The IJGT will be hosting the Orlando Junior at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club on May 10-11, 2014. This two-day event will include two 18-hole rounds to be played on Saturday and Sunday. At stake are IJGT Merit Points and national rankings.
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Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is recognized as one of the finest public golf courses in the Orlando area both regionally and nationally. Rees Jones designed this course with a classic feel. It’s unique design and excellent playing conditions set it apart from other courses in the area. Other features include white sand bunkers, strategic grass mounding and natural water hazards that line the fairways for aesthetically pleasing views. It has received a number of awards including four stars in Golf Digest’s “places to play” publication and also was named one of the best golf courses in Orlando by Golf Orlando Florida in 2013. Falcon’s Fire hosted the Senior PGA Tour Regional Finals for four years and the Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals for eight years.
Keep an eye on the Boys 15-19 Division as Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan, and Keshav Sharma of New Delhi, India, look to contend for first. Cheng currently ranks fourth in the IJGT Tour Rankings with seven top-10 finishes in eight events played, including two first place victories. Sharma ranks in 11th in the IJGT Tour Rankings with seven of his own top-10 finishes in tournament play.
The Boys 14 & Under Division will feature Luis Sanchez of Tampico, Mexico, as a player to watch. Sanchez has participated in 13 events in the 2013-2014 season and has placed in the top-10 in each one. His most recent best performance came on December 1, 2013 when he placed second in the Bluffton Junior at Hampton Hall Golf Club.
Sera Tadokoro of Osaka, Japan, and Milleina Ohara of Meguro-Ku, Japan, both will look to lead the Girls Division. Tadokoro is coming off a recent third-place finish at College Prep at Palmetto Hall while Ohara recently finished tied for fourth in the Oldfield Junior presented by Auntie Anne’s at Oldfield Country Club. Both girls rank in the top 20 of the IJGT Tour Rankings in their division.