FJT Golf Road Junior Open (16-18)
May 6-7, 2023
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -Philip Dunham and Kayla Bryant go low at the FJT Golf Road Junior Open in Boyton Beach at The Club at Quail Ridge.Dunham and Bryant both capture their second FJT win of the year.
While under 7,000 yards on the scorecard, the South Course at The Club at Quail Ridge is not a course to take lightly. In Saturday’s Round 1, many players found this to be true as the winds gradually picked up as the afternoon went on. There was many formidable players in the field this weekend but there was no shock to see Phillip Dunham and Gabriel Holtz at the top of the leaderboard through 18 holes. Holtz, despite an opening bogey, would make the turn at 1 under after starting on the 10 th tee. Dunham, who has already captured a win this year at Bent Creek, went out in even par on the front nine. An eagle at the par-5 3 rd hole would get Holtz to 3-under and the solo lead. With his birdie on the 7 th hole, Holtz would finish at 4-under 68. On the other side of the course, Dunham would card 4 birdies on the back nine to finish in a share of the lead. A consistent top finisher, William Jun would round out the final group Sunday after a 1-under 71 opening round.
Dunham would get off to a good start Sunday with birdies on two of his first six holes. Holtz would start his final rough very rocky as he finished his front nine four over. However, bogeys on six and seven for Dunham to go back to even on the day when he made the turn. Dunham would the fire off back-to-back birdies followed by another bogey on the 12th hole. Holtz would then answer Dunham with two birdies and a bogey to put him five strokes behind through 13 holes. The Ponte Vedra Beach native would then eagle his 13th hole and birdie his 14th hole to put him at 4-under after 15 holes. Bogeying his last two holes, Dunham would then seal his title by shooting two-under. With a total score of 138, six-under, Phillip Dunham would claim his title as Champion for the Boys Division for the FJT Golf Road Junior Open.
The top of the leaderboard after Saturday’s opening round in the Girls Division would be packed with consistency. Layla Pedrique’s 1-under 71 was the result of three birdies against just two bogeys. She would be looking to take home hardware from the Florida Junior Tour for the first time in over a year. However, standing in her way would be her sister, Marley, and McKenna Murphy. Both Marley and McKenna made two birdies and two bogeys on the way to their even-par rounds and would sit one shot behind Layla heading into Sunday.
Layla Pedrique came out swinging on Sunday morning. With birdies on three of her first four holes she saw her lead grow to four shots. Both Marley and McKenna couldn’t get much going to track her down as both players were even through their first seven holes. Bogeys on the 15 th and 1 st holes for Layla would bring her back to the competition. As the group would play their 11th hole of the day, Marley Pedrique would trail her sister by just two shots with eight holes to play. The biggest run of the day was coming from four groups before the final group. Kayla Bryant made the turn in 5-under 31 to vault herself to a tie with Layla Pedrique. Bryant would bogey the 2 nd hole but a bounce back birdie on the 3rd hole would get her back into a tie for the lead. Layla Pedrique found trouble on the par-5 3 rd hole which resulted in a bogey to drop her into second place while Marley Pedrique made birdie to tie her sister in second, just one shot behind.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (16-18)||6,952 yds. 74.1/132|
|Girls (16-18)||5,980 yds. 75.2/137|
|Overcast, Winds 15mph Gusts up to 25mph||85 °F|
Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $40 + tax
About the Golf Road Junior
Golf Road in Boynton Beach is host to four premier golf clubs in Southeast Florida. Located within a mile and a half from each other, The Club at Quail Ridge, Pine Tree Golf Club, The Country Club of Florida, and Delray Dunes Golf & Country Club all have a long history in the game of golf. Pictured are the four original golf professionals of their respective club. Bob Ross (Pine Tree), Laurie Hammer (Delray Dunes), John Fleming (Country Club of Florida), and Charlie Bowie (The Club at Quail Ridge) have combined for over 120 years at their respective clubs and remain friends to this day. The Golf Road Junior was created as a tribute to these four great men and clubs on the Golf Road.
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (16-18) - 7,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls (16-18) - 6,000 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, May 6th
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, May 7th
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 only available during the week of the event. The Club at Quail Ridge will be closed on Tuesday, May 2nd. The price for a practice round is $40.00 + tax in CASH ONLY. Please call (561) 735-7710 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
There is no host hotel for this event.
The Club at Quail Ridge
3715 Golf Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Click here for directions.