3rd Annual San Diego Junior Masters
2010 Wrap Up

"What an amazing event!" The 2010 San Diego Junior Masters was an incredibly special event for players, parents, and spectators. We had some great honorary tee shots by 1996 British Women's Open Champion - Emilee Klein. We also had Maiya Tanaka, satr from the Golf Channel's Big Break rip a drive to open play for the 12 and under division. We had a Bag Piper play a song before Emilee's Opening Tee Shot. We had multiple playoff's, exciting finishes, and some great contests sponsored by Callaway Golf. Players were given awesome Tee Prizes including Callaway Hats and Golf balls with the Junior Masters Logo. Winners earned glass awards and their name engraved on the Junior masters perpetual trophy.
In all 380 Junior Golfers from over 20 countries participated making this event a true World Championship Event. Multiple players then went on to win or place high in the following week's Callaway Junior World Championship.

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Todd Baek
What a Great Event for the
15-18 Boys Division at the 3rd Annual Jr Masters Event! Todd Baek from San Diego captures the title in dramatic fashion with birdies on 3 of the last 4 holes to tie 1st round leader Michael Decker at 5 under par for 36-Holes. Todd made a really clutch birdie on the difficult 18th hole hooking an iron from the left rough over water to the tucked back left pin. The ball almost went in the hole for an eagle leaving him a tap in birdie. Decker from Pebble Beach had about 15 feet for birdie with an excellent approach shot, but the putt just slipped by. Since Todd is 18 years old, Michael Decker will take the exemption into next week's Callaway Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines South Course. Todd is on his way to San Diego State this fall. Coming in 3rd place in the division is Los Angeles Jonah Texeira who made a great run at the leaders. He opened his tournament with a sloppy 40 on the front 9 but fired a 5 birdie, bogey free back 9 31 to shoot 71 on day 1. Day 2 he played flawless shooting a 3 under par 69 to finish at 4 under par and missing the playoff by a stroke. Our 4th place finisher is Gavin Kyle Green from Malaysia who opened with a 69 in the first round. On Day 2 he got off to a tough start with double bogeys on 3 and 4 but bounced back to shoot a 75 and take 4th place. In 5th place is Miguel Tabuena from the Philippines who fired rounds of 74-71. Miguel has played well every year at the Junior Masters and looks to be a big favorite next year. Great job all Boys 15-18 Players.

Andrea Unson
Andrea Unson from the Philippines is the 2010 San Diego Junior Masters Champion! The Girls played from 6140 Yards at the difficult Carlton Oaks Layout. Andrea played some great golf all week shooting 72-76 to win by 3 strokes over Cathleen Santoso of Australia. Cathleen had a 151 total with rounds of 77-74. Her 74 was the low final round of the Girls 15-18 Division. Coming in Tie for 3rd place at 152 is Suchaya Tangkamolprasert from Thailand and Sarah Ababa from the Philippines. Our 5th place finisher is Angela Erika DeVilla from the Phillipines with rounds of 76-79. The top 6 girls were already exempt for the Callaway Junor World event next week so the exemption goes to 7th place finisher Juliette Garay from La Jolla.

Colton Estevez
What an exciting division this year in the Boys 13-14 Division.
A Great Champion was crowned from Arizona- Colton Estevez, shoots an impressive 5 under par 139 fron 6140 Yards at Carlton Oaks. With great pin locations and super fast greens these players had a true test and their games mastered the elements. Colton opened with a 3 under par 69 and then fired an impressive 70 on the 2nd day. The final round had some great drama as Gordon Neale made a run at Colton with an Eagle on the par 5 15th and a birdie on Hole 17. Colton bettered Gordon's finish with birdies on 15, 16, 17, and 18 to win the Championship by 2 strokes. Very impressive play all the way by these young studs. Coming in 3rd place winning some hardware was William Bueckner from Walnut Creek with rounds of 74-74. Finishing in 4th Place is Poom Pattarapong from Thailand with rounds of 76-73. In a tie for 4th with Poom is Esondido's Tyler Moore who had rounds of 74-75.

