Strafaci Wins | Stone Needs Extra Holes
Tyler Strafaci and Latanna Stone prevailed at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) 13-15 event at Schalamar Creek Country Club, in Lakeland, on November 10-11.
Tyler Strafaci, of Davie, overcame a three stroke deficit to win by one. Strafaci fired back-to-back rounds of two-under par 70 for a tournament total of 140. Strafaci’s final round included four birdies, including a clutch one on number 16 to seal the victory. Martin Jaramillo, of Bradenton, and Carl Yuan, of Lake Mary finished tied for second place posting three-under par for the tournament. Yuan put a late charge together on Sunday posting a four-under par 32 on the back nine.
Latanna Stone, of Valrico, needed extra holes to claim her fourth title of 2012 in the Girl’s 13-15 Division. Stone posted rounds of 72-77 to find herself tied with Athena Yang, of Winter Haven with a tournament total of 149. Yang trailed by seven shots entering the final round of play. Yang used four birdies en route to the low round of the tournament in the Girls division posting a two-under par 70. The pair would head for a sudden death playoff where Stone would prevail on the second hole by making a clutch par. Morgan Baxendale, of Windermere, finished in third place with a tournament total of 152.