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Florida commit Tyler Wilkes wins Orlando Int'l Am for Jrs
Boys' Division winner Tyler Wilkes has committed to Florida <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Boys' Division winner Tyler Wilkes has committed to Florida
(Golfweek Photo)

KISSIMMEE, FL (January 5, 2018) - Florida commit Tyler Wilkes closed with a 1-under 71 to finish even-par and as the winner of the Orlando International Amateur of Juniors.

Wilkes started his week at the Magnolia Course of the Walt Disney World Golf Complex with a disappointing 3-over 75 in the first round before rebounding on Thursday in the second round with a 2-under 70.

In Friday's final round Wilkes took command of the tournament with a four birdie final round, including a tournament capping birdie on the closing hole.

Dongjin Park, Anthony Muttillo and Tennoshin Ogawa (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) all shared second place at 7-over while Austin Cherichella took fifth at 8-over.

GIRLS' DIVISION

Less than a week after winning the Women's Orlando International Amateur Championship Katie Yoo was at it again winning the Girls' Division of the Orlando International Amateur of Juniors.

After finishing 3-under in her first go around, Yoo was three-strokes better this week posting a 6-under tally as she sprinted away from the field and won by 19-strokes.

Yoo signed for three consecutive under-par rounds, 70-71 and then saved her best for last, a 3-under 69 that included five birdies.

Emily Zhu (+13) was second, Hulda Clara Gestsdottir (+21) was third, Mary Kate Smith (+24) took fourth and in fifth it was Hanana Kawada (+28).

Of Note: Bodvar Bragi Palsson won the Boys' 15 & Under Division by eight-strokes.

ABOUT THE Orlando International Junior

The Orlando International Amateur for Juniors is an annual tournament gathering high-level junior golfers from around the world (categories: ages 12-15 & 16- 18). The field will comprise of the best ranked golfers amongst the applications received.

Through the game of golf and the charities it will support, the Orlando International Amateur for Juniors will strive to inspire and enable juniors towards health, wellness and personal development.

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