TEE UP JUNIOR CHALLENGE
PRESENTED BY KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT CUP

Oak Valley Golf Club
Beaumont, Calif. • July 26 - 29

Media Score BEAUMONT, Calif. -- Final results from the TEE UP Junior Challenge presented by Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Cup conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Oak Valley Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6995. Rating: 73.8. Slope: 140
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6089. Rating: 75.9. Slope: 136

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Rak Cho
2011
Brea, Calif. 69-70-66--205
T2 Matt Pinizzotto
2011
Salinas, Calif. 69-67-75--211
2 Jonah Texeira
2014
Porter Ranch, Calif. 68-73-70--211
4 Shuai Wu
2011
Cherry Valley, Calif. 70-71-71--212
T5 David Gazzolo
2011
Riverside, Calif. 70-73-70--213
5 Ki Taek Lee
2013
La Quinta, Calif. 74-70-69--213
T7 Nick Thomas
2011
Westlake Village, Calif. 73-72-69--214
7 Ryan Tetrault
2011
Orange, Calif. 72-69-73--214
7 Macgregor Hoobery
2011
Santa Maria, Calif. 76-69-69--214
10 David Kim
2012
Redondo Beach, Calif. 75-68-72--215
T11 Andrew Wong
2011
Deerfield Beach, Fla. 70-75-71--216
11 Daniel Lee
2011
Valencia, Calif. 74-73-69--216
11 Daniel Chian
2012
Covina, Calif. 71-69-76--216
T14 Alex Angard
2013
Encino, Calif. 76-71-70--217
14 Tyler Torano
2010
Chula Vista, Calif. 67-72-78--217
T16 Joseph Ahn
2012
Camarillo, Calif. 74-73-71--218
16 Hayden Shieh
2014
Fremont, Calif. 71-74-73--218
T18 Thomas Baik
2012
Cordoba, Argentina 73-73-73--219
18 Mark Hicks
2010
Bermuda Dunes, Calif. 71-73-75--219
18 Kameron Kubis
2011
San Diego, Calif. 75-72-72--219
18 Kevin Lee
2011
Cerritos, Calif. 74-72-73--219
22 Sagar Shah
2012
Cerritos, Calif. 74-69-77--220
T23 Jae Kang
2011
Irvine, Calif. 70-74-77--221
23 Andrew Cho
2012
La Crescenta, Calif. 73-75-73--221
23 Pete Fernandez Jr.
2010
Irvine, Calif. 69-77-75--221
T26 Haoyuan Lu
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 74-68-80--222
26 Jay Lim
2011
La Canada, Calif. 73-74-75--222
26 Tyler Little
2011
Corona, Calif. 74-69-79--222
T29 Errek  McClellan
2011
Las Vegas, Nev. 74-76-73--223
29 Jonathan Lai
2013
(Hong Kong) Arcadia, Calif. 77-72-74--223
T31 Peter Gullickson
2010
Spokane, Wash. 79-67-78--224
31 Trey Kaahanui
2012
Tempe, Ariz. 73-76-75--224
31 David Longmire
2011
Glendora, Calif. 75-74-75--224
31 Eric Taylor
2011
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 76-74-74--224
31 Shinichi Mizuno
2012
Beaumont, Calif. 75-74-75--224
T36 Jack Chung
2013
Buena Park, Calif. 71-76-78--225
36 Andrew Namkoong
2012
Villa Park, Calif. 67-80-78--225
36 Andong Pan
2011
Rowland Heights, Calif. 76-72-77--225
36 Brett Wilson
2012
Mesa, Ariz. 74-74-77--225
T40 Steven Lam
2012
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 76-73-77--226
40 Terrence Ng
2012
Beaumont, Calif. 78-72-76--226
T42 John Lee
2012
Los Alamitos, Calif. 72-75-80--227
42 Ryan Odom
2012
Corona, Calif. 76-73-78--227
42 Ryan Burgess
2012
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 76-73-78--227
T45 Ben Heisey
2011
Orange, Calif. 73-76-79--228
45 James Taylor
2010
Santa Ana, Calif. 77-70-81--228
47 Joseph Choi
2011
Bakersfield, Calif. 72-76-84--232
Missed Cut
MC Troix Tonkham 2012 Arleta, Calif. 69-82--151
MC Walker Huddy 2012 Studio City, Calif. 76-75--151
MC Kevin Allen 2011 San Clemente, Calif. 73-78--151
MC Christian De La Cruz 2014 San Antonio, Texas 75-76--151
MC Konstantin Lok tin Liu 2012 Beaumont, Calif. 78-73--151
MC Jack Henneberry 2011 Bakersfield, Calif. 77-75--152
MC Mark Jensma 2011 Aliso Viejo, Calif. 77-75--152
MC Thomas Lim 2013 Moorpark, Calif. 72-80--152
MC Lawrence Fu 2012 Piedmont, Calif. 77-75--152
MC Joseph Kim 2011 Irvine, Calif. 78-75--153
MC Will Scarlett 2011 Woodland, Calif. 78-76--154
MC Cameron Low 2011 Marina Del Rey, Calif. 85-69--154
MC Jeremy Choi 2012 Bakersfield, Calif. 76-78--154
MC Charlie Benell 2012 Pacific Palisades, Calif. 79-75--154
MC Kevin Lee 2011 Irvine, Calif. 74-80--154
MC Michael Anderson 2011 Phoenix, Ariz. 79-76--155
MC Sahith Theegala 2015 Chino Hills, Calif. 75-80--155
MC James Wallace 2012 Orange, Calif. 76-79--155
MC Brett Silvernail 2010 Ventura, Calif. 76-80--156
MC Owen Taylor 2011 San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 78-78--156
