January 21, 2019

Patterson and Ortiguera win at Capital City

Patterson & Ortiguera defeated the wind, cold temperatures, and tough competition to win the first FJT Major of the season.

Caroline Patterson | Justin Ortiguera

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --  Justin Ortiguera and Caroline Patterson each captured their first career FSGA wins on Monday in the first Florida Junior Tour Major of the 2019 season.

Boys 16-18 Division

Ortiguera, of Ponte Vedra Beach, captured a win on Monday, finishing with a three-day total of six over-par 222.  Ortiguera had a first round 73 on Saturday which left him trailing Parker Bell, of Tallahassee, by two. Bell posted the low round of day one with a 71 (-1).  In round two, Ortiguera fired the low round of the day posting another 73, giving him a two-stroke lead heading into the final round.  With a final round 76, which included three birdies on the final nine, Ortiguera held off the field and captured his first FSGA win at the FJT Major.  

Andrew Clark, of Winter Park, made a final round push on Monday with the low score of the tournament, a five under-par 67, a round which included seven birdies to help him finish runner-up, two strokes back. 

Girls 16-18 Division

Caroline Patterson, of Jupiter, secured a wire-to-wire win with three days of consistent golf and a total of 17 over-par 233.  Patterson had a great start to the tournament opening with a 76 in round one, a round which included two birdies. She then followed with a 78 on day two, giving her a three shot lead over Tiara Carter, of Lake City, heading into Monday's final round. Patterson fired a final round 79, securing her a four-stroke win at the FJT Major.  This was Patterson's first FSGA victory!

Taylor Zeng, of Orlando, had the low score of the tournament with a final round 74, helping her finish tied for second with Lacey Tucker, of Jacksonville, who shot a final round 76.  

Florida Junior Tour (Boys 16-18 & Girls 16-18)

  • Capital City CC -- Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Yardage & Rating
    • Boys 16-18: 6,508 yds.  71.2/131
    • Girls 16-18: 5,858 yds.  73.7/129
  • Weather
    • Round 1: 64 degrees, rainy, windy
    • Round 2: 43 degrees, wind gusts up to 30 MPH
    • Round 3: 55 degrees, sunny, calm

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