Four Take Home Titles at Ocala Golf Club
Florida Junior Tour (9-12 Division)
Ocala Golf Club - Ocala, FL - February 24-25, 2018
Yardages and Course Rating
- Boys' 11-12: 5,515 yds. 66.4/111
- Boys' 9-10: 4,925 yds. 62.6/103
- Girls' 11-12: 4,925 yds. 67.2/112
- Girls' 9-10: 4,210 yds. 63.1/106
- Saturday: Sunny with temperatures reaching the low 80s. Low winds
- Sunday: Partly cloudy with temperatures reaching low 80s. Low winds
Boys' 11-12 Division
The Boys' 11-12 division, Alex Ogle held the overnight lead after a steady one over par, 73. Ogle parred his first 10 holes, until finally some excitement came in the form of a birdie, bogey, birdie stretch over holes 11-13. Ogle, clearly not fazed by having the lead, carded four birdies on the opening nine en route to a 33. Two bogeys on the finishing nine were quickly overcome with another birdie on the 7th hole. Ogle finished with a 70 and an 8 stroke victory over Aaron Leach, Asher Joseph and Henry Robards.
Boys' 9-10 Division
Looking for his second win in as many events, Jessy Huebner started on the right track as his even par, 72 lead the division. Hot in pursuit was Nicolas Bencomo, sitting just one stroke back of Huebner. Bencomo was in stellar form on Sunday, chasing down Huebner. An incredible five birdies and two eagles powered Bencomo to a four stroke victory over Huebner's even par total of 144.
Girls' 11-12 Division
Looking to become another back to back winner, Gloria Nip came into scoring with the first under par round of the tournament on Saturday. Her two under par, 70 was highlighted by birdies on holes 5, 6, 13 and 16. Nip's lead was erased as Kavya Ajjarapu played the front nine in two under par, while Nip shot 38. However, Nip was able to rebound in impressive fashion after another bogey on the 11th with three birdies on the back nine and seal a 4 stroke victory.
Girls' 9-10 Division
A three under par, 69 left Morgan Rodriguez sleeping on the lead over night. Rodriguez stumbled out of the gates, with back to back bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes, but then amazingly was five under par through the final 16 holes. Holding a seven stroke lead, Rodriguez was impressively steady. Three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey resulted in an even par final round and another 8 stroke victory.
The Florida Junior Tour will head to Santa Lucia River Club on March 9-10 for the next FJT 9-12 event.
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