Archives for April 2017

MUTTILLO AND SHIN WIN SKIMP BELT JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Skimp Belt Junior Championship at Indian Spring Country Club on the West Course in Boynton Beach, FL. 

 

Anthony Muttillo of Boca Raton started off by firing a 1-under-par 70 on the West Course and Indian Spring to give himself a one stroke lead over Boca Raton native James Nieporte.  Jeffery Liss of Port Saint Lucie, Alec Quiroga of Davie and Kristian Fortis of Ocean Reef each fired one-over-par 73’s to keep themselves within striking distance of Muttillo.  Sunday’s final round featured strong winds gusting over 30 mph with on and off rain throughout the day, making it extremely difficult to score.  Liss made a strong final round push, firing a 1-over-par 72.  Despite Liss’s strong effort, Muttillo remained smooth on Sunday by firing a 1-over-par 72 to capture the overall boy’s title.  Liss would go on to take home the boys 13-15 age division title, while Quiroga would take home the boys 16-18 age division. 

 

The girl’s division featured some outstanding play during Saturday’s opening round.  Lake Worth native Serina Combs started off round one by posting a 2-under-par 69 to take the early lead in the girl’s division.  Jupiter native Sophia Dieter and Doral native Skylee Shin each fired 1-under-par 70’s to find themselves one stroke off the lead.  Combs and Shin battled all round on Sunday, but 36 holes wasn’t enough to settle the event.  The two ladies would enter a sudden death playoff after each posting a tournament total of 142.  During the first playoff hole, Shin managed to grind out a par to win the overall girl’s title over Combs and claim her 3rd victory of the year.  Miami native Phoebe Beber-Frankel would take home the girls 13-15 age division title, while Combs would claim the girls 16-18 age division title. 

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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of South Florida’s most talented junior golfers. The Junior Tour offers twenty-five two day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 28 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, and the Challenge Tour.

 

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Antigua, Club Chef, Don Law Golf Academy, Junior.Golf, Lipman Produce, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Power Crunch, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Skimp, Titleist, and TLINK Golf.

 

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour, run under the South Florida PGA Foundation, is committed to its mission of keeping membership and tournament-related costs low while providing first-class quality golf at twenty-five championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season. 

CLANTON, GILES AND KOVELESKY WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #3

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #3 at Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, FL.  The 36 hole event had to be shortened to 18 holes due to the heavy storms that took over South Florida late Saturday and Sunday.   

 

Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton already captured Challenge Event #1 and #2 this year and was looking to continue his hot streak on the Players Course at Weston Hills Country Club.  Clanton carded 4 birdies and just two bogies to fire a 2-under-par 70.  Palm City native Garret Giles has been climbing the ranks on the Challenge Tour over the past few months.  After two top ten finishes already this season, Giles put together another great round on Saturday after firing a 2-under-par 70 to match Clanton.  Due to the event being washed out on Sunday, Clanton and Giles have been crowned Co-champions in the overall boys division.   Frankie Harris of Boca Raton would go on to capture the boys 13-15 age division, while Loxahatchee native Zachary Mize would take home the boys 16-18 age division.

 

Chloe Kovelesky of Boca Raton is coming off a win at Challenge Event #2 looking to keep her momentum going at Weston Hills.  Kovelesky managed to put together the low round of the day with a 1-over-par 73 that featured 4 birdies.  Kovelesky managed to grind out a one stroke victory over Jupiter native Lily Rinker and Estero native Kelli Kragh.  Miami native Rachel DeAngulo would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division while Kragh would take home the girls 16-18 age division. 

 

Boynton Beach native Max Jelinek and Coral Gables native Alex Dalmau would each share top honors in the boys 11-12 age division after firing 1-over-par 74s.  Jupiter native Stephanie Barbaglia would take home top honors in the girls 11-12 age division after firing a 2-over-par 74.

 

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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of South Florida’s most talented junior golfers. The Junior Tour offers twenty-five two day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 28 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, and the Challenge Tour.

 

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Antigua, Club Chef, Don Law Golf Academy, Junior.Golf, Lipman Produce, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Power Crunch, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Skimp, Titleist, and TLINK Golf.

 

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour, run under the South Florida PGA Foundation, is committed to its mission of keeping membership and tournament-related costs low while providing first-class quality golf at twenty-five championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season. 

Herrera and Shin Capture Palm Beach County Sports Commission Junior Championship

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Junior Championship at Lost City Golf Club in Atlantis, FL. 

 

The boys division this weekend featured some of Florida’s biggest names in junior golf, and they did not disappoint.  Fred Biondi of Port St. Lucie, Justin Burkhamer of Palm City, and Ryan Adams of Boca Raton each fired 2-under-par 70s during Saturday’s opening round to find themselves tied for the lead.  Leo Herrera of Doral, DJ Francey of Weston, Chris Lee of Port St. Lucie, and Troy Stribling of Jupiter each fired 1-under-par 71s to all find themselves one stroke off the lead heading into Sunday’s final round. Kumar made a strong run on Sunday, finding himself 5-under-par through 16 holes before giving back four strokes on the final two holes.  Herrera struggled on his opening 9 after going out in 39.  The youngster managed to pull it together on the back 9 birding holes 12, 14, 16,17 and 18 to give himself a one stroke victory over Kumar.   Kumar would go on to take home the boys 16-18 age division title while Pembroke Pines native Justin Lilly would take home the boys 13-15 age division. 

