Yen Claims Girls 15-18 AFC National Championship by 3 Shots at Twin Oaks

Natalie Yen of West Linn, Ore., won the Girls 15-18 Division in the 15th Annual Future Champions Golf National Championship by three strokes over Nikki Oh of Torrance and Lauren Kim of Sherman Oaks at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos. 

The 15-year-old Yen, who won the National Tour Oregon Memorial Championship earlier this year and claimed five victories in 2020, pulled away with three birdies on the back nine and posted a winning score of 73-73-73—219, while Oh finished at 70-78-74—222 and Kim wound up at 69-76-77—222. 

Holly Victoria Halim of Beaumont shot 76-74-74—224 to tie for fourth with Elaine Widjaja of Indonesia, who finished at 71-74-79—224, and Iris Han of Bakersfield was sixth at 76-73-79—228. 

Meghan Paracuelles of Folsom totaled 74-81-74—229 to tie for seventh with Jessica Li of Temecula, who shot 77-73-79—229, and Erin Lee of Canada, who finished at 80-71-78—229, while Eunice Han of Honolulu was 10th at 74-78-78—230. 

Anna Fang of San Diego, posted a score of 68-70—138, 6-under, and won the Girls 13-14 Division in a playoff over Inseoul Jiamanukoonkit, who finished at 69-69—138, while Amelie Zalsman of Redlands was third at 71-69—140, followed by Haram Lee of Henderson, Nev., at 69-73—142, and Summer Schafer of San Diego at 74-69—143. 

Kayla Geng of San Diego was sixth at 72-73—145, followed by Jinutha Maneerat of San Diego at 76-71—147, and Jimin Nam of Fullerton at 76-72—148, while Emily Gonzalez of Calabasas totaled 75-76—151 to tie for ninth with Ashley Shaw of Litchfield Park, Ariz., who came in at 73-78—151. 

Nicole Tang of Bellevue, Wash., claimed the Girls 13-14 title with a score of 73-72—145, while Mia Clausen of Carlsbad shot 72-75—145 to tie for second with Clairey Lin of Palos Verdes Estates, who finished at 73-74—147, while Addison Claire Lee of Cupertino wound up at 75-73—148 to tie for fourth with Melinee Udom of Portland, Ore, who came in at 71-77—148. 

Madelyn Cheng of Irvine was sixth at 77-72—149, followed by Annika Raja of Altadena at 79-71—150, Moyu Wang of Irvine at 76-75—151, and Jingyi Cui of San Diego at 75-77—152. 

Amber Lee of Alta Loma shot 76-77—153 to tie for 10th with Emilyn Czaplicki of Eastvale, who also totaled 76-77—153, Peyton DeCosta of Glendale, who finished at 73-80—153, and Lydia Chang of San Diego, who wound up at 76-77—153. 

Brendan Morua of Gardena captured the Boys 9-10 Division with a score of 74-76—150, followed Ryan Hang of Irvine at 79-73—152 and Charith Chintam of Irvine at 75-78—153, while Dev Malik of San Jose shot 79-75—154 to tie for fourth with Samuel Zhao of Woodland Hills, who wound up at 77-77—154. 

Ryuta Yobiko of West Covina was sixth at 76-79—155, while Christian Harlow of Vancouver, Wash., totaled 78-78—156 to tie for seventh with Oscar Liang of Irvine, who finished at 77-79—156, and Nathan Lee of Glendale totaled 83-75—158 to tie for ninth with Alan Yoda of Temecula, who came in at 79-79—158. 

The Boys 15-18 FGC National Championship will be played Dec. 28-30, along with the finals for Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Boys 7-8, Girls 9-10 and Girls 7-8 at Arrowhead Golf Course in Oceanside.   

For complete results, visit https://fcg.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/fcg21/event/fcg21100/contest/13/leaderboard.htm 

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