August 4, 2013

Congratulations to the winners of #TheOPTIMIST Junior Golf Championships

junior golf OPTIMIST 2013 boys
John Mancinotti, Claudio Correa, and Corey Pereira 
The 2013 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships came to a close today and the top golfers have been awarded their prizes.

For boys 16-18 category, Corey Pereira, Cameron Park, CA, landed soundly in first place with 69-70-69-67 for a total of 275.

Following were Claudio Correa, Santiago, Chile, claimed second place with 74-71-68-71 and a total of 284. He eclipsed third place golfer John Mancinotti, Toledo, Ohio by only one stroke. Mancinotti posted 74-72-68-71.

girls OPTIMIST 2013 junior golf
Tiana Gwenn Lau, Victoria Chandra, and Coralia Arias
In the girls 15-18 category Coralia Arias, Quito, Ecuador, claimed first place with a four round total of 290 (74-69-73-74).

In second place was Victoria Chandra, Denpasar, Bali, with a score of 291 (73-74-73).

Tiana Gwenn Lau, Hong Kong,  finished in third place with 292 (71-76-73-72).

The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships are played annually in late July-early August. Approximately 600 junior golfers from around the world are welcomed to the tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Pam Beach Gardens, Florida, USA. While there are some at-large entries, most golfers have earned their place in the tournament by qualifying through district-level events with a local Optimist Club. To find out more, please visit golf.

Photos courtesy of Optimist International. See more photos on Facebook. 
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