Over the weekend of March 12-13, 17 students from Bishops Gate Golf Academy traveled to Saddlebrook Resort and Spa in Tampa, Florida, to compete in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Premier Series at Saddlebrook. The story lines ran deep this weekend, starting with the three students who claimed division titles at the event. Each of the division champions, all BGGA students, fired a final-round 69 to claim their top spot.
In the Boys 16-18 Division, BGGA Player Development student Hao Hua Zhang claimed first place after carding 79-69. In round two, Hao Hua improved his round one score by ten shots with the help of 2 birdies and an eagle on the par 5 11th. BGGA students filled the rest of the top-5 spots as well. Just one shot behind Hao Hua, Tennoshin Ogawa and Ryo Harada shared a tie for second. Tennoshin and Ryo swapped round 1 and 2 scores, each carding a 75 and 74 on the weekend. In solo-4th, Jasper Lee carded four birdies in the final round to secure his spot just 2 shots behind the leader. Rounding out the top 5, David Fu carded a 77-74 to claim his solo-5th finish. Conor Byrne, Francis Li, and Jack O’Donovan also represented the BGGA students who finished inside the top-10.
In the Boys 14-15 Division, BGGA freshman Jeffrey Wu carded the same score as Hao Hua Zhang to claim his division title. Jeffrey backed up his opening-round 79 with a final-round 69 to claim a 3-shot victory. Wu fired four birdies in his final round. Antonio Miguel claimed a solo-2nd finish 3 shots behind Jeffrey. Miguel fired 3 birdies in the final round to beat his round-1 score by 5 shots. Marc Sabria also joined Jeffrey and Antonio as top-10 representatives from BGGA.
In the Girls Division, BGGA junior Yukie Sasaki claimed a 2-shot victory after shooting an 82-69. Yukie fired 5 birdies in the final round to improve her score by 13 shots. Tracy Lee finished just 2 shots behind Yukie in a tie for second place.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the HJGT for hosting a great event at a beautiful course. We are looking forward to the next one! Be sure to follow along with all of the Spring 2016 action all semester long. Want more? Follow us on all of BGGA’s social media outlets and engage in the conversation with the #ExperienceBGGA hashtag! For more information about Bishops Gate Golf Academy, please Chat with us using the live chat on the right, visit www.bgga.com, or call us at 855.387.8177.