2012 Odyssey World Junior Golf Championship - Meet Our Champions!
Thank you to everyone for coming and making this our best event to date! Travel safe!
Boys 15-18 - Derek Castillo, Yorba Linda, CA *4 Hole Playoff
Girls 15-18 - Kitty Tam, Hong Kong
Boys 13-14 - Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tennessee * 1 Hole Playoff
Girls 13-14 - Jiyoon Jang, Rancho Mirage, CA
Boys 11-12 - Ahmed Ali, Pleasanton, CA
Girls 11-12 - Ya Chun Chang, Taiwan
Boys 9-10 - Federico Shin, Buenos Aires
Girls 9-10 - Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines
Boys 8 and Under - Logan Zurn, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Girls 8 and Under - Isabella Ranches, San Diego, CA
Rankings! - Did you know this event is ranked by the Scratch Player World Amateur Rankings, the Royal and Ancient World Rankings, Golfweek Rankings, NJGS Rankings, and Callaway World Series Rankings? also AJGA PBE!
The Best Tourney she has played by far. Very Impressive!!! - 2012 Parent
The 2012 Odyssey World Junior Golf Championship presented by Future Champions Golf opened with the Annual Parent-Junior Championship at the PGA West Stadium Course on Saturday July 14. 31 Teams competed in the 2nd Annual Event and our players were treated to a difficult layout. The format was a Best Ball between Junior and Parent. Men played from the white tees and women from the red tees. Juniors played from their designated yardage based on their age. We had closest to the pin contest on #17 Alcatraz and on Hole #5. In the end our Champions were the team led by Junior Player - Bryan Gagnon. Results
Parent-Junior Photo Gallery
On Sunday July 15th practice rounds were played in the am and at 3pm the 2012 Welcoming Party would begin. The event featured registration at the El Presidente Suite at the La Quinta Resort. Famous starts Elton John, Britney Spears and many others have stayed in this suite. Players would check-in with the tournament staff an dreceive their sponsored tee gifts and information. Odyssey Golf provided Hats and Towels for all players. Callaway Golf provided a Dozen balls with the World CHampionship Logo. All players also received a 2012 World CHampionship participation flag, First and 10th Tee Bars and FCG Stickers. At the El President pool we had Birdie-Ball Competition for our players to try. A five minute walk to th e resort putting green for the Odyssey Custom Truck and putting Contest. Special Guest Mr. 59 - Al Geiberger was there to meet the players, sign autographs, take photos, and tell stories. Immediately after the welcoming party Ted Gleason from Road to College Golf gave a Collegiate Golf Presentation in the Fiesta Ballroom. Off to bed for first round tomorrow...
More Photos from the Welcoming Party Event
Day 1 - Are you kidding me? How cool is this set up? more images
Golfsmith Experience after Round 1 - more like this
Awards Presentation - La Quinta Mountain Course - all Images
Awards Presentation - PGA West Stadium and Nicklaus Course - more images
2012 Final Results
The 2012 Odyssey World Junior Golf Championship was one of the most exciting events we have hosted to date. Almost all 10 divisions had close races to the finish but no division was more exciting than our Boys 15-18 Division finish. We brought this event to PGA West becuase of the history of the course for Professional Golf being played here and felt that our Junir Golfers needed to play on this big stage. It is a perfect venue for drama and Pete Dye challenges every part of your game. The weather this year was amazing with temperatures barely reaching 100 degrees each round. Players and caddies took carts and pace of play was amazing. Some players finished in under 4 hours inlcuding a final round by our lead group in under 3.5 hours. Future CHampions Golf and the PGA West and La Quinta resort staff are proud to host this event and look to make this event one of the largest and most sought after events in Junior Golf Worldwide. "It is a perfect venue for a major junior golf championship, says Chris Smeal, Founder of Future Champions Golf. The courses are filled with history and prove to be a tough challenge for all players. The La Quinta Resort is beautiful and features over 800 rooms and 40 pools making it perfect host hotel for a major event. Special thanks to Al Geiberger, Mr. 59 for attending bot the welcoming party and the awards cereomony!
Boys 15-18 Division - Derek Castillo, Yorba Linda, CA *4 Hole Playoff
Girls 15-18 Division - Kitty Tam, Hong Kong
Boys 13-14 Division - Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tennessee * 1 Hole Playoff
Girls 13-14 Division - Jiyoon Jang, Rancho Mirage, CA
Boys 11-12 Division - Ahmed Ali, Pleasanton, CA
Girls 11-12 Division - Ya Chun Chang, Taiwan
Boys 9-10 Division - Federico Shin, Buenos Aires
Girls 9-10 Division - Francesca Bernice Olivarez, Philippines
Boys 8 and Under Division - Logan Zurn, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Girls 8 and Under Division - Isabella Ranches, San Diego, CA