HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C – On May 4-6, the Mexican Golf Federation held the Mexican Junior National Championship at El Tigre Golf Club in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The tournament field was loaded with the best talent Mexico has to offer, and IJGT member Aaron Terrazas of Veracruz, Mexico, won the tournament with a score of 5-under-par 211.
Terrazas started off the tournament well carding a tournament best 4-under-par 68 to grab an early lead, but he only held a one-stroke lead going into the second round. After an even-par 72 in round two, Terrazas increased his lead to five strokes on a day that saw scores increase due to tougher playing conditions and course setup.
Terrazas has proven in International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) tournaments that he is a closer with his four victories in the 2012-2013 season including one at the AB Golf Designs Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass. It was no different in the final round at the Mexican Junior National Championship where Terrazas fired a 1-under-par 71 to complete his wire-to-wire victory.
Terrazas does not get many opportunities to compete in Mexico because of his rigorous tournament schedule in the United States when training at the International Junior Golf Academy in Bluffton, S.C.
“It feels awesome to win after three years without playing tournaments in my country,” said Terrazas.
With the victory Terrazas earned an invitation to the International Junior Championship in Colombia. He also earned an exemption to the American Junior Golf Association’s Junior Players Championship which is held at the site of this week’s PGA TOUR The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass.
(Photo Credit to Mexican Golf Federation)