IMG Academy student-athlete Claudio Correa impressed at the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in the Boys 16-18 division. He recorded scores of 74, 71, 68, and 71 for a total of 284 to clench the runner-up spot.
Correa, a native of Santiago, Chile, has been an impact player within the IMG Academy Golf program. He has made himself known by winning titles such as the Chile Junior Amateur Championship, and leading the Chilean National Team to a big win at the Copa Los Andes.
Correa verbally committed to the University of South Florida, who took the crown at the final Big East Men's Golf championship prior to the school's move to the American Athletic Conference. At USF, he will reunite with his former IMG Academy teammate, Rigel Fernandes, the top ranked Indian amateur golfer, who signed with USF in Nov. 2012.