July 7, 2016
Brendan Hy of San Ramon and San Jose’s Kaleiya Romero picked up the titles at the annual Northern California Junior Players Championship at par-71 Rancho Canada Golf Course in Carmel Valley.
Playing in a Stableford format, Hy, who was competing in the Boys’ 14-15 division, followed up an opening round score of 41 with a 45 to come in at 86 and defeat runner-up Cameron Henry of Los Gatos by five points for the overall title. In the finale, Hy penciled in five birdies and a bogey.
Henry, who shot a final round score of 38, still picked up the win in the Boys’ 16-18 division, defeating runner-up Dominick Hoover of Monterey by two points. Hoover, who held a share of the first round lead after a 45, fell back to a 34 after carding six bogeys and two double-bogeys. He’d finish with an eagle on the 17th and a birdie on No.18, but by then it was too late to catch Henry.
Sharing third place in the Boys’ 16-18 division with scores of 78 were San Ramon’s Ashkaan Hakim and Ryan Grauman of Alamo.
Romero, who was competing in the Girls’ 12-14 division, caught fire in the second round. She’d have five birdies, a a double-bogey and a bogey en route to a score of 45, which pushed her to a two-day total of 77 for the overall title.
Angela Bagasbas of Danville, who won the Girls’ 15-18 division, had a second round 35 to finish as runner-up in overall play with a score of 69.
Co-runner-ups in the Boys’ 14-15 division were Alec Phillips and Brentt Salas, who each finished at 77 following final round scores of 37 and 44, respectively.
In the Boys’ 12-13 division, Fresno’s Austin Tran had a second round 41 to finish at 69, defeating runner-up Ivan Sablan by two points. The Girls’ 12-14 division title went to Meredith McDougal of Fresno, who had a 36 to finish at 62, defeating runner-up Aihvarya Bedi of San Jose by three points.
The championship co-run by the NCGA and the Junior Golf Association of Northern California.
July 6, 2016
Palo Alto resident Niav Layton and Ryan Grauman of Alamo and Dominick Hoover of Monterey all were atop the leaderboards after day one of the annual Northern California Junior Players Championship at Rancho Canada GC in Carmel Valley.
Playing in a Stableford format, Layton led the Girls’ 15-18 division with a score of 36. In second place was Danville’s Angela Bagasbas at at 34 points.
In the Boys’ 16-18 division, both Grauman and Hoover were tied for first place at 45. Grauman had seven birdies and five bogeys, while Hoover penciled in an eagle, three birdies and three bogeys.
In the Boys’ 14-15 division, San Ramon’s Brendan Hy and Salinas’ Aj Fitzgerald shared the lead at 41. Leading the Girls’ 12-14 division was Kaleiya Romero of San Jose at 32.
The Boys’ 12-13 division leader was Michael Burry of Saratoga at 31.
The championship is co-run by the NCGA and Junior Golf Association of Northern California.