Junior Golf Tour of Northern California Crowns Winners at Spring Series III Championship at DeLaveaga Golf Course


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 5, 2023) – The 2022-2023 Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC) crowned champions Sunday at the Spring Series III Championship at DeLaveaga Golf Course in Santa Cruz.


Nick Savano shot 9-over par 149 and Emma Wang shot 8-over par 148 to win their respective divisions at the Spring Series III Championship at par-70 DeLaveaga GC.

Savano secured his first win of the 2022-23 season thanks to consistent play in both rounds. In the opening round, he’d post a 74, and a day later he carded a 75 to hold off runner-up Brandon Pantaleon by 5 strokes. Savano was clutch, coming up with 2 birdies during his final round of play.

Pantaleon had rounds of 78-76 to earn second place via a card-off. Third place went to Cambron Nevill at 146, who carded identical rounds of 77-77 during the two-day event.

Fourth place was a tie that went to Ray Ray Zhang and Jackson Lutz, at 157. Ishdeep Sodhi placed sixth at 158.


In the Girls’ Championship, Emma Wang won her first event of the 2022-23 season, thanks in part to a solid final round 73 which showcased four birdies. In Saturday’s opener, Wang shot 75. She’d hold off runner-up Asterisk Talley by one shot.

Talley had a final-round 71 to come in at 149. Third place went to Lily Peng at 151. Elizabeth Hang and Sophia Bardunias finished tied for fifth place on the leaderboard at 157.


In the Boys’ First Flight Championship, Karl Besinga had a final round 77 to come in at 155 and defeat runner-up Ethan Wang by one stroke and secure his first win of the 2022-2023 season. Wang had a final round 81.

Third place went to Jaxen Castillo at 158. David Navarro was fourth at 161 and David Wu was fifth at 163.


In the Girls’ First Flight Championship, Erin Le Nguyen had a final round 80 to come in at 160, defeating runner-up Caitlin Yang by three shots. Yang had rounds of 79 and 84.

Third place went to Suri Lau at 165. Xinyu Suri Zhang was fifth at 167.

The next event on the JTNC calendar is Spring Series IV, to be held April 15-16 in Fairfield at Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley Golf Courses.