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Country’s Top Junior Golfers Descend on Mission Inn Resort & Club for National Tournament

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., (Oct. 11, 2012) – Central Florida's Mission Inn Resort & Club hosted the country's top junior golfers for the American Junior Golf Association All-Star Invitational. Nearly 80 junior golfers, ages 12 – 15, qualified for the event.

The 54-hole tournament was held Oct. 6-8 on Mission Inn's El Campeon golf course. Karen Arimoto of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., and Philip Barbaree of Shreveport, La., took home the titles. It was the first AJGA Invitational titles for both. To see the full tournament results, click here.

El Campeon, the third oldest course in Florida, challenged the field of junior golfers with tee to green elevation changes of 85 feet, which is very unusual for Florida, along with water on 13 of the 18 holes, two holes with peninsula greens and one with an island green.

Located just 35 minutes northwest of Orlando in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, Mission Inn Resort & Club is a secluded 1,100-acre Spanish Colonial resort featuring exceptional accommodations, golf, tennis, marina, dining, trap and skeet, conference, wedding and spa facilities. For more information or reservations, visit or call 800-874-9053.

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