FJT Duran Open (16-18)
April 10-11, 2021
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – After heavy rains washed out the final round, Ian Bell, Kelly Shanahan and Lauren Clark took home Florida Junior Tour wins this weekend at Duran Golf Club. Bell was victorious in Boys 16-18 Division after holding the lead after 18 holes, while Shanahan and Clark were co-champions in the Girls 16-18 Division.
This is the first FJT victory for Bell and Shanahan, while this is the sixth FJT victory for Clark.
Boys 16-18 Division
Bell got off to a slow start in the first round of Saturday, playing the first eight holes at 4 over. The Port Orange native turned it around quickly on the back side, birdieing four of her first five holes. He went on to eagle the 15th and add another birdie on the 17th.
Winter finished the round with a 4-under 68 to sit two shot ahead of the field. After the final round was cancelled due to weather, Bell captured the win in the Boys 16-18 Division.
Richard Dou finished second at 2-under 70, going eagle-birdie-birdie on the back nine, carding back-to-back birdies to close out the first round on Saturday. Bell and Dou were the lone two players in the field to post under-par rounds.
Four players finished the tournament in a tie for second: James Key, Connor Holcroft, Reggie Zhu and Egor Zubov.
Girls 16-18 Division
Shanahan and Clark were crowned co-champions in the Girls 16-18 Division at 4-over 68. Shanahan had a strong start to the day with a three-under front nine, with four birdies. She added three more birdies on the back side to post a 4-under 68 for the day to capture her first FJT win.
Clark also got off to a hot start on Saturday, posting a bogey-free front side with two birdies. She continued her strong play on the back, birdieing three straight holes on No. 14-16, finishing with a 4-uner 68 to earn her sixth FJT victory.
Mayumi Umezu and Ellen Dong finished in a tie for third place at 2-under 70. Shanahan, Clark, Umezu and Dong were the only players in the field to finish under par.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||7,039 yds., 73.3/129|
|Girls 16-18||5,981 yds., 73.2/125|
|25 mph Winds & Sunny||84 °F|
|Round 2 Canceled due to Lightning||67 °F|
Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 16-18 Age Division - 7,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls 16-18 Age Division - 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, April 10th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, April 11th
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 $30.00 + tax. Please call (321) 504-7776 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.
Duran Golf Club
7032 Stadium Parkway
Viera, FL 32940