2022 Foundation Cup Junior Player Selections

Check out our juniors’ bios to chose your fourth group member! To reserve your junior golfer, contact Faith Bender at fbender@scga.org. Bios are updated as juniors confirm availability. 

Josiah Joseph *CHOSEN*

Josiah Joseph *CHOSEN*

Index: 6

11th Grade, Gahr High School

Favorite Club: Putter

“I personally love golf because of the opportunities it has opened up for me throughout the years. I have met many friends that are now family, had unimaginable experiences like playing at Riviera and it’s just a passion and a beautiful sport.”

Jonah Siu

Jonah Siu

Index: 11

11th Grade, La Salle College Prep

Favorite Club: 5 Wood

“Golf has impacted my life in many ways apart from the golf course as well. Through golf, I have developed important virtues and characteristics. For example: critical thinking, confidence, communication, honestly, integrity, and compassion.”

 

 

Ashley Cheng

Ashley Cheng

Index: 18

10th Grade, Walnut High School

Favorite Club: 9 Iron

“One reason I love golf is beacuse I get to experience playing at different courses.”

Michelle Cheng *CHOSEN*

Michelle Cheng *CHOSEN*

Index: 12

Freshman, UC Irvine

Favorite Club: Putter

“I love golf because I get to meet all different people.”

Atticus Sajor *CHOSEN*

Atticus Sajor *CHOSEN*

Index: 9

10th Grade, Gahr High School

Favorite Club: 60 Degree Lob Wedge

“Golf is something I have been doing for so long, it’s a part of life. I love playing with friends, meeting random people, and experiencing the views of all the different courses.”

Sophia Soto

Sophia Soto

Index: 0.5

12th Grade, Riverside Poly High School

Favorite Club: Driver

“I love golf becuase I love competing against others and I find the sport to be relaxing.”

Chloe Viray

Chloe Viray

Index: 8

9th Grade

Favorite Club: Driver

“Golf is my way of therapy. It brings me peace and it pushes me to learn and adapt to each challenge. May it be adapting to a new swing, or realizing my strengths and weaknesses, golf teaches me life lessons on and off the course.”

Kirsten Lindner *CHOSEN*

Kirsten Lindner *CHOSEN*

Index: 10

Junior, Hawaii Pacific University

Favorite Club: Putter

“Golf teaches important values to each player. Everyone can learn so many life skills through golf.”

Ayuka Yang

Ayuka Yang

Index: 3.9

9th Grade, Stanford Online High School

Favorite Club: Putter

“Golf teaches you patience, confidence, determination, leadrship and many other valuable traits and life skills.”

Kaelyn Yang

Kaelyn Yang

Index: 3.4

7th Grade, Stanford Online High School

Favorite Club: Putter

“I love golf because you need to learn to have a strong physical and mental game in order to play well and not give up during tough rounds.”

 

Carolina Pedroza

Carolina Pedroza

Index: 12

10th Grade, Blue Ridge Charter Academy

Favorite Club: Putter

“Golf is a sport that allows you to be competitive with yourself to the extent you want, and it’s something that I get to do with my family and friends of all ages.”

Eyan Baul *CHOSEN*

Eyan Baul *CHOSEN*

Index: 2.3

Senior, Cal Poly Pomona

Favorite Club: Putter

“I love golf because it’s something that you can never be perfect at, so there’s always an endless challenge to improve.”

Elise Sumner

Elise Sumner

Index: 0.5

Senior, Western Washington University

Favorite Club: Putter

“Because of golf, I have been fortunate enough to receive amazing opportunities and connections. Some of my favorite memories are when my parents, sister, grandparents, and I played golf together! We always had such a blast.”

Natalie Gonzalez *CHOSEN*

Natalie Gonzalez *CHOSEN*

Index: 10

Whittier College Class of 2022

Favorite Club: Driver

“I love how golf has helped me meet many new friends and grow as a person over the past 17 years.”

Sophia Martinez *CHOSEN*

Sophia Martinez *CHOSEN*

Index: 7.8

12th Grade, California High School

“Golf is unlike any other as it challenges you both physically and mentally. What other sport requires you to be gentle and powerful, and controlled and flexible at the same time.”

Jetty Sivongsay *CHOSEN*

Jetty Sivongsay *CHOSEN*

Index: +2

Senior, Cal State University of San Bernardino

Favorite Club: Driver

“No matter how good you are at golf, you can always get better. That’s why I love it.”

Vince Arciaga

Vince Arciaga

Index: 7.2

6th Grade

Favorite Club: 5 Hybrid

“I love golf because it is really fun to play and I always meet new friends. I also learn life lessons. I get excited to play in tournaments as it motivates me to play well.”

Diego Soto

Diego Soto

Index: 2.5

12th Grade, Riverside Poly High School

Favorite Club: 3 Hybrid

“I love golf because it’s a challenging sport like no other, where perfection is impossible, but you can work on it everyday!”

Nataliya Laciste

Nataliya Laciste

Index: 12

10th Grade, Kennedy High School

Favorite Club: Pitching Wedge

“Golf is so relaxing and I love playing with my friends on the course.”

Zoe Campos

Zoe Campos

Index: 8

12th Grade, Saint Paul High School

Favorite Club: 7 Iron

“Golf has given me the opportunity to meet great people through SCGA Junior. It has given me the opportunity to visit and play some golf courses that not everyone has the opportunity to play.”

John Padilla

John Padilla

Index: 6

10th Grade, Cypress High School

Favorite Club: 5 Hybrid

“I love golf due to the fact that you can have fun with friends and be competitive. Plus, playing golf is a way that I can meet new people and make connections.”

James Padilla

James Padilla

Index: 7

12th Grade, Cypress High School

Favorite Club: 3 Wood

“The thing I love about golf is meeting new people and making new connections.”