Castillo, No. 2-ranked junior, wins Yorba Linda City by 12
Ricky Castillo (Black Gold GC photo)
If you think Ricky Castillo
is tough on the road, take a look at his performance at home. The 18-year-old dusted the field at the Yorba Linda City Championship over the weekend with a final-round 65 at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Castillo had opened with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot lead on the field after Day 1. When he came back with 65, it pushed him to 12 shots ahead of runner-up Erick Liscio. Castillo was the only player to get under par – in fact, he was 11 under.
Castillo won the Los Angeles City Junior last year, then backed it up with a win at the Ping Heather Farr Classic. He was third at the prestigious Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and went deep in the U.S. Junior match-play bracket. Castillo, No. 2 in Golfweek’s
Junior Rankings, will join the University of Florida roster in the fall.
Behind Liscio in second, Nicholas Cantlay was solo third at 2 over.
Two men tied for second at 5 over, including RSM Amateur winner Jack Solis, a Cal Baptist sophomore. Joshua Hu was also at that number.
In the women’s division, Katie Stribling also authored a distant victory with her 13-over 157 total. Stribling is a freshman on the Irvine Valley College golf roster. Kamryn Garcia came in second at 22 over.
ABOUT THE Yorba Linda City
36-hole individual stroke play tournament open
amateur golfers with a USGA
handicap index and who are 15 years of age or
older. Players will be assigned to flights based on their handicap index. Exact size and
handicap range for each flight is
subject to change. Senior flight eligibility is limited to those 55 and older.
MEN'S CHAMP FLIGHT (Gross) | 4.9 index or below | Black Tees - 6,756 yds.
MEN'S FIRST FLIGHT (Net) | 5.0 to 12.9 index | Blue Tees - 6,439 yds.
MEN'S SECOND FLIGHT (Net) | 13.0 index or above | White Tees - 6,045 yds.
WOMEN'S CHAMP FLIGHT (Gross) | 7.9 index or below | White Tees - 6,045 yds.
WOMEN'S FIRST FLIGHT (Net) | 8.0 index or above | Red Tees - 4,937 yds.
SENIOR CHAMP FLIGHT (Gross) | 7.9 index or below | Combo Tees - 6,255 yds.
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