January 13, 2013

Strafaci & Gartrell Win at Deer Island

Perfect conditions lead to good scores in Tavares

Tyler Strafaci of Davie held off a strong field to capture his second FJT victory in his last three starts.  Strafaci started the final round in the last group after shooting a first round 71, leaving him 1 shot behind first round leaders Sully Zagerman and Manuel Girona.  The Davie native fashioned a strong final round 69 including 4 birdies on 1, 12, 16 and 17.  Zagerman of Orlando, playing in the same group as Strafaci, carded an even par 72 in the final round leaving him 3 shots behind Strafaci and alone in 2nd place.

William Wrigley added some fireworks of his own after acing the par 3 6th hole in the final round.  He would finish in a tie for 11th place.

Amanda Gartrell came from 3 shots behind to capture top honors in the Girls' division.  The Lakeland native shot an opening round 74 leaving her 3 shots behind Gabriela Coello of Orlando heading into Sunday's final round.  Starting on the 10th hole, Gartrell came out firing with 6 birdies on the day on holes 11, 16, 18, 4, 5, and 6 to pull away from the rest of the field.  Alyssa Lamoureux of Seminole finished alone in 2nd place shooting 72-77.

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