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Rigel Fernandes is the FCWT National Champion!

Rigel Fernandes 2010 FCWT National Champion (Boys 13-15)
Rigel Fernandes 2010 FCWT National Champion (Boys 13-15)

The FCWT National Championship was held May 29-May 31st at PGA National in West Palm Beach, FL.

Rigel Fernandes, now in his 4th year at IMG, was victorious in the Boys 13-15 age division. Rigel shot rounds of 73-71-73 for a 217 total and won by 8 shots!

Rigel, a 2013 grad, now has won 7 times since September 2009. He won 4 times on the Hurricane Junior Tour, 1 U.S. Kids event and with this win 2 times on the FCWT.

Osama Khan was the only other IMG golfer in the 13-15 age group to finish in the Top 10. He finished in 8th place after shooting rounds of 76-79-74.

In the Boys 16-18 age group, Oliver Vaidis had the overnight lead going into the final day, but ended up finishing 2nd. Oliver had a very nice tournament with rounds of 72-71-73.

Also finishing in the Top 10 of the older boys division were Tommaso Vielmo (5th with rounds of 69-77-72), James Yoon (7th with rounds of 72-77-70), Michael Chen (9th with rounds of 72-76-72) and Alex Osborne (tied 9th with rounds of 76-71-73).

Vivian Chen put together a nice event finishing in 2nd place in the girls 13-18 age group. Vivian shot rounds of 71-75-75 for a 221 total. Sammi Stevens finished in 6th place with rounds of 75-75-74 and Hally Leadbetter and Mason Chen finished in a tie for 8th place. Hally shot 78-6-74 and Mason shot 74-77-77.

Competing in the Girls 14 and Under division was Mariana Nule finishing in 3rd place with rounds of 78-77-79 for a 234 total. Yimeng “Yvonne” Zheng and Nagisa Miura rounded out the Top 5.

In the boys 11-13 age group Martin Jaramillo finished in 8th place with rounds of 84-83-85.

For complete results check out the FCWT website at

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