 

Weston native Andrea Presilla opened up round one with a 1-over-par 73 to take the early lead in the girls division.  Doral native Skylee Shin fired a 3-over-par 75 to find herself two strokes off Presilla’s lead, while Boca Raton native Taylor Caradonna fired an opening round 76.  Caradonna made a Sunday charge after shooting 2-under-par on her opening 9.  Coming down the back 9 on Sunday, Caradonna and Shin found themselves in a shootout for the title.  Shin managed to convert a birdie on the 6th hole to pull within one of Caradonna’s lead.  Shin found herself in the middle of the fairway on the 7th hole and managed to hole her fairway shot for eagle to take a one shot lead over Caradonna and eventually capture her second Championship Tour victory of 2017.  Plantation native Amelie Alcantara would go on to capture the girls 13-15 age division, while Caradonna would take home the girls 16-18 age division title. 

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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of South Florida’s most talented junior golfers. The Junior Tour offers twenty-five two day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 28 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, and the Challenge Tour.

 

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Antigua, Club Chef, Don Law Golf Academy, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist, Lipman Produce, Junior.Golf and Skimp.

 

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour, run under the South Florida PGA Foundation, is committed to its mission of keeping membership and tournament-related costs low while providing first-class quality golf at twenty-five championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season. 

Pano Wins Back-to-Back Drive, Chip and Putt Finals

On April 2, five south Florida PGA juniors competed in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National on the eve of the 2017 Masters.

Braden Miller of Naples competed in the Boys 10-11 Age Division and finished T8. His best skill was the chipping competition where he took fourth place. Braden’s dad, Jason Miller is the PGA Head Golf Professional at Copperleaf Golf Club in Naples.

Sam Kodak of Naples competed in the Boys 12-13 Age Division. He finished T7 and took second place in the Drive skill. This was Sam’s  second appearance in the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals as he also competed in 2014.

Kayla Bryant of Boca Raton competed in the Girls 7-9 Age Division. Her best skill was in putting where she finished third place.

Chloe Kovelesky, also of Boca Raton, competed in the Girls 10-11 Age Division. Chloe was tied for the lead after the Drive and Chip skill but ended up taking second place overall.

Alexa Pano of Lake Worth competed in the Girls 12-13 Age Division and  took home her second consecutive Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. This was her third time competing in the finals as she qualified in 2013 and 2015. Her consistency in all three skills was a recipe for success as she placed third in Driving and Putting and fourth in Chipping which gave her the overall title.

All five qualifiers are active on the South Florida PGA Junior Tours. Alexa Pano competes on the Championship Tour; Chloe Kovelesky and Sam Kodak compete on the Challenge Tour; Kayla Bryant competes on the Prep Tour and Braden Miller competes in Team Golf.

Congratulations to all five for representing south Florida. We look forward to watching their success on the SFPGA Junior Tour and beyond!

Do you want a chance to compete at Augusta National in 2018? Sign up for a Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier today! There are 9 local qualifiers throughout south Florida. Click here to see the local qualifiers.

Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course Plays Host to Third Prep Tour Event of 2017

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Today, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the third Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course. This event featured a full field of 68 players aging from 9-18 years old. With amazing weather, a competitive field of players, and amazing views of the ocean, seven individuals went home with a win.

Matthew Golovanov of Boca Raton took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 1-under par 53. Jupiter native Tristian Wieland took runner-up for the boys 9-10 age division with an even par round of 54. Reed Greserman of Boca Raton and Miami Shores native Antonio Justo tied to take home the boys 11-12 age division with a 1-under par 53. Will Balanoff of Davie captured the boys 13-18 age division with a 3-over par 57.  Cape Coral native Gregory Moore took home runner-up for the boys 13-18 age division with a 4-over par 58.  

Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 8-over par 62. Hobe Sound native Morgan Pichler took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with a 9-over par 63. Madison Moman of Palm Beach Gardens took home the girls 11-12 age division with a 6-over par 60.  Weston native Alessandra Tabora Lorenz was the runner-up for girls 11-12 age division with a 12-over par 66. Amanda Harper of Jupiter won the girls 13-18 age division with an 8-over par 62. Boca Raton native Gianna DiRoberto took home runner-up in girls 13-18 age division with a 14-over par 68.

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The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Antigua, Chiquita, Don Law Golf Academy, Lipman, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, Skimp, Sun Rich, and TLink.

The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour, run under the South Florida PGA Foundation, is committed to its mission of keeping membership and tournament-related costs low while providing first-class quality golf at ten championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Prep Tour season. 

For more information on the Junior Tour and its respective Championship, Challenge, and Prep tours, please visit the South Florida PGA Junior Tour website at www.sfpgajuniorgolf.com.