December 04, 2016

Tai & Hwang Earn Wire-to-Wire Wins

Hiroshi Tai and Victoria Hwang captured wire-to-wire wins at Timacuan Golf and Country Club, located in Lake Mary, both earning their first victory on the Florida Junior Tour.

Hiroshi Tai, of Howey-in-the-Hills, carded the low round on Saturday with a three under-par 69 to lead by one stroke. Two other red numbers topped the leaderboard heading into the final round. Adamo Di Tullio, of Fort Lauderdale, posted a two under-par 70 while Jonathan Mourin, of Weston, rounded out the top three with a 71. Du Tullio had an impressive two eagles on both par fives on the back-nine during round one! A steady even par final round sealed first place for Hiroshi who earned his first win on the FJT with a three under-par total of 141. John DuBois, of Windermere, climbed up the leaderboard from a round one 75 to finish in second place with a final round 68 (-4). DuBois’ total of one under-par 143 was one stroke ahead of Brett Roberts who claimed third place. Coral Springs resident, Roberts, was mister consistency posting two rounds of 72 for an even par total (144). The low round of the tournament went to Simon Zhou who shot a final round 66 (-6)! Local of Lake Mary, Zhou finished tied for fourth with a 145 total. This marks Tai’s second FJT event and automatic spot in the Tour Championship being held at Adena Golf and Country Club, December 10-11.

The girls’ division saw another first time winner on the FJT hoist the trophy! Victoria Hwang, of Orlando, has been closing in on capturing her first win with many top five finishes on the FJT. Hwang played consistent golf posting a pair of 73’s for a 146 total and three stroke victory. Mimi Chen, of Longwood, finished in second place with rounds of 74-75—149. Chen, a familiar name at the top of FJT leaderboards, finished one stroke ahead of Madison Hewlett. Oldsmar resident, Hewlett, carded a round one 78 but came from behind in round two with an even par 72 for a 150 total. Izzy Pellot captured fourth place with rounds of 76-75—151. Hwang will join Tai at the Tour Championship to round out the 2016 FJT season.

An exciting event took place after round one on Saturday! The juniors had the opportunity to win a 30 minute lesson with Sean Foley. Each player hit three balls that were measured by TrackMan and the longest drive for the girls and boys were awarded the lesson. Lambert Lan smoked a drive 345 to win time with Sean Foley! Izzy Pellot and Casey Weidenfeld tied at 267 yards with Izzy winning the lesson after hitting her drive 266 in the playoff!

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