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Special Awards Recipients

Special Awards Recipients

Karen Tsuru & Ethan Chung

Karen Tsuru & Ethan Chung

The Toyota Tour Cup 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.

Past Recipients

2016 – Amari Avery & Clay Seeber
2017 – Amari Avery & Tyler Guo
2018 – Serena Sepersky & Taehoon Song
2019 – Karen Tsuru & Ethan Chung

Luke Potter & Amari Avery

Luke Potter & Amari Avery

Ralph Miller helped form the Southern California Junior Golf Association in 1948. Upon his death in 1974, the Association commissioned the Ralph Miller Medal to be awarded to the boy and girl members of the program who earned the most points in recognized events.

The Ralph Miller Award is a prestigious award given to the top boy and girl junior golfers within the Southern California PGA Junior Tour program. This award has a points system that is used to rank the top players within the SCPGA Junior Tour based on the finishes they had within some of the largest and most prestigious events in the country. There was a long list of potential winners for this iconic award but two golfers within our program really seemed to stand out.

Past Recipients

1974 – Gary Backlund & Carolynn Hill
1975 – John Cook & Dayna Benson
1976 – Don Dobois & Kelli Doherty
1977 – David Games & Cathy Hanlon
1978 – Tracy Nakamura & Cathy Hanlon
1979 – Doug Thompson & Susie Thompson
1980 – Dennis Paulson & Kathy Kostas
1981 – Not Awarded
1982 – Kevin Leach & Pearl Sinn
1983 – Boby Laskin &Kim Saiki
1984 – Jeff Hellman & Pearl Sinn
1985 – Bobby May & Tracy Nakamura
1986 – Brandi Burton
1987 – Brandi Burton
1988 – Joon Lee
1989 – Austin Maki & Brandie Burton
1990 – Tiger Woods & Eunice Choi
1991 – Tiger Woods & Leanne Wong
1992 – Eddy Lee & Eunice Choi
1993 – Han Lee & Kellee Booth
1994 – Terry Noe & Jenny Lee
1995 – Ross Fulgentis & Yon Yim
1996 – Robert Sul & Kim Kouwabunpat
1997 – Travis Johnson & Candie Kung
1998 – Ron Won & Candie Chung
1999 – Henry Liaw & Erica Blasberg
2000 – Jai Choi & Elena Jurokawa
2001 – Anthony Kim & Bloee Kim
2002 – Seung Su Han & Jennie Lee
2003 – Garrett Sapp & Jennie Lee
2004 – Rory Hie & Jennie Lee
2005 – Sihwan Kimv & Lee Lopez
2006 – Scott Travers & Lizette Salas
2007 – Alex Shi Yup Kim & Lee Lopez
2008 – Patrick Cantlay & Veronica Joels
2009 – Jay Hwang & Emily Tubert
2010 – Beau Hossler & Amy Lee
2011 – Sahith Theegala & Lydia Choi
2012 – Thomas Lin & Elizabeth Bernabe
2013 – KK Limbaust & Brigitte Bunne
2014 – Not Awarded
2015 – Norman Xiong & Angelina Kim
2016 – Charles Reiter & Brianna Navarrosa
2017 – Tyler Guo & Amari Avery
2018 – Tommy Stephenson & Alexa Melton

Baron Nguyen

Baron Nguyen

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.

Past Recipients

2016 – Ryan Ruaysungnoen
2017 – Eric Lee
2018 – Daniel Heo
2019 – Baron Nguyen

Darien Zhao & Karen Tsuru

Darien Zhao & Karen Tsuru

Past Recipients

2015 – Amy Matsuoka & Norman Xiong
2016 – Clay Seeber & Kornkamol Sukaree
2017 – Raymond Navis & Amari Avery
2018 – Alrik Pan & Serena Sepersky
2019 – Darien Zhao & Karen Tsuru

Nicole Neale & Surapat Chokprajakchat

Nicole Neale & Surapat Chokprajakchat

Each year, the Southern California PGA Foundation recognizes a junior golfer who exemplifies outstanding character, sportsmanship and leadership. The recipient of this award demonstrates a positive influence on his or her fellow Tour Members and has set a notable example for all juniors to emulate. The SCPGA Foundation Award recipient represents all that is important in golf – competitive spirit, honor, integrity and respect for the game and their peers.

Past Recipients

1999 – Daniel Kush
2000 – Ryan Cole
2001 – Julie McKenna
2002 – Jennifer Tang
2003 – Derek Sipe
2004 – Kay Hoey
2005 – Brian Kim
2006 – Skylar Hong
2007 – Lee Lopez
2008 – Victoria Fallgren
2009 – Mark Hicks
2010 – Jason Chen
2011 – Jake Knapp
2012 – Rico Hoey & Elizabeth Berabe
2013 – Grant Choi & Divya Manthena
2014 – Not Awarded
2015 – Jack Li & Chayse Gomez
2016 – Christian Schrodt & Khameryn Utu
2017 – Mary Shin & Ashwin Arasu
2018 – Matthew Gunson & Megan Gormley

Alice Zhao

Alice Zhao

Each year, the Southern California PGA Foundation recognizes a junior golfer who exemplifies outstanding character, sportsmanship and leadership. The recipient of this award demonstrates a positive influence on his or her fellow Tour Members and has set a notable example for all juniors to emulate. The SCPGA Foundation Award recipient represents all that is important in golf – competitive spirit, honor, integrity and respect for the game and their peers.

Past Recipients

1990 – Eunice Choi
1991 – Leanna Wong
1992 – Eunice Choi
1993 – Soo Choi
1994 – Jenny Lee
1995 – Yon Yim
1996 – Vivian Phosorman
1997 – Young Park
1998 – Yunny Cho
1999 – Sunny Lee
2000 – Carling Cho
2001 – Bolee Kim
2002 – Shannon Yocum
2003 – Maddy Fletcher-Uranga
2004 – Brenda Chuor
2005 – Lee Lopez
2006 – Ashley Johnson
2007 – Simone Hoey
2008 – Tina Doyon Kwon
2009 – Arinda Bhanaraksa
2010 – Luciane Lee
2011 – Isabell Shee
2012 – Brook Grabe
2013 – Brianna Chacon
2014 – Not Awarded
2015 – Kate Villagas
2016 – Kate Villegas
2017 – Joshlyn Ayala
2018 – Kylee Choi
2019 – Alice Zhao