In this edition of the FCWT Junior Golfers Spotlight we look at three junior golfers from California who are learning to succeed on the golf course. The first is Justin Hopkins.
Justin Hopkins is a 14-year-old from Danville, CA. He is currently in the 8th grade, class of 2021. So far Justin has played in three FCWT junior golf tournaments with success at each one. His first FCWT junior golf tournament of the season was Coyote Creek in November. At that tournament, Justin finished in 4th place after rounds of 81-76. Hopkins followed that up with a second place finish at Bayonet in January. (The picture above shows his runner-up award from Bayonet). Following the FCWT junior golf tournament at Bayonet, Justin said: “I had a fun time playing out at Bayonet. I played alright, just had a few putting flaws, but I was hitting the ball a lot better. I had a good time competing and can’t wait for the next tournament!”
Two weeks after Bayonet Justin won the FCWT junior golf tournament at Half Moon Bay. This weekend he will be playing in the Sandpiper Invitational presented by FootJoy with some of the best other players in the 12-14 division.
Junior Golfers from California shine in Boys 15-19 Division
Sebastian Iqbal is also 14. He is from San Jose, CA, and is a sophomore in high school, class of 2019. By approval of the FCWT, Sebastian plays in the Boys 15-19 division of the FCWT. Sebastian finished in a tie for third place at the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at PGA West in January. He told the FCWT, “My ball striking was really solid all weekend and it allowed me to be successful on two prestigious golf courses.” Iqbal has played two additional FCWT tournaments since PGA West. At Bayonet Sebastian finished in 19th place and most recently he finished tied for 8th at Half Moon Bay.
The third junior golfer from California is Trey Davis. Davis is a 16-year-old junior from Plumas Lake, CA. This is his second season playing FCWT tournaments. Last season Trey won the Boys 15-19 division at San Ramon. Davis has posted a final round of 71 in three FCWT junior golf tournaments this season. At Bayonet he earned Low Round honors for his 71. It was his first bogey free round in a FCWT junior golf tournament. Trey was very happy for a bogey-free round. Davis wants to continue working on his putting to get more “red numbers.”