FJT Dubsdread Open (9-12)
September 23-24, 2023
ORLANDO, Fla. – Four deserving champions were crowned at Dubsdread Golf Course at the FJT Dubsdread Open (9-12). The weather was beautiful all weekend and gave the field the opportunity for great scoring conditions.
Sunny conditions greeted the players on day one of the FJT Dubsdread Open (9-12) in Orlando, FL. With 36 players teeing it up in the Boys (11-12) division, there would surely be a battle to be crowned champion. Looking for his first win this year was the Port Orange native, Carson Perry. Perry opened his bid for the title with the lone sub-par round of the day, a 1-under, 69. The 2029 grad made birdies on holes 4 and 11 before a string of three bogies on holes 12 through 14. Perry would bounce back with a birdie on 15 and a tap-in birdie on the last to finish one shot clear of his nearest pursuers. Close on his heels at even par were the trio of Sebastian Eterovic, Jeremy Castellanos and Benny Ossi. Castellanos' round was highlighted by a hole out eagle on the par-4, 17th hole to go along with six other biridies on the day. Ossi would be looking for his third title this year after picking up wins at Palm Harbor and Lake City. Both Castellanos and Eterovic would be vying for the first win in 2023.
The final round would set up for an exciting finish with the quality of players at the top of the leaderboard. Shane Frasure came out firing in the final round rolling in six birdies in route to a 1-under par, 69. Playing in the final pairing, Jeremy Castellanos would have an eight foot birdie putt on the last hole of regulation to claim the title. The putt would pass just low of the hole to force a playoff with Frasure. The playoff went two holes with both players making birdies on the first playoff hole. Jeremy Castellanos sealed the deal for the victory on the second playoff hole by draining a 30ft putt for birdie from just off the edge of the green. Finishing in third place with a solid two day total of 144 was Sebastin Eterovic.
The Girls (11-12) Division shaped up to be equally exciting at the conclusion of round 1. The lone under par round belonged to Xiyao Zhang after firing a 1-under par, 69. Zhang made five birdies on the day on holes 5,6,11,15 and 18. After two runner up finishes earlier on in the year, the Winter Garden native would be looking to notch her first victory by the time the final putt drops on Sunday. Following closely behind Zhang would be two competitiors that would be vying for the top spot. Finishing their round two shots back at 1-over par were Esther Li and Maren Richards. Li's round was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5, 18th hole.
Xiyao Zhang would have four birdies on Sunday to complete the wire-to-wire victory with a two round total of 1-under par, 139. The remaining players in the top-5 were stacked up behind Zhang beginning with Iris Lee finishing in second place with a total of 2-over par, 142. Tied for third with a total of 144 were the trio of Claire Yang, Esther Li and Maren Richards.
The Boys (9-10) division would be the only division with tied leaders after round one. Zachary Netz and Benny Minter would head into the final round with nothing between them after both firing rounds of 2-over par, 72. Netz made five birdies throughout his round, offset by five bogies and a double bogey. Meanwhile, Minter played steadier golf, making two birdies and four bogies. After a runner up finish at the 2023 Futures Championship, Minter would be looking to equal Netz' win count of one in 2023. Netz picked up his lone title thus far, earlier on in the year in Ocala.
The final round would prove equally as exciting as Zachary Netz and Benny Minter battleed it out. Netz would open up a three shot lead at the turn and move one step closer to the title. Minter quickly turned things around by making bogies on holes 12 and 13. After untimely bgoies by Netz on holes 10 and 13, Minter would grab a one shot lead with five holes remaining. Netz steadied the ship by bouncing back with a birdie on the 15th hole and a final birdie on the last. Minter would play his final five holes in two over par to finish in a tie for second place with Jonathan Castellanos at 7-over par, 147. Netz' two round total of 4-over par, 144 would give him his second victory by three shots.
Eleven girls would tee it up in the Girls (9-10) division with the eyes set on the top prize. When the final putt dropped on round one, Alyna Yensabai would look to put one hand on the trophy after opening up a four-shot lead. The Lake Worth native would play steady golf throughout the day to shoot a 4-over par, 74. Four shots back at 8-over par was Madelyn Dickerson. Playing in her first FJT event, the Boca Raton native would put herself in a good position to finish on the podium. In a tie for third place at 12-over par was Enya Chavitranurak and Sritha Badiga.
Starting on the back nine on Sunday, Alyna Yensabai would sprint out of the box in the final round with a birdie on the 10th hole. The 2031 grad would make the turn at 1-under par to take a comfortable eight-shot lead into her second nine. She would seal the deal with a 3-over par, 73 to finish the tournament at 7-over par. Finishing in second place with one of the lowest rounds of the day was Madelyn Dickerson after rounds of 78-73--151. In third place was Sritha Badiga with scores of 82-79--161.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (11-12)||5,524 yards / 67.3 / 119|
|Boys (9-10)||4,924 yards / 64.6 / 112|
|Girls (11-12)||4,924 yards / 69.3 / 124|
|Girls (9-10)||4,141 yards / 64.4 / 112|
|Sunny, Calm Winds||85 °F|
|Sunny, Calm Winds||88 °F|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls (9-12) (age calculated from the last day of the event),
Field Determination: First-come-first-serve basis, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $35 + tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (11-12) - 5,500 yards (gross only)
- Boys (9-10) - 5,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls (11-12) - 5,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls (9-10) - 4,200 yards (gross only)
How Entries are Accepted
- Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Late entries will be accepted if space is available ($10 late entry fee).
- If entries have reached capacity, additional players will be placed on an alternate's list.
- The alternate's list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information."
- Entries close approximately 2 1/2 weeks prior to the tournament.
- At the close of entries, if the 9-10 division (boys or girls) has 3 or less entrants, those players must choose one of the following options: 1) Play up into the 11-12 division OR 2) Withdraw from the event and receive a full refund.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 23rd
11:15 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 24th
7:45 AM - 9:42 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Awards presentation immediately following the completion of play
Mandatory Educational Meeting - Saturday
- Each golfer MUST attend a mandatory meeting with FSGA staff prior to their tee time on Saturday.
- Topics to include: Etiquette, rules, pace-of-play, how to feel comfortable playing in events, care for the course, appreciation of club staff and volunteers.
- Meetings will generally take place near or on the practice putting green.
- Each player MUST attend the meeting associated with his/her tee time.
- Meetings will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes long.
- Parents are encouraged to attend.
*If a players fails to make the meeting at their scheduled time, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.*
Five FJT Standards
Competing at beautiful clubs around the state is a privilege and it is important for all of our players and parents to place value on the following five duties:
- Say please and thank you to the club staff and our volunteers
- Rake bunkers
- Fix ball marks
- Step on/repair your divots
- Throw away your garbage! There should never be trash on the ground anywhere on the course (place trash in waste receptacles, golf carts or even your bag if no other place is available).
Showing Appreciation and Proper Manners - At all courses where juniors play, they should show appreciation to the members and staff. To all of our junior players, let's show the clubs that you are not only the most talented golfers in the country, but also the most respectful. A "thank you" to the club and taking care of the course are the best ways to make a positive impression on the club, fellow players, coaches and spectators.
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 $35.00 + tax. Please call (407) 246-2551 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)
|Boys (11-12)||Girls (11-12)|
|Champion - 1 Star||Champion - 1 Star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
Courtyard Orlando Altamonte Springs/Maitland
1750 Pembrook Drive
Orlando, FL 32810
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Dubsdread Golf Course
549 West Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
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