June 10, 2018

Inaugural Futures Champ Crowns Winners

OSPREY – The inaugural Futures Championship, hosted by The Oaks Club, Heron Course, continued growth of this great game to future generations. Four junior champions were crowned after two great days of golf!

Futures Championship

  • The Oak Club, Heron Course – Osprey
  • Yardages and Ratings
    • Boys 11-12: 5,559 yds. 66.7/116
    • Boys 9-10: 5,066 yds. 64.4/112
    • Girls 11-12: 5,066 yds. 68.9/124
    • Girls 9-10: 4,185 yds. 64.1/113

Boys' 11-12

Two rounds under-par gave Aaron Leach, of Windermere, his win by two strokes over Gavin Fleming, of Jacksonville. Fleming took the lead after round one with the tournament low of 67, while Leach sat three strokes behind in second place.  In round two, Leach carded seven birdies, including sinking a 40-foot birdie putt on hole 18, to jump to a first place victory at 139. Leach carded two rounds in red numbers, 70-69—139 (-5). Fleming took second place after a round two 74 and 141 (-3) total. Aaron DeWitt and Asher Joseph tied for third place after identical rounds of 73-70—143.

Boys’ 9-10

Tristan Wieland, of Jupiter, took the early lead in his  first FSGA tournament with a one under-par 71. Following close behind lurked Phillip Dunham, of Jacksonville, who posted a round one 72. Dunham began round two on fire, birdying four holes on his first nine. Finishing with two birdies and two bogies on his final nine holes, Dunham stole the lead at 140 (-4). Despite a birdie on the last hole, Wieland fell to second place with a final round 72 for a 143 (-1) total.Dunham earned his victory by three strokes. Rounding out the top three was Jessy Huebner with rounds of 75-71—146.

Girls' 11-12

Steady play from Mi Li, of Orlando, earned her a Championship win by six strokes. Li took the lead after round one by five strokes with a 74 and followed up with a round two 75 to win at 149 (+5).  Gloria Nip carded rounds of 79-76—155 to claim second place followed by Alyssa Mixon, 76-81—157, in third place.

Girls' 9-10

A sudden-death playoff determined the winner between Kayla Bryant and Sophia Stiwich. Bryant, of Boca Raton, posted impressive rounds of 72-71 to tie Sophia Stiwich, of North Port, who carded rounds of 73-70, 143. Bryant birdied her 17th hole and pared her 18th hole to force the playoff where she continued her solid play. The playoff went to hole number nine where Bryant made a two-putt par to take the win. Sophia. Stiwich felt to second place with Sammy Chao capturing third place with rounds of 71-75—146 (+2).

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