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IMG Academy's Rigel Fernandes wins the 21st Annual Innisbrook Amateur Championship
IMG Academy Golf alum Rigel Fernandes won the 21st Annual Innisbrook Amateur Championship that took place July 5-7. Fernandes is the top male junior golfer in India and is currently ranked Top-50 in the U.S. according to Golfweek. He has attended IMG Academy since the sixth-grade, working with Coach Jay Denton. Fernandes has won multiple national and international junior golf tournaments, including the All India Junior Golf Tournament and the U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier. A recipient of the Maria Garcia-Estrada Memorial Award for his spirit and passion for the game, Fernandes was also named to the First Team IMG Academy list after the 2012-13 season. His accolades did not stop there as he earned Rolex All-American Honorable Mention Honors and competed with the top junior golfers in the nation when he qualified for the Duke of York Young Champions Tournament last year.
Fernandes signed with the University of South Florida Bulls in November 2012, and will join the 2013 Big East Men's Golf Champions this fall.
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