Archives for July 2017

OWENS AND EATHAKOTTI WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #8

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #8 at Plantation Preserve Golf Course in Plantation, FL. 

Wellington native Cameron Owens got off to a hot start on Wednesday and never looked back.  Owens fired an opening round 4-under-par 68 which featured 5 birdies to just one bogey on the day.  Doral native Manuel Romero found himself in second place after an opening round even-par 72.  Owens put together a steady final round even-par 72 to capture the overall boy’s title by five strokes.  Plantation native Jackson Kustin would take home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Romero would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division title. 

The girl’s 13-18 age division featured some outstanding play this week.  Coral Gables native Tanya Eathakotti fired a 5-under-par 67 which included 8 birdies on the day.  Doral resident Agatha Alesson played in the group behind Eathakotti during round 1 and managed to keep pace with her by posting a 4-under-par 68. Eathakotti kept her momentum going during Thursday’s final round and posted a 1-over-par 73 to capture the overall girl’s title.  Boca Raton native Chloe Kovelesky would take home the girl’s 13-15 age division, while Alesson would take home the girl’s 16-18 age division. 

The boy’s 11-12 age division featured a great amount of excitement this week.  Boca Raton native Alex Heard and North Palm Beach native NaShawn Tyson each posted a two-day total of 142 to send the division to a sudden death playoff.  Heard managed to outlast Tyson in the 5 hole sudden death playoff to capture the title.  Weston native Gabriella Sierra took home the girl’s 11-12 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. 

TOURNEMIRE AND MANCUSO WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #7

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #7 at Fort Lauderdale Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  The event was shortened to 18 holes due to inclement weather during Thursday’s round. 

Delray Beach native Morgan Tournemire got off to a hot start during Wednesday’s round.  Tournemire fired a 3-under-par 33 on the front nine which included 3 birdies with no bogies.  Tournemire would fire off two more birdies on the back 9 to just one bogey to card a 4-under-par 68 on the South Course at Fort Lauderdale.  Tournemire would go on to take home the overall boy’s title by four strokes.  Naples native Joey Burke and Palm City native Garrett Giles would each capture the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Fort Lauderdale native Mason Tilbrook would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division.

Palm Beach Gardens native Sophia Mancuso had a strong outing at her first SFPGA Junior Event.  Mancuso fired a 1-over-par 73 to capture the overall girl’s title.  Mancuso eagled the par-5 6th hole during her round.  Miami native Gabriella Chavez would capture the girl’s 13-15 age division, while Jupiter native Brianna Farrell would take home the girl’s 16-18 age division. 

The boy’s and girl’s 11-12 age division were fortunate to complete all 36 holes before the storms rolled in.  Boca Raton native Alex Heard would take home the boy’s 11-12 age division after firing rounds of 68-74.  Jupiter native Isabel Lauhle would take home the girl’s 11-12 age division after rounds of 72-81.

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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. 

Abacoa Golf Club Host Seventh Prep Tour Event of 2017

Jupiter, Fla. – This Tuesday, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the seventh Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at Abacoa Golf Club. A field of 58 players aging from 9-18 competed on this rainy Tuesday. Battling through multiple rain delays, 12 players fought through and brought home a win after a shortened event.

Tristan Wieland of Jupiter took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 1-under 35. Pembroke Pines native Eric Nguyen took home the runner-up spot in the boys 9-10 age division with a 1-over par 37. Corbin Scott of Boca Raton captured the boys 11-12 age division with a 5-over par 41. Fort Lauderdale native Sam Davey took home the runner-up spot in the boys 11-12 age division with a 7-over par 43. Gregory Moore of Cape Coral took home the boys 13-18 age division with a 3-over par 39. West Palm Beach native Stephen Wen Barto took home the runner-up spot for the boys 13-18 age division with a 4-over par 40.  

Kayla Bryant of Boca Raton and Port St. Lucie native Polina Anisimov captured the girls 9-10 age division with a 3-over 39. Christina Lee Marcellus of Loxahatchee and Nicole Yugay of Boca Raton captured the girls 11-12 age division with 5-over par 41. Jupiter native Morgan Wade captured the girls 13-18 age division with a 2-over par 38. Gina Carvelli of Port St. Lucie took home the runner-up spot in the girls 13-18 age division with a 5-over par 41.

