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. 

KOVELESKY AND CLANTON WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #2

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #2 at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach.  Two of South Florida’s top young juniors took home big wins over the weekend.

 

Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton went back to back this weekend after winning Challenge Event #1 in February and capturing the overall title this weekend.  Vero Beach native Ben Wiggins opened up round one with a 3-under-par 69 on the narrow Dunes Course at Sandridge Golf Club.  Wiggins birdied the 10th, 11th and 12th holes on Saturday to put together the low first round while giving himself a one stroke lead over Clanton who fired a 2-under-par 70.  Sunday’s final round featured a stiff wind that challenged many of the players.  Clanton was able to steady the ship and fire a final round 79 to capture the overall boy’s title.  Wellington native Cameron Owens would go on to take home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Wellington native Dylan Skinner would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division title. 

 

Boca Raton native Chloe Kovelesky has been under a lot of pressure this week.  Kovelesky is gearing up to represent South Florida at Augusta National Golf Club in two weeks for the Drive, Chip and Putt finals.  This is also the first time the 10 year old has played a Challenge Tour event in the overall girl’s division.  Kovelesky fired an opening round 81 to find herself two strokes back of Weston native Ana Maria Lopez.  Kovelesky put together a strong final round 79 to capture the overall girl’s title by five strokes.  Jupiter native Kiley Malmberg would go on to win the girl’s 13-15 age division, while Lopez would take home the girl’s 16-18 age division title.

 

North Palm Beach native NaShawn Tyson shot rounds of 75-77 to capture the boy’s 11-12 age division.  Coral Gables native Alex Dalmau finished second, while Nicholas Prieto would finish in 3rd place.  Jupiter native Stephanie Barbaglia fired rounds of 84-77 to capture the girl’s 11-12 age division, while Port St Lucie native Brianna Castaldi would take home second place. 

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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, Don Law Golf Academy, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, TLink Golf, Lipman Produce, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist 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-eight championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season. 

MARTINEZ AND HILTUNEN WIN PUKKA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Pukka Junior Championship at the Country Club of Coral Springs in Coral Springs.  Two juniors put together outstanding rounds in brutal conditions.

 

Fletcher Wunderlich of Port St. Lucie opened up round one with a 1-under-par 70 to take the early lead in the boys division.  Saturday featured winds holding steady at 20 MPH all day with gust hitting over 30 MPH.  Coral Gables native Cameron Piedra, Jupiter native Ryder Sutcliffe and Weston native Alberto Martinez each fired 1-over-par 72’s to keep within striking distance of Wunderlich.  Sunday’s weather conditions worsened as winds held steady at 25 MPH with gust hitting over 35 MPH during the final round.  Wunderlich started off the final round with birdies on holes #1 and #2 to start to distance himself from the pack.  Martinez managed to stay close, grinding out 4 straight pars before birding the 5th and 9th holes to close the gap on Wunderlich.  Boca Raton native Ryan Adams made a run at the lead on Sunday after finding himself 3-under-par through 14 holes.  Adams late round push fell short with double on the 15th hole.  Wunderlich and Martinez continued to battle on the back 9.  Wunderlich’s would go on to bogey the 17th and 18th holes while Martinez finished with a closing birdie on 18 to capture the boy’s title.  Piedra would go on to take home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Adams would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division title. 

 

Loxahatchee native Haylie Turnquest opened up round one with a 4-over-par 75 to take the early lead in the girls division.  Kerttu Hiltunen of West Palm Beach found herself one stroke off Turnquest lead after and opening round 75.  Turnquest struggled to deal with the strong wind on Sunday as she quickly saw her lead over Hiltunen fade.  Hiltunen would go on to fire a final round 1-over-par 72 to capture the girl’s title and her first Championship Tour victory.  Delray Beach native Makenna Rodriguez fired a final round 1-over-par 72 to capture the girl’s 13-15 age division.  Jupiter native Sophia Dieter would take home the girl’s 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, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist, Lipman 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. 

Cee and Clanton Capture First Challenge Tour Event of 2017

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge event #1 at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.  The weekend featured perfect weather for the first regular season Challenge Tour event of 2017.

 

Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton continued his winning ways this weekend.  Clanton fired a 1-over-par 71 during the opening round to find himself one stroke behind Lighthouse Pointe native Jonathan Mourin.  Fernando Castillo of Wellington made a final round push after shooting an even-par 70.  Despite Castillo’s effort, Clanton was able to hold steady with a final round 1-under-par 69 to capture the boys overall title.  Castillo would take home the boys 13-15 age division, while Gabo Del Campo of Royal Palm Beach would take home the boys 16-18 age division.

 

Port St. Lucie native Nicole Cee, who was the recipient of the Most Improved Player award in 2016, made another breakthrough this weekend.  Cee fired an opening round 81 to find herself one behind Frances Melendez of Palm Beach Gardens.  Cee would go on to shoot a final round 4-over-par 74 to capture the girls overall title.  Palm Beach Gardens native Bridget Forgatch would take home the girls 13-15 age division title, while Madisyn Bloom of Wellington would take home the girls 16-18 age division title.

