Alejandro Madariaga, a Montverde Academy 8th grade student in the GGGA Full Time Junior Program, remained consistent under pressure over the course of the weekend, March 28th and 29th, of March, playing 36-holes among 80 other junior golfers vying for a shot at winning an FCWT Metro West Junior Golf Tournament. Unlike most Florida golf tournaments, the final round of the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Junior Golf Tournament at Metro West started out a bit chilly. However, the cold front didn’t detour GGGA Student, Madariaga of Puebla, Mexico from winning the Boys 12-14 division. Madariaga’s low scoring round Sunday afternoon secured his win with a 2-under-par 70 to end the weekend at 141 (-3). This is not Madariaga’s first big accomplishment on the FCWT Junior Tour. Madariaga has already secured three Top 5 finishes.
Another one of GGGA’s students, Pyae Thu of Myanmar, finished right behind Madariaga in third place in the Boy’s 12-14 division. The two were able to celebrate their victories with each other, making the victory’s a little sweeter for them both. It was a GGGA takeover. The FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at MetroWest at MetroWest Country Club in Orlando, FL, ran from March 28-229, 2015.The course proved challenge as it was recently voted the best golf course in Orlando by Golf Digest. All GGGA students have the opportunity to compete in The Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young men and women to showcase their talent as they pursue their dream of earning a college golf scholarship. The FCWT provides over 40 different junior golf tournaments across the United States per year.
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, Florida, in Howey-in- the-Hills at Mission Inn Resort & Club, and 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. GGGA is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, being partnered with Montverde Academy. 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 2012-2013 and 2014-2015. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Academy, including Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Fabrizio Zanotti and many more.