FJT Redland Open (16-18)
March 25-26, 2023
HOMESTEAD, FL - This weekend the Florida Junior Tour traveled to a brand new site, Redland Golf & Country Club in Homestead, Florida. Not only was this the first ever FJT event at Redland, but the first FSGA event there as well. The field was greeted with beautiful weather all weekend as 76 players teed it up in the two-round, stroke-play event. Ultimately, Miles Russell and Yetong (Alicia) Qian were able to elevate their play above the rest and earn victories.
After 18 holes were completed, the answer to who would win the boys division was still very much up in the air. Leading by one shot was William Keiley, a 2024 graduate from Jupiter. The Jupiter native was a birdie machine on Saturday compiling seven of them. This included a stretch of four birdies over his last five holes to close out his round and shoot a score of 4-under par, 68. Right behind Keiley was Miles Russell, a 2027 graduate from Jacksonville Beach. Russell got off to a hot start by eagling his first hole, the par-5 10th, but would eventually make the turn at even-par. Like Keiley, the Jacksonville Beach native finished strong, recording four birdies over his final five holes to shoot a score of 3-under par, 69. Two players, William Jun, of Jupiter, and Christian Figueredo, of Miami, were in a tie for third after carding rounds 2-under par, 70.
Then on Sunday, as Keiley struggled to make birdies as he had on Saturday, Russell continued his success from the back-nine during the first round, playing the fnine holes on Sunday bogey-free at 1-under par. Despite holding a seemingly significant lead with just nine holes to play, the Jacksonville Beach native had a contender emerge in the form of Gabriel Holtz, of Boca Raton. Beginning on the seventh hole, Holtz would go on to birdie five of his next eight, eventually pulling to within one stroke of Russell as he stepped up to the 18th tee. At the end of the day, Russell was able to outlast Holtz, who finished in a tie for second along with four other players, to earn a three-shot victory. This is Miles Russell’s third victory of 2023.
After Saturday’s first round of play, one player stood alone atop the leaderboard with a three-shot lead. Yetong (Alicia) Qian, a 2024 graduate from Windermere, played very consistent golf, scoring par or better on all but four holes to shoot a score of 2-over par, 74. In second place, with a score of 5-over par, 77, was Alexandra Remakulus, a 2025 graduate from Clermont. Remakulus also found success through consistency, recording a par or better on all but five holes during the first round. Five players would enter Sunday in a tie for third after shooting a score of 7-over par, 79.
During the second round, the round one leader, Qian, continued to play well on the difficult set-up at Redland Golf and Country Club, but dealt with some adversity. After playing the first five holes at 1-under par, the Windermere native would play the last four holes of the back nine at 4-over par, potentially opening up an opportunity for another contender to emerge. But from that point on, the 2024 graduate could not be denied. Qian completed the front nine without making a bogey, adding one birdie, to secure her first victory by five strokes in wire-to-wire fashion.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (16-18)||6,594 yds. / 71.1 / 122|
|Girls (16-18)||6,096 yds. / 73.8 / 126|
|Partly Cloudy, Winds 10-15 mph||85 °F|
|Mostly Sunny, Winds 5-10 mph||86 °F|
Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $40 + tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (16-18) - 7,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls (16-18) - 6,000 yards (gross only)
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 FSGA 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.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, March 25th
7:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, March 26th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Awards presentation shortly after conclusion of play
How to Enter
Entries are submitted through the FSGA website. To enter, each player must create an FSGA account on this website (free to set-up), purchase a current Junior Membership ($40), and have an active Florida GHIN Handicap (included in membership if golfer does not already have one). To proceed, click the "Enter" button above once entries have opened.
Late Entry Fee: A late fee of $10 will be applied to entries submitted after the close of entries date. The entry fee and late fee will only be applied if the player gets accepted in to the tournament field.
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 $40.00 + tax. Please call (305) 247-8503 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)
|Champion - 8 Stars||Champion - 8 Stars|
|Top Five - 4 Stars||Top Three - 4 Stars|
|Top Ten - 1 Star||Top Five - 1 Star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
Fairfield Inn & Suites Homestead Florida City
Address: 60 SW 352nd St, Florida City, FL 33034
Phone: (786) 758-4770
- Rates available: 3/23/23 - 3/26/23
- Standard King bed - $199/night
- Double/Double Queen beds - $199/night
- Book here.
Booking deadline: February 23, 2023
Redland Golf & Country Club
24451 SW 177 Avenue
Homestead, FL 33031
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