Coultoff, Huebner & Bryant Prevail
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Shawn Coultoff, Jessy Huebner and Kayla Bryant overcome deficits to win at Santa Lucia River Club on Sunday.
Florida Junior Tour (Boys 9-12, Girls 11-12)
- Santa Lucia River Club – Port St. Lucie, Fla.
- Yardage & Rating
- Boys (9-10): 4,856 yds. 64.6/212
- Boys (11-12): 5,510 yds. 67.4/134
- Girls (11-12): 4,856 yds. 69.7/127
- Sunny – 85 degrees
Shawn Coultoff, of Winter Garden, wins with a come back second round of 71 for a 147 (+3) finish. Coultoff earned revenge on the front nine in round two by starting birdie-birdie and finishing with two more birdies to turn at 34 (-2). One bogey on the final nine holes allowed Shawn to score five strokes better in round two and win by three strokes for his second victory in 2019. Asher Joseph, of Melbourne, Matthew Golovanov, of Boca Raton, and Pavel Tsar, of North Palm Beach, tied for second place at 150 (+6).
A fifth FJT win was claimed by Jessy Huebner, of Port St. Lucie, by posting an under-par second round for a 146 (+2) finish. Jessy started strong in round two, overcoming a round one 75, by birding the first hole and finishing with two more birdies for a 71. This marks Huebner’s first win of the year by four strokes. Graden Lomax, of Lutz, took the early lead with a 74 in round one. Lomax finished with a round two 76, 150 total, and second place finish. A comeback round of 74 on the second day secured a third place finish for Jaden Peterson, of Port St. Lucie. Peterson carded rounds of 82-74—156 in his first FJT event!
A sudden death playoff determined Kayla Bryant, of Boca Raton, the Champion. A three-way tie at the top at 147 (+3) resulted after the final round. Bryant posted consistent rounds of 73-74 to tie Arenui Faana (72-75) and Ryleigh Knaub (76-71) for first place. Heading to the first playoff hole, the three girls battled through incoming rain showers to advance to a second playoff hole where a winner would be crowned. Kayla concluded the playoff on the second hole with a par to earn her second FJT win, first of 2019! Maggie Potash, of Eustis, finished in fourth place with rounds of 77-79—156.