Junior Team Champions
Fifty seven junior teams representing their junior programs competed this weekend in the 2011 Florida State Junior Team Championship at Sandredge Golf Club in Vero Beach.
In the Boys 16-18 age division, the Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association secured the win by two strokes with a tournament total of even par 288 on the Dunes Course. After a first round of one-over par 145, the Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association trailed by one stroke. In the final round, the ream played solid to post an impressive one-under par 143 for the victory. Chase Koepka shot rounds of 71-73 while Derron Peyton fired rounds of 74-72 and Stephen McPoyle fired rounds of 77-71.
In the Girls 16-18 age division, the Ziegler Golf School dominated the field to win the girls 16-18 age division by eleven strokes on the Lakes course. The girl’s team posted a 149 in the first round and posted a final round of 153 for a tournament total of 302 for the title. Nicole Quinn, Madison Opfer and Emily Rymer represented the winning team.
In the Boys 13-15 age division on the Lakes Course, the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation won the title with a tournament total of even par 288. Leading the way for the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation was Travis Trace shot rounds of 70-69 as Samuel Uhland posted a 78-71 and Logan Membrino recorded a 79-85.
Playing at the Dunes course, the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association captured the girl’s 13-15 age division by an impressive eleven strokes. Nine year old Latanna Stone led the team firing a 73-74 as Madison Glennie and Summer Moser also contributed to the team’s success.
Teams of three, representing their junior programs, competed in 36 holes of stroke play with the total of the low two of the three gross scores counting for each round. This event is open to junior programs that provide organized tournaments, instruction or clinics which are open to all junior golfers in the community. There are four divisions; boys 16-18, boys 13-15, girls 16-18 and girls 13-15. Competitors played on Sandridge Golf Club’s Dunes and Lakes Courses.