History Made With First 10-12 Event
Florida Junior Tour (10-12)
- Amelia Island Plantation - Oak Marsh Course - March 18, 2017
- Boys Yardages and Rating - 5,352 yds. 67.0/118
- Girls Yardages and Rating - 4,780 yds. 67.8/120
Ariihau Faana - 1 under-par, 71
Ariihau Faana from Lake Mary became the first 10-12 boy to win on the Florida Junior Tour after posting an impressive round of 1 under-par, 71. His round included a stellar four birdies on the day which was enough to give him a three stroke victory over Andres Atrio. Arrihau made three bogeys in a row on holes 13 thru 15, but his birdie on the par-3, 16th hole helped him to get back on track and take home the trophy. He currently holds the only under-par round in 10-12 age division history!
Gloria Nip - 4 over-par, 76
Gloria Nip from Port St. Lucie won the girls' division at Amelia Island after firing a round of 4 over-par, 76. Gloria played extremely steady all day carding two birdies and eleven pars during her round. She was able to hold off competitors Addison Klonowski and Tynley Cotton by five strokes after the two girls both shot rounds of 9 over-par, 81. Gloria will have plenty of time to add to her victory total on the Florida Junior Tour as she is only 10 years old!
Players were required to attend a mandatory meeting before their round to discuss the following items:
- Five FJT Values
- Starting Tee
The meetings each lasted around 15 to 20 minutes and they provided a great opportunity for the players and their parents to get a feel for what to expect when playing in Florida Junior Tour events.
- March 26 - Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key
- April 8 - The Country Club of Winter Haven, Winter Haven
- April 22 - Buckhorn Springs Country Club, Valrico
- May 13-14 - West Orange Country Club, Winter Garden - *Two-Day Event*
- May 20 - Quail Ridge Country Club, Boynton Beach