Coral Gables, Fla., Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Biltmore Hotel, a National Historic Landmark and luxury hotel in the heart of Coral Gables, congratulates the winners of the 58th Orange Bowl 2022 International Junior Golf Championship – Maria Jose Marin from Colombia and Nicholas Prieto from Florida. As with previous championships, from January 2 to 6 of this year, the world’s top junior golfers competed for the prestigious Orange Bowl 2022 international junior golf championship title. A full list of championship scores can be found on golfstat .com.
Marin and Prieto join a roster of International Junior Orange Bowl Champions with prestigious golf names such as Tiger Woods (1991), Hall of Famer Inbee Park (2002) and LPGA Grand Winners Cristie Kerr (1994), Lexi Thompson (2009), Ariya Jutanugarn (2010) and Brooke Henderson (2013). And this year’s field brought together participants from regions as diverse as Ukraine, Jamaica, Serbia, Slovenia, Thailand, Guatemala, Bulgaria, India, Zimbabwe, Peru, Turkey, Iceland and Barbados.
Prieto became the first Miami golfer to put his name on the Junior Orange Bowl trophy since James Vargas bombed Biltmore in 2001. Additionally, no participant from Florida had won since Thompson’s triumph in 2009. “It’s pretty cool to be on this list,” said Prieto, a home student who lives 20 minutes from the Biltmore. Colombian Marin won the women’s division, whose 63-stroke third round broke Paula Creamer’s record for women’s goals in 20 years. “It’s an honor that my name stands alongside all of these great players,” said Marin.
“It’s always exciting to watch these talented players clinch their first Biltmore title and then watch their golfing careers take off from here,” said Tom Prescott, executive vice president of Prieto and Marin’s Biltmore. Biltmore Golf Course has hosted the Orange Bowl International Junior Golf Championship since 1964.
“We are delighted to have Prieto and Marin on our historic list of winners. We look forward to following their success. They certainly deserve this accomplishment, ”said JR Steinbauer, Tournament Director, Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. “We are also very proud of the continued partnership we have with The Biltmore which continues to make this Championship event a huge success.”
Biltmore Golf Course is also the home of the University of Miami Women’s Golf Team as well as the home of the Jim McLean Golf School, the latter having consistently been ranked as the # 1 golf school in America.
To learn more about Biltmore Hotel golf, visit www.biltmorehotel.com/golf or call (305) 460-5364. For more information about the tournament, visit www.juniororangebowl.org. And for more information about the Biltmore Hotel, visit www.biltmorehotel.com or call (800) 727-1926.
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Orange Bowl 2022 Junior Golf Tournament Winners – Maria Jose Marin from Colombia and Miami, own Nicholas Prieto from Florida