Gabrelcik and Wu Victorious at Everglades
Florida Junior Tour (Boys & Girls 16-18)
- Golf Club of the Everglades – Naples
- Yardage & Rating
- Boys 16-18 – 6,919 yds., 72.9/133
- Girls 16-18 – 5,979 yds., 73.8/130
- Round 1 & 2 – 92 degrees, breezy, sunshine
Girls 16-18 Division
Jinyu Wu, of Bradenton, captured her first win on the FJT in wire-to-wire style! One stroke separated Wu and Georgia Ruffolo, of Tampa, after round one scores of 72 and 73 respectively. Wu played an impressive round two, carding six birdies and two bogies for a 68 finish and four under-par (140) victory! Ruffolo played consistent in round two for a 147 second place finish, seven strokes behind. Three players, Claire Jeon, Hina Matsui, and Madison Hewlett, took third place at six over-par, 150.
Boys 16-18 Division
The Golf Club of the Everglades was in excellent condition resulting in many red numbers from the juniors. Yuya Eguchi, of Windermere, and Thomas Christensen, of Coral Springs, led after round one scores of 70 (-2). A two stroke deficit did not stop Nicholas Gabrelcik, of Trinity, from playing strong in round two. Six birdies, including a birdie on his final hole, sealed the win for Gabrelcik at four under-par 140. A two under-par second round allowed Dominic Carrera, of Lighthouse Point, to claim second place at 144. James Tureskis and Reece Kyle finished tied for third five strokes back, at 145 (+1). Gabrelcik has now recorded back-to-back FJT wins after winning at Old Corkscrew Golf Club in August!