September 12, 2021

Three Players Victorious at FJT Palatka

PALATKA, Fla. – Three players took home Florida Junior Tour victories on Sunday at Palatka Golf Club. Nemo Tsai captured the win in the Boys (11-12) division, while Elyse Meerdink was victorious in the Girls (11-12) division. Caiden Westbroek also took a victory in the Boys (9-10) division.

Boys (11-12)

Tsai earned his second FJT victory of the season, finishing the weekend at 1-under 139. The Michigan native began the weekend with a 2-over 72 to sit one shot back of the first-round leader, Christian Koehn.

Beginning the final round with a birdie on the third, Tsai made the turn at 2 under. He carded a bogey-free back nine to secure the win with a final-round 67. He was the lone player in the field to finish the weekend under par.

Miles Russell finished runner-up at 2-over 142 with rounds of 75-67. Tsai and Russell fired the low round of the weekend with a final-round 67. Koehn finished third with a final-round 73 at 4-over 144.

Girls (11-12)

Meerdink secured her first FJT victory on Sunday, taking home the 10-shot win with a 7-over 147. She started the weekend with a first -round 77 to take a four-shot lead over the field.

The Tampa native started the final round with a 1-over first nine. She kept it going on her second nine with an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole, capturing the win with a final-round 70. Her final-round 70 was the low round of the weekend.

Elli Chon and Sofia Rivera finished tied for second, while Madison Logan took fourth.

Boys (9-10)

Westbroek went wire-to-wire to capture his first FJT win, taking home the one-shot victory at 9-over 149. He began the tournament with a first-round 74 to take a one-shot lead over the field.

The Palm Harbor native used a final-round 75 to secure the victory. Carson Perry finished runner-up, while Cyrus Joseph took third.


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