Coelho & Camargo Masterful Wins
Ocala, Fla. – Kiko Francisco Coelho and Juliana Camargo win on the Florida Junior Tour with masterful performances on Masters weekend at the Country Club of Ocala.
Kiko Francisco Coelho was the wire-to-wire champion in his second FJT event at one under-par, 143. Francisco Coelho, of Lisboa, Portugal, played strong in round one with five birdies to post the tournament low round of 69 (-3). En route to a 74 in round two, Francisco Coelho posted two birdies to win his first FJT event by one stroke. Davis Lee, of Ponte Vedra Beach, finished at even par 144 with rounds of 73-71. In round two Lee scored an exciting eagle on the par four sixth hole and followed up with a birdie and all pars on his final nine holes. Two strokes from the lead, in third place, finished Austin Cherichella, of Orlando, with rounds of 74-71—145 (+1).
In the girls’ division, Juliana Camargo prevailed through the 25 mph wind gusts to win for the fourth time on the FJT. In round one, Camargo posted four birdies for a 71 and finished round two with one birdie for a 76. A wire-to-wire one stroke victory was won by Camargo, of Winter Garden, with a final score of 147 (+3). Lisa Marie Rudometkin, of Wesley Chapel, claimed second place for the second time this year after a second place finish at LPGA International GC in March. Rudometkin had an eagle on the par five tenth hole in round one to score a 76. In round two Rudometkin carded six birdies for an even par 72 and a 148 (+4) final. A second round, one under-par 71 for Skylee Shin, of Doral, seized her third place finish at 149 (+5).
Boys 16-18 (6,890 yds, 74.0/140)
1 Kiko Francisco Coelho -1 (143)
2 Davis Lee E (144)
3 Austin Cherichella +1 (145)
T4 Jason Duff +3 (147)
T4 Parker Bell +3 (147)
T4 Robbie Higgins +3 (147)
Girls 16-18 (6,012 yds, 75.8/142)
1 Juliana Camargo +3 (147)
2 Lisa Marie Rudometkin +4 (148)
3 Skylee Shin +5 (149)
4 Claire Jeon +6 (150)
5 Helena Noel +9 (153)
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The FJT schedule will continue at Old Corkscrew GC, in Estero, for the 16-18 division and Heritage Oaks G&CC for the 13-15 division on April 27-28.
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