FJT Stone Creek (13-18) *Exempt-Only*
February 25-26, 2023
OCALA, FLA. – Reggie Zhu and Youyang Li were victorious at Stone Creek Golf Club this weekend. Zhu won the Boys Division shooting seven-under par, beating Chase Carroll on their second playoff hole. Li shot 66 in round two to win by one stroke at eight-under par.
Great scoring conditions on Saturday gave way to 23 rounds under par. Zhu held the first-round lead after shooting a five-under, 67, one shot ahead of Carroll and Shawn Coultoff. Five other players shot three-under, 69, resulting in a cramped leaderboard after day one.
With great conditions again Sunday morning for round two, the players torched the course again, this time with 27 rounds under par. Highlights of round two included Braden Miller shooting a tournament-low score of seven-under 65 and Sohan Patel carding his first ever hole-in-one on the par three 12th hole. With just one hole to play, Zhu held a one shot lead, but a bogey forced a playoff with himself and Carroll. After both players birdied their first playoff hole, Reggie Zhu won the division with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
Remi Bacardi and Sophia Dyer both shot four-under 68 to share the lead after round one, with Dyer’s round fueled by a late eagle on the par-five 16th hole. They were one stroke ahead of Chloe Kovelesky, who’s three-under back-nine helped her shoot 69.
After being two strokes back after day one, Youyang Li fired a four-under front nine to put herself in the lead. From that point, the Winter Garden native didn’t look back and held the lead or was tied for the lead for the rest of the day. A birdie on hole nine, her final hole, helped give her a one-shot victory over Kovelesky.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-18)||6,903 yds. 72.8/124|
|Girls (13-18)||5,926 yds. 73.8/126|
|Sunny and slightly breezy.||87 °F|
|Sunny and calm.||83 °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: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $35 + tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (13-18) - 6,800 yards (gross only)
- Girls (13-18) - 5,900 yards (gross only)
How Entries are Accepted
Schedule of Events
Saturday, February 25th
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
11:15 AM - 1:24 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, February 26th
7:30 AM - 9:36 AM - Round two 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 $35.00 + tax. Please call (352) 854-1272 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 - 8 stars||Champion - 8 stars|
|Top Five - 4 stars||Top Three - 4 stars|
|Top Ten - 1 star||Top Five - 1 star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
SpringHill Suites Ocala
Address: 4100 SW 40th Street Ocala, Florida 34474
Phone: (352) 500-0501
- Rates available: 2/23/23 - 2/26/23
- 2 Queen bed suites - $189/night (breakfast included)
- Book here
Booking deadline: January 30, 2023
Stone Creek Golf Club
9676 SW 62nd Loop
Ocala, FL 34481