2015 Recaps | VIDEO EPISODES: 8 and Under / 9-10 / 11-12 / 13-14 / 15-18
2015 Day One Recap
The Girls 15-18 Division with 72 players from around the globe competed on the Sycuan Oak Glen Course. The top 5 finishers after round 1 hail from USA, Taiwan, Philippines, and Japan. Leading with a 2 under 70 is Chloe Belle Hooton from San Diego and Wanping Huang from Taiwan. Yu Sang Hou from Taiwan finished at even par 72. There is a 4 way tie for 4th place at 1 over par 73 with Gabriela Anasasti from San Diego, April Ranches from San Diego, Yui Kawamoto from Japan, and last year’s champion Pauline Del Rosario from the Philippines. Good luck to all in today’s 2nd round.
The Boys 15-18 Division fielded a record 178 players and local San Diegan Cullen Plousha leads the way with an opening round 65. In 2nd place at 3 under par 67 is Daniel Faccini from Colombia who had just one bogey on the card. Former champion of the 13-14 division sitting in 3rd place with a 2 under par 70 is Yash Majmudar from India. There is a 3 way tie for 4th at 1 under par 69 with Ruperto Zaragosa from the Philippines, Daniel Kolar from Australia, and Yuan Wei Lin from Taiwan.
The Boys 13-14 Division had some incredible day 1 scoring with Enqi Liang from China firing an opening round 66. In a tie for 2nd at 5 under par 67 is Samuel Pyon from USA and William Mouw from USA. William had a bogey free round to go along with his 5 birdies. A 3 way tie for 4th place at 3 under par 69 with Yuki Moriyama from Japan, Gun Il Moon from Korea, and Jonathon Wijono from Indonesia. The Boys 13-14 division ends today after 36-holes and the winner will earn an exemption into next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship.
The Girls 13-14 Division took place on Sycuan Oak Glen with 36 players competing for the Championship. Leading the way is past champion Nicha Vorrasanpisut from Thailand who shot 71 in her opening round. In 2nd place with an even par 72 is Ching Tzu Chen from Taiwan. Tied for 3rd place in last year’s Girls 11-12 Champion Natasha Oon who had a 1 over par 73 to match Hsin Yu Lu from Tawian. There is a 3 way tie for 5th with Arizona FCG Tour regular Lauren Metcalf with a 72. She is tied with Mikhaela Fortuna and Harmie Constantino from the Philippines.
2015 Day Two Recap
The Girls 15-18 Division on the Sycuan Resort Oak Glen Course played very tough on day 2 with some tricky hole locations and some afternoon wind. After two rounds Yu Sang Hou from Taiwan and Yui Kawamoto from Japan are tied for the lead at 1 over par. In a 3 way tie for 4th place is 3 more international competitors at 3 over total. Han Hsuan Yu from Taiwan, Wanping Huang from Taiwan, and last year’s FCG International Champion Pauline Del Rosario from the Philippines. Good luck to all players in today’s final round. The weather is perfect for scoring today!
The Girls 13-14 also played in the afternoon on the Sycuan Oak Glen Course so they had a tough test as well. This division concluded after 2 rounds and our 2015 Champion comes all the way from Taiwan. Ching Tzu Chen fired a final round 2 under par 70 to win the division and finish at 2 under after an opening round 72. Finishing in 2nd place is former FCG international Champion Nicha Vorrasanpisut from Thailand at Even par for two rounds. Coming in 3rd place at 2 over par is Yu Chiang Hou from Taiwan who had a great final round 2 under par 70. In 4th place is long time FCG international participant Harmie Nicole Constantino from the Philippines who finished at 4 over par. Rounding out the top 5 in a 3 way tie is Lauren Metcalf from Arizona, Natasha Oon from Malaysia, and Catalin Yturralde from Germany who all finished at 5 over par for the championship. Congrats to all of the top finishers!