MC Andrew Morgan 2012 Long Beach, Calif. 78-78--156
MC Jeremy Sanders 2010 Chatsworth, Calif. 79-77--156
MC Jacob Gould 2011 Carmel, Ind. 82-75--157
MC Brandon  Hortt 2010 San Diego, Calif. 75-82--157
MC Tyler Schwanz 2010 Oak Park, Calif. 76-81--157
MC Jason Semthiti 2011 Los Angeles, Calif. 80-77--157
MC Bruno Azcue 2011 Mexico City, Mexico 78-80--158
MC Richard Sunghee Jeong 2012 Arcadia, Calif. 80-78--158
MC Brian K. Song 2012 Beverly Hills, Calif. 77-81--158
MC Michael Haeri 2011 Huntington Beach, Calif. 73-85--158
MC Brandon Molnar 2010 Calabasas, Calif. 78-80--158
MC Bobby Holden 2011 Simi Valley, Calif. 72-86--158
MC Louis Kim 2014 Brea, Calif. 80-78--158
MC Andrew Massey 2010 Ramona, Calif. 80-79--159
MC Ricky Owaki 2010 Yorba Linda, Calif. 82-77--159
MC Robin Jang 2011 Los Angeles, Calif. 75-85--160
MC Jonathan Lin 2012 Fremont, Calif. 74-86--160
MC Robert Ricci III 2011 Carlsbad, Calif. 74-86--160
MC Joey Pickels 2012 Yuma, Ariz. 80-80--160
MC Clayton Thatch 2010 Valencia, Calif. 82-79--161
MC Brian Alle 2011 Pacific Palisades, Calif. 80-81--161
MC Jason Kuo 2012 Milpitas, Calif. 76-86--162
MC Joey Kron 2011 Coto de Caza, Calif. 75-87--162
MC Brett Komoto 2011 Honolulu, Hawaii 83-80--163
MC Andrew Stanfield 2011 Woodland Hills, Calif. 83-80--163
MC Skyler Mednick 2011 Calabasas, Calif. 80-84--164
MC Grant Natori 2011 Honolulu, Hawaii 75-89--164
MC Kyle  Demshki 2010 Calabasas, Calif. 76-88--164
MC Daniel Yang 2012 San Diego, Calif. 84-81--165
MC Scott  Owen 2011 Irvine, Calif. 85-81--166
MC Ernie Zaferis 2011 Los Angeles, Calif. 86-80--166
MC Jeremy Chang 2012 Old Greenwich, Conn. 87-84--171
MC Steven Frigo 2012 Orange, Calif. 86-86--172
-
Neil Evans
2011
Phoenix, Ariz.
78-82-DQ -
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Yu Liu
2013
Beijing, China 72-66-73--211
2 Chieh Peng
2012
Shenzhen, China 73-70-69--212
T3 Elisabeth Bernabe
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 73-69-72--214
3 Gyeol Park
2015
Shatto, Calif. 72-72-70--214
T5 Lauren Kim
2012
Los Altos, Calif. 71-73-72--216
5 Hana Lee
2011
Hacienda Heights, Calif. 75-70-71--216
7 Esther Lee
2013
Norwalk, Calif. 78-68-73--219
8 Lauren Diaz-Yi
2013
Thousand Oaks, Calif. 76-71-73--220
9 Tisha Alyn Abrea
2011
Murrieta, Calif. 79-71-71--221
T10 Yang Yue Hill
2012
Palm Desert, Calif. 74-73-75--222
10 Veronica Valerio
2010
Temecula, Calif. 72-72-78--222
12 Jennifer Yu
2014
Huntington Beach, Calif. 73-77-73--223
T13 Minjia Luo
2013
San Diego, Calif. 74-76-74--224
13 Bethany Wu
2015
Diamond Bar, Calif. 76-71-77--224
13 Allisen Corpuz
2016
Honolulu, Hawaii 76-76-72--224
T16 Tiffany Chan
2012
Beaumont, Calif. 77-73-75--225
16 Anne Cheng
2013
Torrance, Calif. 78-72-75--225
16 Anna DePalma
2010
San Clemente, Calif. 76-76-73--225
16 Raychelle Santos
2012
La Quinta, Calif. 76-75-74--225
20 Katia Joo
2011
Rolling Hills, Calif. 77-75-76--228
T21 Kristina Nhim
2010
Buena Park, Calif. 74-76-79--229
21 T.J. Kliebphipat
2010
Panorama City, Calif. 76-74-79--229
21 Stephanie Hsieh
2011
Alamo, Calif. 73-78-78--229
24 Alexandra Wong
2012
San Francisco, Calif. 79-73-78--230
Missed Cut
MC Monica Petchakan 2011 Encino, Calif. 78-75--153
MC Jacqueline Chulya 2013 Bangkok, Thailand 80-73--153
MC Seri Lee 2011 Orange, Calif. 76-78--154
MC Amy Lee 2015 Brea, Calif. 79-75--154
MC Jordanne Barr 2011 Bakersfield, Calif. 78-77--155
MC Daniela Ortiz 2011 Morelia Michoacan, Mexico 81-74--155
MC Katherine Guo 2012 Arcadia, Calif. 79-76--155
MC Michele Chun 2011 Torrance, Calif. 76-79--155
MC Euna Pak 2014 Irvine, Calif. 78-77--155
MC Momo Sakuragi 2012 Irvine, Calif. 82-76--158
MC Yik Ching Tam 2015 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 80-78--158
MC Carolane Gariepy 2013 Murrieta, Calif. 81-78--159
MC Kendall Dusenberry 2012 Newhall, Calif. 79-83--162
MC Monica Umpant 2011 Cerritos , Calif. 77-87--164
MC Amy Lee 2012 Irvine, Calif. 82-82--164
MC Sara Handa 2011 Poway, Calif. 82-83--165
MC Kelsey Hummer 2011 San Clemente, Calif. 83-83--166
MC Monica  Phan 2011 Newport Coast, Calif. 79-89--168
MC Mareon Smit 2012 Santa Maria, Calif. 90-84--174
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Irina Paulin Gabasa
2011
Cebu, Philippines
-JWD
-
Briana Mao
2011
Folsom, Calif.
-JWD
 

