Shaw and Kutz Crowned Champions
Sawyer Shaw and Alessandra Kutz battled tough conditions to capture their respective titles at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) event at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach, December 19-20.
Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach, started the event with a four-over par 76, battling through sustained winds of over 25 mph. Shaw carded the only under par round of the tournament for the boys division with a final round one under par 71, for a tournament total of 3-over par 147 total, giving Shaw a three stroke victory. Shaw’s incredible season continued Sunday by winning his fourth event in a row. Shaw has yet to finish outside the top four in his first eight events of the season. Anthony Scaolapio, of Ponte Vedra Beach, grabbed second place honors by firing a final round two over par 74, for a tournament total of 150. Wade Chen, of Orlando finished in third place with a tournament total of 153.
Alessandra Kutz, of Sanford, jumped to an early lead in the Girls Division, shooting a 78 in the first round. In the final round Kutz fired a three under par 69, for the round of the tournament and a dominating thirteen stroke victory. This is Kutz’s first career FJT victory. Finishing tied for second, with rounds of 83-77, was Ashley Holder, of Orlando and Lucy Robson, of Stuart with rounds of 81-79 and a tournament total of 160.