Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Fall Series X Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (October 24, 2022) –The 2022-2023 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Fall Series X Championship at Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba.
Clark Van Gaalen shot 5-under par 139 and Asterisk Talley shot 7-under par 137 to win their respective divisions at the Fall Series X Championship at par-72 Ridge Creek GC.
Van Gaalen notched his first win of the 2022-23 JTNC season thanks in part to a solid first round 4-under 68 that included five birdies and just one bogey. A day later, Van Gaalen, the defending Boys’ Player of the Year, was again on his game, carding a 71 to defeat co-runners-up Hartej Grewal and Nicholas Mouser by three strokes.
Grewal and Mouser had final round scores of 72 and 74, respectively. Grewal was awarded second place following a card-off.
Three players—Ben Friedman, Christopher Bettencourt and Lequan Wang—tied for fourth at 144.
In the Girls’ Championship, Talley was dominant on the way to her 14th career JTNC title. The defending Girls’ Player of the Year had a first round 69 that featured four birdies and just one bogey.
A day later, Talley went one stroke lower, posting a 68 with five birdies and just one bogey to defeat runner-up Cathy Zhang by four strokes. Zhang had rounds of 69-72.
Amy Na was third at 145 after a final round 73. Lisa Shimmon was fourth at 147 and Madelyn Stokes was fifth at 150.
In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Nathan Tarter shot a final round 74 to come in at 146 and defeat runner-up Aiden Salcedo by six shots. Salcedo had a final round 75.
Arshan Stoll and Jacob Watney tied for third at 153. Gage Hageman and Traver Dale finished T-5 at 154.
In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Parker Parry had rounds of 88-89 to come in at 177, defeating runner-up Danica Hidayat by five shots. Hidayat had a final round 94.
The next event on the JTNC calendar is the Holiday Series I Championship, to be held Nov. 21-22 at Pacific Grove Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course.