Jr. Orange Bowl: Patrick Kelly cruises by 13 shots
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Dec. 30, 2012) -- Patrick Kelly of England dominated the competition en route to a 13-shot victory at the 2012 Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship at Biltmore Golf Course.

Kelly fired rounds of 65-68-66-66--265 to total 19-under par.

The closest competitor was Jamie Lopez-Rivarola, who totaled 6-under par.

Corey Pereira was third at 5-under.

In the Girls Division, Maria Torres of Puerto Rico was a one-shot winner over Nicole Morales of South Salem, NY.

Torres finished 4-over, one shot better than Morales. Rockland, Mass. golfer Megan Khang was third at 6-over.

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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