 

Boynton Beach native Max Jelinek had a great weekend in the boys 11-12 age division.  Jelinek shot rounds of 77-72 to capture the boy’s 11-12 age division.  Miami native John Marshall finished second, while Boca Raton native Jack Kantowski would take home third place.  Chloe Kovelesky had another great weekend after rounds of 79-75 to win the girls 11-12 age division.  Stephanie Barbaglia of Jupiter finished second, while Kiley Malmberg of Jupiter took home third place.

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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 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.

SOUTH FLORIDA PGA NAMES JUNIOR PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

ATLANTIS, Fla. – The South Florida PGA Junior Tour named six Player of The Year winners for each division this week.  The South Florida PGA awards Player of the Year honors to one boy and girl in the Challenge Tour 11-12 age division, one boy and girl in the Challenge Tour 13-18 age division and one boy and girl in the Championship Tour division.

 

Port St. Lucie native Daisuke Nakano has been named the 2016 Championship Tour boys Player of the Year.  Nakano, who plays out of Club Med Golf Academy has quickly risen to the top in South Florida with some very big wins this year.  Nakano started off 2016 by capturing the first Championship Tour event of 2016 at Fountains Country Club in February.  Nakano also finished in second place during two Championship Tour events this summer, as well as two other top 5 finishes this season.  Nakano finished the season with a scoring average of 71.7.

 

Taylor Roberts of Parkland has been named the 2016 Championship Tour girls Player of the Year.  Roberts has been a dominate name in junior golf over the past two seasons.  The youngster captured the 2015 Challenge Tour Girls Player of the Year last season and proved once again this year that she is here to stay.  Roberts compiled two victories this year, as well as five Top 5 finishes.  The 14 year old also finished the season with a scoring average of 75.

 

James Nieporte of Boca Raton was named the 2016 Challenge Tour boys Player of the Year after a strong season.  The 15 year old won Challenge Tour Events #10 and #12 while also finishing in the top 10 on five occasions.  Nieporte finished the year with a scoring average of 76.7.

 

Doral native Skylee Shin was awarded the 2016 Challenge Tour girls Player of the Year honors.  Shin is only 12 years of age but spent the season playing in the 13-18 age division to prove to everyone she can hang with the older kids.  Shin was dominate this year, capturing four victories as well as five second place finishes.  Shin finished the year with a scoring average of 76.6.

 

Allan Kournikova of Palm Beach has been named the 2016 Challenge Tour boys 11-12 Player of the Year.  Kournikova put together one of the most dominating seasons, consisting of six wins, three second place finishes as well as four, third place finishes.  Kournikova finished the season with a scoring average of 72.2.

 

Lily Celentano of Weston has been named the 2016 Challenge Tour girls 11-12 Player of the Year.  Celentano captured four straight wins in the 11-12 age division before deciding to advance to the older division.  Celentano finished the season with a scoring average of 82.5.

 

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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 25 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 Allianz Championship, Antigua, Club Chef, Club Med Golf Academies, Don Law Golf Academy, Johnson & Wales University, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist 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.

VOGELSONG AND PANO CAPTURE 2016 JUNIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Tour Championship presented by The Honda Classic was held on the Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. The invitation only field consisted of South Florida’s top junior golfers did not disappoint .

 

Port St. Lucie native Fred Biondi posted an opening round 3-under-par 69 on the 6,900 yard Ryder Course to put himself two strokes clear of Palm City native Alex Vogelsong, Boca Raton native Michael Checo and Boca Raton native James Nieporte.  The final provided a strong battle between Biondi and Vogelsong, two of South Florida’s top juniors.  Biondi would open with a double bogey on the first hole, but was able to get it back with an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. Biondi would go on to make two more birdies and one bogey to shoot a 1-under-par 71.  Vogelsong held steady through 9 holes, turning at even par on the round and still two strokes off Biondi’s lead.  The saying of “tournaments are won on the back 9” proved to be true this weekend. Vogelsong birdied holes 10,11,14 and 17 to fire a final round 4-under-par 68 to capture the Tour Championship by one stroke over Biondi.

 

Lake Worth native Alexa Pano and Parkland native Taylor Roberts each shot 1-under-par 71’s on Saturday to take an early lead in the girls division.  Hallandale beach native Valeria Pacheco fired an opening round 4-over-par 76 to find herself five strokes off the lead.  Pano would put together a solid round of 1-over-par 73 to capture the girls division by three strokes. Pacheco fired a final round 1-under-par 71 to finish in second place.

 

Palm Beach native Allan Kournikova continued his dominating season at the Tour Championship.  Margate native Sebastian Sacristan fired an opening round 2-under-par 70 to put himself 4 four strokes clear of Kournikova.  Kournikova put on a show Sunday, firing a 6-under-par 66 to capture the boys 11-12 age division.  Boca Raton native Chloe Kovelesky had another great tournament after rounds of 78-78 to win her 3rd title of the year in the girls 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 25 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 Allianz Championship, Antigua, Club Chef, Club Med Golf Academies, Don Law Golf Academy, Johnson & Wales University, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist 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.

