11th FJT Tour Championship

Lakewood National Golf Club - Piper Course, Lakewood Ranch, FL
October 15-16, 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Four players were crowned champions at the Florida Junior Tour Championship on Sunday at Lakewood National Golf Club. Alex Long captured the Boys (16-18) division, while Clark Mason took home the Boys (13-15) title. On the girls’ side, Katelyn Huber won the Girls (16-18) trophy, and Honorine Nobuta Ferry secured the Girls (13-15) title.

Boys (16-18)

Long secured the one-shot victory in wire-to-wire fashion in the Boys (16-18) division, carding a 1-over ­217 for the two-day championship. This is the first FJT victory of the season for Long and his first Tour Championship win. 

In Saturday’s first round, the Lakewood Ranch native posted a 1-under 71 to take a three-shot lead over the field heading into the second round. He carded second-round 71, the lone player in the field to finish the first two rounds under par. Long took the 36-hole lead, finishing the second round with four birdies.

After a bogey early in the final round, Long birdied three of four holes on Nos. 5-8 to make the turn at 2 under for the day. The Boys’ Junior runner-up ran into some trouble on the back side, heading to the 18th at 4 over with a one-shot lead.

Long finished with a par on the 18th to secure the one-shot victory with a final-round 75. Lee Poppell finished the championship in second place at 2-over 218 with rounds of 74-72-72, while Daniel Enrique Vanososte took third place at 3-over 219.

Girls (16-18)

Huber used a final-round 72 to capture the win in the Girls (16-18) division, finishing the championship at 5-over 221. This is the second win of the year for Huber, who took home an FJT win at the 54-hole major at the University of Florida in January, and her second Tour Championship victory. 

In Saturday’s first round, Huber carded a 1-over 73 to take a two-shot lead over the field. The Gainesville native took a share of the 36-hole lead with Brianna Castaldi with a second-round 76.

Huber native got off to a strong start in the final round, with an even-par first nine. She followed it up with an even-par final nine, adding three birdies on the day. She captured the victory with an even-par 72 in the final round.

Siuue Wu finished runner-up at 7-over 223, firing a final-round 71. Braydn Smith, who carded a final-round 71, and Castaldi finished in a tie for third at 9-over 225. Wu and Smith were the lone players in the division to post an under-par 71.

Boys (13-15)

Mason earned the two-shot victory in the Boys (13-15) division, carding a 2-over 218 for the championship. This is the first FJT victory for Mason. He began the weekend with a 1-over 73 in the first round, following it up with a second-round 72 to take a share of the 36-hole lead.

Beginning the final round in a tie at the top, Mason got off to a strong start with a bogey-free front nine with a birdie on the fifth. He finished the day with a 2-over back nine to secure the two-shot win.

Miles Russell used the round of the tournament to take second place at 4-over 220, firing a final-round 69. Nicholas Pisarski and Ronav Benak shared third place at 5-over 221.

Girls (13-15)

Ferry went wire-to-wire to pick up the win the Girls (13-15) division, posting a 7-over x223 for the championship. This is the third FJT win of the year for Ferry, who picked up a win at Fairwinds in April and at the Next 100 Junior Invitational in January.

The West Palm Beach native opened the weekend with rounds of 72-78. She was the only player in the division to post an even par or better round on the championship.

She got off to a hot start in the final round with back-to-back birdies to begin the day. After making the turn at 1 over, Ferry finished the day with a bogey-free final nine to secure the victory with a final-round 73.

Kayla Bryant finished second, three shots back of Chang at 10-over 226, while Tsamue Wu took home third place at 15-over 231.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys (16-18) 7,095 yds. 75.0/136
Boys (13-15) 6,848 yds. 73.8/134
Girls (13-18) 6,104 yds. 76.4/132

