As the school year enters its last few weeks, Montverde Academy/Bishops Gate Golf Academy students are preparing their hectic summer schedules. Recently, many of our students played in qualifiers of the Junior World Championships and the U.S. Open, and several junior golf tournaments throughout Florida.

According to the most recent BGGA “Weekend-Wrap Up,” Marcos Montenegro, a BGGA and MVA junior, “…fired an impressive 69 to enter a four-way playoff to earn a spot in the regional qualifier for the U.S. Open. Marcos fought through the playoff and sealed his position in the U.S. Open Regional Qualifier in early June.” Playing in one of the larger international junior golf tournaments, Karen Miyamoto, a BGGA and MVA junior,  “…ran away with a wire-to-wire eight-shot victory. Karen shot 6-under-par 70-68-138 at Rio Pinar Golf Club to secure a spot in the IMG Junior World Championship in July.”

Playing in the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament, Maria Hoyos, a BGGA and MVA sophomore, “…started the weekend strong with a 5-under-par 66 and finished with a tournament total 66-72-71-209, claiming a solo-third finish. Also playing the Scott Robertson Memorial was University of Georgia commit Gaby Coello, a BGGA senior. Gaby shot a tournament total 223 to claim a tie for 19th.”

Antonia Frisia, a BGGA and MVA senior, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Colorado State University women’s golf team. “Antonia is the fifth BGGA senior to sign an NLI at a Division I school. BGGA students will also play collegiate golf for the University of New Mexico, Texas Tech University, Auburn University, and Oklahoma University.” 

* Weekend Round-Up Collage photo courtesy BGGA : Bottom left is Antonia Frisia signing her letter of intent, top left is Maria Hoyos and Gaby Coello, Middle is Karen Miyamoto, and far right is Maria Hoyos.

About BGGA

Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA), a junior golf academy in academic partnership with Montverde Academy, envisions to be “… the best in the world and for the world.” More expressly, their vision “is to be the leading golf performance training program in the world, and to develop coaches and junior golfers who will achieve the highest levels of success and fulfillment in all areas of their lives.” And the BGGA vision accents their mission, which is to “… develop Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose in our players to create a new generation of self-directed student-athletes who believe in their limitless power and potential. With over 50,000 square feet of course-like training space, 45,000 square feet of putting and short-game practice area, and an 11-hole golf course, playable in 22 different ways, our coaching team uses our world-class training facility to train students in golf course conditions every day.” Bishop’s Gate Golf Academy’s “unique training environment allows you to train in golf course conditions every day…with over 50,000 square feet of training tee space, 30,000 square feet of putting and short game greens, 15,000 square feet of bunkers. In the spring of 2015 our training center will be completed with two indoor training bays, a putting studio, a brain room, massage room and interactive classroom.” For general information about Bishops Gate Golf Academy programs, please visit or call us at 855.387.8177. Click here to learn more about BGGA and to take a virtual tour of the BGGA facility. BGGA can be found on Facebook, and you can follow them on Twitter and Instagram.