This weekend, The Legends Golf Course at Orange Lake hosted the International Junior Golf Tour for The King Classic. The event was a two-day, 36-hole stroke play tournament for junior golfers ages 14-19. Forty-four junior golfers from around the world competed in three divisions: Boys 15-19, Girls, and Boys 14 & Under.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, Xavier Marcoux, a Bishops Gate Golf Academy student from Lexington, MA shot 68(-4) in Round 1 to hold the lead going into Sunday. Marcoux was able to fire another under-par round of 70(-2) to win the event over the competition. Chun Yan Leong, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia placed second shooting 71-73 (+1), followed by Thomas Pfoetsl of Schenna, Italy who shot 75-70 (+1).
The Girls Division ended in a tie between Ying-Ting Hseih and Anne Yu, who both shot 73-71 (E). Hseih was able to overcome Yu in a one hole playoff to take the victory. In third place, Chiara Arya of Jakarta, Indonesia shot 73-75 (+4).
14-year-old John Daly II made his fourth IJGT appearance of the season, and with that took home his fourth win in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Daly shot a pair of 73s to win by 12 strokes. In second place, Daly’s BGGA schoolmate, Drago Zhao of Shenzhen, China shot 84-74 (+14). The third place spot was taken by First Tee of Central Florida participant, Cole Chastain, who, in his first ever two-day event, shot 90-82 (+28).
The International Junior Golf Tour hosts tournaments throughout the year for junior golfers looking to compete at the next level. For more information, visit www.ijgt.com. The IJGT will return to central Florida April 29-30 for The Florida Open at Rio Pinar. Click here for our full schedule.