highlights of the first day were eagles carded by Roman Aragon, Casey Syal, Paul Sun , and Jerry Wu. Ricky Cen carded a two under 70 to lead the boys 15-18. Jerry Wu’s 72 led the field of 12-14 boys. For the girls 12-14, Casey Syal held the overnight lead with a 75, and the 15-18 girls were topped by Serena Chon, with a 77, as the first day closed out.
The second day came around as gorgeous as the first and the high level of play was no different from day one either. Great play included an eagle by B.K. Kim and five birdies on Daniel Salvays card. Yiwen Chen was -3 on her back 9. Blake McGovern shot the only under par round on day two, carding a one-under 71.
The leaders from the first day were able to hold on in all but one case. Yiwen Chen and her second day 73 were enough to take home the Girls 15-18 trophy by two strokes. Casey Syal was happy to take first place for the 12-14 Girls, and to take home some precious bonus points by tying the eventual 15-18 Girls winner, Yiwen Chen. The 15-18 Boys winner was Ricky Cen who cemented his win by showing no fear while firing at any and all hole locations on the tough Rancho Cal greens, and backing it up with a hot short game. Jerry Wu notched his fourth Players Tour win this season with a final day 75.
The SCPGA Players Tour would like to thank all the players, their parents and families for all of the support and great play. We would also like to sincerely thank the entire staff at Rancho California who went above and beyond all of our expectations of them, from the Marshalls, the Grill Room staff to the grounds staff. A special thanks to Jayson Martinez, Tournament Director, for a great event!
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