Fairfield , CA
Age: 14 - 15
The Path to the National Finals
Should a player advance through local qualifying, the subregional and regional qualifying sites are pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site. The player is not guaranteed participation in the subregional qualifier unless he/she advances through local qualifying. The player is not guaranteed participation in the regional qualifier unless he/she advances through local and subregional qualifying.
Local QualifierEvent CompletedEl Macero, CA 95618Jul 6, 2021
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedSacramento, CA 95821Aug 3, 2021
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedPebble Beach, CA 93953Sep 26, 2021
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
De La Salle High School - Concord, California
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Paradise Valley Golf Course- Fairfield CA
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
63- 18 holes
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
My dad and siblings play
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My dad, siblings and friends
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Mental strength, staying focused
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Breaking a junior tour record
HAVE YOU EVER PARTICIPATED IN A USGA OR PGA OF AMERICA EVENT? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S), WHEN, AND HOW DID YOU DO?
Boys Junior PGA Championship
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
El Macero/ 1st Overall/ Hitting all drives in the grid
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Haggin Oaks/ 1st Overall/ Longest drive that day at 305 yards
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Pebble Beach/ 1st Overall/ getting 65 points on the last putt to win it
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFIY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH OF THE YEARS AND PREVIOUS RESULTS:
Yes, for seven years. I'd only ever made it to the regional until this last year.
DID YOU WATCH LAST YEAR’S DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT NATIONAL FINALS ON TELEVISION? IF SO, WHAT IMPACT DID THAT HAVE ON YOUR PARTICIPATION THIS YEAR?
Yes, it was inspirational and made me work hard.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Putting, driving then chipping
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
I got a picture with Gary Woodland before he won the US Open
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Seeing Tiger Woods win the Masters
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Collin Morikawa. He is a world-class athlete and a role model.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Yuka Saso, because she is the first Filipino to win a major title
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Tiger Woods, Colin Morikawa and Stephen Curry
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Steak and lobster
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Sing and dance
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
Losing a loved one
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Outgoing, friendly and funny