IJGA生 Ana Paila Valders (メキシコ出身)がシーパイン、ジュニアヘリテージで優勝しました!」

Congratulations to International Junior Golf Academy student, Ana Paula Valdes of Morelia, Mexico, who won the Girl’s Division at the Sea Pines Junior Heritage. This Event took place on February 1-2, 2014 at Sea Pines Resort. Rounds were played on the Heron Point and Harbour Town courses.

2月の1日、2日と2日間にわたり、Sea Pine ResortのHeron Point とHarbour Twinコースにて行われた「シーパイン、ジュニアヘリテージ」で、IJGA生 Ana Paila Valders (メキシコ出身)が見事に女子の部で優勝を飾りました。

After finishing tied for fifth place at the IJGT IJGA Invitational at Harbour Town on December 14-15, 2013, Valdez came back determined to win. She posted a 1-over-par score of 73 after the first round. She struggled a bit during the final round, but managed to score six pars on the final six holes to secure her victory. Valdez finished the weekend with scores of 73-75-148.

昨年同じハーバータウンで行われたIJGT-IJGA Invitational で5位タイに終わったAnnaは、その時に今大会で必ずリベンジ優勝を果たすと心に誓いました。初日、1オーバーの73で終えたAnnaは、二日目は多少苦しんだものの、最後の6ホールを全てパーでおさめ、首位の座を守り、73-75-148で優勝を手に。その他に、彼女は2013-2014のIJGTイベントでも2勝をおさめています。

When asked about how it feels to win at Sea Pines Junior Heritage, Valdes said, “It feels amazing! Realizing that hard work does pay off… all that extra time being away from home paid off.”


Valdes has been playing some great golf recently. She took third place at the LXXXIX Torneo Nacional de Aficionadas at the Club de Golf Bellevista. The Mexican Women’s Amatuer consisted of 72-holes. Valdes shot a 2-under-par on the final two days of the tournament to lock up third place. Her numbers for the Mexican Women’s Amateur were 73-78-70-70-291.

また彼女はメキシコのアマチュアツアー、LXXXIX Torneo Nacional de Aficionadas at the Club de Golf Bellevistaでも、73-78-70-70-291で3位に入賞するなど、先ごろは素晴らしい活躍をみせています。

The IJGA had a total of 13 students competing in this event. In the boys division, three IJGA students finished in the top 10. Shota Ozaki of Tokyo, Japan finished in fifth place with a score of 74-70-144, Aaron Terrazas of Veracruz, Mexico finished tied for seventh posting a 71-76-147, and Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan ended up tied for ninth place shooting a 77-71-148.  In the Girls Division, Clementina Rodriguez of Caracas, Venezuela finished tied for second place posting a score of 75-74-149 and Ana Ruiz of Chihuahua, Mexico ended tied for fourth place with a score of 74-78-152.

IJGAからは男子女子を合わせ、13人の生徒が今回の試合に参戦しました。男子の部では3人がトップ10に入賞。東京出身の尾崎翔太 Shota Ozaki が74-70-144で5位、メキシコのAaron Terrazas と台湾のMatt Chengがそれぞれ、147、148でベスト10入りを果たしました。女子の部ではベネズエラのClementina Rodringuesが75-74-149で2位タイ、メキシコのAnna Ruizが75-74-149で4位と言う好成績を収めています。