FJT Sandridge Open (13-15) *Spring Event*
April 29-30, 2023
VERO BEACH, Fla. – Mother nature didn’t hold back for both rounds at Sandridge Golf Club this weekend. Players endured delays both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, along with winds gusting up to 40 mph on Sunday. Maddox Ketelaar took home the win in the Boys (13-15) division and Nicole Sardinha claimed the Girls (13-15) division.
Round one brought some heavy winds and afternoon thunderstorms. Jude Desmond of Pompano Beach got off to a hot start with three birdies in a row on his front nine. Desmond ended his day with a 1-under 71 and a stacked leaderboard behind him.
Players underwent a one hour and forty-five minute lightning delay and tornado warning before tee times started Sunday morning. With the gusting winds it was a very adverse day for players. With only the back nine to play it was a very tight race between Jessy Huebner and Maddox Ketelaar. Ketelaar stayed consistent throughout the whole day with only three bogies and a birdie to shoot a 2-over 74 and overall 148. Huebner bogied his last hole to put him in a playoff with Ketelaar and they both headed to the par-4 tenth hole. Ketelaar parred the first playoff hole to capture his first FJT victory.
Mateo Desmond came out in solo third place shooting 75-76—151.
The Girls (13-15) thankfully did not have to endure any delays on Saturday. Nicole Sardinha of Doral posted a 2-over 38 on her front nine, but gained some momentum on her back nine with a 3-under 33 to give her a three shot lead going into Sunday. Sardinha’s 1-under 71 was the only under par round of the tournament in both divisions.
Katie Yang posted an even-par 36 on her front nine on Sunday to climb up the leaderboard in the windy conditions. However, Sardinha maintained her lead throughout the day and posted a 6-over 78 to claim her four shot victory.
Krishney Elwin and Hannah Hall finished in a tie for third posting a 10-over 154.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-15)||6657 yds. 72.3/137|
|Girls (13-15)||5733 yds. 74.5/134|
|Cloudy/Rain PM||87 °F|
|Rain AM/Winds 20-30 mph||85 °F|
Course: Sandridge Golf Club - Dunes Course
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls (13-15) (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Field Determination: Random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys (13-15) Age Division - 6,700 yards (gross only)
- Girls (13-15) Age Division - 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 29th
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
11:00 PM - 12:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, April 30th
7:30 AM - 9:27 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 available one week prior to the tournament after 12:00 Noon on a space-available basis. Tee times are only available after 12:00 noon the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (772) 770-5000 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
Sandridge Golf Club
5300 73rd Street
Vero Beach, FL 32967
Click here for directions.