GITTENS AND NAKANO WIN POWER CRUNCH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Power Crunch Junior Championship on the Golden Palm Course at Trump National Doral.  The field featured many of South Florida’s top junior golfers.    

 

Port St. Lucie native Daisuke Nakano has been a big name in Junior Golf in South Florida over the past few years.  Nakano, the 2016 South Florida PGA Championship Tour Player of the Year opened up round one with an even par-71.  Nakano was 3-under-par on his round before finishing with a triple bogey on his final hole during Saturday’s round.  Nakano found himself tied atop the leaderboard with Boynton Beach native Nicklas Staub heading into Sunday’s final round.  Nakano redeemed himself on the Golden Palm Course on Sunday after by a 4-under-par 67 to capture the overall boy’s championship by four strokes.  Nakano’s round featured 5 birdies to just one bogey.  Jupiter native Sabastian Nachilly took home the boy’s 13-15 age division are a solid weekend of 72-70 to finish at 1-under-par for the tournament.  Davie native Derek Li would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division. 

 

Boynton Beach native Zora Gittens had a breakthrough weekend at Trump National Doral.  Gittens opened up round one with an even-par 71 to take the early lead in the girl’s division.  Doral native Skylee Shin put herself one stroke off Gittens lead after an opening round 1-over-par 71.  Gittens put together a great final round 4-over-par 76 to capture the overall girl’s title by one stroke over Shin.  Shin would capture the girl’s 13-15 age division, while West Palm Beach native Hannah Rizzolo 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, 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. 

STACHKUNAS AND ALESSON WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #9

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #9 on the East Course at Hunters Run Golf & Racquet Club in Boynton Beach, FL.  The event was shortened to 18 holes due to weather.

 

Lake Worth native Tyler Stachkunas had a career day on the East Course of Hunters Run.  Stachkunas fired a round of 5-under-par 66, which featured 8 birdies on his card.  Stachkunas captured the overall boy’s title by three strokes.  Lighthouse Point native Jon Mourin, Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton, and Wellington native Fernando Castillo each fired rounds of 2-under-par 69’s.  Clanton would take home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Loxahatchee native Zach Mize would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division. 

 

Doral native Agatha Alesson is making a name for herself on the Challenge Tour.  Alesson, who won Challenge Tour event #8, managed to capture her second straight victory this week after a round of 1-over-par 72.  Alesson edged our Boca Raton native Chloe Kovelesky by one stroke to capture the girl’s title.  Kovelesky would take home the girl’s 13-15 age division, while Palm Beach Gardens native Anna Rippert took home the girl’s 16-18 age division. 

 

Boca Raton native Alex Heard captured his 3rd Challenge Tour victory of the season in the boy’s 11-12 age division this week.  Heard fired a round of 1-under-par 70 to capture the title.  Weston native Gabriela Sierra captured her 3rd victory of the season in the girl’s 11-12 age division.  Sierra fired a 5-over-par 76. 

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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. 

STARR AND SHIN WIN NATALIE’S JUICE COMPANY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Natalie’s Juice Company Junior Championship at The Breakers Rees Jones Course.  The field featured many of South Florida’s top junior golfers.    

 

North Palm Beach Native Billy Civitella and Cameron Starr from Palm Beach Gardens each opened up round one with a three under par 69 to take the round one lead in the boys division. Vero Beach native Carter Dalili fired an open round even par 72 to put himself within striking distance of the lead. Civitella and Starr battled it out in the final round. Starr ended up victorious shooting a tournament total of 145.

Vero Beach native Carter Dalil captured the boys 13-15 age division with a tournament total of 148, and Ryan Adams captured the boys 16-18 age division with a tournament total of 148.

 

Skylee Shin from Doral and Jenna Fonda from Wellington both finished round one with a three over par, 75’s. Port St. Lucie native Nicole Cee finished round one with a six over par, 78. These three battled it out in the final round of the tournament, and Skylee Shin came out victorious with a tournament total of 150. Nicole Cee will capture the girls 13-15 age division with a tournament total of 159, and Miami native, Cassandra Chen will take home the gold for the 16-18 age division with a tournament total of 158.

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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. 

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. 

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. 

