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The athletes Rodrigo Huerta and Stefania Mosyagina defended their titles as champions of the National Junior Championships, an event organized by the Dominican Golf Federation (Fedogolf) and the National Junior Tour.
The championships took place at the majestic Teeth of the Dog and The Links courses in Casa de Campo, with over 70 children between the ages of 4 and 18 participating, including players from Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
Huerta, with two rounds of 72 and one of 77 (for a total of 221), tied with Venezuelan player Daniel Vanososte. However, they went into a sudden-death playoff, where Huerta once again emerged as the champion with an eagle on the playoff hole. Evan Peña from Puerto Rico finished third with a score of 222.
Mosyagina, with 232 strokes over three rounds, claimed the title in the 15-18 age category, followed by runner-up Camila Yoo with a final score 242.
Other champions included:
In the 13-14 age category, Waldo Aguasvivas became the champion with rounds of 74 and 72, finishing seven strokes ahead of Omar Faruk Elías (153) and eight strokes ahead of Juan Pablo Jacobo (157).
Alejandro Balbuena scored two rounds 81 for 162 strokes, securing the championship title. José Manuel Herrera signed a scorecard of 172 to become the runner-up in the 11-12 age category.
The tournament also featured the Pipiolos round of play, held at the Santo Domingo Country Club. Arthur Reale emerged as the winner in the 9-10 age category, scoring 45 strokes, one less than the runner-up Daniel Souza.
Diego Columna had a close duel with his friend Luis Peralta, finishing with 39 and 40 strokes, respectively. Columna became the champion in the 7-8 age category.
In the 4-6 age category, Lucas Delgado became the champion in a close contest against Gustavo Rojas. Delgado concluded the round with 27 strokes, one less than Rojas’ 28 strokes, and Sebastián Peña and Daniel Innerarity, who also finished with 28 strokes.
Shanel Rodríguez had good rounds of 88 and 82 to be crowned champion in the 13-14 age group, while Shania Reyes finished second with scores of 83 and 90 strokes.
María José Ramírez led the 11-12 age category, followed by her teammate Sara Sabillón.
Miranda Medero claimed the championship in the 9-10 age group with 63 strokes, followed by Amalia Polanco at a 6-stroke distance.
Valerie Subero was crowned champion in the 7-8 age category with a score of 66, followed by Ana Marcano, just one stroke behind.
María Aybar became the national champion in the girls’ 4-6 age group, finishing with a score of 25, followed by her teammate Alejandra López with 32 strokes and Mariana López with 38.
Fedogolf expressed gratitude to Casa de Campo, Santo Domingo Country Club, and all their staff for the excellent support provided to the National Junior Tour and Dominican golf.
Banreservas, Gatorade, and Pizarrelli sponsored the National Junior Championships.