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Young Athletes Crowned South Florida PGA Junior Champions at Boca Grove

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They will compete in 39th Annual Junior PGA Championship.

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19, Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, a premier country club in Boca Raton, Fla., hosted the 35th SFPGA Junior Championship.  The Club welcomed 96 talented young athletes as they contended for a shot in The PGA of America's Junior PGA Championship.

Young Athletes Crowned South Florida PGA Junior Champions at Boca Grove

After two rainy days, Anthony Gabriele of Wellington shot a 67 and Valeria Sophia Pacheco of Hallandale Beach shot a 70 in the first round and were crowned the overall winners; the second round on Thursday was washed out. Both Gabriele and Pacheco will go on to represent South Florida next month in the 39th annual Junior PGA Championship.

"Boca Grove was thrilled to host these talented young athletes. We are proud to have been a part of the Junior PGA tournament series again this year. We wish the winners the best of luck at the Junior PGA Championship next month," said Emerson "Chuck" Lehner, Boca Grove General Manager.

Acknowledged as one of the major championships in junior golf, the Junior PGA Championship is scheduled for July 27 to August 1, 2014 at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. The field is comprised of one boy and one girl from each of the PGA of America's 41 geographical sections as well as a number of special invitees.

The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of South Florida's most talented junior golfers. The Junior Tour offers twenty-eight two day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 25 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, and the Challenge Tour. For more information, visit www.sfpgagolf.com.

About Boca Grove:
Boca Grove is a boutique country club located in the heart of beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. With approximately 450 member families, Boca Grove exhibits style and grace afforded only to the most elite private clubs in South Florida. For more information on Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, please visit www.bocagrove.org or call (561)487-5300.

Boca Grove Media Contact:
Jessie Bowen |  561.487.5300 ext. 133  | jbowen@bocagrove.org

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