FJT Sandridge Open (13-15) *Fall Event*
August 19-20, 2023
The Dunes course at Sandridge proved to be difficult with it's narrow fairways. Nevertheless, round one saw some stellar play with three players finishing the day under par. Leading the way at the conclusion of play was Maurice Hoben after an opening round of 3-under par, 69. Hoben started his day on the 10th hole and made five birdies in his opening nine. Hoben would get to 6-under par for the day after a birdie on the 1st hole. The 2026 grad would find difficulty on his second nine, making three bogies to finish his round at 3-under par. Following closely behind was the duo of Tristan Rhodenizer and Hugo Stenstrom at 2-under par. Rhodenizer's round was highlighted by three closing birdies on holes 7,8 and 9 while Stenstrom made the lone eagle of the day on the par-5, 12th hole.
Sunday's final round would see some exciting play in the final group with the lead constantly changing hands. There would be a three-way tie at the top at 3-under par after two holes with Rhodenizer making a birdie on the 1st hole and Stenstrom making a birdie of his own on the 2nd hole. The leaderboard would remain the same heading into the back nine with the trio remaining tied at 3-under par. The back nine proved to be tougher for the final pairing of the day. Rhodenizer would fall out of contention after a double bogey on the par-4, 13th hole. He would finish in a tie for third after a final round of 4-over par, 76. Standing on the 16th tee, Hugo Stenstrom would have a three-shot lead with three holes to play. An untimely double-bogey by the 2026 grad on the par-4, 16th hole would tighten things up between himself and the round 1 leader, Maurice Hoben. With two pars on the closing holes, Stenstrom would fend off any challengers to pick up his first victory of the year. He would finish the tournament with scores of 70-72--142 (-2) to win by three shots. Hoben would finish in a tie for third place at 2-over par. Sneaking his way up into a runners-up position was Charlie Hipp with scores of 76-69 -- 145. The St. Johns native would fire the low final round after making five birdies along with two bogies.
The leaderboard was more condensed in the girls' division when the last putt dropped on Saturday afternoon. Taking the lead into the final round was Alexandra Snyder after an opening round of 1-over par, 73. The Orlando native made four bogies in her opening 11 holes, but quickly turned things around making birdies on holes 12, 14 and 15 to finish her day at 1-over par. The 2023 Futures Champion would look to add a fourth victory to her tally, including two FJT's and one state Championship. One shot behind Snyder was Lilliana Ford sitting at 2-over par after round one. Ford proved to be consistent on the day making an impressive 17 pars along with a lone double bogey on the par-5, 4th hole. Rounding out the top 3 was Fernanda Carrion at 3-over par, 75.
Looking for her first victory of the year in the (13-15) division, Alexandra Snyder would start the final round with only a one-shot cushion over her nearest competitor. The 2028 grad would play steady golf throughout the day, bouncing back from a string of bogies in the middle of her round to finish out her final round with five consecutive pars. This was enough for Snyder to capture the win after rounds of 73-77--150. Finishing in second place, two shots back of Snyder was Ana Boone with scores of 77-75--152. Rounding out the top three with the low round of the day in the Girls division was Samantha Loninger after a closing round of even-par, 72. Loninger made four birdies throughout the day on holes 6,11,12 and 18.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-15)||6,570 yards / 71.8 / 136|
|Girls (13-15)||5,755 yards / 73.6 / 132|
|Overcast/Calm Winds||88 °F|
|Scattered Showers||85 °F|
Course: Dunes Course
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls (13-15) (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Field Determination: 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, August 19th
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, August 20th
7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Approximately 2:30 PM - Awards presentation
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. Sandridge has blocked off times on Friday, 18th August between 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please utilize this block and call the proshop to book your tee time. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (772) 770-5000 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 5 - 1 Star||Top 3 - 1 Star|
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