November 12, 2017

Four Score Wins at OCN

The 9-12 age division played its first ever 36-hole event at Orange County National on November 11-12, 2017.

Florida Junior Tour (9-12)

  • Orange County National - Panther Lake - November 11-12, 2017
  • Boys 11-12 - Yardages and Rating - 5,525 yds. 66.7/115
  • Boys 9-10 - Yardages and Rating - 4,895 yds. 63.9/108
  • Girls 11-12 - Yardages and Rating - 4,895 yds. 68.8/118
  • Girls 9-10 - Yardages and Rating - 4,255 yds. 65.3/110

Boys' 11-12 Division

Xiang Yun (Justin) Bai - 74-75--149

Justin Bai, from Lake Mary, started his first ever FJT event in style posting the clubhouse lead after round 1 with a two over-par, 74. His solid first round was enough to give him a three stroke lead over both Brett Moore and Jackson Hiller. Paired together in the final group, these three players battled it out in the final round on Sunday. Justin played steady all day long and failed to give back any shots to the field going on to win the event by 6 strokes!

Boys' 9-10 Division

Aaron DeWitt - 71-69--140 *Won in Playoff*

Aaron DeWitt, from Winter Haven, found himself trailing by one stroke heading into Sunday's final round after opening with a solid one under-par round of 71 on Saturday. Round one leader, Jack Roberts, didn't let off the breaks on Sunday and posted back-to-back rounds of two under-par, 70 making it extremely difficult for anyone in the field to reel him in. Aaron was up to the task on Sunday morning posting a three under-par, 69, to force a playoff with Jack as the two players found themselves seven strokes ahead of their nearest competitor. After hitting his approach shot on the first playoff hole, the par-5, 18th hole, Aaron found himself with about a 10 foot birdie putt to win the event. With a confident stroke and spectators holding their breath, DeWitt rolled in the birdie to take home his first FJT victory.

Girls' 11-12 Division

Ariana Carvalho - 81-79--160

Similar to the 9-10 boys' division Champion, Ariana Carvalho, from Windermere, found herself one stroke behind the leader after round one was completed on Saturday. Paired in the final group with round one leader, Sarah Loza, the two players went back and forth all day on the golf course on Sunday. Ariana was able to fend off Sarah to claim a one stroke victory thanks to the only score under 80 in the 11-12 girls' division all weekend.

Girls' 9-10 Division

Gianna Clemente - 76-75--151

Gianna Clemente, from Warren, Ohio, played extremely steady golf all weekend long in her first Florida Junior Tour event. Gianna got off to a great start and opened up a three stroke lead after round one. With an overall two-day total of 7 over-par, 151, Gianna claimed the win by nine strokes over second place finisher, Madison Moman.

Additional Information

Full Results | Photos | Course Stats Rd. 1 | Course Stats Rd. 2

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