Over the first weekend of October, 42 students from Bishops Gate Golf Academy competed in the International Junior Golf Tour’s Florida Junior at Disney Resorts. For most, this was the first competitive weekend of the 2015-16 school year, and #TeamBGGA came out swinging. In the Boys 15-19 Division, BGGA students claimed ten top-10 spots, including ties, five girls claimed a top-10 finish in their division, and both boys in the Boys 14-Under division claimed top-5 finishes.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, there were several standout performances. Carlos Marrero claimed a wire-to-wire victory with a first-round 68 and a second-round 69. Carlos claimed the Division title by 7 shots with a tournament total 7-under-par 137. David Yang finished round one outside of the top-10, but with a second-round 1-under-par claimed a T5 finish. David shared his T5 finish with 4 other students from BGGA, including Dong Jin Park, Won Jun Choi, Taisuke Ono, and Yuichi Murao. Julio Bello and Tristan Galant both claimed a T10 finish with a 4-over-par tournament total. BGGA students also claimed five other top-20 spots, including two T13 finishes and three T17 finishes. Zaffar Sikkander also had a standout performance in day two of the 36-hole event. After struggling through round one with a 16-over-par, Zaffar rebounded with a second-round 1-over-par 73.
In the Girls Division, Maria Vesga also claimed a wire-to-wire 7-shot victory. Maria was joined in the top-10 by BGGA students Yukie Sasaki in third (+6), Tracy Lee in fourth (+7), and Rou Yin and Marisa Hisaki with a T8 finish (+18). In the Boys 14-Under Division, Tiger Tao claimed a solo-second finish after a bounce-back round 2, and Luca Jumabhoy brought home a fourth-place finish.
Thank you to the IJGT for hosting a great tournament at a great venue. We look forward to the next event! Be sure to follow along with all of the #BGGAFall2015 action all semester long. Follow us on all of BGGA’s social media outlets and engage in the conversation with the #ExperienceBGGA and #Fall2015 hashtags! For more information about Bishops Gate Golf Academy, please visit www.bgga.com or call us at 855.387.8177.