Christopher Ward of McKinney, Texas, and Julieta Granada of Asuncion, Paraguay, each won closely contested victories at the 41st Annual Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship Dec. 31.
Held at Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla., the event featured several AJGA members, including champions Ward and Granada, who continue their impressive play after stellar 2004 campaigns. Ward rallied to defeat Spain's Jorge Campillo on the second playoff hole, while Granada took the lead on the back nine to beat Boca Raton, Fla., native Morgan Pressel by two strokes.
In other holiday action, Conrad Von Borsig of Swarthmore, Pa., and Belen Mozo of Cadiz, Spain, won their respective divisions at the Doral-Publix Junior Classic Dec. 23 at the Doral Golf Resort in Miami. Von Borsig defeated fellow AJGA member Jon Curran by a stroke, while Mozo bested Alejandra Llaneza by three shots to take the girls division title.