Zhang Weathers the Wind & Field
Florida Junior Tour (13-15)
- Eagle Creek Golf Club
- Yardages and Rating
- Boys - 6,757 yds. 72.4/119
- Round One: Hot with light wind gusts
- Round Two: Partly cloudy, with steady winds of 20 mph, gusts in the 30-35 mph range
ORLANDO - The weather might have been able to change the field's plans, but it could not keep Yuze Zhang from his path to victory. Zhang was able to hold off a charging field to claim his first Florida Junior Tour Title.
Boys' 13-15 Division
Going into Sunday's final round, Michael Mays had a one-stroke lead over a group of four players which included eventual Champion Yuze Zhang. By the end of the front nine of Sunday, Zhang had flipped that one-stroke advantage in his favor. Zhang then led a plethora of players jam packed at the top of the leader board, all of which continued to put pressure on Zhang throughout the back nine. This leader board included second place finisher Michael Mays, and third place finishers Jonah Leach, Matthew Yamin, and Frankie Harris. All four combined for seven birdies on the back nine, however, Zhang was able to withstand the pressure and drop a birdie putt on hole 16 to keep a buffer between him and his opponents with two holes remaining. In the end, it was Zhang who was able to best this strong field through what was a breezy week in Orlando, FL.
Scoring & Results