GGGA student Carlos Riascos notched his first win at the PJT event at ChampionsGate Golf Club Sunday.
Riascos, of Colombia and student in the Full-Time Junior Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy opened with a 78 on the International Course and trailed by one going into the final round.
Riascos, a 2016 graduate, was never phased being right near the lead. Just a few weeks earlier at ChampionsGate, Riascos co-led another Premier Junior Tour event before losing in a playoff. This time around, Riascos came out in full force with birdies on Nos. 1, 2 and 3 to quickly turn his deficit into a lead. Riascos added one more birdie to card an even-par 72 for the one-shot win in the Boys 13-15 Division.
In the Girls 15-18 Division, GGGA student Qiqi Wang, of China, also had a solid weekend, taking third place.
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, FL in Howey in the Hills, is the world’s premier junior golf academy. In addition to the junior golf program, GGGA also features summer golf camps, winter golf camps and programs, training and golf lessons for amateurs, professionals and adults.
The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.
Gary Gilchrist, founder of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, has been recognized as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2013-2014 and as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2014. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, of which include: Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Sandra Gal and many more.