May 05, 2013

Smith and Odaiyar go low at Via Mizner

Zachary Smith and Kristine Odaiyar capture FJT victories in Boca Raton

Zachary Smith put together two stellar rounds to capture the FJT at Via Mizner Golf & Country Club in Boca Raton. Smith was one of 8 players to shoot under par in their opening round after he fired a 2 under par 68 on the 6,200 yard layout. The Palm Beach Gardens native trailed Kyle Kidd and Evan DeRoche by two strokes and Zachary Bariso by one entering Sunday. Zachary put together a bogey-free 67 in the final round including a birdie on the par 3 17th to lock up the tournament. Ethan Wagner joined Kidd, DeRoche and Bariso in a 4-way tie for 2nd. It is Smith's 2nd FJT victory after winning at Santa Lucia River Club in 2012.

Kristine Odaiyar of Ocala came out strong out of the gates with an opening 67 in the Girls division. Marisa Messana of Plantation kept things interesting in the final round but was never able to catch Odaiyar, who made 3 birdies on her back nine en route to an even par 70 and a two shot victory. Latanna Stone of Valrico finished alone in third. This was Odaiyar's final FJT event before she heads off to the University of Central Florida in the fall. The victory is Odaiyar's 8th of her FJT career.


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