Over the weekend, Arjun Puri and Kanata Irei qualified for the 2016 Sea Pines Junior Heritage after their impressive performances in the local qualifier. A South Carolina Junior Golf Association (SCJGA) event, the tournament was postponed from Saturday to Sunday, January 24, 2016, due to frost. The 18-hole event was played at Heron Point by Pete Dye Golf Course in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Puri shot an even-par 72 to tie for first place and Irei posted a 1-over 73 to finish third.
Kayla Kozak finished third in an IMG Junior Golf Tour event over the weekend. The two-day, 36-hole tournament was hosted at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., on January 23-24, 2016. After enduring tough playing conditions in round one, Kozak fired a 1-over 74 in round two. Her second round included two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 13th hole!
Jerry Ruiz earned status on the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica. Ruiz shot under par in all four rounds of the PTLA Qualifying Tournament in Mexico, including a 6-under 66 in the third round, to finish second with a 14-under 274 tournament total. The tournament was hosted at Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort in Mazatlan, Mexico, on January 19-22, 2016. The 25-year-old Baylor University grad had two Top-20 finishes on the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica last season.
Pablo Larrazabal tied for 26th in his first tournament of the season, the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. He finished with a 6-under 282 tournament total. The tournament was held at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., on January 21-24, 2016.
Marta Silva won on the Yeti Golf Tour.
Richy Werenski was on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, to help announce the Web.com Tour’s schedule. In case you missed it, you can watch clips from the episode here:
Congratulations to our students and alumni on their successes over the past week!
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