The Boys 13-14 Division concluded today after two rounds ending in an exciting 2 hole playoff between Enqi Liang from China and Alfred Sitohang from Indonesia. Both players finished regulation play at 5 under par after 2 rounds. Both players made bogey on Hole 9 and the playoff ended with a great birdie by Enqi Liang on hole 10 to take the Championship! Coming in 3rd place is William Mouw from the USA who just nearly missed his birdie putt on the final hole or he would have been in the playoff. He finished at 4 under par for the Championship. In 4th place is long time FCG Tour participant Yuki Moriyama from Japan who finished at 3 under par. In 5th place is Napat Vorrasanapisut from Thailand at 2 under par. Congrats to all!
The 2nd round for the large 176 player Boys 15-18 Division was action packed and after 2nd round scores 147 would be the cut to today’s final round. A brilliant 5 under par 65 by San Diego local is Taisei Negishi and has a one shot lead over 2nd place. In a tie for 2nd is Daniel Faccini from Colombia who scored 67-69 and Daniel Kolar from Australia who fired an impressive 67 on day 2. Sitting in 4th place is Raymart Tolentino from the Philippines who had an amazing 66 on day 2. Rounding out the top 5 heading into the final round is Ruperto Zaragosa from the Philippines at 2 under par for the 2 rounds. Good luck to all players in today’s final round!
2015 Day Three Recap
The final day for the 15-18 divisions concluded on Wednesday with 42 Boys and 42 Girls making the cut to the final round of play. The Boys 15-18 Division competed on the par 70 Sycuan Willow Glen Course and we had an amazing battle between all of the top finishers the final day. The 36-Hole leader Taisei Negishi from Japan played a solid final round finishing with a 1 over par 71 and a one stroke victory over two players. With his victory Taisei has qualified for next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship. Finishing in T2 at 3 under par is Ruperto Zaragosa from the Philippines who was the only player to score 3 straight under par rounds. Daniel Kolar from Australia made a late charge on the back 9 firing a 2 under par 33 to nearly miss by 1 stroke and finished at 3 under par for the championship. There was a 4 way tie for 4th place at 1 under par total with Cameron Sisk from San Diego, Yash Majmudar from India, Leon D’Souza from Hong Kong, and Daniel Faccini from Colombia. We thank everyone for joining us for our largest tournament to date. Good luck to all players in next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship.
The Girls 15-18 Division competed three days on Sycuan Oak Glen. The course proved to be quite a challenge for the competitors. The 2015 FCG International Champion is Yui Kawamoto who also comes from Japan. She had a very impressive 3 under par 69 on the final round to win by 4 strokes. After stumbling on 16 and 17 with bogies, she finished strong making birdie on the par 5 18th. Yui has earned an exemption into next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship. Our 2nd place finisher is Wanping Huang from Taiwan who had a final round 1 under par 71 and finished at plus 2 for the event. There was a tie for 3rd place with yu Sang Hou from Taiwan and Han Hsuan Yu also from Taiwan who also finished at plus 3. Finishing in 5th place is last year’s champion Pauline Del Rosario from the Philippines at 5 over par. Thank you to everyone for coming and making this year’s Championship our best ever. As a reminder the event will be televised on the Emmy Award Winning Televison Show Playing Through with John Weisbarth airing August through October on Foxsports and Comcast.
2015 Day Four Recap
The Boys 11-12 division was the first one out to test the waters at Saint Marks Golf Club. Shooting an impressive 2 under par, 69, Luke Potter of nearby Encinitas leads the pack. Only 2 strokes back at even par we find Go Nakatsukasa representing the United States, eager for play tomorrow. Kelly Chinn of Hawaii and Yuqi Liu from China waltz in only 3 strokes off the lead at a solid 1 over, 72. Finishing off the top 5 we have yet another tie, Joseph Chun from Irvine and George Lu from China, come in at only 2 over. With so many players in contention, it is surely going to be a hotly contested final round tomorrow. Good Luck to all players!
