2013 Optimist International Tournament of Champions

The 2013 Optimist Tournament of Champions was recently held November 9-10, 2013, at ChampionsGate Golf Club in ChampionsGate, Florida. Top junior golfer’s age 11-18 competed. The tournament brought together some of the world’s most talented young competitors - many of whom possess the potential to become leading collegiate and professional players.

In the youngest boys’ 11-13 age division, Daniel Trasvina from Mexico topped the leaderboard with a 75-73. Florida’s Luke Gifford finished second with 73-80. Stewart Slayden from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with a 77-77, took third place.

Annie Kim of Florida shot 72-77 to top of the girls' 11-13 division. Agustina Gomez Cisterna of Argentina took second place with75-76. New Hampshire’s Lauren Thibodeau shot 74-79, taking third.

In the boys' 14-15 division, in a sudden death playoff victory for Slovakia’s Tadeas Tetak with 71-70 against Jake Holt from Jupiter, Florida taking second place 73-68. Tying for third place with just one above the leaders with a 72-70 were Nate Menon from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and Anthony Truong from Vietnam with a 72-70.

For the Girls 14-18 division, Laura Sojo from Colombia with two under par with a 73-69. Second place with even par 71-73 was Isidora Quevedo from Chili and third place went to Jacqueline Twitty from Chapin, South Carolina 75-73.

Florida’s Camilo Mexsen jumped ahead of round one leader Bryce Burke to take first place with a 70-69 (5-under par). Bryce Burke from South Africa ended the weekend in second place with (3-under par) 69-72 and last year’s champion Claudio Correa from Chile took third place with a 69-73.

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all the golfers, parents and volunteers behind the scenes!

2014 Optimist International Tournament of Champions

November 8-9, 2014
PGA National Resort & Spa
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

Winners of the 2013 Tournament of Champions (from left), Daniel Trasvina, Tadeas Tetak, Annie Kim, Laura Sojo and Camilo Mexsen

For final results, click here.

The Optimist International Tournament of Champions is nationally ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek and is included in the AJGA Performance Based Entry process.

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