The IMG Junior Golf Tour was at The Golf Club of North Hampton in Jacksonville this past weekend, where IMG Academy golf program student Natalia PÃ©rez earned her first-ever IMG Junior Golf Tour victory in the Girls 15-18 division. She not only picked up the victory, but also played herself into a spot in an upcoming LPGA Symetra Tour event. Perez will be playing in the Sara Bay Classic professional tournament April 20-22, 2012, in Sarasota, FL.
Perez shot 76-73=149 (+5) and dominated the field en route to a nine-shot victory over Yvonne Zheng of China, Ailin Li of Windemere, FL and Sofia Molinaro of Italy (all +14). Perez had no intention of letting up, as Zheng entered the tournament as the points leader in the Symetra Tour exemption race.
However, it will now be Perez with the opportunity at the Sara Bay Classic.