Bishops Gate Golf Academy’s Petr Hruby won the Doral Publix Junior Golf Classic Boys 16-18 Division in a sudden death, one-hole playoff on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Hruby and Alejandro Madariaga both finished at 1-over 217, but Hruby was able to make birdie to clinch the win.
Hruby, from Czech Republic, shot rounds of 75, 70 and 72 over the three-day event. Hruby adds this win to a second-place finish he had this fall on the IJGT.
BGGA’s Tianyu “Jeffrey” Wu also capped his 2017 season off with a win. Wu finished at 4-over 218 to win the CJGA World Junior Challenge on December 30, 2017 at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
The Chinese junior golfer had rounds of 74, 73 and 71 to win by four strokes. This makes the second top-5 finish for Wu this fall.
BGGA’s Diego Cordova finished T2 at the Dixie Amateur from December 19-22, 2017 at Heron Bay and TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Fla. The Mexican junior golfer had rounds of 70, 70, 71 and 72 for a 5-under 283. Cordova was one shot shy of the winner.
Other BGGA students at the Doral Publix Junior Golf Classic had top results including Siyan Chen’s third-place finish, Tracy Lee’s seventh-place finish and Manhua Chen’s T8 finish.
BGGA’s Hiroshi Tai finished T4 at the Junior Orange Bowl Championship on December 30, 207 at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla. Tai finished at 7-under 277 with rounds of 68, 69, 73 and 67.
Tai, from Singapore, moved up the leaderboard in the final round after carding a bogey-free, 4-under 67.
BGGA students return to the Academy this week, and we look forward to seeing more great results in 2018.