FJT Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan Open (16-18)
September 23-24, 2023
Boynton Beach, Fla. - After coming into the final round one shot back, both Henry Robards and Gabriella DeGasperis overcame that deficit to become a part of Pam's Champions at The Club at Quail Ridge. The win comes with a lifetime membership to The Club at Quail Ridge, in honor of late Head Professional Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan.
With a field full of past FJT Champions, players knew it was going to take two low rounds to bring home the victory. No one got off to a better start than Tristan Wieland. The Jupiter native birdied his first four holes and added four more birdies, for a total of eight on the day. Those birdies offset a double and two bogeys for a 4-under 68 total. Joining Wieland would be the long-hitting Jayden Freedman. Another South Florida resident, Freedman turned in 3-under 33 despite a short miss on 18 for birdie. An up-and-down back nine was still good enough for a share of the lead at 4-under with Wieland. Evan Raynor was keen to join him as the Jacksonvile resident made seven birdies on the way to his 4-under 68. The trio would sit atop the leaderboard but chasing would be nine FJT Champions within three shots.
The two chasers that got out of the gates were Henry Robards and Parker Severs. The duo playing together were posed for a shoot-out on Sunday at The Club at Quail Ridge's South Course. Severs struck first with a birdie on the 1st but Robards would jump right past Severs with an eagle on the par-5 3rd. Both players would go on to birdie the 6th and Severs would convert back-to-back birdies with another on the 7th to take a share of the lead. A birdie by Robards on the 9th would give him the outright lead as the group made their way to the back nine.
Severs was the first to make a move on the back nine with a birdie on the short par-3 12th hole to set up a six hole race between the two players. As soon as Severs tied the lead, Robards took off in front by making birdies on 3 of the next four holes. Severs matched one of those birdies on the 16th hole but was going to need Robards to give him an opportunity. That opportunity looked to be possible as Robards second shot tailed off right on the par-5 18th. After receiving relief under the Rules for the cart path, Robards was looking at a tough third shot with an uphill pitch into a front flag. The Episcopal High School Senior would leave that pitch short of the green. Needing an up-and-down to secure the victory, Robards would accomplish that and become the newest addition to Pam's Champions. Parker Severs would continue a great year with a second place finish at 8-under for the weekend. Tristan Wieland captured another top-3 with two rounds under-par and a third place finish.
Fresh off a win across the state in the Panhandle, Emma Rynn continued her momentum early on Saturday. The Windermere native started 1-under through seven holes and had the early lead of the day. However, that was before Madison Moman got going in the opening round of the Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan Open. A member of the victorious South Team at the Junior Florida Cup, Moman went out in even par on the front nine but knew the back nine had scoring opportunities. Two birdies on her bogey-free back nine put her at 2-under 70 for the day and would hold the overnight lead. Gabriella DeGasperis would sit just one shot back after a 1-under 71 in the opening round.
An opening bogey for DeGasperis would lengthen Moman's lead to two shots right out of the gates. However, DeGasperis would find two birdies on the players' opening nine holes to combat one for Moman and with Moman's bogey on the par-5 18th, the duo would be tied with just nine holes to play. DeGasperis would go birdie-bogey on both the 1st-2nd and 4th-5th holes at Quail Ridge but would maintain the lead as Moman began to struggle coming towards the finish. Moman would go on to bogey four holes in a row from the 5th hole to the 8th opening the door for DeGasperis. Despite a double-bogey on the 8th hole, Gabriella DeGasperis would post a second round 1-over 73 for an even-par total for the weekend and three shot victory. Madison Moman adds to a long FJT resume with another second place with Honorine Nobuta Ferry, the reigning FJT Tour Championship winner.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (16-18)||6,952 yds. 74.1/132|
|Girls (16-18)||5,980 yds. 75.2/137|
|Sunny, Winds 5-10 mph||90 °F|
Course: South Course
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: Free for Junior Golfers
The Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan Open hosted by The Club at Quail Ridge is dedicated to the memory of their former Head Golf Professional, Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan, who lost her battle with cancer in 2014. Pam started working at Quail Ridge in 1992 as the Assistant Professional until 1994 when she was promoted to Head Professional, the title she kept until her passing. Quail Ridge will honor Pam's memory by hosting an annual Florida Junior Tour event. Additionally, the Florida State Golf Association will offer a scholarship in Pam's name to a local junior player who demonstrates the determination, drive, and passion for the game we all love. Click here to learn more
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (16-18) Age Division - 6,900 yards (gross only)
- Girls (16-18) Age Division - 5,900 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, September 23rd
- 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
- 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Ice cream social post round
Sunday, September 24th
- 8:30 AM - Final round Shotgun
- Lunch provided by the Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan Foundation
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 practice round is free for junior golfers. Please call (561) 735-7710 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.
|2018||Nicklas Staub||Chloe Kovelesky|
AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)
|Champion - 8 Stars||Champion - 8 Stars|
|Top 5 - 4 Stars||Top 3 - 4 Stars|
|Top 10 - 1 Star||Top 5 - 1 Star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
The Club at Quail Ridge accepts cash only.
There is currently no host hotel for this event.
The Club at Quail Ridge
3715 Golf Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Click here for directions.