Champions Crowned at Junior Team
Teams of three, representing their junior programs, competed in 36-holes of stroke play with the total of the low two of the three gross scores counting for each round. This event is open to junior programs that provide organized tournaments, instruction or clinics which are open to all junior golfers in the community. There are four divisions; Boys 16-18, Boys 13-15, Girls 16-18 and Girls 13-15.
In the Boys 16-18 age division, the Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour claimed first place with a 292 (+4) total. Patrick Poate, Kevin Choe, and Cameron Bonner represented the ECJGT posting rounds of 144-148 to earn the win. Finishing in second place, one stroke behind, was the Eagle JGC with team members; Nicholas Bessire, David Roberts, and Anthony Powell. The 16-18 boys played the Bobcat Course.
Playing the Panther Course, the Girls 16-18 division saw The First Tee Collier/Naples capture the win. Three Florida Junior Tour Players, Sydney Shrader, Emily Black, and Kelly Newbrough, had combined rounds of 156-154 to finish with a 310 total. Three strokes behind, in second place, finished the Emerald County Junior Golf Tour with Madison Tenore, Kaide Farne, and Careon Fish (157-156).
The Boys 13-15 age division played two rounds on the Panther Course where The First Tee Collier/Naples brought home a second win! James Tureskis, Joey Burke, and John Wolner had rounds of 144-154 for a 298 total and a nine stroke victory. The Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association, Thomas Salanito, Dean Badger, and Nicholas Gabrelcik, came in second place with a 309 total.
The Junior Golf Association of Broward Country finished first in the Girls 13-15 age division with a 293 total. Teammates Jillian Bourdage, Casey Weidenfeld, and Makayla Chau carded combined rounds of 147-146 for the 18 stroke win! The Forelife Foundation, Laura Lou, Aspen Hough, Natalia Jimenez, finished in second place with rounds of 153-158—311.