June 01, 2021

Forty-One Juniors Named to Team Florida

   

TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida State Golf Association, in conjunction with the FSGA Foundation, is proud to announce the 41 junior golfers named to the inaugural Team Florida. These 41 players were chosen based on performance in FSGA and USGA championships, along with sportsmanship, etiquette, integrity and passion. 

Team Florida is a new awards program that identifies the top junior golfers from around the state. These players have not only demonstrated exceptional playing ability in local, state and national competitions, but also display sportsmanship and etiquette.

The FSGA and its Foundation recognizes the significant costs incurred by the families of junior golfers in perusing a competitive schedule. Families incur expenses for entry fees, transportation, lodging, meals and equipment that easily total into the thousands of dollars each year.

Team Florida members will receive financial assistance to help offset the costs associated with competing in junior golf. Members will receive $1,000-$2,000 per year, along with additional financial assistance for players who qualify for USGA championships.

In the first year of this program, the FSGA will provide approximately $60,000 of support to junior golfers.

Forty-one (41) players, from 13 to 18 years of age will be selected each year. Players will come from each of four FSGA age divisions but not necessarily in equal numbers, since some players transition from the younger division to the older division during the year. Members will be chosen based on performance in FSGA and USGA championships, along with sportsmanship, etiquette, integrity and passion. While selections to the team are made annually, juniors may be chosen in subsequent years.

The FSGA Foundation works to protect, preserve, and grow the great game of golf. The Foundation is focused on the development and advancement of our junior golfers, awarding college scholarships to golfers around the state and providing tournament assistance to junior golfers across Florida.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Meet The Team

Kavya Ajjarapu | Tampa | 2023
• Earned four top-10 FJT finishes this season, including a tied for second finish at Lake Jovita
• Tied for second at the AJGA Thunderbird Junior All-Star in the 2020 season
• Finished tied for 11th at the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2019

Jaxon Brown | Lakewood Ranch | 2025
- Finished third at the FJT at Indian Spring GC in April
- Tied for fourth at the FJT at Royal Palm GC in May
• Earned nine top-10 FJT finishes

Kayla Bryant | Boca Raton | 2026
• Captured back-to-back wins this season at ChampionsGate and Indian Spring, adding two more top-four finishes this season
• Picked up two 9-12 FJT wins in 2020
• Took a runner-up finish at the Futures Championship in 2020

Juliana Camargo | Winter Garden | 2021
• Earned a second place finish in the FJT Major at Indian Spring, along with a third-place finish in another FJT Major at Stone Creek in 2020
• Placed fourth in the Women’s Four-Ball Championship in 2019
• Currently has four-career wins on the Florida Junior Tour
• University of South Florida Signee

Xirong Cheng l Bradenton l 2021
• Captured the FJT win at Cypress Creek GC in 2020, closing out the event with a 5-under 67 to win by one
• Earned two top-five FJT finishes during the 2020 season, finishing third at the FJT Tour Championship at Innisbrook Resort and fourth at the Esplanade G & CC
• Captured three top-10 AJGA finishes during the 2020 season
• James Madison University Signee

Luke Clanton l Miami Lakes l 2022
• Earned six FJT wins throughout his career
• Currently ranked 9th in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
• Qualified for the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club

Lauren Clark | Orlando | 2021
• Advanced to the round of 32 in this year’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship
• Placed in the top-10 at the 91st Women’s Amateur Championship in 2020
• Has six career wins on the Florida Junior Tour, with her most recent coming this year at the Duran GC
• Louisiana State University Signee

Kiko Francisco Coelho l Lake Mary l 2021
• Named the 2020 FSGA Boys’ Junior Player of the Year
• Secured two FJT wins in 2020 on his way to being named the 2020 FJT Boys 16-18 Points Champion
• Won the 66th Boys’ Junior Championship with an impressive 13-under total at Streamsong Resort
• Captured the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Chambers Bay with partner, Leo Herrera
• Arizona State University Signee

Shawn Coultoff | Winter Garden | 2025
• Picked up the FJT win at Capital City CC in February with a final round 67, tying the largest final round comeback record of 6 strokes. Has had top seven finishes in nine of his ten FJT starts this season, as part of a streak of 17-straight top-10s in FJT events starting in 2020
• Finished inside the top-10 at the 2020 Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship
• Earned four top-five finishes in 2020 to finish second on the Boys 13-15 Points List
• Had three victories while competing in the FJT 9-12 Division

Ellen Dong | Longwood | 2021
• 2020 Florida Junior Tour Points Champion and the 2020 Girls’ Junior Champion
• Has finished in the top-10 in all her Florida Junior Tour appearances in 2021, with her best performance being a second-place finish at the FJT Stone Creek Open
• Has two-career victories on the Florida Junior Tour
• Emory University Signee

