Monday, December 31, 2012



Scottish Under-14 girls' open champion Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) won the 13-14 years girls' title at the 17th PARS Florida Junior international championships at the PGA Golf Club, Port St Lucie, Florida today (Monday)
But there was disappointment for Fiona Liddell, daughter of Germany-based, Scots-born club professional Stephen Liddell at Schloss Vornholz. She was beaten in a play-off for the 15-18 girls' title when her opponent chipped in for a birdie at the first extra hole.
Fiona faced a 6ft putt on the last green. Had she holed it for a 72, she would have won the title, but she missed it and a 73 - the best by anyone in the third round - put her into the play-off.
Samantha, pictured, won the Scottish U14 girls' title at Buchanan Castle last July. She has already collected an array of titles at home and abroad. Her success in Florida was the fifth successive year she has won an age group championship at the PARS Florida junior internationals championships, having won the 6 years and under, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years and now 13-14 years one after another - what a performance: and she is not finished yet!
Samantha, from Chiswick and a member at Roehampton Golf Club, had scores of 70, 72 and 77 for a total of 219, one shot better than Cecili Bofill (Denmark) who shot 70, 74 and 76. 
In the 15 to 18 years girls' category, Fiona Liddell tied with Chanelle Avaricio (Philippines) on 221 after three rounds, Fiona scoring 75, 73 and 73; Chanelle 75, 72 and 74.
Liverpool's Eloise Healey, who had been lying joint second alongside Fiona with one round to play, finished third on 229 with scores of 69, 79 and 81.
The 15-18 girls' competition was contested by 25 players.
Samantha Fuller's younger sister Annabell finished joint second in the 9-10 years girls' section with scores of 85, 80 and 80 for 245, the same final total as Alexa Pano from Florida with scores of 81-79-85.
Mimi Cheng from Longwood, Florida won with 84-81-78 for 243.   

Explaining what "PARS" stands for, in more ways than one.

December 26-31, 2012     

Florida International Junior Championships

Keep a good attitude, and persevere, get some breaks and make some putts, you can still find a way to POST A GOOD SCORE. 
Never give up or let your emotions get the best of your ability. You never know when you are going to hole a fairway shot or chip shot. If you can reach the green you can make that shot go into the hole. It happens when you least expect it. But it will happen!

PARS is a Parental Assistance Referral Service. We have helped students who wish to attend college and compete in collegiate golf the past 17 years. Athletic scholarships and financial aid are available for students that meet the minimum mandatory requirements of the NCAA, NAIA, and Junior College levels. 
We have been assisting student athletes since 1995 through the journey of junior golf on to the college level and into Professional golf.  Players from PARS have been on every NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and junior college Championship teams.

The Florida International Junior Golf Championships help the junior golfer develop through nationally ranked events. Our professional service will help the athlete develop into a recognized player who will be known by college coaches.

We can assist you in setting up a junior schedule and guide you to Colleges where the level of competition will be equal to your ability. We will help to make it affordable. 
PARS will provide you with professional assistance in selecting recognized junior tournaments to compete. The many requirements of the various universities can confuse even the most worldly person. We have the knowledge and the contacts to make it an easier transition. We will open a direct line to the coach.

"A man is loved not for how tall he stands, but for how often he bends to help, comfort, and teach."