Comstock and Newell Win FJT Timacuan
The Florida Junior Tour 16-18 Age Group headed to Lake Mary this weekend where Timacuan Golf & Country Club played host to one of the strongest Junior fields seen this season. Timacuan has been a strong supporter of the FSGA and FJT hosting numerous qualifiers and events, as well a US Open Local Qualifier this May. The course was in great shape and presented a fun but fair challenge to the players.
After Round One, Anna Newell, of Tampa, trailed Courtney Zeng, of Orlando, by 3 strokes in the Girls Division, carding a 3-over par 75. Zeng posted an even par 72 to hold the lead, while Emma Albrecht, from Ormond Beach, and Taylor Tomlinson, of Gainesville, both trailed by two, shooting 2-over 74s. Newell fired an impressive 4-under par 68 to claim the title by 3 strokes. Taylor Tomlinson finished second with a two day total of 74-72-146, while Erica Stoner, of Ocala,carded a 2-under par 70 finishing third with a two round total of 1-over 75-70-145.
In the Boys division, Jack Comstock, of Jacksonville, held the lead after round one by two strokes over Robin Wang, of Lake Mary, firing a 4-under par 68. Comstock birdied holes 7, 9, 11, 12 and 18 while Wang birdied 3, 6, 10, and 13. Comstock held his lead posting a bogey free round with three birdies to shoot a two round total of 7-under par 68-69-137. Andy Zhang carded an impressive 8 birdies securing second place with a two round total of 73-65-138. Wang finished in third with a two round total of 5-under par 70-69-139.
The Florida Junior Tour will head to Viera East Golf Club, in Viera, April 5th-6th next. Entries are open for the FJT at River Wilderness Golf & Country Club in Parrish, May 10th-11th and close Wednesday, April 2nd.
Entries for the Florida Junior Tour 54 Hole Major at Innisbrook will open on April 16th. Please refer to the FJT schedule for information on how entries are accepted to this event as it is different than the rest of the FJT Schedule.