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Freshman golfer wins championship: Incoming freshman Mary Janiga posts 2-under at the Optimist Junior Championship

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

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Incoming freshman Mary Janiga strode to the tee box for the final round of the Optimist Junior Championship at the PGA Nation- al Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida on the prowl.

She hadn’t won on the junior circuit — she placed second in January’s IMG Junior Honda Classic and fifth at April’s American Junior Golf Association Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at the Seagate — but she had a shot.

The Wellington, Flor- ida native’s consistent play had her tied for the lead at even par.

She never looked back. Janiga blew past the competition, post- ing a 2-under for the round and gave her the title by six strokes.

Janiga signed with Mercer University in December. She will join three other in- coming freshmen in the women’s golf program’s 2015 recruiting class.

“Mary is a very driv- en young lady, and with the foundation of play- ers we currently have at Mercer, she is going to help us climb to the nextlevel,”said women’s golf coach Michele Drinkard in an e-mail. “It’s a great time to be a Bear!”

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