Bishops Gate Golf Academy’s Thomas Pfoestl captured the 2017 Optimist Tournament of Champions title in the Boys 16-18 Division at PGA National on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Pfoestl, in his second year at BGGA, recorded two rounds of 75 for a 6-over 150. The Italian junior golfer beat the field by one stroke and played even par on the par 5s in the final round to keep himself atop the leaderboard.
BGGA’s John Daly Jr. finished second in the Boys 14-15 Division with a 6-over 150. Daly shot rounds of 71 and 79. Daly was one of only two golfers to record a round under par over the course of the 36-hole event.
BGGA’s Williams Parker finished sixth in the Boys 16-18 division.
In the Girls Division, BGGA’s Anne Yu won the 14-18 Division with a 1-under 143. Yu was the only player to finish under par across the entire event.
The junior golfer from China shot rounds of 70 and 73 to lead the field by four strokes.
BGGA’s Siyan Chen finished T2 in the Girls 14-18 Division after rounds of 72 and 75 for a 3-over 147 finish.
Also in the Girls 14-18 Division, BGGA’s Annie Kim finished fifth and Manhua Chen finished T7.
On the IJGT, BGGA’s Ian Davis won the Boys Division at the Disney Classic at Disney’s Palm Golf Course. Davis, 14, had rounds of 68 and 73 for a 3-under 141 finish. Davis was the only player to finish the 36-hole event under par.
Davis, in his first year at BGGA, took advantage on the par 4s playing them in 3-under throughout the event.
BGGA’s Petr Hruby finished second in the Boys Division with a 2-over 148. Hruby, also in his first year at BGGA, had rounds of 74 and 72.
BGGA’s Daniel Song came in fourth in the Boys Division.
In the Girls Division, BGGA’s Chiara Arya came in third at 12-over and Sissy Wang finished T4.
After several weeks of great tournament results, BGGA students have the weekend off from tournament play as they gear up to compete in the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final the following week.