First Time Winners Conquer the Winds
Florida Junior Tour
- Boys 16-18 - 6,963 yds. 74.1/137
- Girls 16-18 - 6,036 yds. 75.3/134
- The wind wreaked havoc on the juniors at Amelia National Golf Club. Wind gusts of up to 20 mph caused parents to bundle up and players to consider different shot types.
Ignacio Arcaya takes home his first ever Florida Junior Tour victory with two solid rounds of 73-73. Cody Carroll held the round 1 lead with and opening round of even par 72. His lead would grow to four shots through twelve holes during the final round. A rough patch on holes 13 through 15 brought Ignacio right back in it. Ignacio's birdie on the 16th hole would be the clinching putt as his pars on the final two holes were good enough for a two shot victory. Yujie (Jason) Jin rounds out the top three with two rounds of 75.
Another first time winner would prevail with Ramya Meenakshisundaram earning the crown in the Girls 16-18 division. Ramya started the final round one shot back of already FJT champion, Caroline Hwang. Birdies on her fourth and sixth holes would erase the deficit and Ramya wouldn't look back from there. An even par 36 on her back nine led her to a final round of 73 and a tournament total 147 which was good enough for a two shot victory. Caroline Hwang finished in second place. Her sister Victoria Hwang, Ella Woods, and Izzy Pellot all tied for third.
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