Westfield Junior: Northern California Results
20 Jul 2006

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Eric Pitcaithley of Pleasanton, Calif. and Joy Kim of Pinole, Calif. won the 2006 Northern California Westfield Junior PGA Championship at Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano Golf Courses (both par 72) in Fairfield, Calif.

By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Pitcaithley and Kim qualified for the 31st  national Westfield Junior PGA Championship, August 10-13, 2006, at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio.

Pitcaithley, 17, posted a final-round 67 for a two-day total of 135 and a 3-stroke victory over Keith Okasaki of Sacramento. Kim, 15, had a final-round 74 for a two-day total of 147 and a 7-stroke victory over Rosalie-Wil Tolentino of South San Francisco.

The Westfield Junior PGA Championship is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, the winners of select national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have not reached their 19th birthdays and who have not started college. 

The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals as well as current collegiate stars. Past Junior PGA Championship competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include: Billy Andrade, Brandie Burton, Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, Cristie Kerr, Justin Leonard, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper, Scott Verplank, David Toms and Tiger Woods.

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, The PGA of America was founded in 1916, and is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals who are dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.

Boys 16-18

  Eric Pitcaithley, Pleasanton, Calif., 68-67--135 OVERALL BOYS CHAMPION
  Keith Okasaki, Sacramento, Calif., 65-73--138 1st Place
  Jeffrey Hamm, Danville, Calif., 67-72--139 2nd Place
  John Morris, Santa Rosa, Calif., 71-69--140 3rd Place
  Colby Smith, Auburn, Calif., 70-73--143
  Joell Coloma, Sacramento, Calif., 74-72--146
  Billy Geibel, Atascadero, Calif., 78-70--148
  Billy McGowan, Granite Bay, Calif., 75-73--148
  Chris Crownover, Pleasanton, Calif., 73-75--148
  Cody Thompson, Chico, Calif., 76-72--148
  Jay Wood, Napa, Calif., 73-75--148
  Justin Estrada, Yuba City, Calif., 73-75--148
  Andrew Haggen, Walnut Creek, Calif., 75-74--149
  Greg Auer, Santa Cruz, Calif., 76-73--149
  Joseph Yagmourian, Sunnyvale, Calif., 72-77--149
  Steven Cooney, San Rafael, Calif., 72-77--149
  Blake Yu, Alameda, Calif., 76-75--151
  Jake Geyer, Arbuckle, Calif., 75-76--151
  Jay Myers, San Jose, Calif., 74-77--151
  Jonathon Hunt, Elk Grove, Calif., 74-77--151
  Joshua Stone, Stockton, Calif., 80-71--151
  Philip Johnson, Rocklin, Calif., 74-77--151
  Kirk Little, Redwood Valley, Calif., 75-77--152
  Michael Shwe, Cupertino, Calif., 73-79--152
  Zachary LeBeouf, Stockton, Calif., 78-74—152
  Ryan Klemm, Benicia, Calif., 78-75--153
  Bobby McCracken, Sparks, Nev., 79-75--154
  Casey Edmondson, Santa Rosa, Calif., 74-80--154
  Daniel Neben, Walnut Creek, Calif., 76-78--154
  Kyle Moss, Yuba City, Calif., 78-76--154
  Eric Runge, Los Altos, Calif., 82-73--155
  Nic Durst, Yuba City, Calif., 81-75--156
  Sean Morham, Napa, Calif., 77-79--156
  Stephen Jackowski, Santa Rosa, Calif., 75-81--156
  Austin Amaral, Suisun City, Calif., 79-78--157
  Blake Bertrand, Antioch, Calif., 76-81--157
  Eric Leeworthy, Galt, Calif., 72-86--158
  Kevin Leestma, Fernley, Nev., 79-80--159
  Kirk Lauterbach, Oakhurst, Calif., 78-83--161
  Basil Cruz, Alameda, Calif., 83-79--162
  Daniel Holmberg, Chico, Calif., 86-77--163
  Jaewon Lee, San Leandro, Calif., 80-83--163
  Mark Campos, Walnut Creek, Calif., 81-82--163
  Sean Callahan, Concord, Calif., 77-86--163
  John Miller, Pinole, Calif., 83-82--165
  Daniel Romero, San Carlos, Calif., 82-84--166
  Chase Johnson, Vacaville, Calif., 85-82--167
  Dallas Madison, San Francisco, Calif., 82-88--170
  Ryan Corbett, Alamo, Calif., 85-86--171
  Kevin Reyes, Richmond, Calif., 94-84--178
  Matt Kellett, San Jose, Calif., 87-91--178
  Benjamin Eto, Oakland, Calif., 102-84--186
  Girls 16-18
  Rosalie-Wil Tolentino, S. San Francisco, Calif., 81-73--154 1st Place*
  Hali Coppin, Loomis, Calif., 74-80--154 2nd Place
  Cristina Corpus, San Leandro, Calif., 76-80--156 3rd Place
  Jordan Ontiveros, Alamo, Calif., 82-76--158
  Julia Heath, Arroyo Grande, Calif., 78-80--158
  Justine Heath, Arroyo Grande, Calif., 89-81--170
  Megan O'Sullivan, San Mateo, Calif., 91-87--178
  Chelsa Helget, Dixon, Calif., 95-90—185
Boys 13-15

