BGGA Claims Two Titles at IJGT Georgia Open

Bishop Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) student Dongjin Park easily wrapped up the Boys 15-19 Division title at the IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Harbor after shooting 11-under 61 during the first round.

Park, a junior, went on to finish the tournament at 13-under 130 with a final-round 70. The South Korean junior golfer led the field by nine shots. With his win, Park qualifies for the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final in November.

BGGA’s Daniel Song finished fourth in the Boys 15-19 Division with an even par 144. Song had a first-round 76 and then a final-round 68 to move up the leaderboard.

BGGA’s Nic Pevny claimed his second win in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Pevny shot rounds of 74 and 77 for a 7-over 151. Pevny, an eighth grader from Aspen Colorado, took advantage of the par 3s scoring 1-under on them over the 36-hole event. With his win, Pevny qualifies for the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final in November.

BGGA’s Diego Sarraf finished in second with a 10-over 154. Sarraf, an eighth grader from Mexico, had rounds of 78 and 76.

In the Girls Division, BGGA’s Chiara Arya finished T2 after losing out on the title in a sudden-death playoff. Arya, a senior from Indonesia, shots 6-over 150 with rounds of 76 and 74. Arya will play on the women’s golf team at Wichita State University this coming fall.

Five BGGA students will play in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in Vietnam from March 1-3, 2018.

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