This past weekend, Feb 21-22, 2015, nine students from Bishop’s Gate Golf Academy competed in the Future Collegians World Tour event held at Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary, Florida. Carlos Marrero of Valencia, Venezuela and Julian Perico of Lima, Peru both brought home a second-place finish from the Boys 15-19 Division after a two-hole playoff.
After one round, Perico lead the field with an even-par finish following a strong performance on the front nine including an eight hole par-or-better streak. On day two, he completed the event with four straight par-or-better holes including making birdie on hole No. 18 to secure his spot in the playoff.
Marrero, who was four-over-par after round one, shaved five strokes off his game in the second round. Propelled by his stunning back nine, including four birdies, Marrero tied for the low-round score on day two with a 1-under-par finish.
Both students performed well in a two-hole playoff, tying for second place in the tournament.
Marrero and Perico were joined at the event in the Boys 15-19 Division by fellow BGGA students Mathias Andersen, Jaydon Pang, Zaffar Sikkander, Lucas Echeverri, and Marcos Montenegro.
In the Boys 12-14 Division BGGA students Weicong Zhao and Tomas Molina. The two students finished 13th and 14th, respectively, in their division.