FJT Innisbrook (13-15) *54-Hole Major*
September 2-4, 2023
Palm Harbor, Fla. – 78 golfers ventured to Palm Harbor to spend their Labor Day weekend battling it out against each other to win the FJT Major (13-15) at Innisbrook. At the end of the long weekend, it was Chase Bauer and Alexandra Snyder who came from behind to secure their trophies.
The South Course at Innisbrook paired with the winds proved to be quite the test. The South course is unlike most Florida golf courses. The first few and last few holes are relatively normal to Florida having water on most holes. The real challenge begins when the golf course opens up to a wide open, hilly area, very susceptible to winds. This proved to be challenging to the players, having only two scores under 70 all week.
Play began Saturday morning with players hungry to get their name to the top of the leaderboard. Three players did just that, with Chase Bauer, Hugo Stenstrom, and Jake Mason taking the first round lead with a score of one-under par 70. After winning at Sandridge a few weeks ago, Stenstrom continued his good play to grab a share of the lead. Mason finished T13 in the Sandridge event, while Bauer was playing in his first FJT event of the fall.
Although there were three players tied for the lead after round one, Bauer was the only remaining player at the top of the leaderboard from the final group on Sunday. James Nagle’s consistent rounds of 71-71 vaulted himself into a tie for the lead with Bauer. Nagle put himself into his first final pairing of the fall.
After a birdie on his opening hole, it was all downhill for Nagle from there on out. He was never able to find his momentum. With this drop on the leaderboard, the door was left open for Bauer and he did not disappoint.
He got off to a hot start playing the first three holes two-under, but a double bogey on his eighth hole halted the good round he had going. After finding his groove, Bauer was able to play his last 12 holes bogey-free with a lone birdie to win by two and secure his first FJT victory.
Maxwell Morgan posted his first second place finish of the fall while Gabriel Hull had the low round of the tournament en route to his third place finish.
Eighteen girls teed off on Friday Morning with Alexandra Snyder and Junior Florida Cup member Ana Boone finding the top of the leaderboard after round one with scores of two-over 72.
After the second round, it started to become a two player race with Boone and Snyder running away from the rest of the field. Boone’s second round of even par was the low round of the tournament that consisted of two birdies and two bogeys. Snyder on the other hand, struggled on the par 5s, bogeying two out of the four en route to her second round of three-over.
With both players having only one round to play, it began to look more and more like a match play situation. The reigning Junior Match Play Champion Ana Boone double bogeyed her first hole and found herself tied with Alexandra Snyder after holding an overnight two shot lead. Boone struggled throughout the rest of the round and was four behind Snyder with three holes to play. Boone did not go down without a fight however. She birdied her 16th and 17th hole, to get it to two shots down with one to play, but Snyder birdied her last hole to seal the deal and win.
Ever since Alexandra Snyder won her first (9-12) event in March, her foot has not left the pedal. She has won five of her last six events, including a win at the Futures Championship. She looks to continue her good play at the Tour Championship in October.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-15)||6,450 yds. 70.4/123|
|Girls (13-15)||5,730 yds. 71.0/126|
|Partly Cloudy||90 °F|
Format: 54 holes individual stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-15 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, JGS Ranking, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $50 + tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (13-15) - 6,700 yards
- Girls (13-15) - 5,700 yards
The 5th and 14th holes will be utilized as the starting holes.
How Entries are Accepted (Different than 36-hole events)
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis (if submitted before the entry deadline).
- After the close of entries, all non-exempt players will be ranked by their standing on Junior Golf Scoreboard. The better ranked players will be placed in the tournament field until the limit is reached.
- 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 2nd
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round one tee times off of the 5th and 14th tees
Sunday, September 3rd
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round two tee times off of the 5th and 14th tees
Monday, September 4th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off of the 5th and 14th tees
Awards ceremony 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, and only after 12:00 PM the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $50.00 + tax. Please call (727) 942-2000 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)
Florida Junior Tour Policies
Host Hotel and Accommodations
36750 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
- Deluxe Guest Room: $135.00/night plus tax and resort fee
- Executive Suite: $165.00/night plus tax and resort fee
- One Bedroom Suite: $175.00/night plus tax and resort fee
- Two Bedroom Suite: $335.00/night plus tax and resort fee
*Resort Fee: $35.00/per room, per night
*Any additional occupants eighteen (18) years of age and older will be subject to an additional charge
of twenty ($20.00) dollars per person, per night, plus applicable taxes.
Does not apply to Two Bedroom Suites where max adult occupancy is four (4) people.
Innisbrook Resort & Spa accepts check, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express as forms of payment.