– To both Andres Rodriguez and Kim Egozi, winning the 27th
Annual Patty Berg Junior Championship meant more than winning a South Florida PGA Junior Tour Major or any golf tournament.
Rodriguez, originally from Chile, played in his first golf tournament on American soil this week at Wyndemere Golf Club. A tournament he won by seven strokes, shooting a three-day total 221, five over par.
Meanwhile Egozi competed in her last tournament before heading to Florida Atlantic University to begin her freshman season on the women’s golf team. Egozi proved to be ready for the college ranks, winning the Girl’s 13-18 division by 11 strokes. The Bonita Springs native shot a seven-over 223 to capture the championship.
Finishing behind Rodriguez was Tommy Amendola who began play on Wednesday with a one-over 73, finished the tournament 79-76 for a 12-over par finish.
On the Girl’s side, Nicole Yugay went 76-77-81 to go 12-over for the tournament and caption second place.
The Patty Berg Junior Championship is the fourth of six majors played throughout the South Florida PGA Junior Tour season. For more information and to view a full list of results click here
About the South Florida PGA Junior Tour
The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of South Florida's most talented junior golfers. The Junior Tour offers twenty-nine two-day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 29 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, and the Challenge Tour.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour, run under the South Florida PGA Foundation, is committed to its mission of keeping membership and tournament-related costs low while providing first-class quality golf at twenty-nine championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season.
For more information on the Junior Tour and its respective Championship and Challenge tours, please visit the new South Florida PGA Junior Tour website at www.sfpgajuniorgolf.com
Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association
Over our 40 years of existence, our junior golf program has produced multiple PGA and LPGA touring professionals, local PGA and LPGA club professionals, as well as many local business leaders. Our game of golf and SWFJGA promotes personal character growth, responsibility, and social skills that create lifelong friendships and achievement.
The continued growth of golf is essential through today’s junior golfers in order to develop our next generation of players in the next 10 to 20 years. These kids will be your next club members, business owners, teachers, and neighbors. Therefore, our commitment as a junior golf program is to continue making this game fun, affordable, and available to all kids.