CARLSBAD, CA | La Costa Resort & Spa was the perfect setting to host this great Invitational event that tested mental and physical endurance as 54 holes were completed over two days.
Through 36 holes of play it was a tight race as just a single shot separated players at the top of the leaderboard. Murrieta’s Ethan Chung put together a pair of -4, 68’s to take the overnight lead while Karen Tsuru held the lead for girls at one over-par. The highlight of the day went to Joshua & Jasmine Koo for BOTH carding holes-in-one!
With many players within a few strokes, the third & final round was surely up for grabs. When the final card was posted both boys and girls had come-from-behind champions! Alexander Yang posted the tournament low -7, 65 to take a one stroke victory over Ethan Chung and successfully defended his title at La Costa. Meghan Royal proved that consistency is key following her opening 73 with yet another 73 which was just enough to edge out Dianna Lee and Karen Tsuru, who have already won Toyota Tour Cup titles this year.
Yang’s two-day total was nine-under par 2017, and Royal carded a three-over par 219.
Congratulations Alexander and Meghan!
Thank you La Costa! Tournament Coordinator, John Gray, PGA for all of the help in making this a great event!
Partners: Toyota, Taylormade, US Foods, Puma Golf.
Rules Committee: Chair, Ron O’Connor, PGA, Gary Albin, Brian Robbins, John Cochran.