FJT Fairwinds Open (13-15)
March 27-28, 2021
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Kelvin Hernandez and Layla Pedrique became first-time Florida Junior Tour winners on Sunday at Fairwinds Golf Course. Battling windy conditions throughout the tournament, Hernandez and Pedrique came out on top in the 13-15 FJT event.
Hernandez picked up the win in the Boys Division, firing two red numbers for the weekend and finishing with a 7-under 137. He began the weekend with a bogey-free 69, birdieing two of his final four holes of the day, to take a share of the 18-hole lead.
The Puerto Rico native continued his bogey-free play in the final round, starting the round with a bogey-free front side with two birdies. Hernandez added back-to-back birdies to start out his back nine. He finished the day with a birdie on the 17th and his lone bogey on the weekend on the 18th.
His carded a final-round 68, the low round of the weekend, to earn the two-shot victory.
Matvey Golovanov took home the runner-up finish, posting rounds of 70-69 to finish at 5-under 139. Reed Greyserman finished third at 3-under 141, with rounds of 70-71. Hernandez, Golovanov and Greyserman were the lone three players in the field to post two under-par rounds for the weekend.
Pedrique went wire-to-wire to take her first FJT victory, finishing the weekend at even-par 144. The Palm Beach Gardens native opened the tournament with a 1-under 71, beginning and ending the day with a birdie.
Starting the final round with a three-shot lead on the field, Pedrique carded a 3 over on the front nine. She turned it around on the back side with three birdies to finish the day with a 1-over 73. She secured the one-shot win with an even-par 144 for the weekend.
Rachel Gomez used rounds of 74-71 to finish second at 1-over 145, while Gabriella Albert finished third at 6-over 150, with two rounds of 75.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,584 yards (70.9 / 119)|
|Girls 13-15||5,695 yards (72.5 / 122)|
|Warm & Very Windy||85 °F|
|Overcast & Breezy||89 °F|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-15 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 13-15 Age Division - 6,700 yards (gross only)
- Girls 13-15 Age Division - 5,700 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 27th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, March 28th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round two tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Awards presentation immediately following the completion 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 $30.00 +tax. Please call (772) 462-4653 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- 2 stars||Champion- 2 stars|
|Top Five- 1 star||Top Three- 1 star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
There is no host hotel.
Fairwinds Golf Course
4400 Fairwinds Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
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