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2016 season set to end in style
23 Dec 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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(December 23, 2016) -- The clock on the 2016 season might be just about to run out but not before a busy final few days. Seven events will be held between December 27th to the 31st and many of them will include impressive fields.

The weeks slate of events includes five major events and two Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Rankings events. Kicking off the final week of the season will be the Junior Orange Bowl International on the 27th before the Patriot All-America tournament brings the 2016 season to a close.

So as you prepare for the end of year holiday festivities here is a quick peak under the tree at some of the final golf presents of the season:


Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship (Dec. 27-30)
---Biltmore Golf Course (Coral Gables, FL)

Notable Players in Field:

Men's Division: Will Dickson (Qualified for 2016 U.S. Amateur), Joaquin Niemann (5th WAGR) and Karl Vilips (2016 Rolex Junior All-American second team)

Women's Division: Tiffany Arafi (4th at Swiss Ladies Amateur Championship), Alex Pano (won AJGA event in 2016 as 12-year-old)


Donald Ross Junior Golf Championship (Dec. 28-30)

---Pinehurst No. 5 and No. 8 (Pinehurst, NC)
*First year that event has included a Girls' Division

Notable Players in Field:

Men's Division: A.J. Beecher (shot 63 in 2014 Donald Ross Jr.), Mason Elmore (defending champion)

Women's Division: Taylor Hinson (2nd at 2016 Carolinas Junior Girls')


Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship (Dec. 28-30)

---Whirlwind Golf Club (Chandler, AZ)

Notable Players in Field: Jennifer Kupcho (15th WAGR; Wake Forest), Haley Moore (37th WAGR; Arizona), Krystal Quihuis (47 WAGR; Arizona)


Orlando International Amateur (Dec. 28-30)

---Orange County National Golf Center (Winter Garden, FL)
*Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Ranking event

Notable Players in Field:

Men's Divison: Hugo Bernard (2016 NCAA Division II Individual champion), Caleb Proveaux (Clemson)

Women's Division:Sierra Brooks (12th WAGR; Wake Forest), Anna Hack (Kentucky), Jessica Porvasnik (Ohio State)

Patriot All-America Golf Tournament (Dec. 29-31)
---The Wigwam Gold Course (Avondale, AZ)
*Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Ranking event

Notable Players in Field: Sean Crocker (14th WAGR; USC), Cheng Jin (8th WAGR; USC), Nick Hardy (2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year; Illinois), Braden Thornberry (63rd WAGR; Ole Miss)

Saguaro Team Amateur (Dec. 28-30)
---Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club (Maricopa, AZ)

World Stars of Amateur Golf Winter Tournament (Dec. 28-30)
---Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon Champions Course (Beaumont, CA)

Notable Players in Field: Dakota McNealy (Stanford commit; younger brother of No. 1 Maverick McNealy)
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