FJT Golden Eagle (13-18) *Non-Exempt*
March 11-12, 2023
Tallahassee, Fla. – Payton Cowhey and Gloria Nip captured the win for the Boys and Girls (16-18) Divisions, while Cameron Baez and Lauren Barned took home the trophy for the Boys and Girls (13-15) Divisions. The sun was shining bright on Saturday and it was a beautiful day in Tallahassee for the first day of the tournament. However, the conditions on Sunday proved to be more challenging with strong and gusty winds and overcast skies. Each champion battled the elements to earn a well-deserved trophy.
The leaderboard was tight through round one with George Goff holding the lead after carding the only under par round of the day in his division with a one-under, 71. Payton Cowhey carded an even par 72 during the first round to sit only one off the lead heading into the final round. Cowhey’s first round highlights included four birdies and a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. Cowhey battled the wind on Sunday to shoot a two-over par, 74 and capture the victory by one stroke. George Goff secured a second place finish and Patricio Gonzalez finished in third only two strokes off the champion.
Gloria Nip not only went wire-to-wire to capture the victory, but this is also her second consecutive FJT victory in only a three-week span. She carded the only under par round in her division with a one-under, 71 to hold the lead by six strokes heading into the final round. Nip then carded a final round of 76 to secure the win by seven strokes. Her tournament highlights included seven birdies over the two days. Additionally, Alexandra Remaklus finished in second place and Abigail Sheldon secured third.
The leaderboard was tied after the first round with Cameron Baez and Gabriel Hull both carding even par rounds of 72. Nemo Tsai held second place only two strokes behind the leaders. Consistency was key for Baez as he carded another 72 in the final round to capture the victory by three strokes. Nemo Tsai secured a second place finish and Bryce Napier finished in third. Napier fared well in the winds as he carded a 75 to move up five spots to capture the third place finish.
Wendy Xizhao Wei fired a five-over par, 77 to hold the lead by two strokes after the first round. However, the final round was an exciting one as Wei tied for the victory with Tiffanie Tran and Lauren Barned. A three-way playoff inevitably ensued and Barned came out as the champion. After Wei was eliminated on the first playoff hole, Tran and Barned continued onto the second hole. Barned outlasted Tran and took home a well-deserved trophy.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-18)||6,719 yds. 72.8/130|
|Girls (13-18)||5,705 yds. 73.2/130|
|Sunny and no wind||75 °F|
|Strong winds||70 °F|
Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls (13-18) (age calculated from the last day of the event),
Field Determination: Random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $40 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
Boys (13-15) & (16-18) Divisions - 6,700 yards (gross only)
Girls (13-15) & (16-18) Age Divisions - 5,700 yards (gross only)
The (16-18) and (13-15) age divisions will play the same set of tees (approximately 6,700 yards for the boys and 5,700 yards for the girls). Results that are sent to Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and for AJGA PBE will have the two age divisions combined; however, the two age divisions will remain separate for FJT purposes (awards, points, exemptions, etc.)
How Entries are Accepted
- 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 FJT 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.
- If a player earns acceptance in to the field and then earns a "Full" exemption, that player is still eligible to participate in the event.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, March 11th
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, March 12th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off 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 $40.00 + tax. Please call (850) 668-1071 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- 4 Stars||Champion- 4 Stars|
|Top 10% - 1 Star||Top 10% - 1 Star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
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