FJT LPGA Open (9-12)
August 7-8, 2021
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Lucas Gimenez, Carson Perry and Angelina Pacheco would become FJT LPGA Open Champions on Sunday at LPGA International. Gimenez won with a 1-under 143 in the Boys (11-12) Division, Perry’s 1-over 145 was enough in the Boys (9-10) Division, and Angelina Pacheco was victorious with an even par 144 in the Girls (11-12) Division.
Steady rounds of 1-under 71 by Lucas Gimenez and Chase Bauer were enough to find them atop the Boys (11-12) division by one shot over a multitude of opponents within striking distance. Both players used their three birdies to combat only two bogeys on day one to navigate through LPGA’s Jones course.
On day two Tyler Lilienfeld surged his way to the top of the leaderboard at the turn thanks to six birdies in his first eight holes on his way to an opening nine 31. Chase Bauer would continue his steady play on the opening nine posting even par at the turn to hold a share of the lead with Lilienfeld with nine holes to play.
Mid-way through the back nine Shayaan Kim would continue his climb up the leaderboard. With 5 birdies through 14 holes he would find himself tied with Gimenez and Lilienfeld with four holes to play.
However, the overnight co-leader Lucas Gimenez would not be outdone. A clutch birdie on 15 would see him take a lead that he would not relinquish. Gimenez’s rounds of 71-70 would be enough to be crowned the champion. Kim and Lilienfeld would finish in a tie for second with rounds of 74-68 and 76-66, respectively.
In the Boys (9-10) division Carson Perry had an opening round of 2-over 74 to lead by six shots after the first round. Steady play on the back nine would be the key to Perry’s success as his sole bogey would be matched by one birdie on the par-4 12th.
Carson would get off to a shaky start by bogeying the first hole of Round 2 but would get it right back by making birdies at both the 2nd and 4th holes. The Port Orange native would card one more birdie and bogey each on his final nine which would be more than enough to take home the Boys (9-10) division. Perry’s rounds of 74-71 would give him a 16 shot victory over Cyrus Joseph who carded 81-80 on the weekend. Carlos Andres Dugarte Hurt would finish third with 80-84.
Sofia Rivera's three birdies were enough to find her one shot ahead of Angelina Pacheco in the Girls (11-12) division after the pair shot 75 and 76, respectively. Asked about her round, Sofia said the key was her “driver was in play all round” which allowed her the opportunity to make 3 birdies while keeping the big numbers off the scorecard.
On Sunday, Angelina Pacheco would make her move. A bogey-free 33 on the front nine would allow the Orlando native to surpass Rivera and boast a three shot lead heading into the final nine. Krishny Elwin would also find herself in the hunt after a 2-under 34 on the opening nine holes.
Pacheco kept the momentum going with birdies on the 10th and 12th holes. She would take a lead that she would not relinquish. Pacheco’s 76-68 was enough for a four shot victory in the Girls (11-12) division. Sofia Rivera’s 75-73 would find her in second place while Elwin would finish in third with rounds of 78-71.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (11-12)||5,696 yds., 68.1/126|
|Boys (9-10)||5,131 yds., 64.9/110|
|Girls (11-12)||5,131 yds. 69.4/121|
|Sunny, Winds 5-10mph||88 °F|
|Sunny with 5-10mph winds||84 °F|
Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls (9-12) (age calculated from the last day of the event) - FJT Membership - Florida GHIN required (24.0 or less) - free with Junior Membership
Entry Fee: $75
Field Determination: First-come-first-serve basis, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (9-10) Age Division - 5,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls (9-10) Age Division - 4,200 yards (gross only)
- Boys (11-12) Age Division - 5,500 yards (gross only)
- Girls (11-12) Age Division - 5,000 yards (gross only)
How Entries are Accepted
- Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Late entries will be accepted if space is available ($10 late entry fee).
- If entries have reached capacity, additional players will be placed on an alternate's list.
- The alternate's list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information."
- Entries close approximately 2 1/2 weeks prior to the tournament.
- At the close of entries, if the 9-10 division (boys or girls) has 3 or less entrants, those players must choose one of the following options: 1) Play up into the 11-12 division OR 2) Withdraw from the event and receive a full refund.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 7th
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round one tee times off the #1 Tee
Mandatory Meeting - 30 to 45 minutes prior to tee time, 15 minutes long (more information below)
Sunday, August 8th
7:30 - 9:27 AM - Final round tee times off the #1 Tee
Awards presentation immediately following the completion of play
Mandatory Educational Meeting - Saturday
- Each golfer MUST attend a mandatory meeting with FSGA staff prior to their tee time on Saturday.
- Topics to include: Etiquette, rules, pace-of-play, how to feel comfortable playing in events, care for the course, appreciation of club staff and volunteers.
- Meetings will generally take place near or on the practice putting green.
- Each player MUST attend the meeting associated with his/her tee time.
- Meetings will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes long.
- Parents are encouraged to attend.
*If a players fails to make the meeting at their scheduled time, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.*
Five FJT Standards
Competing at beautiful clubs around the state is a privilege and it is important for all of our players and parents to place value on the following five duties:
- Say please and thank you to the club staff and our volunteers
- Rake bunkers
- Fix ball marks
- Step on/repair your divots
- Throw away your garbage! There should never be trash on the ground anywhere on the course (place trash in waste receptacles, golf carts or even your bag if no other place is available).
Showing Appreciation and Proper Manners - At all courses where juniors play, they should show appreciation to the members and staff. To all of our junior players, let's show the clubs that you are not only the most talented golfers in the country, but also the most respectful. A "thank you" to the club and taking care of the course are the best ways to make a positive impression on the club, fellow players, coaches and spectators.
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 (386) 274-5742 to arrange your practice round. Only one child may ride in a cart with an adult. If you have multiple children you must have multiple adults to drive golf carts for them, otherwise they will need to walk. Players wishing to walk must do so after 3:00. 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 (11-12)||Girls (11-12)|
|Champion- 1 star||Champion- 1 star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
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