On Other Fields 6.24.05

NorCal PGA Junior Championship winners off to National
– Miguel Camitoc of Hayward and Christina Stockton of Auburn won
the Northern California PGA Westfield Junior PGA Championship on
Wednesday. Camitoc competed at Paradise Valley Golf Course in
Fairfield and Stockton competed at Green Tree Golf Course in
NorCal PGA Junior Championship winners off to National tourney

Vacaville – Miguel Camitoc of Hayward and Christina Stockton of Auburn won the Northern California PGA Westfield Junior PGA Championship on Wednesday. Camitoc competed at Paradise Valley Golf Course in Fairfield and Stockton competed at Green Tree Golf Course in Vacaville.

By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Camitoc and Stockton qualified for the 30th National Westfield Junior PGA Championship to be held July 13-16 at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio. Camitoc, 15, posted a total score of 140, a two-stroke victory over Pitcaithley of Pleasanton. Stockton, 17, posted a total score of 148, a three-stroke victory over Kabasakalis of Alameda.

The Westfield Junior PGA Championship, open to boys and girls ages 17 and under, features a national field of boy and girl champions from each of The PGA of America’s 41 Sections and special invitees.

The PGA of America is celebrating its 30th year of the Junior PGA Championship, which has attracted more than 200,000 juniors since its origin in 1976. Past competitors include many of today’s leading PGA and LPGA touring professionals, such as Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Scott Verplank, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Dottie Pepper and Michelle McGann.

– Special to the Dispatch

S.J. team advances in Copa Tecate

San Diego – After three intense months of league play, Copa Tecate is pleased to announce Jerez as San Jose’s division champion. Jerez will now advance to the round-robin playoff games in San Jose, where the team will come one step closer to being crowned the best amateur soccer team in the nation. The games are scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26 at Twin Creeks Sports Complex. From the opening kick-off, the Copa Tecate tournament has thoroughly entertained and enthralled San Jose fans with the nation’s most skilled amateur Hispanic soccer players.

“We have aimed to bring Hispanic players and fans together to enjoy a competitive and spirited soccer tournament and the enthusiastic response we’ve received has far surpassed our expectations,” said Carlos Boughton, brand manager of Tecate. “We invite the community and local fans to come out and support their hometown teams as they face champions from San Francisco, Fresno and Sacramento. In addition to the exciting game action, fans can enjoy music, food and entertainment by Chicas Tecate during the game.”

Copa Tecate is a national network of adult, 21-and-over Hispanic amateur soccer leagues that has grown consistently over the past four seasons to become the premier amateur tournament in the nation. Fans have had the opportunity to witness the competition throughout local qualifying matches that began in February and concluded early June. Now

with the top 22 teams entering a round robin, fans will be able to watch the best teams advance to the national championships held in San Diego in August. The tournament winners will take home the championship title and a $10,000 cash prize.

Tecate/Heineken USA has plans to televise the tournament playoff games for the first time in the competition’s history, allowing fans at home a chance to join in on the action. Games are scheduled to be broadcast on TV Azteca; air times and locations will be announced at a further date.

For more information on Copa Tecate, visit www.copatecate.com or call 866-266-5919.

– Special to the Dispatch

Browns need players

Gilroy Browns Pop Warner Midget teams still have openings for players. Players ages 11-14 or 95-150 lbs., and players age 15 or 95-130 lbs. are welcome to sign up. The Gilroy Browns are also still looking for Cheer coaches and Football coaches.

For more information, contact the Gilroy Browns at 848-7842.

July 4 softball tourney

Team registration is open through Monday, June 27 for the 32nd annual Gilroy Fourth of July Co-Rec Softball Tournament through the Gilroy Community Services Dept.

The double-elimination tournament will begin on Sunday, July 3, then continue on Monday, July 4 at three fields at Christmas Hill Park. The finals of both the B and C Divisions is scheduled for 3:30pm on July 4.

A completed roster (up to eight men and eight women) and a $100 entry fee are needed to register for the event.

League rules will be enforced. Men must pitch, play two infield and two outfield positions. Women must catch, play two infield and two outfield positions. Line-ups alternate between men and women.

For more information, call 846-0460.

Batter up for the Junior Giants

Calling all young sluggers and volunteer coaches! It’s time to suit up and play ball, Junior Giants style. Junior Giants baseball fever, which began 11 years ago in 18 communities, has spread across California and into Nevada and Oregon – and it’s time for you to join the team.

The Gilroy league is looking for a few more good kids and coaches before it can begin playing ball at the end of June. Interested coaches and kids, ages 8-11 should call either (408) 847-4686 or 877-JR-GIANT to sign up.

Visit www.jrgiants.org or call (877) JR-GIANT to contribute to the program or become a coach, volunteer or player.

Midnight Madness tourney

The 4th Annual Midnight Madness Junior golf tournament is slated for Friday night, July 1 at Gilroy Golf Course. This tournament is played after dark with glow-in-the-dark golf balls. The field is limited to the first 60 participants and it has filled up the past three years. The festivities start with a putting tournament at 7pm followed by a hamburger barbecue. Once the sun goes down, the golfers head out to play “nitelite golf” with glow in the dark balls, lighted flags and lighted tee markers. The cost of the event is $30 per player which includes the putting tournament, prizes, BBQ dinner, drinks and golf balls. So juniors, gather your friends and make a foursome for the most fun you can have after dark.

To sign up, call Gilroy GC at 848-0490.

One-man scramble at Gilroy GC

Ever have that urge to drop another ball down and take a “mulligan” after a bad shot? Well, now you can and still be within the rules at the first-ever “One Man Scramble” golf tournament at Gilroy Golf Course. The fun event is being held on Friday, July 15th with a 5:30pm after-work start for this nine hole event. Players will be broken into flights as determined by their handicaps. The low qualifier in each flight will qualify for the sectional tournament with a chance to compete in the championship finals at Poppy Hills GC in October. The field is limited to the first 40 sign-ups so call Gilroy GC at 848-0490 today to sign up. All participants must have a valid handicap index to compete.

GHS girls’ volleyball camp

The 2005 GHS Girls Volleyball Camp is an all-skills camp for all levels of players to learn the fundamentals of volleyball. The camp will cover passing, setting, hitting, blocking, serving, serve receive, various rotations and game play. All camp proceeds go directly to the GHS volleyball program.

Questions? Call 842-1887

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