Ji, Humphreys win Junior Orange Bowl International Titles
Boys' Junior Orange Bowl winner Jerry Ji
(Junior Orange Bowl Photo)
CORAL GABLES, FL (December 30, 2016) - Jerry Ji left little doubt that he was the most dominant player in the field this week at the Boys' Junior Orange Bowl International Amateur.
Ji, from the Netherlands, sprinted to the lead with a 7-under 64 in the first round and never looked back on his way to a 16-under finish and a seven-stroke victory. In the final round at the Biltmore Golf Course Ji didn't have to do much but play steady golf and he did just that with a 1-under 70.
On the front side Ji birdied once and bogeyed once before finishing in fine form with a closing birdie.
Pierre Pineau (France) took second with a 9-under showing, with an 8-under tally Adrien Dumont de Chassart (Belgium) was third while in a tie for fourth it was Rasmus Hojgaard (Denmark) and Hiroshi Tai (Signapore) at 7-under.
Lily May Humphreys entered the final round with a big lead as well and she left little to doubt on Saturday finishing 9-under and nine ahead of the field to win the Girls' Junior Orange Bowl International Amateur.
From England, Humphreys picks up her second signature win of the season following her title at the English Women's Amateur. During the final round Humphreys carded her only over-par round of the week, a 2-over 73, but despite some early struggles in the round she found her grove during the second half of the round and finished her tournament with a birdie.
Goto Miyu (Japan) was second at level-par, at 1-over in third it was Cory Lopez (Mexico), the 2-over Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (France) was fourth while Valeria Pacheco (Puerto Rico) and Anne Yu (USA) shared fifth at 6-over.
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ABOUT THE Junior Orange Bowl
72-hole invitation-only event. Players must
have reached their 19th birthday by the
the tournament and must not be
on a College/University team. The field is
limited to a maximum of 72 Boys and 42
representing US and Foreign
age categories and there is no cut during
Championship. Invitations are sent out in
September. The tournament's
alumni list includes
current professional players Tiger Woods,
and Lexi Thompson.
The golf tournament
just one of 15 competitions among The Junior
Bowl Festival. This volunteer-led, not-for-profit
organization hosts athletic, academic, and cultural
competitions that draw over 7,500 youth from
the State of Florida, across the United States, and
76 countries worldwide to compete. The annual
marquee event rounding out each festival season is
Junior Orange Bowl Parade, a community based
parade that travels through the historic streets of
Gables featuring high school and college marching
bands, floats and various youth and community
attracting over 35,000 families, friends, and
It dates back to 1948.
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