FCG World Series Event: Santa Barbara Championship Recap
Future Champions golf took Santa Barbara by storm this past Halloween weekend. With fast greens, steady winds and warm days, the players took to the challenge offered at Sandpiper Golf Club. The players recognized how quick the greens were, and adjusted as the field fired in over twice as many rounds in the red. FCG implemented 9-hole scoring for players and parents to enjoy, our new FCG Elite Program, as well as a special college recruitment seminar hosted by Sportsforce. Future Champions Golf was lucky enough to have a professional photographer, Mary Plousha, out on the course for both days. Photographs are now available for download.
The champions in each division received a trophy and a Callaway XR hybrid, so without further ado, let’s get to the top 5 player spotlight.
The first players off the tee and into the books were the 15-18 Boys division. The co-leader of the pack after the first day, Cullen Plousha from Carlsbad, would fire in 70-74 for a total of 144 (E) to win the tournament. Second place would be awarded to Brandon Jacobs from Thousand Oaks after he shot 74-72 for a total score of 146 (+2). The third place finisher, Benjamin Hume from Yorba Linda, was determined via card-off. He would shoot 76-71 for a total of 147 (+3). Coming in fourth place after just losing in the card-off is Ryan McCoy from Temecula, who shot 70-77 and finished with a tournament total of 147(+3). Lastly we have Matt Fry from Laguna Niguel, our fifth place award winner. Fry shot 80-68 for a two day total of 148 (+4). Future Champions Golf would like to recognize Matt Fry and Ryan McCoy for making ace on one of the par threes. Congratulations to all players in the division, we look forward to seeing you at the next tournament.
Next to finish would be the Girls 15-18 division. This years champion for the World Series event at Sandpiper would be Kornkamol Sukaree who shot 69-77 for a two day total of 146(+2). Sukaree would win the two hole playoff against April Ranches from San Diego, who shot 73-73 to total 146 (+2) as well after two rounds. The third place award goes to Sarah Fouratt from Santa Maria, who would shoot 76-78 for a two day total of 154 (+10). Finishing off this division, coming in fourth place after shooting 79-76 for a two day total of 155 (+11) is Precious Saelee. Congratulations to all finishers in the division, we look forward to having you at the next event.
Making an impressive showing in our Boys 11-12 division would be Arman Rahgozar from San Diego, who would shoot 79-89 for a tournament total of 168(+24). Rahgozar would play with Isabella Ranches from San Diego, who represented the Girls 11-12. Ranches would shoot 87-91 for a two day total of 178(+34). Both Rahgozar and Ranches would take the victory home. Congratulations to you both, we look forward to having you at the next FCG World Series Event.
Last but not least would be the Boys 13-14 division. Michael Sun from Korea would take home the first place award shooting 76-75 for a two day total of 151 (+7). Coming in second place after shooting 80-80 for a two day total of 160(+16) is B.K. Kim who also hails from Korea. Finally, our third place finisher from Irvine, David Sun, shot 81-84 for a tournament total of 165 (+21).
Future Champions golf would like to congratulate all competitors and we hope to have you at our next event. Future Champions Golf would like to thank all staff, volunteers, players, and of course the parents. Without all the hard work and dedication put into our events by all of you, we wouldn’t be here. A special thank you goes out to Sandpiper Golf Club for allowing us to use their facility for this fantastic event. Another big thank you for Callaway Golf for providing tee prizes to all the players and the XR Hybrid to all champions in each division. Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts, we look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the next event.
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