Next 100 Junior Invitational

Mission Inn Resort - El Campeon, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
January 8-9, 2022

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Ian Lentz and Honorine Nobuta Ferry battled through 54 holes of stroke play at Mission Inn's El Campeon course to win the Next 100 Junior Invitational. Lentz entered Sunday tied for the Boys Division lead, while Nobuta Ferry was in solo first in the Girls Division. Both brought home the titles.

Boys

Lentz, of Gainesville, shot 73-76 (+5) on Saturday to take a share of the lead with two others heading into Sunday. In the final round, he separated from the pack, firing a 1-under par 71 to secure his victory.

In second place was Qi (Steven) Liu, a Lake Mary resident, who posted 77-75-71 (+7). Andrew Siffert, of Tampa, took third place with rounds of 71-82-75 (+12).

Girls

Nobuta Ferry, who hails from Palm Desert, California, was the youngest player in the entire field at 11-years-old. On Saturday, she shot 75-78 (+9) to get out to a 3-shot lead heading into the final round. On Sunday, she held her lead, shooting a 3-over par 75 en route to a 5-stroke victory.

Lindsay McGrath, of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, took second place with rounds of 77-79-77 (+17). In third place was Youyang (Leah) Li, carded rounds of 73-85-76 (+18).

$325 entry fee
No membership is required

The Next 100 Junior Invitational was established in 2019 as a way to help junior golfers find their college golf home. This event is strictly for juniors who are not in their senior year of high school, who have yet to verbally commit to a college or university, and are outside of the top 100 ranking overall on the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Along with 54-holes of individual stroke play competition, there will be an accompanying College Coaches Panel. The concept of this tournament has been enthusiastically received by college coaches who will be able to attend between semesters at their college/university and who will come to evaluate talented players not already committed. As a result, this Invitational is a great way get out of the cold and come down to sunny Florida to showcase your game on a national level. 

Tournament rounds are being played on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort & Club. Mission Inn has played host to the Florida State High School Championships, the NAIA National Championships, The Florida Senior Open and many other prestigious championships. Built in 1917 by George O'Neil, this parkland design will prove to be a challenge with it's rolling fairways and undulating greens. A sound strategy is needed to successfully maneuver around this Central Florida track expected to draw the attendance of  several men’s and women’s college coaches.

Over 20 college programs were in attendance in 2020.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys 6,785 yds. 73.8/141
Girls 5,980 yds. 75.1/137

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
PartlyCloudy Breezy (10-15 mph) 70 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Ian Lentz 73 76 71 220 0
2 Qi (Steven) Liu 77 75 71 223 0
3 Andrew Siffert 71 82 75 228 0
4 Lee Poppell 79 70 82 231 0
5 Masen McKain 73 76 83 232 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Honorine Nobuta Ferry 75 78 75 228 0
2 Lindsay McGrath 77 79 77 233 0
3 Youyang (Leah) Li 73 85 76 234 0
4 Yaxuan Zheng 81 80 80 241 0
T5 Sara Piñeros 85 77 83 245 0
T5 Jingyan Pan 81 79 85 245 0
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Tournament Summary

Format: 54 holes, individual gross stroke play

Eligibility: Male or female junior golfer with a Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking
- Players must NOT be a senior in high school (2023 graduate or younger)
- Entry is for  players ranked outside the top 100 overall on the Junior Golf Scoreboard as of December 1, 2021
- If you have committed or verbally committed to a college or university, you are NOT eligible

Entry Fee: $325

Field Determination: JGS Ranking, 72 player field

Practice Round Information: 12:00 PM shotgun Friday, January 7th, included in entry fee.

 



Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Boys - 6,700 - 6,900 yards 
  • Girls - 5,800 - 6,000 yards 

How Entries are Accepted

  • After the close of entries, the field will be determined by the golfers' standing on Junior Golf Scoreboard, www.juniorgolfscoreboard.com. The better ranked players will be placed in the tournament field until the limit is reached.
  • Players not making the field will be placed on the alternates list in order of their Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking.
  • An alternates list will be posted on the Florida State Golf Association website under Junior Golf - "Tee Times & Player Information".
  • Entries submitted after the entry deadline (late entries) will be added to the bottom of the alternates list or used to fill any current openings in the field.

How to Enter

Entries must be submitted through the FSGA website. To enter, each player must have an account on this website (free to setup). Click the "Enter" button above.

 

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 7th - Practice Round  

12:00 PM - Practice Round shotgun (paid for in tournament fee)
6:00 PM - College Coaches Panel at Mission Inn Resort (Serra/Coronado Room)

 

 

 

Saturday, January 8th - Rounds 1 & 2 (36-holes)

6:15 AM - 9:00 AM - Player Registration
7:30 AM - 9:09 AM - Round 1 tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
- Boxed lunch to be provided at scoring
- Round 2 tee times to begin immediately following the completion of Round 1

 

Sunday, January 9th - Round 3

 

7:30 AM - 9:09 AM - Final Round tee times off of the 1st & 10th tees
Awards ceremony immediately following the close of the competition

 

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds will be available on Friday, January 7th and will be a 12:00 PM shotgun. This practice round is covered in your entry fee. Practice rounds will be booked through a Golf Genius link. Please call 352-324-3885 to arrange any practice rounds outside of January 7th. Should you wish to schedule a practice round outside of this block, it is your responsibility to book and pay ($45 + tax). 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)

Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Champion will receive eight performance stars
  • Top 3 will receive four performance stars
  • Top 5 will receive one performance star

Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Champion will receive eight performance stars
  • Top 3 will receive four performance stars
  • Top 5 will receive one performance star

National Rankings

  • Ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard & World Amateur Golf Rankings

Other Policies

  • Spectators & Carts - Spectators are allowed. Spectators carts are available first-come, first-served at $35 + tax per day, per cart.  Click here
  • Caddies - Caddies are not allowed
  • Range Finders (Electronic Measuring Devices) - are allowed (see Local Rules link below)
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here
  • Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this tournament.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules.  The
    decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.

Hotel & Accommodations

$132 + tax & resort fee ($17)
Call Mission Inn Reservations at 1-800-874-9053 to reserve.
Reservation cutoff date - Monday, December 6, 2021

 

Directions

 

Mission Inn Resort
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737

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