The Girls 11-12 division led the way for the evening rounds. With the winds picking up and sun peaking through, the course played very differently from the morning round. Both Xin Kou from China and Arlene Faye Salvador from Palmdale, lead the way with an impressive 3 under 68. Several strokes behind the lead we find two more competitors tied for third place. Zoe Campos from Valencia, CA and Reina Iiizumi from Japan manage to shoot 2 over 73 to keep their hopes of catching the lead alive. Finally, from Taiwan, we have Ho Yu An who shot 74 to take the 5th place spot after the completion of the first round. Though it seems Xin Kou and Arlene Salvador are running away with the tournament, as we all know anything can happen. Good Luck to all players in tomorrow’s round!
The Boys 9-10 division was the last to tee off at Saint Marks with caddies in tow. The Top 5 competitors after the first day hail from Japan, China, and Arcadia, CA. In the lead, Kuranosuke Shimizu of Japan fires in an impressive 2 under 69. Right behind him, his fellow countryman Ken Shibata shoots 1 under 70. Yang Kuang and Run Ni, both from China, shoot 2 over 73 to tie for third after the end of day 4. Taking the 5th place spot we find Sam Ng from Arcadia, CA at 3 over par. Tomorrow will play just as difficult as today’s round, Good Luck to all players in the closing round!
The Girls 9-10 division teed off at St. Marks Executive Course. Leading the pack after the first round we find Saori Ijima from Japan at 2 under 56. Only 3 shots back at 1 over 59, Kelly Zhao from Canada rests comfortably in 2nd place. In the 3rd place slot after the completion of the first round, the Australian Sophie Yip fires in a consistent 2 over 60. In 4th place we have a three way tie between Lucy Yuan from San Diego, Ashley Yun from La Crescenta, CA, and Burberry Zhang hailing all the way from the Philippines. This three way tie will surely be broken up after tomorrow’s final round. Good luck to all players!
The leaders for the Boys 7-8 division come from all over the world. Jinki Yano from Japan leads the way after round one with even par 58. Right behind him at 1 over 59 sit two boys from Thailand, Ratchanon Chantananuwat and Poomrapee Kaewpiboon. 4th place Andre Zhu from Canada sits only a couple strokes off the lead after shooting 61, a solid 3 over par performance. Michael Riebe, from nearby Encinitas, takes the 5th place spot with a round of 4 over, 62. Good luck to our leaders and all players in this division.
The Girls 7-8 division was hotly contested with Brynn Kort of Arizona, shooting 8 over 66 to take the lead after the first round. Only 3 strokes behind the leader, Michelle An from Riverside and Elise Liu from Canada battle for the 2nd place spot with rounds of 11 over 69. Alexi Ysabel Blanco from the Philippines takes 4th place with a round of 15 over, 73. Right behind her sits Morgan Kolodziej from Placentia, CA after shooting 16 over 74. We wish our girls the best of luck in tomorrow’s round!
The Boys 6 and under division was treated to perhaps their first experience with an 18 hole tournament. From Coto de Caza, Hudson hatch sits comfortably in 1st place with an 11 stroke lead after firing in a consistent 75. Pierre Campa sits in 2nd place with an 86 after shooting 28 over, but the Haitian holds on to hope that he may be able to catch the lead. 3rd place belongs to Rocco Manolo Pineda from the Philippines after a round of 90, 32 over par. Right behind Rocco, Caden West from Granada Hills, CA trails after shooting 34 over, 92. The final boy in the division takes 5th place; Trenton Bascon from San Clemente shot 42 over, an even 100. We wish these young boys the best of luck in the closing round tomorrow.