 

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

CLANTON AND CARADONNA CAPTURE SOUTH FLORIDA JUNIOR OPEN PRESENTED BY LIPMAN PRODUCE

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Tour held it’s second Junior Major of the season at the Naples Beach Club in Naples, FL. This was the first 54 hole tournament conducted by the South Florida PGA Junior Tour.   

Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton has been one of the top youngster’s on the junior tour over the past 3 years.  This season Clanton has overtaken the boy’s 13-18 age division on the Junior Tour.  Clanton captured the first 3 Challenge Tour events of the season putting himself in prime position heading into the summer season.  Clanton captured the first Junior Major of 2017 back in June after winning the 2017 South Florida Junior PGA Championship.  This week Clanton continued to etch his name in the South Florida Junior Golf history books.  Clanton went wire to wire at the Naples Beach Club with rounds of 71-70-69 to capture the South Florida Junior Open boy’s division.  Palm City native Garrett Giles went on to capture the boys 13-15 age division, while Pembroke Pines native Tyler Pham captured the boys 16-18 age division.

Boca Raton native Taylor Caradonna has also put together an incredible 2017 season.  The 16 year old captured the 2017 South Florida Junior PGA Championship back in June.  This week, Caradonna also went wire to wire with rounds of 73-74-77 to capture the 2017 South Florida Junior Open girl’s division.  Port St. Lucie native Nicole Cee took home the girls 13-15 age division, while West Palm Beach native Hannah Rizzolo took home the girls 16-18 age division. 

Clanton and Caradonna will each be heading to the National Junior PGA Championship in Missouri over the next two weeks to represent the South Florida PGA section. 

Boynton Beach native Max Jelinek had a great come back in the boys 11-12 age division this week.  Jelinek fired an opening round 84, but fought back with rounds of 74 and 75 to capture the boys 11-12 age division.  Port St. Lucie native Brianna Castaldi also had a come from behind win in the girls 11-12 age division.  Castaldi fired rounds of 77-76-83.

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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. 

CASTILLO AND FALANGA WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #6

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #6 at the beautiful Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, FL.  Players were treated with a fantastic golf course that provided a true test of golf to the youngsters.

 

Wellington native Fernando Castillo put together an impressive week on the 6,500 yard course.  Castillo fired back to back rounds of 2-under-par 70 to finish the event at 4-under-par and eleven strokes clear of the nearest competitor.  Castillo’s final round featured three birdies and an eagle on the day.  Boca Raton native Carson Parker took home the boys 13-15 age division, while Port St. Lucie native Anirudh Mysore took home the boys 16-18 age division. 

 

The girls 13-18 age division came down to the wire this week.  Palm Beach Gardens native Isabella Galla and Jupiter native Kiley Malmberg each fired opening round 80’s to tie for the lead heading into the final round.  Tequesta native Karly Falanga fired an opening round 81 to put herself within striking distance of the lead.  Falanga put together her lowest tournament round of 75 on Friday to capture the overall girl’s title by two strokes.  Galla would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division, while Jupiter native Brianna Farrell would take home the girls 16-18 age division.

 

New comer to the boys 11-12 age division, Ali Berker captured his first victory in the boys 11-12 age division this week.  Berker fired rounds of 73-76.  Jupiter native Isabel Laulhe took home the girls 11-12 age division with rounds of 79-80.

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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. 

Trump National Doral Host Sixth Prep Tour Event of 2017

Doral, Fla. – This Thursday, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the sixth Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at Trump National Doral. A full field of 72 players aging from 9-18 competed on this beautiful Thursday. With continuous heat, 12 players battled through and brought home a win.

Tristan Wieland of Jupiter and Doral native Victor Herrera took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 3-under par 69. Brett Kaufman of Palmetto Bay captured the boys 11-12 age division with an 8-over par 80. Fort Lauderdale native Sam Davey took home the runner-up spot in the boys 11-12 age division with a 9-over par 81. David Miller III of Davie took home the boys 13-18 age division with a 1-over par 73. Cape Coral native Gregory Moore took home the runner-up spot for the boys 13-18 age division with a 4-over par 76.  

Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 3-over 75. Fort Lauderdale native Ariana Silva took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with a 7-over par 79. Nicole Yugay of Boca Raton captured the girls 11-12 age division with 5-over par 77. Weston native Alessandra Tabora took home the runner-up spot in the girls 11-12 age division with an 8-over par 80. Boca Raton native Sophia Louis captured the girls 13-18 age division with a 7-over par 79. Ana Ojeda of Doral took home the runner-up spot in the girls 13-18 age division with a 13-over par 85.

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