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Junior golfer Kristian Caparros turns pro

Junior golfer Kristian Caparros has turned professional. The Hollywood, Fla., native posted that news Tuesday night on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Caparros first told Golfweek in April that he planned to turn pro instead of signing with the University of Florida. Caparros, a 2015 recruit, committed to the Gators in 2012.

He said in August that he planned to stay amateur until after the high-school golf season. Last month, he finished second behind teammate and Florida signee Jorge Garcia to help lead American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., to the Class 2A state title.

Caparros advanced to the second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School last month, but tied for 23rd in Panama City Beach, Fla., to miss qualifying for the final stage by two shots.

He plans to play mini-tour events and also participate in PGA Tour Latinoamerica Q-School Jan. 27-30 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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