Bishops Gate Golf Academy students competed in two tournaments over the weekend of January 30-31. The International Junior Golf Tour hosted the IJGT Junior Open at Oldfield Country Club, and the Future Collegians World Tour hosted the FCWT Open at Mission Inn.
At the IJGT event in South Carolina, BGGA Player Development student Tae Young Kang claimed a first-place finish with a four-shot margin. Tae Young fired a 72-70 to be the only player in the field to finish at even-par. Luis Pons claimed a tie for second 4 shots behind Tae Young. Joining Kang and Pons in the top 10, Juan Ignacio Giocomi, Jose Haces, and Mashengjun Li claimed T6 finishes at 6-over-par. Conor Byrne and David Yang each claimed a T10 finish. Rounding out the top-20, Kyung-Hwan Chung claimed a T14 finish, and Jasper Lee and Wonjun Choi shared a tie for 17th.
In the Girls Division, Yukie Sasaki claimed a solo-third finish, just three shots behind the leader. Yukie held her second-round score to just 1-over-par, securing her third-place finish. BGGA senior Marisa Hisaki claimed a tie for fourth after a pair of 77s.
Across the road from BGGA’s campus, Robin Williams claimed a solo-fourth finish at the FCWT event at Mission Inn Resort. Robin rode on the back of his opening round 73 to finish just two shots behind the leader. Yuhan Yan finished just one shot behind Robin to claim a solo-fifth finish.
In the Girls Division, Siyan (Anna) Chen claimed the title at the FCWT Open at Mission Inn. After rounds of 76-75, Anna secured her two-shot victory at 5-over-par. Tracy Lee shot a tournament total 79-78-157 to claim a tie for 4, followed closely by Rei Nakatani who finished in solo-sixth.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the IJGT and FCWT for hosting two great events. We are looking forward to the next one! Be sure to follow along with all of the Spring 2016 action all semester long. Follow us on all of BGGA’s social media outlets and engage in the conversation with the #ExperienceBGGA hashtag! For more information about Bishops Gate Golf Academy, please visit www.bgga.com or call us at 855.387.8177.