HOPPENSTEIN AND CHEN WIN BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Junior Championship at The Old Course at Broken Sound.  The field featured many of South Florida’s top junior golfers.    

Boca Raton native Evan Hoppenstein has faced tremendous adversity over the past nine months.  In October of 2016, Hoppenstein was diagnosed with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma, specifically Burkitt ’s lymphoma, which is one of the fastest growing cancers. Evan spent over twelve weeks undergoing chemotherapy, surgeries, and scans.  Evan is now cancer free and has been in remission for the last 4 months. He was able to return to competitive golf earlier this year and today he returned to the winners circle.  Hoppenstein fired rounds of 70 and 71 to finish the event at 3-under-par and take home the overall boy’s title.  Boca Raton native Frankie Harris captured the boys 13-15 age division, while Boca Raton native Chris DiBetta took home the boys 16-18 age division title.

Miami native Cassandra Chen captured her first victory of the 2017 season.  Chen went wire to wire this week after rounds of 75 and 77 to capture the overall girl’s title on the demanding Old Course at Broken Sound.  Coral Springs native Amanda Okulanis took home the girls 16-18 age division, while Delray Beach native Makenna Rodriguez captured the girls 13-15 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. 

 

 

GILES AND FITZPATRICK WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #5

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #5 at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.  The tournament featured warm weather combined with a golf course in pristine condition. 

 

Palm City native Garret Giles is off to a great year after winning Challenge Event #3 and finishing in the top 10 at each of the events this season.  Giles put on another impressive display this week in Port St. Lucie.  Giles fired an opening round 2-over-par 74 on a narrow golf course with quick greens.  Plantation native Jackson Kustin fired an opening round 4-over-par 76 to stay within striking distance of the lead.  Giles remained steady during Thursday’s final round, firing a 4-over-par 76 to capture the overall boy’s title.  Homestead native Anthony Amoroso took home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Wellington native Louis Serrone took home the boy’s 16-18 age division. 

 

Port St. Lucie native Brianna Fitzpatrick took the opening round lead in the girls division and never looked back.  Fitzpatrick fired an opening round 79 and followed it up with a final round 76 to capture the overall girl’s title.  Port St. Lucie native Nicole Cee would take home the girl’s 13-15 age division, while Jupiter native Brianna Farrell took home the girl’s 16-18 age division. 

 

Nashawn Tyson is still riding his confidence after winning the South Florida Junior PGA Championship 9-12 age division.  The North Palm Beach youngster fired rounds of 71-75 to take home the boy’s 11-12 age division.  Weston native Gabriela Sierra took home the girl’s 11-12 age division after rounds of 83-80.

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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. 

CLANTON (65), HILTUNEN WIN SOUTH FLORIDA JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

By CRAIG DOLCH

Special to South Florida PGA

   BOCA RATON (June 15, 2017) – At 13, Luke Clanton was one of the youngest players in the South Florida PGA Junior Championship.

    He also was one of the best.

    The Miami Lakes resident shot a 7-under 65 Wednesday – tying the course record at Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club – despite playing the wet course from the back tees (6,800 yards). The about-to-be eighth grader who is home-schooled missed just two greens and fairways while beating players who were 4 and 5 years older.

     “My putter was on, even though I lipped out three times,” said Clanton, who was five shots ahead of runner-up Amadeo Figus of Port St. Lucie. “Everything was working, but I can play better. I shot a 63 last year at Pinehurst No. 2.”

    Kerttu Hiltunen of West Palm Beach won the Girls 13-18 division with a 1-under 71, three ahead of Taylor Caradonna (74) of Boca Raton.

    The top two finishers in each division earned spots in the PGA Junior Championship, which the girls play July 18-21 and the boys July 31-Aug. 3 at the Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Miss. Previously, just the winner qualified but the field at the PGA Junior Championship has been increased from 78 to 144.

     This week’s tournament at Boca Grove was slated to be 36 holes, but reduced to 18 after storms canceled play Tuesday.

     NaShawn Tyson of North Palm Beach won the 9-12 boys division with a 73, two shots ahead of Alex Heard of Boca Raton. Brianna Castaldi (79) of Port St. Lucie won the girls 9-12, with Gabriela Sierra of Weston second with an 81.

      The South Florida PGA Junior Championship is run by the South Florida PGA.