Twelve JTNC Players to Play With the Pros at Frys.com Open
October 1, 2014
The top six players from the 2014 Girls’ and Boys’ points standings, including Girls’ Player of the Year Sabrina Iqbal of San Jose and Player of the Year Joshua McCarthy of Danville, will get to play with pros at Sunday’s Pro-Junior event at the Frys.com Open at Silverado Resort in Napa.
Johnny Miller is now hosting the Frys.com Open (Oct. 9-12), which will be the first tournament of the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season. The tournament moved to Silverado Resort after spending the last four years at CordeValle in San Martin.
Jimmy Walker, who won this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, is the defending champion of the Frys.com Open.
An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the invitation-only Pro-Junior.
The players representing the Junior Tour of Northern California in the Frys.com Open Pro-Junior are:
- Joshua McCarthy: The Danville resident finished the 2014 JTNC season with a record 2,852 points, winning five events and finishing as runner-up four times. At this past weekend’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, McCarthy finished tied for second behind winner Christopher Meyers.
- Justin Suh: The San Jose resident won the CIF State Individual championship in June and also won the NCGA Junior Amateur Championship. Suh also won two JTNC events last season.
- Ryan Knop: The Pleasanton resident won the JTNC Tour Championship at Poppy Hills, shooting a tourney low 8-under 63. Knop also won a JTNC event and reached the quarterfinals in both the California State Amateur and NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship.
- Alexander Lee: The Sacramento resident was a three-time winner on the JTNC, and finished at least third in three other events. Lee also won the American Junior Golf Association Junior at Serrano Country Club.
- Sebastian Iqbal: The San Jose resident won two JTNC First Flight tournaments, and was runner-up in four other tournaments.
- Brian Ma: The Milpitas resident won three JTNC First Flight tournaments, and was runner-up in two other tournaments.
- Sabrina Iqbal: The San Jose resident had the best season in the history of the JTNC, winning nine tournaments with three runner-up finishes. The Pioneer High freshman won Player of the Year honors by over 1,000 points.
- Yealimi Noh: The Concord resident won two JTNC tournaments and the 2014 California Junior Girls’ State Championship. Noh also finished third in the NCGA Junior Championship and reached the Round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship.
- Belinda Hu: The San Ramon resident won one JTNC tournament but finished runner-up in five other events. Hu also took second at the AJGA Killington Junior Golf Championship.
- Samantha Hutchison: The San Jose resident won one JTNC and finished second at the NCGA Junior Championship, an event she won in 2013. Hutchison also tied for second in a JTNC event and was third in another. Other wins include the Junior Golf Association of Northern California’s Fresno City Junior Amateur.
- Jessica Luo: The San Jose resident won one JTNC tournament and was runner-up in four other events. Luo also picked up a win at the AJGA Bishops Gate Golf Academy.
- Amanjoty Sangha: The San Mateo resident was runner-up in two JTNC events and also finished tied for second at the NCGA Junior Championship. Sangha also reached the semifinals of the California Women’s Amateur Championship.