Champions Eagle Their Way to Victories at TEE UP Junior Challenge presented by Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Cup
Cho trumps Boys Division and Liu claims first AJGA title at Oak Valley Golf Club

BEAUMONT, Calif. — Rak Cho of Brea, Calif., fired an impressive 6-under-par 66 in the final round of the TEE UP Junior Challenge presented by Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Cup en route to his second AJGA win. Yu Liu of Beijing, China, carded a final round 1-over-par 73 to win the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the TEE UP Junior Challenge presented by Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Cup was a 54-hole stroke play event held at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. The 144-player field featured 101 boys and 45 girls, representing nine states, Mexico, China, Argentina, Thailand and the Philippines. The Boys Division played the par-72 course from 6,995 yards and the Girls Division played from 6,089 yards.

Coming off a one-month break from practicing, Cho was curious to see how his first tournament back would go. Upon completion of the first round, Cho held the fourth-place spot, and then moved up to second place after 36 holes. Shooting 2-under-par on his first nine of the final round and doubling that with 4-under-par on the back, Cho was able to easily slide into first place. He finished the tournament at 11-under-par 205. Cho took home second place at this event last year and is a 2008 second-team Rolex Junior All-American.

“I didn't expect to win at all,” Cho said. “I took a break because I was having some problems with my back. I am excited to get my second win.”

Cho's error-free round included five birdies and an eagle on No. 16.

“On No. 16 I had a great drive with a fade over the bunker,” Cho said. “I was 174 yards out and used my 7-iron to get about 15 feet from the hole. I thought I hit my putt too hard, but it wound up going in for eagle.”

In a tie for second in the Boys Division were Jonah Texeria of Northridge, Calif., and Matt Pinizzotto of Salinas, Calif., each with 5-under-par 211 for the tournament. Shuai Wu of Beijing, China, took fourth with a 4-under-par 212. In a tie for fifth were David Gazzolo of Riverside, Calif., and Ki Taek Lee of La Quinta, Calif., who both finished at 3-under-par 213.

After coming off last week's medalist honors for the Trader Joe's Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst K12 Qualifier and her low 6-under-par 66 in the second round, Liu was confident heading into the final round. Although, she got off to a rocky start with a double bogey on No. 2, Liu was able to come back with three birdies on the front and finish out with an eagle on No. 9.

“I hit my first shot well about 200 yards to the pin,” Liu said. “My second shot was great; I got it to about one foot and tapped in for eagle.”

Chieh Peng of Beaumont, Calif., finished second at 4-under-par 212. Rounding out the Girls Division leaderboard was Gyeol Park of Anaheim, Calif., and Elisabeth Bernabe of Anaheim Hills, Calif., who tied for third each with a 2-under-par 214.

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For more information about the TEE UP Junior Challenge presented by Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Cup, please contact National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
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