  Ben Geyer, Arbuckle, Calif., 71-76--147 1st Place
  Mark Wyllie, San Jose, Calif., 73-75--148 2nd Place
  Sky Mills, Rocklin, Calif., 74-77--151 3rd Place*
  Ahil Ponarul, Chico, Calif., 71-80--151
  Derick Strain, Arbuckle, Calif., 84-74--158
  Amol Mahal, San Mateo, Calif., 78-81--159
  Spencer Blodgett, Lafayette, Calif., 81-78--159
  Fredrik Palmer, Modesto, Calif., 78-82--160
  Chad Patton, Vacaville, Calif., 84-79--163
  Chris Raphel, Alamo, Calif., 83-83--166
  Doug Quinones, Hidden Valley, Calif., 79-91--170
  Ryan Freeman, Novato, Calif., 90-81--171
  Zak Quilling, Fairfield, Calif., 94-84--178
  Tyler Leeworthy, Galt, Calif., 91-90--181
  Matthew Dias-Hammond, Alameda, Calif., 92-91--183
  Brad Mitchell, Lafayette, Calif., 93-96--189
  Thomas Zurawski, Benicia, Calif., 98-91--189
  Evan Prado, Fairfield, Calif., 109-109--218
  Jake Perata, Fairfield, Calif., 104-114—218
Girls 13-15

  Joy Kim, Pinole, Calif., 73-74--147 OVERALL GIRLS CHAMPION
  Jane Lee, Alamo, Calif., 79-78--157 1st Place
  Sasha Cruz, Alameda, Calif., 82-83--165 2nd Place
  Ji Park, Cupertino, Calif., 82-85--167 3rd Place*
  Emily Talley, Napa, Calif., 82-85--167
  Samantha Esguerra, Alameda, Calif., 84-87--171
  Daniela Okino, Elk Grove, Calif., 84-89--173
  Jennifer Yim, Hercules, Calif., 92-82--174
Boys 12 & Under (9 Holes)

  Jonathan De Los Reyes, Antioch, Calif., 35 1st Place
  Justin Pagila, Dublin, Calif., 36 2nd Place
  Nicholas Rogers, Santa Rosa, Calif., 38 3rd Place
  Brandon Dizon, Patterson, Calif., 43
  Travis Rowney, Pleasanton, Calif., 43
  Robin Lyle Reyes, Sacramento, Calif., 45
  Wyatt Amaral, Suisun City, Calif., 47
  Ethan Brown, Carmichael, Calif., 52
  Girls 12 & Under (9 Holes)
  Lauren Salazar, Santa Clara, Calif., 38 1st Place
  Jessica Yim, Hercules, Calif., 47 2nd Place
  Sadie Strain, Arbuckle, Calif., 51 3rd Place
*Tie broken by scorecard playoff.
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