FJT Mission Inn Open (16-18)

Mission Inn Resort & Club - Las Colinas, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
January 21-22, 2023

Charlotte Cantonis | Dylan Ma

 

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Charlotte Cantonis and Dylan Ma claimed victories in their respective divisions at the FJT Mission Inn Open. This was Cantonis' second FJT win in as many starts while Ma picked up his first career win.

Boys (16-18)

The Las Colinas course at Mission Inn Resort proved to be a tough challenge on Saturday. This resulted in a very packed leaderboard at the conclusion of the first day's play with ten people being within four shots of the lead. 

Brandon Lohr and Justin Sui would finish the first round with a tie for the lead after both shooting 1-over par 72's. Lohr played steady throughout the day offsetting his three bogies with two birdies. In similar fashion, Sui would complete his round with four bogies and three birdies. Closely behind at 2-over par were the trio of Dylan Ma, Felix Luetke Meyring and Andre Zhu. With the leaderboard so tight the trophy was anyone's for the taking on Sunday.

The final round saw warmer and windier conditions as the day went on. Despite the tougher conditions, the field bettered the round one scoring average by 1.4 shots. Starting the round one shot behind the lead, Dylan Ma would play the front nine in 3-under par 32. He would lead the field with two eagles, with both of them coming on the par 5, fifth hole. The Jacksonville native would complete his second round with 1-under par 70 to finish the event at 1-over par and win comfortably by three shots. 

Playing alongside Ma in the final group was Brandon Lohr. Lohr held the overnight lead and started off the final round with a birdie on the first hole of the day. The 2024 grad made two more birdies along with six bogies to shoot 72-74--146 for the event and finish in second place.

Ryan Miller from Naples, Florida rounded out the top three after tieing the low round of the day on Sunday with a 1-under par 70.

 

Girls (16-18)

Twenty-one girls teed it up on Saturday with a chance to take home the title at Mission Inn. Charlotte Cantonis from Tampa, Florida quickly made her presence known after going out in 4-under par 31. Making birdies on six holes along with two bogies, Cantonis would fire the low round of the tournament with a 4-under par 67. Ending the day six shots behind was Violet Robbins at 2-over par and Sara Vitasek, one shot further back at 3-over par. Robbins and Vitasek would need to get off to a good start on Sunday to challenge the lead. 

Sunday saw some tougher conditions as the wind picked up as play progressed. While Cantonis did not get off to as good of a start in round two, she utilized her comfortable lead from round one to cruise home to victory. After rounds of 67-77--144, the Tampa native picked up her second FJT victory with a four-shot margin of victory over her closest competitor.

Victoria Tan would try to pressure the lead early in the second round after starting off with three birdies in her first four holes. This was not enough however and she would finish in solo second at 6-over par with rounds of 76-72--148. In third place was Lauryn Finley from Lake Mary with scores of 75-74--149.

Full Results

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys (16-18) 6,897 yds., 74.4/130
Girls (16-18) 5,972 yds., 74.6/138

Par: 71

Weather Information

Description Temp
Cloudy Overcast 65 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Dylan Ma 73 70 143 1000
2 Brandon Lohr 72 74 146 700
3 Ryan Miller 77 70 147 500
T4 Justin Sui 72 76 148 375
T4 Aiden Arce 76 72 148 375
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Charlotte Cantonis 67 77 144 1000
2 Victoria Tan 76 72 148 700
3 Lauryn Finley 75 74 149 500
4 Angelina Pacheco 75 77 152 400
5 Violet Robbins 73 81 154 350
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Tournament Summary

Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play

Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
- FJT Membership
- Florida GHIN required (18.0 or less) - free with Junior Membership 

Entry Fee: $150

Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field

Practice Round Information: $52 + tax

 


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, January 21st

6:45 AM - 7:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
7:45 AM - 9:42 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees (players in carts)

Sunday, January 22nd

7:45 AM - 9:42 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees (players in carts)
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

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 $52.00 + tax. Please call (352) 324-3101 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.

National Rankings

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE

Boys Girls
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


Host Hotel

There is no host hotel.

Directions

Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 32124
(352) 324-3101

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