Corey Pavin Southern California Invitational

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Youth on Course was strongly represented at the inaugural Corey Pavin Southern California Invitational.

Presented by SCPGA Junior Tour, the Corey Pavin Southern California Invitational took place Jan. 25-26, 2014 at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, Calif.  The 54-hole event featured 90 exclusive junior players from around the world competing for the title. 60 boys and 30 girls participated in the event that ran simultaneously with the Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines. The juniors were able to attend the Farmers Insurance Open as part of the Southern California Invitational.

Of those competing, six current and former Youth on Course members were present. Seb Crampton of Pacific Grove (YOC Monterey eClubhouse member) took home the title at the event after carding 3-under-par 213 in the three day event. Crampton narrowly beat former YOC member, Cameron Champ of Sacramento. Crampton and Champ were tied at 142 heading into the final round. 1-under-par 71 in the final round was enough for Crampton to take home the trophy – but only by one stroke. Champ finished tied for second with 2-under-par 214.

YOC member Blake Abercrombie of Rocklin finished tied for 45th place. Amay Poria of Morgan Hill finished tied for 51st place, and David Laskin of Elk Grove finished 59th.

In the Girls Division, Emily Laskin of Elk Grove represented YOC finishing in 20th place.

Congratulations to all YOC members that participated in the Corey Pavin Southern California Invitational!

January Member of the Month

2014 is here and Youth on Course has some exciting resolutions for the new year.

With over 9,000 members annually, Youth on Course is consistently represented by talented, smart and interesting individuals throughout Northern California. This year, one of our goals is to recognize our outstanding members. Beginning with Zachery Pollo.


Pollo continues to excel on the golf course. He recently won the Little Linkers for his age category.

Pollo is a 4th grade honor roll student with a perfect attendance record. The Rocklin, Calif., native started swinging golf clubs at the driving range at the age of four. By age seven, Pollo was playing full rounds. Now nine, Pollo has continued to excel and consistently shoots in the low 80s. In his first tournament, one that included three rounds of  9 holes, Pollo dominated his age category and won by eight strokes. Pollo was also the champion of the Little Linker event for his age category. His favorite course is Haggin Oaks in Sacramento where he recently shot 7-over-par 79 from the Tan tees.


Pollo, pictured center, won the Eppie's Kids duathlon for his age category for the third year in a row.

Off of the golf course, Pollo lives an extremely active lifestyle. In his spare time, the nine year old enjoys hiking, biking, snowshoeing and running. This last summer, Pollo won the Eppie’s Kids duathlon –  a running/biking event – for the third time in a row, and he hopes to be a professional cyclist someday – if becoming a professional golfer doesn’t work out, that is.

Lofty goals are nothing new for Pollo.


Zachery Pollo pictured with his parents during one of their numerous mountain hikes.

At the mere age of six, he climbed White Mountain -a 14 mile hike with an elevation above 14,000 feet. At the age of seven, Pollo took to Mt.Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States, for a 22-mile hike.  Pollo has also climbed Mt. Elbert in Leadville, Colo., the second highest mountain in the lower 48 states.  Most recently, Pollo conquered Mt. Langley in August, marking his fourth climb with an elevation over 14,000 feet. Pollo and his father have hiked or snowshoed to over 75 mountain peaks across eight states.

Youth on Course salutes Zachery Pollo for all his hard work on and off the golf course. Pollo exemplifies what it means to be a member of Youth on Course as he continues to excel academically, set and achieve goals, thrive in healthy lifestyle activities and stand out on the golf course. Congratulations Zachery on becoming our very first Youth on Course Member of the month.


Know a Youth on Course member that deserves to be recognized? Let us know about him or her by contacting Lindsey Novitzke by email – and by filling out our Member of the Month submission form by clicking this link.



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