Herrera & Whitley Wire-to-Wire Wins
Estero, Fla. – Leopoldo Herrera and Aaron Whitley win for the first time on the FJT in 2019 at Old Corkscrew GC in Estero, April 27-28.
Leopoldo Herrera, of Doral, wins the first FJT event he entered this year at even par 144. Herrera took the early lead after carding three birdies on the back nine for a one under-par 71. Four birdies in round two, en route to a 73 finish, secured the win for Herrera by six strokes. Drew Angelo, of Bradenton, shot ten strokes better in round two to tie for second place. Angelo carded a round one 80 followed by a two under-par 70 to finish at 150 (+6). Chad Tracy posted rounds of 77-73 and Jake Nash exemplified consistency with two rounds of 75 to tie Angelo for second place.
Last year’s Girls’ Junior 13-15 Champion, Aaron Whitley, prevailed to win for the first time in 2019 on the FJT. Whitley, of Sarasota, led by one stroke after a first round 78 and was followed by Wyndom Burnett and Dina Rami in second place with a 79. Whitley scored one stroke lower, due to three birdies, in round two to remain in first place at 155 (+11). Three strokes behind finished Skylee Shin, of Doral, and Wyndom Burnett, of Citrus Springs, tied for second place at 158 (+14).
Boys 16-18 (6,772 yds, 73.9/148)
Leopoldo Herrera E (144)
Drew Angelo +6 (150)
Chad Tracy +6 (150)
Jake Nash +6 (150)
Austin Cherichella +7 (151)
Cameron Owens +7 (151)
Girls 16-18 (5,682 yds, 74.2/132)
Aaron Whitley +11 (155)
Skylee Shin +14 (158)
Wyndom Burnett +14 (158)
Andie Smith +17 (161)
Mandi Granato +17 (161)
Melanie Bailes +18 (162)
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The FJT schedule will continue at Bear Lakes Country Club, in West Palm Beach, for the Boys 13-15 division and all Girls division at Black Diamond Ranch, in Lecanto, for the Boys 16-18 division, May 11-12.