Media Center for the Optimist International Tournament of Champions

Optimist International Tournament of Champions
November 12-13, 2011
ChampionsGate International Golf Course in ChampionsGate, Florida

 

The Playing Fields
Golfers in the Optimist International Tournament of Champions compete in three age divisions - Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15 and Girls 14-18.  To view a list of confirmed players, go to the Tournament of Champions Live!Scoring page.

Daily Updates
The following information is updated daily during the Optimist International Tournament of Champions. To view this information,
go to the Tournament of Champions Live!Scoring page.
  • Tee times
  • Hole-by-hole scores
  • Overall tournament results

Photos

Photos from the Tournament of Champions will be available on the Chip Shots Photography website

 

For specific media-related questions, please contact Andy Hudson, Director of Junior Golf, at golf@optimist.org.


2010 News Releases

Three junior golfers earn big wins at 2010 Optimist International Tournament of Champions
November 1, 2010
Disney was magical for several junior golfers this past weekend at the sixth annual Optimist International Tournament of Champions on Disney’s Palm Golf Course at Walt Disney World.

Local golfer Harrison Winger of Orlando took first place in the boys 16-18 division. Winger had two eagles and three birdies in the first round on Saturday to go 6-under for the day with a 66. He continued to dominate in the second and final round with seven birdies and a 68 for the day. Winger finished with a 66-68—134, 10 under par and six strokes ahead of the competition. Coming in second was another local golfer, Taewan Lee of Howey in the Hills. Lee’s two-day score was 68-72—140, 4 under par. Lee, 15, was playing up in the oldest boys’ division. Finishing in a tie for third place were Miguel Solorzano (74-69—143) of Mexico, Sam Chun (73-70—143) of Howey in the Hills, and Gustavo Chuang (72-71—143) of Brazil.

In the boys 14-15 division, Evan Deroche of Key West shot a second-round 67 to take the championship. His two-day total was 75-67—142, two under par. Deroche has had strong showings at recent Optimist Junior Golf tournaments. He finished tied for first in the boys 14-15 division of this summer’s Optimist International Junior Golf Championships but lost in the playoff. Deroche tied for third in the boys 14-15 division of the 2009 Tournament of Champions.

Coming in second in the boys 14-15 division of the 2010 event was Jonathan Newnham of St. Andrew, Jamaica. Newnham, who did not see a single bogey in round two, shot 69 on Sunday and finished with 74-69—143, just one stroke back. Starting the day in first place and finishing the tournament in third was Santiago Lopez Ureta of Mexico. Ureta’s two-day total was 73-72—145.

In the girls 14-18 division, Giovana Maymon of Mexico was the only girl to shoot under par for a round. Maymon shot a 71 on Sunday to jump from a tie for seventh to finish in first place. With a two-day 76-71—147, Maymon finished one stroke ahead of the field. Finishing in second place was Clara Teixeira of Brazil with 74-74—148. Two strokes back and coming in third was Regina Plasencia of Mexico with 74-76—150.

In conjunction with the Junior Golf Scoreboard, Titleist Live!Scoring has complete scores for the 2010 Tournament of Champions. Visit www.juniorgolfresults.com for more information.

International field of junior golfers to compete in Optimist Tournament of Champions
October 14, 2010
Nearly 100 junior golfers will head to Walt Disney World this October to compete in the sixth annual Optimist International Tournament of Champions. Players will compete October 30-31 on Disney's Palm Golf Course.

This year's Tournament of Champions is a 36-hole, stroke-play invitational that will showcase some of the most talented young players in the world. Golfers from 20 states in the United States, two Canadian provinces and 14 other nations will compete in the sixth annual tournament, which will be ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek and is included in the AJGA Performance Based Entry process.

Forty-eight boys will compete in the boys 16-18 division; 24 boys will compete in the boys 14-15 division; and 24 girls will compete in the girls 14-18 division. All players will compete on Disney's Palm Golf Course. The course has a 4-star rating from Golf Digest and is one of the host courses of the Children's Miracle Network Classic, the longest-running PGA TOUR event in Central Florida.

Players were invited to apply for a spot in the tournament based on their performance in Optimist-sponsored tournaments and other leading tournaments on the junior golf circuit. The Optimist Junior Golf Program has made a name for itself over the past 16 years with the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships played each July at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. More than 650 players ages 10 to 18 compete in the event each year. Top players from the summer event and its qualifying tournaments, top players from the 2009 Tournament of Champions as well as leading players from other selected tournaments were extended invitations to apply for the Tournament of Champions. The top applicants were then accepted to compete.

In conjunction with the Junior Golf Scoreboard, Titleist Live!Scoring will regularly update scores throughout the Tournament of Champions. Tee times and complete playing fields will also be available. Viewers can keep updated about the tournament by going to www.juniorgolfresults.com and clicking on the tournament name.


 


















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