FJT at Sara Bay CC (13-15)
September 14-15, 2019
SARASOTA, Fla. - Qilin Yu and Hanana Kawada captured first time FJT wins in their first year playing on the tour at Sara Bay Country Club.
Qilin Yu, of Bradenton, proved he is a force to be reckoned with by winning his first ever FJT event by two strokes. Despite falling to two back-to-back double-bogies on his first nine, Yu finished round one trailing the lead by one stroke at even par. Sebastiano Mascia, of Orlando, carded two birdies on his first nine and finished with an eagle on the par five 17th hole to take the early lead at one under-par 71. Yu scored three birdies and two bogies in round two to climb up the leaderboard to hoist his first FJT trophy at one under-par 143. Jiakai Chen, of Lakewood Ranch, posted an eagle on the par five ninth hole to finish five strokes lower in round two. Chen secured second place by three strokes with a round two 70 and 145 total. Andrew McLauchlan and Maxmilian Jelinek tied for third place at 148.
Alyssa Fritz, Hanana Kawada, and Izzy Pellot battled for the outright win after the three tied for the lead with round one scores of 76. Despite Pellot’s birdie on the first hole of her second round, she struggled on the finishing holes to finish with a 77 and tied for second place finish at 153. Kawada turned at three over-par on day two but continued to play steady with one birdie and one bogey on her final nine to finish with a 75. Fritz fell to 17th after a second round 88 and 164 total. Kawada prevailed to win by two strokes at 151 for her first FJT victory! Addison Klonowski and Amelia Novoa tied Pellot in second place.
1 Qilin Yu -1 (143)
2 Jiakai Chen +1 (145)
T3 Andrew McLauchlan +4 (148)
T3 Maxmilian Jelinek +4 (148)
T5 Beni Long +5 (149)
T5 Brody Stevenson +5 (149)
1 Hanana Kawada +7 (151)
T2 Addison Klonowski +9 (153)
T2 Amelia Novoa +9 (153)
T2 Izzy M. Pellot +9 (153)
T5 Bridget Ma +13 (157)
T5 Kavya Ajjarapu +13 (157)
T5 Talia Rodino +13 (157)
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,570 yds., 72.5/132|
|Girls 13-15||5,555 yds., 73.3/130|
|Overcast with a heavy breeze||88 °F|
|Partly cloudy and humid||93 °F|
13-15 Age Division
$95 or $115 entry fee (GHIN vs non-GHIN price)
Membership is required
- 36 holes of individual stroke play
- 84 total players
- 13-15 age division (age calculated by the last day of the tournament)
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 13-15 Age Division - 6,700 yards
- Girls 13-15 Age Division - 5,700 yards
How Entries are Accepted
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis (if submitted before the entry deadline).
- Players without an FJT exemption - all other entries are held until the entry closing date. Shortly after the closing date, a computer-generated random draw is performed to determine which entries are accepted, and the order of the alternates. All players are notified of their status after the random draw is conducted,
- An alternates list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
- Entries submitted after the entry deadline will be added to the bottom of the alternates list or used to fill any openings in the field.
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How to Enter
Entries must be submitted through the FSGA website. To enter, each player must have an account on this website (free to setup), and a current FJT Junior Membership ($40). Click "Enter" above in the Tournament Links box.
The entry fee of $95 (for GHIN handicap members) or $115 (non-GHIN handicap members) includes tournament rounds, range balls prior to tournament rounds, crystal trophies for the top three finishers, and a tee gift.
To receive the GHIN handicap price, the player, or one of the player's parents must have an active GHIN handicap at a club in Florida. The seven digit GHIN number must be included and active when the entry is submitted. Click on the Handicaps tab above in the main menu for more information.
Late Fee: A late fee of $10 will be applied to entries received after the entry deadline. The entry fee and late fee will only be charged if the player gets accepted into the tournament field.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 14th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, September 15th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Approximately 2:30 PM - Awards presentation
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament on a space-available basis. Tee times are only available after 12:00 noon the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (941) 355-6544 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course, not filling divots, and not repairing ball marks are unacceptable and may cause removal from the tournament without a refund.
AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)
****Stars will be awarded retroactively. The numbers below are based on the event meeting the minimum requirements of 48 boys and 18 girls****
- Champion receives 2 stars
- Top five receive 1 star
- Champion receives 2 stars
- Top three receive 1 star
- Ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard
- Walking - players must walk during tournament rounds
- Spectators & Carts - Spectators are allowed. Spectator carts are available first-come, first-served at $25 + tax per day, per cart Click here
- Caddies - Caddies are not allowed
- Range Finders (Electronic Measuring Devices) - are allowed (see Local Rules link below)
- Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here
- Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here
- Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
- Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this tournament.
- Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.
Hotel & Accommodations
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Sara Bay Country Club
7011 Willow St.
Sarasota, FL 34243
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