Orlando Shootout Recap: Huber Soars to Victory at Eagle Ridge

With a score of 7-under for the Final Round, Huber cruises to first victory of Spring season


Summerfield, FL: Over 50 junior golfers gathered over the weekend for the first International Junior Golf Tour event of 2018 and for many, first of their spring golf season. Taking full advantage of the opportunities at hand for one was Andreas Huber, who took home weekend honors in impressive and dominant fashion.


Huber, a native of Brunico, Italy and current Senior at Bishops Gate Golf Academy, was the star of the weekend with consecutive low rounds of 69 and 65, earning a final score of 10-under par. His impressive weekend is highlighted by Sunday’s performance that saw 8 Birdies made. Huber will also be competing in next weekends’ IJGT event at Savannah Harbor.


In a tie for second-place are students who hail from the International Junior Golf Academy; Rowan Cowhey and Luis Martinez. Cowhey, who hails from Dublin, Ireland shined in his debut on the tournament stage putting together scores of 73 and 69 over the weekend. Martinez also fought his way into contention Sunday afternoon, with scores of 73 and 69. The native of Caracus, Venezuela is committed to play golf next fall at Nova Southeastern.


In the Girls Division, competition was tight from the beginning with the decision coming only within one stroke. But there could be only one winner this weekend, and once again Ying-Ting Hsieh answered the call for her fourth win of the IJGT season.


Hsieh, who is also a student at Bishops Gate Golf Academy by way of Huantan Township, Taiwan, put together even quality rounds of 71 a piece for her outright victory.


Following her closely in second-place is her classmate Tracy Lee of Seoul, South Korea. Lee put the pressure on Sunday after firing a 2-under par 70 to go with her opening round of 73. Rounding out the top-three is Kristine Yin of Zhejiang, China after her weekend concluded with scores of 74 and 72 and a 146 total score.


Perhaps the most exciting finish of the day came first in the Boys 14 & Under division where the competition was decided in a sudden-death playoff. Between the play of Nic Pevny, and Samuel Hord, the pairing was neck and neck all weekend, with Hord forcing a playoff after and even-par round Sunday afternoon.


On the first playoff-hole, Nic Pevny was able to weather the great comeback by making par and securing his first victory of the new year. The resident of Aspen, CO played steady golf all weekend with scores of 74 each round, totaling for 148.


Securing a second-place after a great Sunday showing is Samuel Hord of nearby Orlando. Hord paired his 72 Sunday with an opening round of 76. Rounding out the top-three is Zaid Khan, who clinches his first top-three finish of the season. Khan, who attends the International Junior Golf Academy by way of El Dorado Hills, CA, finished the weekend with scores of 78 and 74 earning his total of 152.



This event begins a busy stretch for the IJGT, as they head to a popular stop amongst the players next weekend with the playing of the Georgia Open at Savannah Harbor. To view more about this event, or an upcoming event near you be sure to view our full schedule here.


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