May 29, 2017

No Major Problems for Penny

Jacob Penny captured the Boys 16-18 Memorial Day Major for the second year in a row Monday at Trump National Doral.

Cody Carroll, Jacob Penny & Erik Souchak

MIAMI - Jacob Penny, of Valrico earned his fifth Florida Junior Tour Victory on Monday. In addition to his second consecutive major, the Florida Southern commit also captured the season ending FJT Tour Championship last December in Ocala. Penny's victory at Doral was propelled by a second round 65 (-7) on the Red Course that gave him a lead he would not surrender.

Tees & Yardages

  • Round 1 - Red Tiger - 6,331 yds. 71.6/136
  • Round 2 - Red Tiger - 6,352 yds. 71.6/136
  • Round 3 - Blue Monster - 6,937 yds. 74.4/139

Recap

  • Round 1 - Jayson Iten, of Naples set the pace with an opening 67 (-5), while Cody Carroll, of Jacksonville posted a bogey-free, 68 (-4).
  • Round 2 - Iten would falter, while 2016 Champion Jacob Penny fired 65 (-7) to move to -9 for the event and take a two stroke lead over Cody Carroll (68-69--137).
  • Round 3 - After Penny's double-bogey on 5 & bogey on 6, Carroll & Penny would be tied at -6 for the tournament. The two would trade pars until Penny birdied the par 5, 12th. Carroll would briefly share the lead again after a birdie on the 14th, but a double-bogey after finding the water on the par-3, 15th, would be his demise. The birdie, double-bogey finish on 17 & 18 would leave Carroll three strokes behind, giving Penny the victory. Erik Souchak, of Sarasota (72-71-72--215, -1) would finish alone in third after three steady rounds. Cy Strolein, of Tampa posted the low round of the day on the Blue Monster Course on Monday with a two-under par, 70.

Weather

  • Round 1 - Saturday - High of 94, light breeze. One hour lightning delay.
  • Round 2 - Sunday - Hot, high of 96.
  • Round 3 - Monday - Hot & Hazy, high of 93

Scoring & Results

Hole-In-One

Evan Sun, of Wesley Chapel, had the highlight of his week on Saturday, carding his first ever hole-in-one on the 154 yard, par 3 14th of the Red Tiger Course.


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