Phillip Dunham | Ponte Vedra Beach | 2026
• Picked up five top-10 FJT finishes in 2021
• Took third place at the FJT Tour Championship in 2020
• Earned four victories while competing in the FJT 9-12 Division
• Six-time U.S. Kids Golf World Champion
• Selected to represent Team USA in the 2021 Evian Junior Cup

Jordan Fischer | North Fort Myers | 2023
• Advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball championship with partner, Chloe Kovelesky
• Secured a third -place finish at the FJT Tour Championship in 2020
• Captured two FJT wins and five top-five finishes in 2020 on her way to being named the 2020 FJT Girls 13-15 Points Champion
• Earned a runner-up finish at the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2020

Matvey Golovanov | Boca Raton | 2025
• Took home the FJT win at Heritage Oaks G & CC in May
• Secured six top-10 FJT finishes in 2021 

Dean Greyserman l Boca Raton l 2022
• Captured the 103rd Amateur Championship title at Black Diamond Ranch, becoming the first junior to win the event since 2014
• His final-round 62 at the Amateur set the course record at Black Diamond
• Took home the 13-15 title at the 2019 Boy’s Junior Amateur Championship at Streamsong Resort

Lev Grinberg | Reunion | 2026
• Advanced to 2021 U.S. Open Final Qualifying at the age of 13
• Was the youngest player in the field at the 2020 U.S. Amateur Championship, making the cut and finishing the championship in a tie for 28th
• Captured an FJT win at the Indian Spring GC in April

Madison Hewlett | Oldsmar | 2021
• Won the 2020 FSGA Women’s Four-Ball Championship
• Placed in the top-five at the 91st Women’s Amateur Championship, along with a fourth place finish at the 61st Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship
• Earned three Florida Junior Tour wins throughout her career
• Florida State University Signee

Katelyn Huber | Gainesville | 2025
• Took home the win at the FJT Major at the University of Florida in January and has added two other top-three FJT finishes this season
• Was a three-time FJT winner in 2020, including the FJT Tour Championship
• Finished inside the top-five at the 61st Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2020
• Won the Girls 11-12 Division at the Futures Championship in 2019

Maxmilian Jelinek | Port Saint Lucie | 2023
• Took a share of second place at the FJT at PGA National in January
• Advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2019 Junior Amateur Match Play
• Picked up top-10 FJT finishes in four of his five starts in 2019

Campbell Kennedy l Saint Augustine l 2022
• Earned his first FJT win, carding 68 both rounds at The Country Club of Winter Haven in May. Added two more FJT top-10 finishes in 2021 at Stone Creek GC and Mission Inn
• Secured five top-5 finishes and three top-10 finishes during the 2020 FJT season, including runner-up finishes at The Conservatory at Hammock Beach and Eagle Creek G&CC

Frank Kennedy | Jupiter | 2024
• Has three-career FJT top-10 finishes
• Finished tied for fourth at the FJT Major at University of Florida in 2020
• Took solo second at the FJT at Heritage Oaks in 2019

Ryleigh Knaub | Winter Springs | 2025
• Took home the FJT win at Palm Aire in March
• Took sixth place at the 61st Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2020
• Picked up two FJT wins in 2020, along with four other top-six finishes

Chloe Kovelesky | Boca Raton | 2025
• Youngest golfer to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open after shooting two rounds of 70
• Advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball championship with partner, Jordan Fischer
• Tied for 17th at the 91st Women’s Amateur Championship

Sabree Lefebvre | Riverview | 2023
• Picked up her third FJT win at Lake Jovita in February, along with finishing inside the top-10 in each of her seven FJT starts this season
• Captured back-to-back FJT victories in 2020 at Cypress Lake GC & Rocky Bayou CC, adding seven other top-10 FJT finishes in 2020
• Finished tied for seventh at the 2020 Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship

Mi Li | Orlando | 2025
• Captured an FJT win this season at PGA National and finished inside the top-10 in the rest of her events
• Took home four FJT victories in the 2019 season
• Won the 2019 FJT Tour Championship (Girls 13-15) and finished tied for third in the 2019 Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship

Alex Long | Lakewood Ranch | 2024
• Took a share of second place at the FJT at Lake Jovita in February, adding two other top-5 finishes
• Secured his first FJT victory at IMG Academy in 2020

Beni Long | Lakewood Ranch | 2023
• Started the year with a runner-up finish at the FJT Major at the University of Florida in January
• Captured the win in the 13-15 Division at the FJT Tour Championship in 2020
• Survived a playoff to win his first FJT event in 2020 at Cypress Lake GC

