GPA Athletes Maya Gaudin and Olivia Zamarripa Move on to the IMG Academy Junior World Championships

On Monday, at the IMG Junior World Qualifiers, both Maya Gaudin and Olivia Zamarripa finished first in their respective divisions. Maya placed first for the Girls 13-14 division and Olivia tied with Rye, New York’s Isabella Salerno in the Girls 15-18 category. 

Maya finished with a total score of 13 over par, 13 shots ahead of the second place finisher Alyssa Paine from Scituate, Mass. Maya finished with 1 birdie, 7 pars, 8 bogeys, 1 double bogey, and 1 quadruple bogey, with a 7 over front and 6 over back, all leading to a final score of 85. By par, The East Falmouth, Mass. native ended even on her par 3’s, 11 over on par 4’s, and 2 over on par 5’s. 

For Olivia’s round, she was able to secure a 1 over par, shooting 1 over on the front and even on the back. The Albuquerque, New Mexico native made a total of 4 birdies, 13 pars, and 5 bogeys, finishing with a final score of 73, one stroke ahead of third place, Lucy Wang from Concord, Mass. Through her qualifying round, Olivia ended one under on par 3’s, 3 over on par 4’s, and one under on par 5’s.

The two qualifiers move on to the Championships in California. Maya will be competing in the Girls 13-14 division championship at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, Calif., while Olivia heads to the Torrey Pines- North Course, co-host of the Farmers Insurance Open, in La Jolla for the Girls 15-18 division championship. 

Congratulations to Maya and Olivia for their first place finishes and good luck to them both in California!

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