The FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Silverado 2019 presented by FootJoy is taking place February 9-10, 2019. Junior golfers are playing 36 holes of stroke play at the North and South Courses at the Silverado Resort in Napa, CA. This is one of the FCWT junior golf tournaments on the 2018-2019 schedule.
FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Silverado 2019 presented by FootJoy
The weather was a major factor throughout the day in Round One of the FCWT junior golf tournament Silverado 2019 presented by FootJoy. When the earliest competitors arrived, the temperatures were in the 30s. By the time the first group of junior golfers teed off, the temperatures were in the 40s.
By late morning rain had begun to fall. After the first wave of rain stopped, the wind began to pick up, making it feel even colder than before.
Even with all of these obstacles, one young man fired an opening round of even par.
Junior Golfers in the Top 5 in the Boys 15-19 Division
Jacob Van Roekel of El Dorado Hills, CA (2021) was the only player to post a black number for Saturday’s round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Silverado 2019. He was in the final group of the day so he had to deal with all the challenging elements of the day. On Sunday, Jacob will start the final round with a two-stroke lead over two seniors who carded 74.
One of those seniors is Connor Motherway of Reno, NV (2019).
Connor played the front nine at even par (35). Then he made the turn and ran into some trouble on #12. He carded a 39 (+2) on the back nine for his 74.
Daniel Sheedy of San Mateo, CA (2019) also carded a 74 on Saturday. Sheedy posted 36-38 for his 74. Connor and Daniel will be paired with Jacob for the final round on Sunday.
Three junior golfers share 4th place. Nathan Wang of Fremont, CA (2022) was the only junior golfer in the field to have any red numbers on his scorecard. Wang played the back nine at one-under-par. Sean Lam of Taylorsville, UT (2022) also carded a 76. Lam posted 38 on both nines.
Ryan Meyer of Oakdale, CA (2021) is the third junior golfer sharing 4th place. Meyer carded 35-41 on Saturday.
More in the Top 10 at FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Silverado 2019
Cameron Keith of Alamo, CA (2022) is one of 8 junior golfers who carded a 77 on Saturday. These players are 5 shots back of the lead and share 7th place.
Another player who shot 77 is Kyle Kuest. Kuest had an unusual round on Saturday. He made a 10 on the 13th hole and is still in the hunt at the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Silverado 2019. A good lesson to all junior golfers in focusing on the next shot, not the last one.
Other players at 77 include: Logan Kenly of Paradise Valley (2020), Simon Kwon of Salt Lake City, UT (2021), Luke Dugger of Davis, CA (2019), Paramdeep Sodhi of Folsom, CA (2021), Zach Doyle of San Carlos, CA (2020) and Jake Bettencourt of Clovis, CA (2021).
Boys 12-14 Division
Colin Keith of Alamo, CA (2024) is playing in his first FCWT Junior Golf Tournament. His older brother Cameron won this tournament last season in the Boys 12-14 division. He also won the Boys 12-14 at Half Moon Bay last season. Colin will be looking to join the winner’s circle on Sunday. He will start the final round with a 5 shot advantage over Ishaan Sen of San Ramon, CA (2022).
Co-leaders in the Girls Division
Sloane Bayer and Megan Chou talk about the opening round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Silverado 2019.
Two junior golfers share the lead in the Girls division of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Silverado 2019. Sloane Bayer of Fresno, CA (2020) and Megan Chou of Los Altos, CA (2020) each carded an opening round of 77.
They will have a 4 shot lead over Skyler May of Stockton, CA (2021) when the final round gets underway. Samira Pal of Cupertino, CA (2021) and TianYi (Tina) Xu of Los Altos, CA (2022) are currently sharing 4th place at 82. They are just 5 strokes back of our co-leaders.