Princess Superal

In the Girls 13-14 Division Princess Superal is your 2010 Champion winning by 3 strokes over the Carlsbad Girls- Aliea Clark and Alana Uriell. Princess scored rounds of 76-75 on the 5700 Yard Carlton Oaks Layout. Princess final 9-holes were her best at even par 36. 2nd place finisher Alana Uriell fired back to back 77's. Aliea Clark who was not yet exempt to next week's Callaway Junior World will earn the exemption! Aliea Clark was the first round leader with a 2 over par 74. Coming in a Tie for 4th place is
Vanessa Ha
Jennifer Peng
Michelle Cheung
Jennifer Yu
all scored 155 for the 36-Holes. Way to go all Girls 13-14 Division.

Issei Tanabe
"Our First 3-Time Champion"

The 2010 SD Jr Masters Champion is Issei Tanabe from Huntington Beach. He won this division last year as a 10 year old and the year before he won the 9-10 Division as a 9 year old. He opened with a 1 over par 73 and played the 2nd round in 1 under par to take the honors over 2nd place finisher Norman Xiong.

Jia Yu Kong

Wowza! Jia Yu Kong says she hasn't shot a round under par to date but fired a final round 5 under par 67 to win the Girls 11-12 division in dramatic fashion. She looks really sharp going into next week's Callaway Junior World. Coming in 2nd place is Bianca Pagdanganan from the Philippines with rounds of 71-78. Her opening round 71 gave her a 4 shot lead going into round 2. Our 3rd place finisher is Claire Hodges from Missouri who pounds the driver and has an all-around great golf game. She scored rounds of 76-75. Our 4th place finisher is 10-year old Waverly Whiston who played 2 great rounds for such a young lady- 76-76 on the 5000 yard layout. Our 5th place finisher is Lois Kaye Go from the Philippines with two solid rounds of 75-78. Congrats all 11-12 Girls.

Boys 9-10 CHAMPION

A Phenomenal Performance by the 9-10 Boys Division! Coming on top is Wo Cheng Ye from Japan with rounds of 71-68. His final round 68 included a 2-stroke penalty. He finishes ahead of 2nd place finishers Frankie Capan from Minnesota and Chu Ming Wu from Japan who both shot 71-69! 4th place goes to Puwit Anupansuebsai who scored 2 impressive rounds of 73-70. Our 5th place finisher lives in Pleasanton but just won't let go of that San Diego Address. Ahmed Ali takes 5th with rounds of 75-70. Way to go Boys!!! Keep that passion burning...

Cecelia DeMatteo

Cecelia take the 9-10 Girls Division with 2 solid rounds of 36-35 to win the packed division of solid young golfers. Coming in 2nd place is Pornpawee Thammavichai from Thailand with rounds of 39-35. Our 3rd place finisher is Vanessa Yan from Hong Kong who is one of the best young putters we have seen. She scored rounds of 37-38 for 3rd place honors. Coming in 4th place is Tiffany Kong from Vancouver with rounds of 39-37. 5th place goes to young Nicole Whiston who fired two excellent rounds of 39-38.

Yuuki Moriyama

Yuuki is CHAMPION!!!
These 7-8 Boys have some serious game and post some impressive scores on the tough Perry Dye designed Carlton Oaks layout. Yuuki wins with rounds of 36-36: 72. He wins by just 1-stroke over 2nd place finishers Jackson Rivera from Rossmoor and Kota Murakami from Japan who fired 2-Day 1 over par 7 totals. Coming in 4th place is Josh Jorge from the Philippines who played some solid golf at 40-34! Our 5th place finisher is Dominkus Glenn who had rounds of 39-36! Keep it up Boys 7-8 and good luck next week at the Junior World Championship.

Karah Sanford

So this young lady has been eyeing this trophy all year and she finally got to get her hands on it on July 8th after shooting a final 9 holes of 5 under par 31 with a bogey! She wins the event over the 2009 SD JR MASTERS CHAMPION Nicole Abelar from the Philippines who was the opening round leader with a 2 under par 34. Nicole shot a final 9 36 to take 2nd place. Our 3rd place finisher is Yukino Yoshihara who shot a great 2nd round 34 to grab the 3rd place prize. Coming in 4th place is Natasha Oon from Malaysia with rounds of 41-34! Our 5th place finisher is a tie between Brianna Navarossa from San Diego and Milburn Ho from Hawaii who both shot 77. The Callaway Junior World Exemption goes to 9th place finisher Michaela Phan who had her career low 9-hole score with a 37 in the final round.