U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours are created to provide boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, the opportunity to advance their skills in the game in age-appropriate competition without having to take the time and incur the costs of having to travel long distances.
Local Tours consists of between six and eight one-day tournaments including a season-ending one-day Local Tour Championship.
Players earn awards and points for each tournament; and locally, here in Sacramento, our First Tee of Greater Sacramento facilitates several tour events throughout the year.
The most recent event was held at our own Arcade Creek Golf Course at Haggin Oaks on Saturday, April 3rd. The early spring weather was a beautiful day for golf, with nary a cloud in the sky and temperature a perfect moderate 70 degrees with winds between 9 and 11 MPH.
Sacramento’s Hannah Strouder took home the honors on the girl’s side in the 13-14 age group with an even par 72. She eagles the #5 hole and had an additional 5 birdies in her up and down round. Kailey Yoon from Reno, NV finished second at +1 with a 73 and Sacramento’s Morgan Pullman finished in third with a +4 76.
In the girls 11-12 age group, Bella Ransi from El Dorado Hills fired a +2 74 with three birdies to win her age division. Paavni Behl, also from El Dorado Hills, was one stroke back at +3 and Reno’s Camily Yoon came down the hill to finish third another stroke back with a +4 76.
In the girl’s 9-10 age group, Thailand’s Anita Lumpongpoung fired a blistering -4 32 with three birdies and an eagle to win her age division. Orinda’s Samantha Chiou placed second with an even par 36 and Rocklin’s Peyton Chan was two strokes back at 38 for third place.
In the girl’s U8 division, Manteca’s Kaylee Devera took home honors with a +5 score of 41.
On the boy’s side, Elk Grove’s Casey Kosney continued his blistering start to the season with a +2 score of 74 with three birdies to take home the age 13-14 honors. Freemont’s Winston Pan was a stroke back at +3 75 and Fresno’s Gurashish Singh was another stroke back at +4 76.
In the boy’s 12-year-old division, Folsom’s Reid Bulman rode three birdies to an even par 72 to share honors with Elk Grove’s Andrew Zhou and had four birdies AND an eagle in his up and down even par round of golf. Elk Grove’s Jayden Nanca finished in third place with a +6 78.
Boys other age group divisional winners included:
Boys Age 11 – Tanner Solis – West Sacramento – 71 (-1)
Boys Age 10 – Dillon Stefani – Windsor – 35 (-1)
Boys Age 9 – Knox Berrier – Sacramento – 37 (+1)
Boys Age 8 – Raiden Orville – Elk Grove – 40 (+4)
Boys Age 7 – Cole Vieira – El Dorado Hills – 37 (+1)
Boys U6 – Duke Bakovic – Roseville – 42 (+6)