Brecksville's Morell qualifies for Optimist World Golf Championship

Brecksville's Morell qualifies for Optimist World Golf Championship

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Brecksville's Morell qualifies for Optimist World Golf Championship

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2012 Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School alum Halley Morell is set to compete against some of the world’s best 15-18 year-old female golfers next week in the Optimist International World Golf Championship held at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Morell finished second at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship Regional Qualifier in May with a round of 79 and placed high enough at the State Qualifier Tournament in June to earn her second invitation to the prestigious competition.

The Robert Morris University incoming freshman placed 15th among U.S. golfers and 34th overall at the event in 2010.

Morell heads into this year’s tournament having won three of her first four Northern Ohio PGA tour events. In her victories at Ashland Brookside, Tanglewood National and Pine Hills, she was the only player in her division to score under 80.

Morell is currently ranked first in the Northern Ohio Junior PGA Player of the Year race with two tournaments remaining on the schedule.

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