Last but certainly not least are our 6 and under Girls. The Canadian Anna Huang leads the way after firing in a 13 over 71. Hot on her trail is Venice Kirsten Tiamsic from the Philippines at 14 over 72, just one stroke behind the lead. Taking 3rd place for the first round is Zoe Salinas from hometown San Diego. Isabella Itkin from La Jolla, takes 4th place with an 83, 25 over par. 5th place is a tie between Emma Molina from La Mesa and Stevie Umali from the Philippines both of whom shot 30 over par, 88. Best of luck to all players in tomorrow’s closing rounds.
2015 Day Five Recap
The Boys 11-12 division led the way again today. Luke Potter managed to maintain his lead even after shooting 1 over par. He finished 1 under overall at 141 and takes home the first place trophy. Go Nakatsukasa played as consistent as he did yesterday and after firing in yet another 71 takes home the 2nd place award. 3rd palce is award to Paul Kci Erik Lindskog, from Indonesia who shot an impressive final round 69. Duplicating his success from yesterday’s round Yuqi Liu shoots another 1 over 72, taking home fourth place. In 5th place, our last award recipient, Jed Dy from the Philippines came seemingly out of nowhere after firing in a 1 under 70 on his closing round. Congratulations to all players! Thank you to everyone for making this tournament the largest Future Champions Golf event to date. Good luck to all players in next week’s IMG Academy’s Junior World Championship.
The Girls 11-12 teed off in the afternoon with wind playing an even larger factor today than in yesterday’s round. Arlene Faye Salvador held onto her lead to win 1st place after a round at 1 over bringing her total up to 140, an impressive 2 under. 2nd place belongs to Ho Yu An from Taiwan, her 2 under round of 69 brought her total to 1 over 143. Chia Yen Wu also from Taiwan, improved considerably on her first round, and after shooting 1 under, she takes home 3rd place. Xin Kou takes home 4th place after struggling on the second day with a 7 over round of 78; her total sum is 146, only 4 over par. Kayla Sam from Anaheim Hills, CA takes the 5th place award home after just beating out Reina Iiizumi and Zoe Campos. All three of these young ladies totaled 148, but only Sam shot 73 on the second day, the low score between the three. A big thank you goes out to all parents, players, and volunteers for making this event the best one yet. Good luck to all players in next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship.
The Boys 9-10 kicks off with a bang, as Kuranosuke Shimizu shoots under par for a second straight day. Ending up 3 under par at a total of 139 strokes, Shimizu takes home 1st place. 2nd place goes to his friend Ken Shibata, who shot even par in the closing round, totaling 141, 1 under par. After struggling a little during the first round, Allan Kournikova turns it around in the second round firing in a 2 under par round and ending up only 2 over par over all 144, he takes home 3rd place. 4th and 5th place belong to Shubham Jaglan from India, and Yang Kuang from China respectively. Both boys shot 73 and 75, Jaglan shot 73 in his second round, winning the card off and taking home 4th place. Kuang shot 75 in the final round and takes home the 5th place award. We would like to thank all parents, players, volunteers and the host course Saint Marks for making this event the biggest and best event we have ever held. Good Luck to all participants in next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship.
The Girls 9-10 division was hotly contested with several players finishing under par in the first or second round. Our leader from yesterday Saori Iijima shows some mental fortitude after firing in another 56, finishing 4 under for the tournament. Sophie Yip though originally several strokes behind was not going down without a fight, and after finishing with the lowest round of her division, takes 2nd place with 3 under 55. Ms. Yip finished 1 under for the tournament only 3 strokes behind our leader. Yuna Kawabata from Japan shot 57 in the final round to shoot 3 over overall and takes home the 3rd place award. 4th place goes to Burberry Zhang she shaved 3 strokes off her previous round and finishes only 4 over par, totaling 120, for the tournament. Finally, Lucy Yuan played as consistent as ever shooting 60 in the closing round to finish 5 over par for the tournament. Yuan saved herself a stroke in the closing round and took home the 5th place award. Congratulations to all our players! We could not operate a tournament of this size without the support of incredible parents, players, volunteers and staff. Thank you to all of you. Next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship will be as hotly contested as our Junior International; we wish all contestants the best of luck.
