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European Players win Orange Bowl Titles

Andrea Romano and Nina Lang have claimed the Boys' and Girl's titles in the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl International.

Held at the Biltmore in Miami, the Orange Bowl features a strong field of some of the world's best junior players.

Italy's Andrea Romano triumphed in the Boys' event. The recent Youth Olympic Games competitor was the only player in the field to card four consecutive rounds under-par. After making eagle on the 72nd hole, he reached 12-under-par to claim a four-shot lead.

Romano becomes just the second Italian player to win the event, five years on from European Tour player, Renato Paratore's, victory in 2014.

Spain's Jose Luis Ballester took home the silver medal on eight-under-par, while GB&I Jacques Léglise Trophy captain, Barclay Brown of England, finished in fourth place on five-under-par.

In the Girls' event, Germany's Nina Lang made three birdies in her final six holes to deny any late challenges from her competitors and also claim a four-stroke margin of victory.

“For us, it is really big,” said Lang, who was making her first appearance in the event. “Everyone knows the Junior Orange Bowl, so it’s a really big tournament.”

It is the second consecutive year that European players have won both the Boys' and Girl's events, after Eventual European Amateur Championship bronze medallist, Jerry Ji, and former European Young Masters Champion, Lily-May Humphries, lifted the trophies in 2018.

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Photo credits: Junior Orange Bowl