Murrieta’s Edwin Kuang wins 57th California State Junior Amatuer Championship

Edwin Kuang of Murrieta (middle) was crowned champion of the57th California State Junior Amateur Championship at Bear Creek Golf Club Aug. 8. Courtesy photo.
Edwin Kuang of Murrieta (middle) was crowned champion of the 57th California State Junior Amateur Championship at Bear Creek Golf Club Aug. 8. Courtesy photo.

The 57th California State Junior Amateur Championship concluded this afternoon at Bear Creek Golf Club. Players from all over California qualified from various events to earn exemption into this Championship tournament. In the end, it was Edwin Kuang of Murrieta who was crowned champion of the elite 87 player field after shooting a two-day total of 137.

The only player to shoot both rounds under par, Kuang took the lead after day one with a -5 under, 67 and followed up day-two with a -2 under, 70. Kuang now joins Rickie Fowler (2005), Bryson Dechambeau (2010), and Rico Holy (2012) as champions of the prestigious California Junior Amateur Championship. Placing in the runner-up spot was Raymond Navis of Nipomo, after shooting a day one 73.

Navis came back strong and carded six birdies en route to his second place finish, with a round-two -2 under 68, for a two-day total of 141. Finishing only one stroke behind Navis was Dylan Menante of Carlsbad, with a two-day total of 142.

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