FJT Indian Spring Open (16-18)
February 4-5, 2023
Boynton Beach, Fla. - Players prevail through tough conditions on Saturday, as Sunday's round was cancelled due to unplayable conditions. Alex Heard came out of the gate strong to capture the Boys (16-18) Division and we had three co-champions for the Girls (16-18) Division; Brianna Castaldi, Remi Bacardi, and Yeji Kwon. The 18 hole championship proved to be a tough test for players.
Players showed up Saturday morning to find wet conditions and gusting winds of 25-35 mph that continued throughout the entire day. Alex Heard started his front nine off strong, posting a 3-under bogey free 33 in the gusty conditions. Jules Gentil followed him up by carding three birdies in his first four holes of the day to post a front nine total of 3-under 33. With a long list of competitors close behind them on the leaderboard, Heard followed up his front nine score with more red numbers to secure a 4-under round of 68 to earn his first FJT victory.
It was a tight race for second place. Carson Yonge posted an impressive bogey-free front nine at 2 under, and finished out the day with a 2-under 70 to join five others in a tie for second place. Jake Manelas and Jacob Vasquez both had bogey-free back nines that included three birdies each to move them up into a tie for second place at 2-under. Emile Lebrun and Travis Robertson also posted under-par back nines to move into a tie for second, along with Jules Gentil who posted a 1-over 37 on his back nine.
Through nine holes it was a tight race for the girls, and the windy conditions did not stop their great play. Lydia Lin posted the only under-par score on the front nine, with a 1-under 35, but she had many competitors behind her looking to make a run on the back nine. Brianna Castaldi, Remi Bacardi, and Yeji Kwon all posted under-par scores on the back nine to tie for first place, shooting a 2-under 70. Castaldi, our 2022 Girls' Junior champion, carded four birdies on her back nine to secure her victory, along with Bacardi, the 2022 Girls' Junior (13-15) champion, having a 2-under bogey free back nine to tie with Castaldi and Kwon. Kwon had an impressive seven birdies throughout the day and posted a 3-under 33 on her back nine to secure her second FJT victory.
Not too far behind our champions was past FJT champion, Kayla Bryant. The Boca Raton native captured solo fourth place and had the low nine hole total of the tournament, posting a 4-under 32 on her back nine.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (16-18)||6750 yds. 73.1/138|
|Girls (16-18)||5852 yds. 74.5/135|
|Cloudy/Winds 20-30 mph||73 °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: $55 + 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, February 4th
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
11:30 AM - 1:27 PM - Round one off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, February 5th
7:45 AM - 9:42 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 on a space-available basis. Tee times are only available after 12:00 noon the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $55.00 + tax. Please call (561) 737-5510 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.
Indian Spring Country Club
11501 El Clair Ranch Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Click here for directions.