January 13, 2019

Coultoff, Lee and Russell Victorious in Palatka

Two players collected first-time wins as three were victorious in the first FJT event of the season.

Miles Russell  |  SeYeong Lee  |  Shawn Coultoff

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
  • Weather
    • 76 degrees, sunny, light winds

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