On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, Fumie “Alice” Jo, a Montverde Academy freshman and student in the Full Time Junior Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy,hit her stride after achieving a 5-under 67 to spur a victory in the final round of IMG Falcon’s Fire, located in Kissimmee, Florida. Jo posted seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch from Nos. 3-10, including a stretch where she strung together five straight from Nos. 3-7 before posting a 5-under 67 at the IMG Junior Golf Tour event at Falcon’s Fire. Jo won the AJGA Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior presented by Sportlink in April after finishing that event at 2-under par. Jo, of China, is also the reigning U.S. Women’s Public Links Amateur Champion and staked claim as the final amateur to win the event in 2014.
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.