The FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Coyote Creek 2019 took place November 9-10, 2019. Junior golfers played 36 holes of stroke play at the Coyote Creek Golf Club in Morgan Hill, CA. This is one of the FCWT junior golf tournaments on the 2019 fall schedule.
Final Round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Coyote Creek 2019
What an incredible day for golf! We had a little bit of everything.
Braxton Watts of Farmington, UT (2020) fired a final round of 65 (-7) to move up the leaderboard 28 spots! He finished in a tie for second place with Michael Burry of Saratoga, CA (2021).
Jacob Mason of Westminster, CO (2020) moved up 20 spots with his final round of 69 (-3). Mason finished T5.
Derrick Dollesin of Antelope, CA (2021) fired a final round of 70 (-2). He moved up 9 spots and finished in 4th place.
If that were not enough, we also had a 5-hole playoff. Our Round One leader, Mitchell Hoey of Alamo, CA (2021) had to battle all day to earn his win in the Boys 15-19 division. Mitchell teed off for Round Two with a one shot lead after an opening round of 71. On the 1st hole, he made a bogey and Michael Burry, who was one stroke back of Hoey made a birdie. Both players made birdie on #2. Then Mitchell made another bogey on #5. Hoey was able to battle back and make a birdie on 7, but then made a bogey on 9 while Burry made a birdie on 8. So at the turn, Hoey was on 38 and Burry was on 34.
On the back nine, things began to change. Both players made par on 10, then Mitchell made a birdie on 11 while Burry made a par. On 12, Mitchell made a par and Burry made a bogey. Then Mitchell made a bogey on 13 and Burry made a par. Both made bogey 6 on the 14th hole (meanwhile Braxton Watts who teed off at 9:09 was tearing up the golf course. Watts made one bogey and 4 birdies on the front nine to make the turn at 34. Then he made 4 birdies on the back nine and carded 31).
Burry made birdie on the 18th and Hoey made a solid putt for par to force a playoff to which Watts also joined. Watts made par on the first playoff hole while Hoey and Burry made birdies. But on the 5th playoff hole (#18) Hoey chipped in for an eagle and the win!
And More . . .
Also noteworthy, Akira Isayama of Palo Alto, CA (2020) made an eagle on the 18th hole during Round Two. Nicholas Watts of Springfield (2021) and Orlando Coons of Reno, NV (2022) finished in a tie for 5th place with Jacob Mason. Joey Hayden of Dublin, CA (2022), who led this division in pars with 28, finished in a tie for 8th with Isayama and Jack Deaner of Sacramento, CA (2021).
Boys 12-14 Division
Colin Keith of Alamo, CA (2024) led wire-to-wire to win the Boys 12-14 division of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament Coyote Creek 2019. Keith opened with a one-under-par 71 and began the final round with an 8 shot lead. He posted a solid 74 on Sunday to finish at 145 and earn his second win. Ryan Zhang of Saratoga, CA (2024) finished in 2nd place with rounds of 79-74-153. Zhang and Brandon Knight each had 3 birdies for the tournament. Keith led in pars with 31.
Bayer wins Girls title
In the Girls division, Sloane Bayer of Fresno, CA (2020) carded the Low Round of 73, moved up 5 spots on the leaderboard and won her first FCWT title. Anyone who has ever played with Sloane knows that she has the reputation for encouraging other players. Her parents are often seen cheering other players. They demonstrate why golf is called The Greatest Game Ever Played. Congratulations, Sloane! It is great to see someone who put character first have their day in the winners’ circle!
Sloane’s dad was a proud papa as well!
Nicole Iniakov of Salinas, CA (2025) finished in second place at 152, one stroke back of Sloane.
She also led the girls division in birdies with 5.
Reeya Vasishta of Mountain View, CA (2020) moved up 7 spots and finished T3 with
Charlotte Ryoo of Pleasanton, CA (2021). Miss Vaasishta led the girls division in pars with 27. Yewon Jang of Roseville, CA (2021) and Ellie Sand of El Dorado Hills, CA (2021) finished T5.