Torres, Kelly claim Junior Orange Bowl titles

England's Patrick Kelley and Puerto Rico's Maria Torres won the 2012 Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship on Dec. 30.

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1Andrea Lee2016CA68.3
2Kristen Gillman2016TX68.49
3Bethany Wu2015CA69.07
4Angel Yin2017CA69.68
5Jillian Hollis2015OH70.33

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1Sam Burns2015LA68.2
2Austin Connelly2015TX68.36
3Jorge Garcia2015FL68.38
4Andy Zhang2016FL68.38
5Davis Riley2015MS68.59

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Puerto Rico’s Maria Torres and England’s Patrick Kelley won the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship on Dec. 30 at The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.

Torres edged American Nicole Morales by one-shot on the 72nd hole of the tournament. Torres had a four-stroke lead at the 14th hole, but Morales didn’t go away quietly. She sunk a 40-foot putt to save par at No. 15, then she made a birdie at No. 16, where Torres three-putted. They were tied heading into No. 18. Morales made bogey and Torres tapped in for par to claim the title.

Kelley won the title by going wire-to-wire and winning by a 13-shot margin. He started the final round with a seven-shot lead and was never threatened. He struggled with illness throughout the week. Kelley’s 19-under 263 total was the second-lowest winning score in the 49 years of the championship.

Information from the Junior Orange Bowl was used in this report

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