May 12, 2013

Strafaci and Yin Battle Back at Quail Ridge

Tyler Strafaci and Yuanru Yin post low final rounds to claim victories in Vero

Tyler Strafaci of Davie battled through multiple weather delays and a four-shot deficit heading into Sunday's final round.  Like most of the field, Tyler had to finish his first round on Sunday morning due to Saturday's inclement weather.  David Gao held a solid lead after the first round with a four under par 69.  Tyler came back with a 67 in the final round with an even par 36 on the front, but then caught fire on the back nine making birdies on holes 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16.  Strafaci's rounds of 73-67--140 was good enough to win his third FJT event of 2013 by one shot.  Jacob Huizinga and Charlie Kennerly tied for second with a two day total of 141. 

Yuanru Yin of China claimed her second straight FJT tournament win at Quail Ridge.  Like Tyler, Yuanru battled through the delays and a deficit heading into her final round.  Kendall Griffin led by two with an opening round of 70.  Yuanru fired back in her final round with an opening first nine of 32 (started on hole 10), with birdies on 10, 12, 16, and 18.  She added birdies on the final par 3's, holes 3 and 6, to seal the deal.  Yuanru's rounds of 72-66--138 gave her a four stroke victory.  Griffin finished second with a two day total of 142.

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