Seb Crampton, future Cal Bear and resident of Pacific Grove, CA, survived the tough final round conditions at Maderas Golf Club to earn a one shot victory in the 2014 Corey Pavin Southern California Invitational. Crampton joined Collin Morikawa, Roman Aragon, and Alyaa Abdulghany as the only players to shoot under par in today’s final round. Ellen Takada, from Irvine, CA, was able to birdie three out of her last five holes to earn a five shot victory and become the first Corey Pavin Southern California champion.
The race for the boy’s championship came right down to the wire with Morikawa and Cameron Champ pushing Crampton until the end. Both Morikawa and Champ nearly made lengthy eagle putts on the par -5 18th hole that would have forced a playoff. Crampton finished with a two –putt par on the 18th green to secure the victory and card a 54-hole total of 3-under par 213. Morikawa and Champ combined for 10 birdies in Sunday’s final round and finished at 2-under par 214.
Takada recorded rounds of 73, 71, and 73 for a 1-over par three-day total of 217 in route to her victory. Takada started the day one shot back from Elizabeth Wang who finished in second place with a three-day total of 222. Ashley Park from Mission Viejo, CA and Abdulghany from Newport Beach, CA finished tied for third with a three-day total score of 224.
The SCPGA would like to extend a special thanks to Corey Pavin and TaylorMade for their support of this event and dedication to supporting junior golf. Maderas Golf Club was a tremendous host facility for this inaugural event providing a challenging tournament test on a perfectly conditioned golf course. Along with the great work the Bill O’Brien, General Manager of Maderas Golf Club, and his staff completed the SCPGA would like to give a special thanks to Taylor Made for their sponsorship and support. Taylor Made provided all the players with golf balls, hats, shirts, and a pair of golf shoes.
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