Archives for May 2017

BIONDI AND SHIN WIN ANTIGUA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Antigua Junior Championship at Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach, FL. 

 

Daisuke Nakano of Port St. Lucie, FL opened up round one with a 2-under-par 70 on the 6,900 yard course.  Nakano’s round featured 3 birdies to just one bogey on the day.  Nakano’s friend and fellow classmate at the Club Med Academy in Port St. Lucie, Fred Biondi kept within striking distance of Nakano on Saturday after firing an even-par 72.  Biondi’s round featured 6 birides, but some unfortunate mistakes put him back to even on the day.  Biondi and Nakano would face off in a great final round pairing on Sunday.  Biondi managed to cut Nakano’s lead to one through 13 holes on Sunday.  Both players birdied the 14th and 15th holes.  Nakano made a critical mistake on 17 to find himself one back of Biondi heading into the 18th.  Biondi and Nakano each rolled in long birdie putts on 18 which gave Biondi the win by one stroke with a final round 4-under-par 68.  Port St. Lucie native Jeffery Liss would take home the boys 13-15 age division, while Nakano would take home the boys 16-18 age division.  Biondi and Nakano will pair up next week and head to Pinehurst on Wednesday as the two qualified as a team a few months ago for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball tournament. 

 

The girls division turned into a shootout this weekend.  Gabriela Powel of Palm Beach, Makenna Rodriguez of Delray Beach, and Casey Sommer of Davie each fired 76’s during Saturday’s opening round to find themselves in a 3 way tie for first place heading into Sunday.  Doral native Skylee Shin, who has won 3 of the first 4 Championship Tour events in 2017, entered Sunday’s final round one stroke off the lead.  Shin fired off a 3-over-par 75 to capture her fourth victory of the year by one stroke over Jupiter native Mackenzie Dieter and Boca Raton native Taylor Caradonna.  Rodriguez would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division, while Caradonna would take home the girls 16-18 age division. 

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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. 

The Country Club of Coral Springs Host Fourth Prep Tour Event of 2017

Coral Springs, Fla. – This Mother’s Day weekend the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the fourth Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at The Country Club of Coral Springs. A sold out event with 72 players aging from 9-18 years of age came out and competed on this beautiful Saturday. The heat was no match for these competitors as 12 players brought home a win.

Victor Herrera of Doral and Jupiter native Tristan Wieland took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 2-over par 73. Elijah Zamarron of Sunrise took home the boys 11-12 age division with a 4-over par 75. Fort Lauderdale native Sam Davey took home the runner-up spot in the boys 11-12 age division with a 6-over par 77. McLean Morton of Jupiter captured the boys 13-18 age division with a 4-over par 75. Port St. Lucie native Roger Serrano took home runner-up for the boys 13-18 age division with a 5-over par 76.

Ariana Silva of Fort Lauderdale captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 5-over par 76. Boca Raton native Kayla Bryant took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with a 10-over par 81. Rachel Gomez of Pembroke Pines took home the girls 11-12 age division with an 89. North Palm Beach native Celene Stevenson was the runner-up for girls 11-12 age division with a 94. Vanessa Berrios of Wellington won the girls 13-18 age division with an 83. Delray Beach native Zoey Robinson took home the runner-up spot in the girls 13-18 age division with an 87.

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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, Junior.Golf, 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.

EGOZI AND HURST WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #4

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #4 at Vineyards Country Club in Naples, FL.  The weekend featured perfect weather mixed with outstanding course conditions to give the kids a great weekend. 

 

Fort Myers native Bobby Hurst opened up round one with a 2-under-par 70 that featured four birdies against just two bogies.  Port St. Lucie native Calvin Hong kept within striking distance of Hurst after an opening round 1-under-par 71.  Sunday’s final round featured a perfect 78 degree day with minimal wind, providing the juniors with opportune scoring conditions.  Palm Beach native Allan Kournikova had the low final round after firing a 3-under-par 69.  Palm City native Garrett Giles put the pressure on Hurst after shooting a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to post a tournament total of 146.  Hurst was able to remain steady on Sunday by firing a 2-over-par 74 to capture the overall boy’s title.  Giles would go on to take home the boys 13-15 age division, while Wellington native Dylan Skinner would take home the boys 16-18 age division. 

 

Bonita Springs native Kim Egozi put together a great tournament on the North Course this weekend.  Egozi opened up round one with a 76 to give herself a two stroke lead over Naples native Annika Church.  Egozi put together a strong final round 3-over-par 75 to capture the overall girl’s title.  Boca Raton native Chloe Kovelesky would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division, while Key Biscayne native Isabella Duffy would take home the girls 16-18 age division. 

 

North Palm Beach native NaShawn Tyson fired an opening round 5-under-par 67 to take a commanding lead in the boys 11-12 age division on Saturday.  Tyson followed up his low round on Saturday with a final round even-par 72 to capture the boy’s 11-12 age division.  Jupiter native Stephanie Barbaglia fired back to back 77’s to capture the girl’s 11-12 age division title for the third time this season. 

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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.