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20th PARS Florida International Junior
Winter Garden, Florida
December 26-31, 2015
With both the overall trophy and 15-18 winner's cup along
with Rafael Geissler from Germany and fellow countrymen players Nina Lang
and Yannick Schuetz.
LUCK IS WHEN PREPARATION MEETS OPPORTUNITY
often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself
that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really
becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I
can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have
it at the beginning.”
The 19th PARS Florida International Junior Championship took place Dec. 28-30.
2014 at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida.
Weather conditions were very tough with gusts up to 20 mph and
with rain the final day. All the girls and 12 and under
boys played Crooked Cat course and boys played Panther
Lake. Both were in great shape. Over 40
different country's were represented with over 130 International
players within the field of 183 players.
Rodriguez (Delray Beach, FL) won the Doral/Publix Junior Classic
with a 36-37–73 also on the Red Tiger course with a commanding
13-stroke lead. She made it another successful event by
winning PARS by two shots over Gloria Nip. In third place
was her sister Angela Nip.
The girls 9/10 division was won by
Hawaii native Minny Byun with a three day total of 234.
Vania Simont from Mexico was runner-up and third place was
Hannah Nall from Mississippi.
In the girls 11-12 age group veteran Korean
player Ya Been Sohn shot 217. Runner-up also from Korea
was Yae Eun Kim was runner-up 220. Taking third place was Mimi
Chen from Florida with 222.
Nina Lang from Germany captured the 13-14 division.
Runner-up went to Seul Ki Lee from Korea. Third place was
Natasha Oon from Malaysia.
Shin Hye Kim from Korea won the age group
15-18 with a total of 209. She shot 67-73-69. Runner-up also
from Korea was Bin Su Noh at 214 and third place went to Korea's
Jee In Park.
Youngster Colton Watson from Indina was all smiles after
his win in the 6 and under division. Andrew Tsar was
Charlie Ward 7, also from the UK beat Pavel Tsar of
Florida by 4 shots. Charlie has won consecutive titles. Third
place was Udyat Sarangdevot from Omaha, Nebraska.
In the nine-ten age division from Palm Beach, Allan
Kournikova won the champion trophy by 11 shots over runner-up
Ray Plodkowski from California. Franklin Zhu from New Jersey was
third place finisher.
Alexander Yang from California shot 208 to capture the
11-12 age division. Hiroshi Tai from Singapore was 11 back for
runner-up. Third place finisher was Alexander Gu from Conneticut
was two back.
At 6 under PAR 11-12 champ Quentin Debov from France
triumphed in his division over fellow countrymen Hugo Riboud.
Quentin shot three rounds of 70 each day.
David Li from Dusseldorf was the winner of the 13-14 division with rounds of
72-71-71. In runner-up position from Massachusets was Michael Thorbjornson.
In third place was Bryan Wiyang from Malaysia.
In the older boys division from Brasil was Mateus Balestrin who shot 72-69-69
and won by two over Michael Hirmer from Germany. In third place was Thomas
Rosenmueller of Germany and Matthias Schmid also from Germany.
Keep a good attitude, and you persevere, get some breaks and
make some putts, you can still find a way to POST A GOOD SCORE. Never give up or
let your emotions get the best of your ability. You never know when you are
going to hole a fairway shot or chip shot. If you can reach the green you can
make that shot go into the hole. It happens when you least expect it. But it
PARS is a Parental Assistance Referral Service. We have helped
students who wish to attend college and compete in collegiate golf the past 17 years. Athletic scholarships and financial aid are available for
students that meet the minimum mandatory requirements of the NCAA, NAIA, and
Junior College levels. We have been assisting student athletes since 1995
through the journey of junior golf on to the college level and into Professional
golf. Players from PARS
have been on every NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and junior college
The Florida International Junior Golf Championships help the
junior golfer develop through nationally ranked events. Our professional service
will help the athlete develop into a recognized player who will be known by
We can assist you in setting up a junior schedule and guide
you to Colleges where the level of competition will be equal to your ability. We
will help to make it affordable. PARS will provide you with professional
assistance in selecting recognized junior tournaments to compete. The many
requirements of the various universities can confuse even the most worldly
person. We have the knowledge and the contacts to make it an easier transition.
We will open a direct line to the coach.
Alexa Pano, 8, Florida. I
am coming! Actually Alexa is one of the best in the World of her age!
Altogether two World Championships, twenty two National Championships. Very
special talent that is made possible by a single dad that has been a
head football coach. Talk about tough! She is a gem. Work and practice
ethics second to none. Doral/Publix
Junior 2011 Champ, Starburst Int’l 2011 Champ, nine straight US Kids
Regional Championships. Winner of the San
Diego Jr Masters 2011, two Honda Junior Championships, 2012 Atlanta Junior
Masters Champion, 2012 Florida State Champion. 2012 South Florida Junior
Champion,2011-PARS Florida International Champion.
of my absolute favorite kids in the World. He gave up his bed for me when I was
a guest at his home. I was particularly impressed when his parents told he keeps
his room tidy by himself. His closet was so perfectly organized I could
not believe he did it. All the shoes were together and everything was hung up on
this miniature clothes rack. Than on the side of his home was a soccer field!
Here is this little kid playing soccer with teenagers and adults. He looked like
Magic Johnson with a basketball. He ran rings around around everyone and scored
several times. I could not believe my eyes. Can you agree this kid has a smile
that gleams. Mauricio Figueroa, Mexico 2006 Champion Florida Int'l.
2007, Champion. We all have heard of him and will definitely see him after
college on the PGA Tour. Headed for Texas.
China 2007 PARS Florida Int'l Champion. Looks like he is holding the trophy in
one hand. Not possible. I could hardly HOLD that trophy up. Dad is cropped out
in picture but he is holding trophy from underneath!
Sammantha Fuller, UK. 2006,7, 8, 9, 10,
11 and 12 Florida Int'l Champion!! 7 years in a row! 4x European Champ,
4x British Champ,
4x British Masters Champ,
English Girls Champ
Scottish Girls Champ,
2x Honda Junior Classic,
4x State Champion
Lebioda, Florida 2007-8-9 PARS Florida Int'l Junior Champion. Headed for Florida
State with scholarship. Great student! Has a better swing than Mickleson.
Annabell Fuller, Chiswick, UK Over 20 tournaments PARS Florida International Junior Champion
British U10 Champion
British Masters Champion
Doral/Publix Junior Classic Champion