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny 15-25 mph winds 81 °F
Sunny 10-15 mph winds 85 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Alex Long 71 71 75 217 3000
2 Lee Poppell 74 72 72 218 2100
3 Daniel Enrique Vanososte 75 74 70 219 1500
4 Mykhailo Golod 76 71 73 220 1200
5 Brody Stevenson 76 70 75 221 1050
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Clark Mason 73 72 73 218 2250
2 Miles Russell 74 77 69 220 1575
T3 Ronav Benak 73 73 75 221 1013
T3 Nicholas Pisarski 76 73 72 221 1013
T5 Vlad Alexander Bercea 71 74 78 223 733
T5 Phillip Dunham 74 73 76 223 733
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Katelyn Huber 73 76 72 221 3000
2 Siuue Wu 76 76 71 223 2100
T3 Brianna Castaldi 76 73 76 225 1350
T3 Braydn Smith 76 78 71 225 1350
5 Lua Pousa Dacasa 76 76 76 228 1050
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Honorine Nobuta Ferry 72 78 73 223 2250
2 Kayla Bryant 75 78 73 226 1575
3 Tsamue Wu 80 77 74 231 1125
4 Ann-Sophie Bourgault 77 80 75 232 900
T5 Katie Yang 78 79 76 233 733
T5 Chloe Chang 81 74 78 233 733
+ View Full Results


 

Tournament Summary 

Format: 54 holes individual gross stroke play
36 holes on Saturday, October 15th
18 holes on Sunday, October 16th

Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
- FJT Membership
- Florida GHIN required (18.0 or less)

Entry Fee: $250

Field Determination: 2022 FJT Winners, FJT Points List

Practice Round Information: $45 + tax

Past Results

Divisions, Approximate Yardages

  • Boys (16-18) Age Division - 7,000 yards
  • Boys (13-15) Age Division - 6,700 yards
  • Girls (13-15) & (16-18) Age Division - 6,000 yards

The Girls (16-18) and (13-15) age divisions will play the same set of tees (approximately 6,00 yards). 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.).

Field Size

  • 72 players
  • Division sizes determined by weight of entries received in each flight 

Field Determination

  • FJT winners from the current season in the 16-18 & 13-15 age division. A spot will be reserved for the boy & girl winners of the events that are held after the entry deadline. If the winners decline the spot or are already entered in to the field, the alternates list will be used to fill the open spot.
    • Winners from the *Non-Exempt* FJT's do NOT gain automatic entry in the the Tour Championship.
  • Winners of the current years Next 100 Junior Invitational, Boys' & Girls' Junior Championships & Junior Match Play Championships are exempt.
  • A spot will be held for the junior who is in first place on the 11-12 Boys & Girls FJT Points List (points list ending with the current years Futures Championship). The junior golfer MUST have already turned 13 or be eligible to play up.
  • All other entries are held until the close of entries date. Players are then accepted based off of their standing on the 16-18 & 13-15 FJT points lists.
    • For 2022, a spot will be held for the winners from the two events that are after the close of entries.

Playing Up

A 13-15 year old can only "play up" in to the 16-18 age division if they have met the following criteria.

  • Win a 16-18 FJT in the current year; or
  • Earn enough points in the 16-18 age division to qualify

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 15th (36-holes played)

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)

8:00 AM - 9:39 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Upon completion of Round 1, players will score at the starting tee and immediately begin Round 2

Sunday, October 16th

8:00 AM - 9:36 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

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 $45.00 + tax. Please call 941-900-2424 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.

TrackMan Sessions Available

We are pleased to offer tournament participants the opportunity to utilize our TrackMan launch moniter, and to have his/her swing recorded on Friday, October 14th. Specifics will be included in the pre-event email. There is no charge for this service.  All information will be posted to the junior's FSGA profile for college coaches to view. Click here for more information.

National Rankings

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE
*Based on last year* 

Boys (16-18)

Boys (13-15) 

Girls

Champion- 12 stars

 Champion - 4 stars

Champion- 12 stars

 Top Five- 8 stars

Top 10% - 1 star 

Top Three- 8 stars

 Top Ten- 4 stars

 

Top Five- 4 stars

Top Fifteen - 1 star

 

Top 10 - 1 star

Florida Junior Tour Policies


Host Hotel

Tru by Hilton Bradentin I-75
5510 Monor Hill Lane

Bradenton, FL 34203.

Book Room Here. 

Directions

Lakewood National Golf Club - Piper Course
17605 Lakewood National Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

Click here for directions.

 

 

FSGA links and resources
© 2022 Florida State Golf Association. All rights reserved. • Sitemap
While viewing this site, you are subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Return to Top