Coultoff, Lee and Russell Victorious in Palatka
PALATKA, Fla. – Shawn Coultoff, SeYeong Lee and Miles Russell all captured Florida Junior Tour wins on Sunday at Palatka Golf Club in the first event of 2019.
Boys 9-10 Division
Russell, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., captured the win in the Boys 9-10 division with a 10-over 150. This was the first FJT win of his career in his first event. Russell led the field following the first round of play, carding a 3-over 73 on Saturday. He put up a 7-over 77 on Sunday, to finish one stroke ahead of runner-up, Luke Parsons.
Boys 11-12 Division
Coultoff, of Winter Garden, Fla., secured his second FJT on Sunday in the 11-12 division. His last win came in October at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. Coultoff entered the second round at the top of leaderboard after a 6-over 76 on Saturday. In the final round, Coultoff fired a 3-over 73 to finish the two-day tournament at 9-over 149. He posted four birdies on the weekend.
Nolan Harper, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Phillip Dunham, of Jacksonville, Fla., were both runner-ups at 11-over 151.
Girls 11-12 Division
Lee, of Lake Mary, Fla., captured her first FJT win, defeating Gianna Clemente, of Estero, Fla., in a playoff for the 11-12 division. Lee, who was competing in her first FJT event, and Clemente both finished the second round at 4-over 144. Lee birdied the first playoff hole to secure the victory.
Following the first round on Saturday, Lee held a one-stroke lead over Clemente, after posting a 1-over 71. She carded two birdies in the first round and a bogey-free front nine. Lee recorded a 3-over 73 in Sunday’s round with three birdies.
Florida Junior Tour (Boys 9-10, 11-12 & Girls 11-12)
- Palatka Golf Club – Palatka, Fla.
- Yardage & Rating
- Boys 9-10: 4,799 yds. 63.0/103
- Boys 11-12: 5,514 yds 67.1/114
- Girls 11-12: 4,799 yds. 66.4/107
- 76 degrees, sunny, light winds