Patrick McCann l Tallahassee l 2021
• Took home a win at the 2021 FJT Major at Seminole Legacy GC
• Earned two top-10 finishes in the 2020 season at the Boy’s Junior Amateur Championship and FJT Major at Capital City
• Florida State University Signee

Andrew McLauchlan l Neptune Beach l 2022
• Captured two FJT wins during the 2020 season at Stone Creek GC and Esplanade G&CC
• Finished runner-up at the 2019 Junior Amateur Match Play Championship
• Earned a runner-up finish at the AJGA Rome Junior Classic in May, shooting an impressive 11-under

Izzy Pellot | Altamonte Springs | 2022
• Secured a victory at the Florida Junior Tour Esplanade Open and placed in the top-10 at the Tour Championship in 2020
• Earned a top-20 finish in the 91st Women’s Amateur Championship
• Has four career victories on the Florida Junior Tour

Nicholas Prieto | Miami | 2023
• Picked up his fourth FJT win in April at the Country Club of Ocala
• Forced a playoff at the 2020 FJT Tour Championship, earning a runner-up finish
• Captured three FJT wins in 2020 on his way to being named the 2020 FJT Boys 13-15 Points Champion
• Finished tied for fifth at the 66th Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2020

Jackie Putrino | Lakewood Ranch | 2022
• Advanced to the round of 16 in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship in 2019
• Finished in sixth place in the 91st Women’s Amateur Championship in 2020
• Earned a fourth place finish in this year’s exempt only Florida Junior Tour event at Lake Jovita

Kaitlyn Schroeder | Jacksonville | 2023
• Became just the 11th player to win back-to-back Girls’ Junior titles, after capturing the win in 2019 and 2020
• Qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship in 2018 & 2020
• Finished in the top-five in every FJT she has competed in the 2019 season, including two wins at Stone Creek GC and CC of Winter Haven

Andie Smith | Hobe Sound | 2022
• Earned a fifth place finish in the 61st Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship
• Finished in the top-20 at the 91st Women’s Amateur Championship in 2020
• Placed in the top-5 at all five of the Florida Junior Tour events she competed in 2019 with her best performance being a runner-up finish at Banyan Golf Club of Palm Beach

Jack Turner l Orlando l 2023
• Captured the 13-15 win at the 66th Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2020, winning by 11 shots, the largest margin of victory in the 13-15 Division in FSGA history
• Survived a two-hole playoff to raise the trophy at the 2020 FJT Tour Championship

Karoline Tuttle | Lake Mary | 2022
• Qualified for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open
• Earned 2020 FSGA Girls’ Junior Player of the Year honors
• Picked up two FJT wins in 2020 at Eagle Creek GC and Stone Creek GC
• Finished the FJT 2020 season with five top-five finishes, along with the second-lowest round (66) in FJT history

Brendan Valdes l Orlando l 2021
• Captured the 2020 FSGA Four-Ball Championship with partner, Frankie Harris
• Took home a share of second place at the 66th Boys’ Junior Championship, carding a 5-under 68 in the final round at Streamsong Resort
• Won a total of five Florida Junior Tour Events, including the 2018 Tour Championship.
• Holds the Florida Junior Tour All-Time Scoring record in the boys 13-15 age division with an 18-hole score of 61 (-11) and a 36-hole score of 130 (-14)
• Auburn University Signee

Xinyi (Iris) Wang | Lake Mary | 2022
• Captured the win at the FJT Stone Creek Open in February
• Finished inside the top five at the 2020 Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship
• Added a top-10 finish at the FJT Tour Championship in 2020

Casey Weidenfeld | Pembroke Pines | 2021
• Runner-up at the 2019 & 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship
• Earned a top-20 finish at the 2020 Florida Women’s Open along with a runner-up finish at the 61st Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship
• Placed in the top-25 at the 2019 Florida Women’s Open and a second place finish at the Mixed Shoot-Out in 2019
• Auburn University Signee

Aaron Whitley | Osprey | 2021
• Earned three victories at Florida Junior Tour events in 2020
• Finished in the top-15 at the Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship and placed in the top-10 at the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship in 2019
• Has earned six career victories on the Florida Junior Tour
• University of North Florida Signee

Boyi (Barry) Zhang | Lake Mary | 2024
• Picked up his second FJT win at Lake Jovita in February
• Finished runner-up at the 2020 FJT Tour Championship
• Took home the win at his first FJT event at Rocky Bayou CC in 2020

Elan Zhang | Orlando | 2024
• Captured an FJT win at the CC of Winter Haven in May, along with adding six other top-10 FJT finishes this season
• Finished tied for seventh at the 2020 Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship
• Claimed her first FJT victory in 2020 at Ocala GC



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