Martinez Leads 16-18; Two Tied in 13-15
The field has been cut to 50 players in the 16-18 age division and 23 players in the 13-15 age division. Alberto Martinez leads the way in the 16-18 age division with impressive rounds of 69-67 to hold a two shot lead over Brett Schell. Brendan Valdes and Chase Gullikson are tied for the lead at 4-under par in the 13-15 age division. Parker Bell rounds out the final pairing as he sits one shot back.
We should be in for an exciting final round as we crown our 2018 Boys' Junior Champions!
Live Scoring for the final round will be available on holes 4, 9, 14, & 18. We will also have live hole-by-hole scoring with the lead groups.
The 64th Boys' Junior Championship is slated for July 6-8, 2018 at Laurel Oak Country Club. The field highlights 42 exempt players and 126 players who qualified over six different sites. 111 Boys 16-18 & 57 Boys 13-15 will compete to be crowned the 2018 Champion. Juniors will play 18 holes on the East & West course here at Laurel Oak. After the completion of thirty six holes the field will be cut to the low 50 & ties in the 16-18 age division and the low 20 & ties in the 13-15 age division. The final round will be played on the East Course.
The field holds two past champions, Alberto Martinez (2015 Champion, Boys 13-15) and Tyler Wilkes (2017 Champion, Boys 13-15). Wilkes is looking to become only the fourth junior to win the 13-15 age division and chase it with a win in the 16-18 age division in the following year (Gary Koch, Major Manning, Fred Biondi).
In addition to the past champions, 31 players in the field have committed to play college golf. Florida State and North Florida lead the way with four commitments each.
Laurel Oak Country Club - Sarasota has 36-holes of exciting golf. The East Course was designed by Gary Player and the West was mapped out by Rees Jones. The best junior golfers in the state of Florida are sure to be put to the test this weekend.