FJT Jacksonville Beach Open (13-15)
January 21-22, 2023
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Josiah Wang reigned victorious for the Boys Division on Sunday at the FJT Jacksonville Beach Open carding a tournament total of (+3). In addition, Krishny Elwin captured the victory for the Girls Division carding a tournament total of (+12). Resilience was key for this tournament and both Wang and Elwin persevered through the tough playing conditions each day to secure the win.
The Saturday forecast brought cold rain off and on all day, which made the playing conditions very hard. Maxwell Vandermolen and Josiah Wang shared the lead after the first round carding a (+1) 72. Birdies were hard to come by on Saturday, but Wang managed to card five birdies, while Vandermolen carded an eagle. Miles Russell and Mateo Desmond tied for third place just two strokes off the lead. Russell took the lead early making the turn at (-1). However, the back nine proved to be the hardest nine on Saturday, and Russell carded a total of (+2) 74 to sit tied for third.
Sunday was much sunnier but also much windier. Vandermolen held the lead by two strokes through the first nine. However, Josiah Wang carded an even par back nine on his way to an 18-hole total of (+2) 73 to capture his first Florida Junior Tour victory. Wang explained that he missed celebrating the Chinese New Year with his family but said that winning his first event on the Florida Junior Tour made it all worth it. In addition, Miles Russell finished in second place after shooting a (+2) 73 and only two strokes from the win.
Alyssa Hardy took the lead after nine holes on Saturday making the turn at (+3), and she carded an 18- hole total of 75 (+4) to hold the lead by four strokes after the first round. Krishny Elwin and Natalie Angelo sat tied for second on the leaderboard at (+8) heading into the final round.
However, it was Krishny Elwin that came back to capture the victory by six strokes on Sunday. Elwin was tied with Alyssa Hardy through nine. She made one birdie on her second nine to secure a (+4) 79 and the win. Elwin delivered great rounds and earned a well-deserved victory. Addison Vogt secured a second place finish carding a tournament total of (+18).
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-15)||6373 yds. 71.3/130|
|Girls (13-15)||5447 yds. 72.2/122|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls (13-15) (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $15 + tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (13-15) - 6,700 yards (gross only)
- Girls (13-15) - 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, January 21st
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
11:15 AM - 1:12 PM - Round one tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, January 22nd
7:45 AM - 9:42 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 $15.00 + tax. Please call (904) 247-6184 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 currently no host hotel for this event
Jacksonville Beach Golf Club
605 South Penman Road
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Click here for directions.