Sacramento Jr. Shootout at Haggin Oaks
March 5-6, 2016
On Thurs., March 3, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Sacramento, Calif., to host the Sacramento Junior Shootout at the Mackenzie course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. With rainy weather in the forecast, the kids were ready to brave the conditions in what was the tour’s first event in the Sacramento area. Saturday’s weather was cold, rainy, and windy which made for a rough start to the tournament. The weather Sunday had the same, but less intense mixture making for some challenging golf. The HJGT would like to thank the Haggin Oaks staff for aiding the HJGT in hosting a terrific event.
Boys 16-18 Division
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Zakary Sievers[/caption] The Sacramento Junior Shootout definitely proved to be a challenge for much of the field, but not for Zakary Sievers of Sacramento, Calif. Sievers shot consistently through both rounds, posting scores of 76 and 75,for a seven-over-par total of 151. Taking second place was Zack Caples of Redding, Calif. Caples finished just two behind Sievers. A pair of bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 eliminated him from the title hunt. Grant Fairbairn of Orinda, Calif., took third place out of six after finishing thirteen-over-par. Fairbairn was the first-round leader after a two-over-par 74, but an 83 dropped him down the leaderboard. Along with the victory, Sievers was also the division’s leader in birdies with five.
Boys 14-15 Division
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Trey Davis[/caption] Trey Davis of Olivehurst, Calif., took home the first-place trophy for the Boys 14-15 division, his second top-three finish on the HJGT this season. Davis played well, shooting a 75 in round one and a 73 for round two, making him four-over-par. Playing from the same tees as the Boys 16-18 division, Davis’ score would have led either division. The second-place finisher was Elliot Bunyaviroch of San Francisco, Calif. Bunyaviroch shot a thirteen-over-par 157 for the event, including a 74 in round two to jump from third to second. Jose Calderon of Salinas, Calif., placed third for the tournament after shooting a 158 (78-80). Leading the division in birdies was Davis with five.
Boys 11-13 Division
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Anay Roge[/caption] The Boys 11-13 division’s first place trophy was awarded to Anay Roge of San Ramon, Calif.. Roge took home his second HJGT victory in as many events thanks to a second-round 76 that separated him from his two competitors, who were all within one stroke of each other heading into round two. Taking second place was Blake Knox of Nevada City, Calif. Knox finished the tournament with a nineteen-over-par 163 and was a first round co-leader. CJ Grassner of Lincoln, Calif., took third place after rounds of 86 and 81. The division’s birdie leaders were Grassner and Roge with two each.
Girls 14-18 Division
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Reisha Savadatti[/caption] Reisha Savadatti of Los Altos, Calif., took home first place in the Girls 14-18 division after shooting a nine-over-par 153. Despite challenging conditions, Savadatti carded two rounds in the 70s: a 76 in round one, followed up by a 77. The second-place trophy went to Nicole Schroeder of Rocklin, Calif., after she shot an eleven-over-par 155 for the tournament. Schroeder posted the best round of the division in round two with a 75. Madeline Zunino of Stockton, Calif., grabbed third place out of 17 after shooting a 161 (82-79). The division’s birdie leaders were Alexandria Christeson of Livermore, Calif., and Savadatti with four each.
Girls 13U Division
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Madison Starke[/caption] The Girls 13U division champion was Madison Starke of Walnut Creek, Calif. As much of the field did, Starke struggled in round one, but composed a resurgent round on Sunday. She finished the tournament with a five-over-par 77 to cruise to a 10-stroke victory at 163. Starke also finished second earlier this season on the HJGT at the Northern California Kickoff at Shadow Lakes. Linette Jun of Cupertino, Calif., took home the second-place trophy after shooting a 173 (86-87). Californians Angelica Antonio (99-86) of Hercules and Kalea Hall (92-93) of Salinas each shot a 185 to share third place out of eight. Starke was the division’s birdie leader with three.
Weather for March 5-6
Round 1: Low 55, High 65. Chilly Morning, Cloudy Skies, Heavy Winds, Heavy Rain
Round 2: Low 47, High 65. Chilly Morning, Cloudy Skies, Heavy Winds, Light Rain
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,524 Yards
Boys 14-15: 6,524 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,429 Yards
Boys 11-13: 5,429 Yards
Girls U13: 5,250 Yards
Boys U10: 4,698 Yards