Issei Tanabe of Huntington Beach finished second at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Sunday.
The 11-year-old and Tian Lang Guan of China were tied with a three-day 215 at the end of the third and final round. Guan won the boys' 10-11 division after surviving five sudden-death playoff holes. Hundreds of junior golfers, ages 10 to 18 from 43 states and 34 nations, competed at the annual tournament.
Tanabe is scheduled to compete at the 11th annual U.S. Kids Golf National Championships, beginning Tuesday at Pinehurst, N.C.
Lifeguard championships start Wednesday
More than 1,000 lifeguards and junior lifeguards from across the country are expected to compete at the United States Lifesaving Association National Lifeguard Championships, beginning Wednesday.
The three-day competition, hosted by the Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Assn., is at Huntington State Beach (Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway). Professional Lifeguards (ages 17 to 75) and Junior Lifeguards (9 to 17) will compete in water and beach course events that challenge their lifesaving skills. Competition highlights include a Landline Rescue Relay, Ironman and Ironwoman events and Beach Flags. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uslanationals.org.