FJT Eagle Creek Open (13-15)
September 9-10, 2023
Naples, Fla. – Yuma Nemoto and Sofia Cherif Essakali earned well-deserved trophies at Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club. Nemoto captured his first Florida Junior Tour win of the year while Cherif Essakali picked up her second consecutive Florida Junior Tour victory in two weeks.
Boys (13-15) Division
The leaderboard was tight after round one for the Boys Division. William Lisle and Hugo Senstrom both shared the lead at two under par. Lisle and Stenstrom both carded four birdies over the first round with Stenstrom having three consecutive birdies on the front nine.
Ryan Toole held third place carding a one under par 71 and Yuma Nemoto held fourth place shooting an even par 72.
Nemoto carded three birdies in his first round offset by three bogeys. Nemoto overcame a two-shot deficit to beat the field by one stroke and take home the victory. He carded five birdies in his final round. Nemoto started out his back nine on a roll with three consecutive birdies to post a two under on his final nine resulting in a two under par 70 for the round.
Stenstrom and Toole tied for second place each with a tournament total of one under par. Stenstrom posted a 73 for the final round and Toole posted a 72.
Girls (13-15) Division
Sofia Cherif Essakali fired a three under 69 to post the low score of both divisions and hold the lead by six strokes after the first round. She remained consistent by carding three birdies and no bogeys for a smooth three under par the first day. Dannika Hines held second place with a three over par 75.
Essakali closed out her wire-to-wire win carding a one under par 71 in the final round and a four under total for the tournament. She beat the field by seven strokes. Essakali’s lead narrowed to only two strokes over Hines until she made the turn to the back nine. Essakali played her final nine with four birdies and no bogeys to secure the victory. This is Essakali’s second consecutive Florida Junior Tour win as she captured the victory last week at the FJT Saddlebrook (16-18) *54-Hole Major*.
Hines finished in second place at three over par for the weekend and posted an even par 72 during the final round. In addition, Jensi Krampel secured a third place finish posting rounds of 78-72.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-15)||6,653 yds. 71.3/123|
|Girls (13-15)||5,768 yds. 72.6/126|
|Sunny and slightly breezy.||92 °F|
|Sunny and slightly breezy.||93 °F|
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: $35 + 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, September 9th
- 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
- 8:00AM - 9:57 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, September 10th
- 8:00 AM - 9:57 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, limited to after 12 PM on weekends on a space-available basis. The price for a practice round is $35 + tax. Please call (239) 774-2202 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|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
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Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club
11 Cypress View Drive
Naples, FL 34113