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. 

Quail Creek Country Club Host Fifth Prep Tour Event of 2017!

 

Naples, Fla. – This Wednesday, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the fifth Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at Quail Creek Country Club. A field size of 38 players aging from 9-18 competed on this beautiful Wednesday. After weeks of endless rain, the sun made its way out as 12 players brought home a win.

Victor Herrera of Doral took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 4-over par 76. Pembroke Pines native Eric Nguyen took home the runner-up spot in the boys 9-10 age division with a 6-over par 78. Bonita Springs native Keegan McGinn and Sam Davey of Fort Lauderdale both captured the boys 11-12 age division with an 87. Davie native took home the boys 13-18 age division with a 5-over par 77. John Eric Weiss of Homestead took home runner-up for the boys 13-18 age division with an 82.  

Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 81. Boca Raton native Kayla Bryant took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with an 83. Alessandra Tabora Lorenz of Weston and Boca Raton native Nicole Yugay both took home the girls 11-12 age division with a 90. Jupiter native Morgan Wade captured the girls 13-18 age division with a 92. Madison Elia of Boynton Beach took home the runner-up spot in the girls 13-18 age division with a 97.

 

Boys 9-10

1   Victor Herrera Doral, FL          2024  38-38–76 +4 
2   Eric Nguyen    Pembroke Pines, FL 2024  36-42–78 +6  
3   Jonathan Elter Naples, FL         2024  39-41–80 +8 
4   Braden Miller  Naples, Florida    2025  40-42–82 +10  

Boys 11-12

T1  Sam Davey       Fort Lauderdale, FL  2019  40-47–87 +15
T1  Keegan McGinn   Bonita Springs, FL   2024  43-44–87 +15
3   Brett Allen     Loxahatchee, FL      2023  47-42–89 +17
4   Aiden Arce      Davie, FL            2024  50-50–100 +28

DID NOT FINISH

 WD  Elijah Zamarron Sunrise, FL          2023                        
 WD  Jeffrey Serrano Port Saint Lucie, FL 2023 
Boys 13-18
1   David Miller III       Davie, FL              2020  41-36–77 +5 
2   John Eric Weiss        Homestead, FL          2019  38-44–82 +10
T3  Bernardo Bruxelas      Jupiter, FL            2020  42-42–84 +12
T3  McLean Morton          Jupiter, FL            2021  43-41–84 +12
T5  Roger Serrano          Port Saint Lucie, FL   2019  40-45–85 +13
T5  Gregory Moore          Cape Coral, FL         2020  42-43–85 +13
7   Christopher Ruocco Jr. Palm City, Fl          2021  43-46–89 +17
8   Austin Sutton          Jupiter, FL            2020  42-49–91 +19
T9  Jack Barrios           Miami, FL              2019  46-46–92 +20
T9  Ethan Fan              Davie, FL              2021  49-43–92 +20
T9  Mason Dozer            Estero, FL             2021  47-45–92 +20
12  Daniel Murcia          Pembroke Pnes, FL      2019  45-48–93 +21
13  Joseph Scaturro        Boca Raton, FL         2020  49-48–97 +25
14  Stephen Weisman        Jupiter, FL            2021  48-50–98 +26
15  Anthony Montalvo       Palm Beach Gardens, FL 2018  59-44–103 +31
16  Zachary Dixon          Plantation, FL         2020  56-51–107 +35
 DID NOT FINISH 
     WD  Juan DeAngulo          Miami, FL              2022

Girls 9-10

1   Morgan Rodriguez Delray beach, FL     2025  44-37–81 +9  
2   Kayla Bryant     Boca Raton, FL       2026  43-40–83 +11
3   Remi Bacardi     Miami, FL            2025  43-49–92 +20
4   Sara Davey       Fort Lauderdale, FL  2025  47-47–94 +22
5   Abigail Smith    Port Saint Lucie, FL 2025  58-54–112 +40 

Girls 11-12

T1  Alessandra Tabora Lorenz Weston, FL         2024  40-50–90 +18
T1  Nicole Yugay             Boca Raton, FL     2023  43-47–90 +18
3   Rachel Gomez             Pembroke pines, FL 2024  48-49–97 +25
4   Morgan Franklin          Fort Myers, FL     2024  46-56–102 +30

Girls 13-18

1   Morgan Wade      Jupiter, FL        2020  49-43–92 +20
2   Madison Elia     Boynton Beach, FL  2019  46-51–97 +25
3   Cassandra Oliver Weston, FL         2020  67-69–136 +64  

 

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 (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.

GET YOUR PLEDGES IN TODAY FOR THE 2017 BIRDIE CLUB!

WHAT IS THE BIRDIE CLUB?

The Birdie Club is a player performance-based fund drive to get    Junior Tour members involved in community outreach. Through an interactive and fun approach, this program helps juniors gain a further sense of pride and accomplishment beyond their performance during Junior Tour events.

WHO DOES THE BIRDIE CLUB HELP?

The Birdie Club supports the South Florida PGA Foundation which supports:
 – Habitat for Humanity
 – PGA HOPE
 – Scholarship Grants
 – Smiling Fore Life
 – South Florida PGA Junior Tour

We also allow juniors to select an additional charity of their choice to support as well. If funds raised are greater than $100 a portion of those funds can be allocated to a local non-profit charity of the juniors choice.

WHEN DO YOU START?

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WHY SHOULD YOU BE INVOLVED IN THE BIRDIE CLUB?

The Birdie Club helps others all around South Florida in making a difference. By getting involved you are taking the first step in giving back. Rally your friends and family to get involved and give back collectively. In addition, the winner of the 2017 season will win a premium gift along with an exemption into the 2018 Junior PGA Championship Event.

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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. 

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.