August 11, 2013

Junior Team Champions Crowned

Four Junior Programs Take Home State Titles at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach

Fifty-eight junior teams representing their junior programs competed this weekend in the 2013 Florida State Junior Team Championship at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach. 

In the Boy's 16-18 division, the Emerald Coast Junior Golf Association claimed their title by one stroke with a team total of 143-150--293. After the first round the Emerald Coast JGA were tied with Palm Beach County JGA, but came out on top beating the Eagle JGA A-team by one stroke. Christian Bosso fired a 72-78--150 six-over par, while Jason Rogers posted a 71-72--143 one-under par to help claim their team's victory. Davis Bowyer shot a two round total of 75-79--154.

Capturing the Girl's 16-18 division, the Junior Golf Association of Broward County secured their win by one stroke with a tournament total of 312. Each of the three players contributed to the team's win, Claire Fitzgerald fired a 36-hole total of 85-79--164, Marisa Messana shot a consistent 74-77-151, and Taylor Moody posted a 82-85--167.

In the Boy's 13-15 division, Emerald Coast JGT defeated the JGA of Broward County in a playoff on the par 5 18th hole to capture the title. All three players from each team played the hole, counting the two lowest scores. The "B" and "C" players from each team tied with two pars and two bogies. The "A" players then followed behind them. Brock Ochsenreiter of Emerald Coast JGT pulled his drive left but got a lucky bounce back into the fairway. Ochsenreiter then laid up, hit his third shot to 15 feet and drained his birdie putt to claim the title with a team total of 146-151--297. Brock Ochsenreiter, Kevin Choe and Tyler Cohen represented the winning team.

In the Girl's 13-15 division Kendall Griffin, Megan Crews and Morgan Baxendale of Sertoma JGT captured their title with a team total of 147-148--295. Kendall Griffin fired an impressive and tournament low of six-under par 67-71--138. The Sertoma JGT won by eight strokes over Tour.

Teams of three, representing their junior programs, competed in 36-holes of stroke play with the total of the low two of the three gross scores counting for each round. This event is open to junior programs that provide organized tournaments, instruction or clinics which are open to all junior golfers in the community. There are four divisions; boys 16-18, boys13-15, girls 16-18 and girls 13-15. Competitors played on Sandridge Golf Club’s Dunes and Lakes Courses.

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