The FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Sandpiper 2019 took place February 16-17, 2019. Junior golfers played 36 holes of stroke play at the Sandpiper Golf Club near Santa Barbara, CA. This is one of the FCWT junior golf tournaments on the 2018-2019 schedule.
Final Round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Sandpiper 2019
The weather continued to wreak havoc on the California coast. One winter storm after another continues to roll off the Pacific Ocean. The wind also continued to play a factor in the Final Round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Sandpiper 2019.
Senior Will Reinhardt of Menlo Park, CA captured his first FCWT tournament win on Sunday at Sandpiper Golf Club. Meinhardt, who is playing in his second season with the FCWT, finished T16 at this tournament last season. His best finish last season was at Bayonet where he finished T11. This season, he earned his first Top 3 at Bayonet in January where he finished T3. Then on Sunday he earned his first title here at Sandpiper.
Will fired an opening round of 69 on Saturday. He started the Final Round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Sandpiper 2019 with a 4 shot advantage.
His Sunday score of 74 gave him a 9 shot win over three junior golfers who shared 2nd place.
Top 5 Finishers
Garrett Takeuchi of Fresno, CA (2020) moved up 11 spots on the leaderboard with a final round of 75. Takeuchi led the Boys division in pars with 25.
Jackson Lee of Menlo Park, CA (2020) moved up 6 spots and also finished T2. Lee carded two rounds of 76. He and Mitchell Hoey each carded 24 pars for the tournament.
Hoey of Alamo, CA (2021) was the third junior golfer to finish T2.
Danny Fischer of Lake Forest, IL (2019) moved up three spots to finish T5 with
Wyatt McGovern of Hillsborough, CA (2021).
More Movers and Top 10 Finishers
Also noteworthy for Sunday’s final round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Sandpiper 2019.
Matthew Kress of Saratoga, CA (2021) moved up 11 spots on the leaderboard and finished in 20th. Kress posted a final round of 76, 8 shots better than his opening round.
Bob Zhu of Palo Alto, CA (2020) moved up 17 spots on Sunday. He finished in a tie for 9th place with
Pierce Braun of Phoenix, AZ (2020) and Willy Walsh of San Mateo, CA (2023). Zhu carded a final round of 73, the lowest round of the day.
Gregory Lee of San Jose, CA (2022) and
Jacob Aaron of Napa, CA (2021) shared 7th place at 154. Congratulations to Camden Katz of Scottsdale, AZ (2021) on his eagle on Sunday on hole #1.
Sophie Dalfonsi of Bend, OR (2021) led the Girls division of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Sandpiper 2019 wire-to-wire.
On Saturday, Sophie carded a 79 and started the Final Round with a 7 shot advantage over
Nicole Iniakov of Salinas, CA (2025). On Sunday, these two young ladies were paired together along with
Naomi Wiranatha of West Covina, CA (2020). Sophie again posted the lowest score in the Girls division with an 80. She finished 8 shots ahead of Nicole. Naomi finished in third place at 177. Sophie made 3 birdies for the tournament. Nicole made 2. Sophie also led in pars with 19.
Previous Junior Golf Tournaments at Sandpiper
Boys 15-19 Bryce Wortman, OR (72-74-146)
Boys 12-14 Brian Stark, CA (76-76-152)
Girls 13-19 Sana Tufail, UAE (80-78-158)
Boys 15-19 Quinn Carlsen 2015, El Dorado Hills, CA, 72-71-143
Boys 13-14 A.J. Ewart 2017, Coquitlam, 74-79-153
Girls 15-19 Tess Hackworthy 2015, Madison 77-76-153
2013: Corey Pereira 2013, Cameron Park, CA +1 F -2 69-73-142 (Boys 16-19); Quinn Carlsen 2015, El Dorado Hills, CA -2 F * -4 70-70-140 (Boys 13-15); Emily Laskin 2014, Elk Grove, CA +4 F * +10 78-76-154 (Girls)
2012: Matthew Ashley 2013, San Jose +3 F +4 71-76-147 (Boys 16-19); Miguel Delgado 2015, Novato, California +5 F* +2 75-74-149 (Boys 13-15)’ Alex Sborov 2013, Pleasanton +8 F* +3 77-75-152 (Girls)