Second Win of Year for Lalmoni & Schroeder
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Shawn Lalmoni and Kaitlyn Schroeder both captured commanding wins on Sunday at the Country Club of Winter Haven. It was the second Florida Junior Tour win of the season for both Lalmoni and Schroeder.
Lalmoni was in second place heading into the final round, after a first-round 4-under 68. He posted six birdies and a bogey-free back nine on Saturday to end the day trailing Siyuan Lyu by two strokes.
The Orlando native carded a 3-under 69 in Sunday's final round, with three birdies and an eagle. He played the back nine bogey-free and secured the win with an eagle on the par-5 18th hole.
Lalmoni finished the tournament at 7-under 137 with a four-stroke lead over the rest of the field. This is his first FJT win since February at East Lake Woodlands Country Club. Lyu took home second place, while Juan Echeverri finished in third place.
Schroeder went wire-to-wire to win her first FJT win since February at Stone Creek Golf Club. She held a one-stroke lead over the field, following a first-round 2-under 70.
The Jacksonville native, who started on the back nine, had a rough start to the day with a double bogey on the 10th hole. Schroeder bounced back, finishing her first nine at even-par with three birdies. She carded five birdies on the front to finish the day with a 4-under 68, the low round of the championship.
Schroeder posted the only under-par score in the girls division at 6-under 138 to finish with a seven stroke lead over the rest of the field. Caiyi Zhang finished in second place, while Brianna Castaldi
secured third place.
Boys 13-15 6593 yds., 71.8/136
1 Shawn Lalmoni -7 (137)
2 Siyuan Lyu -3 (141)
3 Juan Echeverri -2 (142)
4 Stephen Hickham E (144)
T5 Andres Atrio Jr +1 (145)
T5 Diego Passos +1 (145)
T5 Reggie Zhu +1 (145)
Girls 13-15 5713 yds., 71.1/125
1 Kaitlyn Schroeder -6 (138)
2 Caiyi Zhang +1 (145)
3 Brianna Castaldi +4 (148)
4 Olivia Lu +5 (1)49
5 Mi Li +8 (152)
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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.