The Boys 7-8 division finishes with the same top 5 finishers as yesterday, though in a slightly different order. Ratchanon Chantananuwat, shot an incredible 4 under par in his closing round to move into the 1st place position. He finishes 3 under over all totaling only 113 strokes. 2nd place goes to Jinki Yano after shooting 1 under par, he finishes 1 under par overall with a total of 115 strokes. Poomrapee Kaewpiboon shaved a stroke as well and finishes only 1 over par 117 for the tournament and takes home the 3rd place award. 4th place belongs to Michael Riebe who, after improving on yesterdays round by three strokes, finishes at only 5 over par. Andre Zhu showed some consistency after shoot back to back rounds of 61. Zhu finished with a total of 122 and takes home the 5th place award. Congratulations to all finishers in this year’s event! Future Champions Golf thanks all participants, parents, staff, and volunteers; this event would not be possible without all of your support. We would also like to wish all players in next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship the best of luck!
In the Girls 7-8 division many competitors improved on their rounds from the first day. Taking home the 1st place award is Brynn Kort. She played well yesterday and even better today by saving herself a stroke, finishing only 15 over for the tournament. Alexi Ysabel Blanco takes 2nd place with an impressive closing round at only 2 over, she finishes at 17 over, 2 strokes behind the lead. Elise Liu shaves 2 strokes from her previous round and finishes in 3rd place at 136 strokes. Michelle An, played consistently but gave a stroke back to course finishing with 139 strokes but still managing to take 4th place. Behind her we have Morgan Kolodziej who made 150 strokes throughout the tournament. Morgan takes home 5th place. A big thank you goes out to all players, parents, staff and volunteers. Congratulations to all players and good luck in next week’s IMG Academy Junior World Championship.
The Boys 6 and Under Division saw some movement across the boards but not much. Hudson Hatch, who led the way in yesterdays round, struggled today but managed to hold onto his lead and claim victory with a total of 156 strokes. Rocco Pineda moved up the leader board after shooting 82, he takes 2nd place with 172 strokes. Caden West also moves up the board, finishing only 1 stroke behind Pineda. West shot 81 in the closing round and takes home the 3rd place award with 173 strokes. Pierre Campa who played well in the first round, struggled a little and ends up with 4th place after finishing with 185 strokes. Trenton Bascon, originally had a hard time of it during his first round, improved considerably, saving himself 9 strokes. He takes home 5th place with 191 strokes.
Lastly our 6 and Under Girls Division comes into the spotlight. Anna Huang, who led after the closing shots had been fired in yesterdays round, comes out hot again today. Huang shot 66 for a total of 137 strokes and takes home 1st prize. Venice Kirsten Tiamsic gave only one stroke back to the course compared to her first round and finishes in 2nd place with 145 strokes for the tournament. Behind her is Zoe Salinas who didn’t play as well today, with the stronger winds and weather, but she still managed to hold on to 3rd place with a stroke total of 159. Isabella Itkin stays put in 4th place with a stroke total of 176. Stevie Umali nearly moved into 4th place after shooting 91 in the closing round, but couldn’t quite get there as Itkin held onto a 3 stroke lead. Umali finished with 179 strokes and takes home the 5th place award. Congratulations to all finishers and a big thank you to all players, parents, staff and volunteers for all the support. Good luck to all players in next week’s IMG Academy’s Junior World Championship.
We can’t begin to thank all the players, parents, staff, and volunteers enough. We would also like to thank Saint Marks Golf Club and Executive Course for hosting the event. Our tournaments rely upon all of you, thank you for making this year the biggest and best year Future Champions Golf has ever seen. Remember, this event will be televised on the Emmy Award Winning Televison Show “Playing Through” with John Weisbarth and will air August through October on Foxsports and Comcast. We hope to see all of you again next year.
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