Junior Tour of Northern California and The First Tee of Central Coast member Jack Avrit and partner Mark O’Meara won the Pro-Junior, while Tom Watson had almost everyone rooting for more Pebble Beach magic.
Junior Tour of Northern California member Jack Avrit of The First Tee of Central Coast won the Pro-Junior with partner Mark O’Meara. Tom Watson turned back the clock and nearly picked up another win at Pebble Beach.
YOC member Chanha Kim of The First Tee of Monterey County and JTNC member Bibilani Liu of Cupertino played with the pros in Thursday’s Coca-Cola Champions Challenge at Pebble Beach.
Youth on Course member Chanha Kim of Salinas and Junior Tour of Northern California member Bibilani Liu of Cupertino played with the pros in Thursday’s Coca-Cola Champions Challenge at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The JTNC has been a force in recent years at the First Tee Open. Alums Casie Cathrea (2011) and Michelle Xie (2013) both won the Pro-Junior, while Danville’s Joshua McCarthy was set to win last year’s event. That is, until, Christopher Meyers hit one of the greatest shots in Pebble Beach history.
UC Davis men’s golf coach Cy Williams found out about the Junior Tour of Northern California through players he was recruiting. Now, Williams looks to the JTNC as a hot spot for recruiting potential UC Davis players.
Former Bay Area resident and Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan continues to impress in 2015. O’Sullivan, who earlier this year became the youngest winner on the Symetra Tour, captured the title at this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur on Sunday.
USC freshman-to-be Justin Suh and Pioneer High of San Jose sophmore Sabrina Iqbal each picked up their second JTNC Player of the Year titles. Suh is the first male to win two POY titles. Iqbal joins Casie Cathrea as females who have won back-to-back titles.
A slew of some of the best players from the Junior Tour of Northern California will tee it up at next week’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and U.S. Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship.
SMU junior and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau won the NCAA Championship Individual title Monday at The Concession GC in Florida. DeChambeau is the first SMU individual to win a national title. In 2011, he was the JTNC Player of the Year.