Shin and Clanton Win Challenge Event #13

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge event #13 at Mariner Sands Country Club.  The weekend featured perfect weather for the final regular season Challenge Tour event of 2016.

 

Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton turned 13 years old last week, making this event his first time playing from the longer yardage in the overall division.  Clanton, who has accumulated a large number of wins in the 11-12 age division, wasn’t fazed with the added distance.  The 13 year old fired an opening round 1-over-par 73 to find himself one stroke off Wellington’s Fernando Castillo’s lead heading into Sunday’s final round.  Castillo would put together a sold final round 2-over-par 74, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Clanton.  After an opening hole bogey, Clanton would manage to find two closing birdies to capture the overall boy’s title.  Castillo would go on to capture the boys 13-15 age division, while Weston native Tyler Pham would take home the boys 16-18 age division title.

 

Port St. Lucie native Nicole Cee, who only started playing golf two years ago, managed to shoot her lowest tournament score of 2-over-par 74 on Saturday to find herself in the lead for the first time in her junior career.  Cee would need to hold off frequent Challenge Tour winner Skylee Shin, who was one stroke back of Cee after Saturday’s round.  Shin would prove her experience would be too much for Cee on Sunday on her way to a final round 5-over-par 77, giving Shin her 4th victory of the year.  Cee would take home the girls 13-15 age division title, while Palm Beach native Gabriela Powel would take home the girls 16-18 age division.

 

Palm Beach native Alan Kournikova put an exclamation point on his outstanding 2016 campaign with another win at Challenge Event #13 in the boy’s 11-12 age division.  Kournikova shot rounds of 73-70 to capture his 5th victory of the year.  Boynton Beach native Max Jelinek would take home 2nd, while Boca Raton native Alex Heard would take home 3rd place.

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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 25 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 Allianz Championship, Antigua, Club Chef, Club Med Golf Academies, Don Law Golf Academy, Johnson & Wales University, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist 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.

BEBER-FRANKEL TWINS CAPTURE CLUB CHEF JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Tour held the Club Chef Junior Championship at the Country Club of Coral Springs.  With a field of 40 players featuring many of South Florida’s top Junior Golfers, the strong field did not disappoint.

 

Miami Native Jake Beber-Frankel continued his momentum from the previous Championship Tour Event in October with an opening round 3-under-par 68 on Saturday in Coral Springs.  Fort Lauderdale native Adamo Di Tullio and Coral Gables resident Cameron Piedra each fired a 2-over-par 73 Saturday to stay within striking distance of Beber-Frankel.  Beber-Frankel kept his hot streak going on Sunday, birdieing 3 of his first 4 holes and finishing with a 1-under-par 70 to capture his second straight Championship Tour Event.  Justin Cao of Boca Raton would go on to capture the boys 13-15 age division, while Ryan Adams of Boca Raton would take home the boys 16-18 age division.

 

The girls division featured some of South Florida’s top juniors this weekend.  Miami native Phoebe Beber-Frankel fired an opening round 2-over-par 73, while Parkland native Taylor Roberts and Jupiter native Sophia Dieter each shot a 3-over-par 74.  Sunday’s final round was filled with plenty of action with a bunched up leaderboard.  Beber-Frankel was able to remain steady all round while firing a 3-over-par 74 to capture the girls overall title.  Roberts would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division, while Dieter 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 25 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 Allianz Championship, Antigua, Club Chef, Club Med Golf Academies, Don Law Golf Academy, Johnson & Wales University, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist 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.

NIEPORTE AND SHIN WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #12

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge event #12 at the Country Club of Coral Springs.  The weekend featured a few familiar names taking home honors.

 

Saturday and Sunday’s rounds featured heavy winds with gust reaching up to 30 mph for the juniors.  Wellington native Estevan Valdes opened up round one with a 3-over-par 74 to take the early lead in the boys division.   Boca Raton native James Nieporte kept himself within striking distance on Saturday after a 5-over-par 75.  Nieporte put together a solid final round 1-over-par 72 to edge out Valdes for his second Challenge Tour victory of 2016.  Jupiter native Sebastian Nachilly would go on to take home the boys 13-15 age division, while Valdes would take home the boys 16-18 age division.

 

Doral native Skylee Shin continued her solid play this weekend.  Shin opened up round one with a 4-over-par 75 to find herself two strokes clear of Port St. Lucie native Zoey Iglesias.  Shin fired a final round 3-over-par 74 to win Challenge Event #12 by six strokes.  Iglesias would go on to take home the 13-15 age division while Boynton Beach native Sabrina Andolpho would take home the girls 16-18 age division.

 

Palm Beach native Allan Kournikova continued his strong season this week.  Kournikova opened up round one with a 2-under-par 69 to put himself four strokes clear of his division. Kournikova shot a final round 1-over-par 72 to capture the boys 11-12 age division.  Max Jelinek of Boynton Beach would go on to take second place, while Boca Raton native Alex Heard would finish third.   Jupiter native Stephanie Barbaglia captured the girls 11-12 age division after rounds of 85-85.

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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 25 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 Allianz Championship, Antigua, Club Chef, Club Med Golf Academies, Don Law Golf Academy, Johnson & Wales University, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist 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.