Miami Lakes’ Luke Clanton and Lake Worth’s Alexa Pano were both named to the 12-member, coed U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team.
In a bout that featured the area’s most accomplished male and female junior golfers, the East Team won the Ryder Cup-style BallenIsles Junior Cup at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach.
Weston’s Valentina Hurtado and Palm Beach Gardens’ Alexander Weinberg took top honors in the SFPGA Junior Tour event at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach over the weekend.
The South Florida PGA Doral Junior Open at Trump National Doral Miami produced a second consecutive major champion in the overall girls’ division, Vilda Westh Blanc of Palm Beach Gardens (and Tennessee).
The best junior golfers in the United States trekked to Kentucky for the 45th Junior PGA Championships and South Florida was well represented, with nine golfers in the two divisions.
Vilda Westh-Blanc and Eman Lim won the girls’ and boys’ overall titles in the SFPGA’s Patty Berg Junior Championship.
South Florida’s junior superstars will compete for a chance to be featured by the iconic magazine when Sports Illustrated Junior Golf hosts the Miami Surf and Turf Junior Tournament.
South Florida was well-represented at the 62nd Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship. In Girls 16-18, Jupiter’s Caroline Patterson (T3) and Coral Springs’ Kelly Shanahan (T6) were in the top 10. In Girls’ 13-15, Delray Beach’s Gabriella Albert (T3), Pembroke Pines’ Rachel Gomez (T6), Jupiter’s Gabriella DeGasperis (T6) and Boca Raton’s Kayla Bryant (T10) accomplished the feat.
Coral Springs’ TJ Thompson and Miami’s Gabriella Gomez won the top titles at the Nicklaus Junior Championship – an event won previously by four-time major champion Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and other top golfers.
Fort Lauderdale’s Brett White and Delray Beach’s Nicole Yugay snag top honors in the South Florida PGA Junior PGA Championship
Belen Jesuit eighth-grader already has a big game, and a big résumé, with plenty of room still left to grow
Connie Capanegra says that focus on strength and flexibility is key for safely developing junior players.