Preview: Golfweek International Junior Invitational

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The Golfweek International Junior Invitational is celebrating its 20th playing this week, and the history is piling up.

Past champions have begun to chart college and professional careers – in fact, many are deep into those careers. Perhaps most notable are Peter Uihlein, Morgan Hoffman, Annie Park, Bailey Tardy and Stephanie Meadow.

Among the more recent champions of the event, typically played in the late fall near Orlando, Florida, is 2018 champion Nicholas Gabrelcik, who had a stellar breakout college season at the University of North Florida last year and won the Phil Mickelson Award as the top freshman in college golf.

This year’s Golfweek International Junior will be played at a new venue, Eagle Landing Golf Club in Orange Park, Florida. With neither Alejandro Fierro nor Toa Yokoyama, last year’s winners, in the field at Eagle Landing, a new winner is guaranteed.

Pairings and full field list can be found here.

Past champions of the Golfweek International Junior Invitational

2001 — Chanin Puntawong and Nicole Perrott

(Champions Gate, Orlando, Florida)

2003 — Jon McLean and Tiffany Chuda

(Sea Trail, Sunset Beach, North Carolina)

2004 — Peter Uihlein and Jenny Arseneault

(Sea Trail, Sunset Beach, North Carolina)

2005 — Rafael Lee and Isabel Lendl

(Sea Trail, Sunset Beach, North Carolina)

2006 — Morgan Hoffmann and Elisa Aoki

(Ocean Plantation, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina)

2007 — Julian Suri and Stephanie Kim

(Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida)

2008 — Josh Eure and Stephanie Meadow

(Longleaf, Pinehurst, North Carolina)

2009 — Mike Miller and Stephanie Meadow

(Reunion Legacy, Orlando, Florida)

2010 — Sam Chun and Doris Chen

(Reunion Independence, Orlando, Florida)

2011 — James Yoon and Annie Park

(Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida)

2012 — Zachary Healy and Yueer Cindy Feng

(Celebration, Orlando, Florida)

2013 — Luis Garza and Bailey Tardy

(Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida)

2014 — Marcos Montenegro and Ana Paula Valdes

(Champions Gate, Orlando, Florida)

2015 — Robin Wang and Ya Chun Chang

(Lake Buena Vista and Tranquilo, Orlando, Florida)

2016 — Jan Schneider and Chin Tzu Chen

(Disney Magnolia and Palm, Orlando, Florida)

2017 — Jeremy Sisson and Chin Tzu Chen

(Innisbrook, Palm Harbor, Florida)

2018 — Nick Gabrelcik and Meiyi Yan

(Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida)

2019 — Tony Chen and Jenny Kwok

(Champions Gate, Orlando, Florida)

2020 —Alejandro Fierro and Toa Yokoyama

(Hammock Beach Conservatory and Ocean Courses, Palm Coast, Florida)