Stewart and Nip Take Home First at Southwood
TALLAHASSE, Fla. – Gloria Nip and Joshua Stewart captured Florida Junior Tour wins at Southwood Golf Club. This was the first Florida Junior Tour win for Stewart and the first win of the year for Nip.
Boys 13-15 Division
Stewart overcame a playoff to take home the victory in the Boys' Division. He and Campbell Kennedy finished the final round at even-par 144. Stewart birdied the first playoff hole to capture the first FJT win of his career.
The Winter Springs, Fla. native began the final round in second round, after shooting a 1-under 71 on Saturday. He posted a bogey-free front nine in the first round.
Stewart started the day with another bogey-free front nine on Sunday, posting two birdies. He finished with a final-round 1-over 73. Prior to this win, Stewart’s best FJT finish came at Mission Inn Resort, where he finished solo second.
Kennedy finished in second place, while Justin Burroughs secured third place at 1-over 145.
Girls 13-15 Division
Nip won the Girls’ Division with a 2-under 142. Heading into the final round, she was in a tie for first, following a first-round even-par 72. Starting on the 10th hole, Nip got off to a rocky start with a double bogey on her first hole. The Port St. Luice, Fla. native finished her first nine at 3-over. She fired a bogey-free back nine, with five birdies. Her birdie on the par-4 ninth hole secured the win for her.
Nip posted a final-round 2-under 70, the low round of the tournament. This was Nip’s first FJT win since October when she was victorious at Fairwinds Golf Club, and her sixth overall FJT win.
Gianna Clemente took home solo second place with a 1-under 142, while Angelica Holman finished third place at 1-over 145.
Florida Junior Tour (Boys & Girls 13-15)
- Southwood Golf Club - Tallahassee, Fla.
- Yardage & Rating
- Boys 13-15: 6,669 yds. 72.2/125
- Girls 13-15: 5,603 yds. 71.9/121
- Breezy, 80 °F
- Breezy, 80 °F