March 05, 2017

Valdes Fends off Strong Field

Brendan Valdes made six birdies in his final round to win his second FJT.

Florida Junior Tour (Boys 13-15)

  • Juliette Falls - March 4 - 5, 2017
  • Yardages and Rating - 6,756 yds. 72.7/139

Weather

  • Saturday - Beautiful weather throughout the day with moderate winds
  • Sunday - Cool in the morning with winds gusting around 20 MPH.

Recap

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.

Tournament Facts

  • 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). 

Full Results | Photos | Course Statistics Rd.1 | Course Statistics Rd. 2 | FJT Schedule


Pictured from Left to Right:
Harrison Ornstein, Brendan Valdes, Tiaan Mattiace, Brett Roberts

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