The second annual Challenge Cup, featuring some of the best juniors from NorCal taking on some of the best juniors from SoCal, returns to Poppy Hills Jan. 3-4.
The Junior Tour of Northern California has a hot streak at the First Tee Open. Three of the last five winners of the Pro-Junior portion of the First Tee Open have been JTNC members.
Fellow San Jose residents Thomas Hutchison and Sabrina Iqbal earned 2016 Junior Tour of Northern California Player of the Year honors. For Iqbal, it’s her record third straight crown.
Boys’ and Girls’ Player of the Year honors, and perhaps more history, will be among the things decided at next week’s Junior Tour of Northern California Championship at Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach.
Making a final putt to win at Augusta National? Manteca resident Ty Griggs did it, as he captured the Boys 12-13 Division at the annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championships.
After a lengthy winter break, the 2015-2016 JTNC season continues this weekend with the Spring Series I in Stockton. Ahmed Ali of Palo Alto and Yoonhee Kim of San Ramon currently lead in the Boys’ and Girls’ Player of the Year points standings, respectively.
NCGA member and former Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan has been named to the 2016 Curtis Cup USA Team. A member at the Olympic Club, O’Sullivan had a breakthrough 2015 season which included winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
While he didn’t win, NCGA member Bryson DeChambeau left an impression in his European Tour debut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Classic. Among those left fascinated by DeChambeau’s clubs and approach to the game were Rory McIlroy and the European golf media.
The best junior golfers from the Junior Tour of Northern California will square off against the best juniors from Southern California in the inaugural Challenge Cup, to be held Dec. 22-23 at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. The two day event will feature a Ryder Cup-like format.
Twelve members of the Junior Tour of Northern California got the chance to play with the pros Sunday as part of Frys.com Open week. The participating pros were James Hahn, Scott Langley, Ollie Schnedierjans and Jarrod Lyle.