FJT Heritage Oaks Open (13-15)
April 22-23, 2023
SARASOTA, Fla. – Clark Mason and Ryan Donaldson were victorious at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club this weekend. Mason won the Boys Division shooting two-under par, winning by six strokes over Jake Valentine and Parker Severs. Donaldson beat Chloe Chang on the second playoff hole for her third victory of the year.
Breezy conditions on Saturday afternoon made scoring conditions quite challenging as Heritage Oaks only surrendered two under-par rounds. Clark Mason and Maddox Ketelaar led the way in a tie for first at one-under 70. This was good for a one-shot lead heading into round two over Parker Severs, who shot an even-par 71 in the first round. Two other competitors, Jake Valentine and Eddie Gu were three back after posting rounds of two-over 73.
On Sunday, Heritage Oaks bared its teeth to all competitors except round one co-leader Clark Mason. Through ten holes on Sunday, Mason, of Saint Petersburg, FL, held a five-shot lead. This deficit proved to be too much to overcome for the other competitors as Mason went on to shoot another one-under 70. His two-under total performance gave him a six-shot win over Jake Valentine, from Palm Beach Gardens, and Severs. This victory is Mason’s first since winning the 13-15 division of the 11th FJT Tour Championship last October.
Ann-Sophie Bourgault held the solo lead after the first round after she shot the lone under-par round of the first day. Her one-under 70 gave her a one-shot lead over Ryan Donaldson who shot even-par 71. Three other competitors sat within three shots of the lead following play on day one; Sophia Dyer, Fernanda Carrion, and Katie Yang.
After sitting just one back after the first round, Donaldson was able to take the solo lead after her first nine holes. However, the leaderboard remained tight and it was anyone’s tournament to win. With five holes to go, the McAplin native held a two-shot lead, but costly bogeys on her 15th and 18th holes dropped her to three-over total. Meanwhile, Chloe Chang of Bradenton birdied two of her last four holes and ultimately forced a playoff with her strong finish. After both players parred the first playoff hole, Donaldson sunk a four-foot par putt to win on the second playoff hole and secure her third FJT victory of the year.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-15)||6,500 yds. 72.6/131|
|Girls (13-15)||5,693 yds. 73.3/127|
|Sunny and slightly breezy.||86 °F|
|Sunny and slightly breezy.||90 °F|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-15 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $35 + tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (13-15) - 6,700 yards (gross only)
- Girls (13-15) - 5,700 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, April 22nd
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, April 23rd
7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round two tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Awards presentation 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. Tee times are only available after 12:00 noon the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Please call (941) 926-7600 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 - 2 Stars||Champion - 2 Stars|
|Top Five - 1 Star||Top Three - 1 Star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
There is currently no host hotel for this event.
Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club
4800 Chase Oaks Drive
Sarasota, FL 34241
Click here for directions.