September 11, 2011

First FJT Victories for Horsfield and Yang

Sam Horsfield and Athena Yang win their first FJT titles at the Vinoy Golf Club

Sam Horsfield and Athena Yang battled extremley wet conditions at the Vinoy Golf Club to capture their first FJT titles.

After nearly a three hour weather delay on Saturday, Sam Horsfield, 14 of Davenport, went out and played a flawless round that included seven birdies and no bogeys for a 64. Horsfield, the 2011 Florida Boys Junior Champion, carried a two-shot lead into the final round over Terrence Zhang, 14 of Orlando, who shot a five under par 66 in the first round. In the final round, Horsfield made four birdies and two bogies for a two under par 69 to win his first FJT event. Terrence Zhang finished in second place with rounds of 66-71. Playing in the final pairing with Horsfield and Zhang, Jack Comstock, 14 of Jacksonville, shot rounds of 68-70 to finish in third place.

Emma Albrecht, 14 of Ormond Beach, was the first round leader in the girls division with an even par 71, but she had several players within a few shots of her heading into the final round. Athena Yang, 13 of Winter Haven, made up her one-stroke deficit by shooting an even par 35 on her first nine holes. Yang played steady all day to finish with a 71 and a two-day today of 143 (+1) to capture her fist FJT victory. Finishing four shots back in second place was Anna Newell, 15 of Tampa, with rounds of 74-73. Latanna Stone, only 10 years old from Valrico, finished in third place with rounds of 73-75.


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