Four Teams Crowned Champions
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The teams of North Florida Junior Tour (Boys 16-18/Boys 13-15 & Girls 13-15) and Plantation Preserve Golf Academy (Girls 16-18) dominated tough competition to claim victories at the Junior Team Championship.
PGA National Resort & Spa hosted more than 40 teams for two days of great golf and comradery at the Junior Team Championship. The Boys’ and Girls’ 16-18 divisions conquered the Champions Course while the Boys’ and Girls’ 13-15 divisions dominated the Squire Course.
Boys 16-18 Teams
It was a tight race at the top of the leaderboard after round one with the Eagle Junior Golfers Club in the lead by one stroke at even par. Logan Jerrells carded a 66 (-6), his lowest score and the tournament low score, to help secure the early lead for the Eagle Junior Golfers Club. The North Florida Junior Tour followed close behind in second place at one over-par. Round two saw North Florida Junior Tour move into first place after great scores from Adam Vermut, Connor Holcroft, and Moses Compaan. The team finished two over-par in round two to finish as champions at three over-par 291. Cameron Owens, Christoperh Lee, and Fernando Castillo played for Wellington National Junior Golf. The team finished in second place after an impressive even par second round for a six-over 294 finish. The Eagle Junior Golfers Club fell to fifth place and the Junior Golf Association of Broward Country finished in third place. On the individual level, Adam Vermut won first at one under-par while Logan Jerrells finished one stroke behind in second place.
Girls 16-18 Teams
The Plantation Preserve Golf Academy never let first place out of sight with consistent rounds of six and seven over-par. Madyson Gold, Natalia Jimenez, and Laura Lou played strong to secure first place by eight strokes at 301. Gold posted two rounds of 73 to help the team prevail over Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour in second place. Madison Tenore, Paola Rosario-Sauri, and Taylor Moody put forth a great team effort to finish at 309. The Junior Golf Association of Broward County secured third place at 27 over-par 315. Madyson Gold stole first place individually due to her consistency and 146 (+2) finish. Zoey Iglesias, of Indian River Golf Foundation Player’s Club, and Maidson Tenore tied for second place, seven strokes back, at 153 (+9).
Boys 13-15 Teams
Round one finished with a tie for first place between Don Law Golf Academy and Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation at nine over-par. Overcoming a one stroke deficit, North Florida Junior Tour captured first place after an impressive second round of seven over-par for a 305 (+17) total. Chase Carroll, Brody Stevenson and Jackson Klauk earned the win by one stroke over Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation in second place. The second place team was represented by Brett White, Carson Baez, and Sean Richards. Five strokes back in third place finished Indian River Golf Foundation at 310 (+22). James Hassell, from Indian River Golf Foundation, took individual honors with an impressive one under-par round two for a 148 (+4) finish. Sertoma Junior Tour’s player, Lane Revell, finished in second place individually with rounds of 76-74—150. Brody Stevenson and Sean Richards tied for third at 152 (+8).
Girls 13-15 Teams
A wire-to-wire victory was won by the North Florida Junior Tour as the team took the early lead by four strokes after a six over-par round one. Alexandra Gazolli, Anika Richards, and Tyler Ann Whiting made up the winning team who posted a final round 18 over-par. North Florida Junior Tour’s 312 total tied Junior Golf Association of Broward County, including players Amelie Alcantara, Kelly Shanahan, and Morgan Herring, for first place. The two teams headed to the first hole for a sudden-death playoff. All six players teed off and a birdie from Alexandra Gazolli helped secured the win for North Florida Junior Tour. Team B from the Junior Golf Association of Broward County finished in third place at 324 (+36) total. Individually, Amelie Alcantara finished in first with a nine over-par 153, three strokes over Anika Richards and Alexandra Gazolli in second place.