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. 

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