Koo, Anderson Win in Patrick Cantlay Series Finale at Virginia Country Club

Jasmine Koo of Cerritos captured the Girls Division title and Adam Anderson of Ventura claimed the Boys Division crown in the Toyota Tour Cup season finale of the 2022 Patrick Cantlay Foundation Series at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.

Cantlay, the eight-time winner on the PGA Tour from Los Alamitos and UCLA, was on hand at his home course to present the trophies to the winners. Koo and Davis also finished atop the season-long standings in the series presented by Southern California PGA’s Junior Tour.

“I am extremely grateful to be able to partner with the SCPGA to host the Patrick Cantlay Foundation Junior Golf Series,” said Cantlay, who also conducted a clinic with his coach, Jamie Mulligan of Virginia Country Club, the 2021 PGA of America Teacher & Coach of the Year.

“I have many wonderful memories playing junior golf. Having the best junior golfers in Southern California compete in the series finale on the course I grew up playing, Virginia Country Club, is truly an honor. I look forward to continuing to work with the SCPGA to promote junior golf and provide more playing opportunities for our talented juniors.”

Koo made three birdies down the stretch, including one on the final hole, to complete a rally from four strokes behind to shoot 2-under-par 69 in the last round and edge Anna Davis of Spring Valley by one shot.

Winner of  the Ping Heather Farr Classic and the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Championship earlier this year, Koo posted a score of 70-69—139, 3-under-par, while Davis, the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion, finished at 71-69—140.

Kylie Chong of Torrance was third at 72-70—142, followed by first-round leader Alona Avery of Riverside at 66-77—143, while Andee Avery of Carlsbad finished at 75-69—144 to tie for fifth with Frances Kim of Rolling Hills Estates, who wound up at 71-73—144.

Ashley Yun of West Covina shot 74-72—146 to tie for sixth with Jude Lee of Walnut, who wound up at 70-76—146, and Chloe Lam of Fountain Valley, who also totaled 70-76—146, while Annika Ishiyama of Costa Mesa carded a score of 75-72—147 to tie for 10th with Erica Lee of Arcadia, who came in at 74-73—147.

Anderson, who captured the TTC Jr. PGA Championship and the AJGA Junior at Ruby Hill last year, rallied from five shots down by shooting 31 on the back nine in the final round highlighted by an eagle on the 13th hole, to win by two strokes with a score of 74-65—139.

You Seong Choi of Hacienda Heights posted a score of 69-72—141 to tie for second with  Jeffrey Kwak of La Mirada, who finished at 70-71—141, while Richard Han of Irvine was fourth at 69-74—143.

Hogan Park of Eastvale totaled 73-71—144 to tie for fifth with Nicholas Davis of Laguna Nigel, who wound up at 74-70—144, while Matthew Broder of San Diego finished seventh at 76-69—145.

Baron Nguyen of Covina was eighth at 74-73—147, followed by Matthew Diehl of Redlands at 77-71—148 and Leo Metzger of Santa Barbara at 72-77—149.

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