Schell and Pellot Close Strong to Win
Izzy Pellot and Brett Schell
Florida Junior Tour (16-18)
- Southwood Golf Club
- Yardages and Rating
- Boys - 6,916 yds. 73.3/132
- Girls - 5,870 yds. 73.6/128
- Round 1 - Saturday - Parlty cloundy skies and breezy, 75 degrees
- Round 2 - Sunday - Fog early with afternoon sun, high of 75 degrees
Boys' 16-18 Division
On a day where birdies were scarce and only four players could break par, it was Ben Williams who would shine. With an opening round of three-under par 69, the Tallahassee native was in position to capture his first ever FJT tilte. However, Williams would have to carry his stellar play over to Sunday's final round as past FJT Champions Brett Schell, Cody Carroll, and John Dubois sat only one back. The bunched leaderboard would make for an exciting finish. Williams played well for much of the final round, turning in two-under par 34, but would struggle coming home in three-over par leaving the door open. Brett Schell would take advantage, firing a flawless final round of 68 to overtake Williams and claim his third FJT title, his second at Southwood GC.
Girls' 16-18 Division
In the Girl's 16-18 Division, it was Lauren Miller who would hold the first round lead at Southwood Golf Club after posting a one-under par 71. The solid opening round put Miller one shot ahead of Megan Schofill and two ahead of Izzy Pellot and Celeste Valinho. Beginning her final round on ten, Miller would expand her lead to two following a birdie at the par 4 eleventh. However, bogeys at twelve and fourteen would offset the hot start. Miller could never regain the momentum, eventually carding a one-over par, 73 good enough for a second place finish. In the group ahead, after going out in even-par 36, Izzy Pellot would begin to roll. Pellot would come home in four under-par, 32 to card a final round 68, good enough for a three-shot win and her first FJT title of the 2018 season.
Scoring & Results