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Junior golf tourney hits Victoria National

By Rich Miller
Posted by Mike Mardis

Some of the best junior golfers in the world are in the area this week for the Rolex Tournament of Champions at Victoria National Golf Club. It is the premier event on the American Junior Golf Association schedule with future PGA and LPGA pros likely in the field of teenage players.

The real competition won't start until Tuesday when the tournament begins, but at Monday's Pro-Am a couple of girls who just played in the U.S. Women's Open in Minnesota were already on the course.

15 year-olds Erynne Lee of Washington State and Jenny Shin from Torrance, California both participated in Open. Shin told 14News she played an unforgettable practice round at Interlachen, teeing it up with LPGA superstars Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam.

"I asked Lorena if I could join her and she was really sweet and very welcoming," Shin said. "Annika, I just found her tee time and there was one spot so I put my name in there.

"It was an amazing experience, getting to practice with the LPGA veterans," said Lee, who also played with some LPGA veterans. "I learned a lot last week especially about tempo and how to keep calm."

The 72-hole stroke play event starts Tuesday at Victoria National, with boys and girls divisions.

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