Jr. Orange Bowl: Paratore storms into lead
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2013) -- Renato Paratore of Italy fired an impressive 4-under 67 and leads by four shots entering the final round of the 2013 Junior Orange Bowl at the Biltmore.

Paratore shot 67 in Round 1 and shared the lead with two other players before firing the day's best round on Saturday. He sits four shots up on Alan De Bondt (Belgium), Jorge Garcia (Venezuela) and Guillermo Pereira (Chile) entering the final round.

Tim Colanta of Champions Gate, Fla. is the lowest American. He followed up a first-round 68 with a Saturday 71 and sits five shots off the lead.

ABOUT THE Junior Orange Bowl

72-hole invitation-only event. Players must not have reached their 19th birthday by the end of the tournament and must not be participating on a College/University team. The field is limited to a maximum of 72 Boys and 42 girls representing US and Foreign Countries. There are no age categories and there is no cut during the Championship. Invitations are sent out in mid- September. The tournament's alumni list includes current professional players Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, and Lexi Thompson.

The golf tournament is just one of 15 competitions among The Junior Orange Bowl Festival. This volunteer-led, not-for-profit organization hosts athletic, academic, and cultural competitions that draw over 7,500 youth from Miami, the State of Florida, across the United States, and over 76 countries worldwide to compete. The annual marquee event rounding out each festival season is the Junior Orange Bowl Parade, a community based youth parade that travels through the historic streets of Coral Gables featuring high school and college marching bands, floats and various youth and community groups attracting over 35,000 families, friends, and neighbors. It dates back to 1948.

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