Valdes Fends off Strong Field
Florida Junior Tour (Boys 13-15)
- Juliette Falls - March 4 - 5, 2017
- Yardages and Rating - 6,756 yds. 72.7/139
- Saturday - Beautiful weather throughout the day with moderate winds
- Sunday - Cool in the morning with winds gusting around 20 MPH.
Brendan Valdes, from Orlando, captured his second Florida Junior Tour victory this weekend after fending off an extremely strong field. Brendan's final round of even-par, 72, included an incredible six birdies en route to his two stroke win. A pair of double bogeys kept Brendan from running away from the field in his attempt to post the only under-par round for the event. Past Florida Junior Tour winners like Stewart Slayden and Tyler Wilkes did everything they could in the windy conditions to chase down Valdes, but both players were unable to close the gap on Sunday. Tiaan Mattiace posted solid back-to-back round of 2 over-par, 74, to place in solo second. Stewart Slayden, Brett Roberts, and Harrison Ornstein placed in a tie for third with two day totals of 5 over-par, 149. Ornstein tied Valdes for the low round on Sunday with an even-par, 72.
- The 4th hole played the most difficult on the course each round.
- There were no scores of eagle or better made all weekend!
- John Dubois - Improved by 12 strokes from Round 1 (86) to Round 2 (74).
- April 1 - 2 - Eagle Lakes Golf Club, Naples
- April 29 - 30 - Fairwinds Golf Club, Fort Pierce
- May 13 - 14 - Kingsway Country Club, Lake Suzy
- May 27 - 29 - Orange County National, Winter Garden - FJT 54-Hole Major Event