FJT Scoring Records Set at Belleair CC
Jeffrey Cunningham and Morgan Baxendale captured their respective titles in dominating fashion at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) event at Belleair Country Club, in Belleair, January 4-5.
In the Boys’ 13-15 division, Jeffrey Cunningham, of West Palm Beach, went wire-to-wire for his first career FJT victory. Cunningham opened up the event with a solid round of five-under par 66 on the par 71 West course, to take a two stroke lead into the final round. Cunningham picked up right where he left off after the first round, firing an impressive round of six-under par 66, which included seven birdies, en route to his eight stroke victory. Anthony Martinez, Jr., of Weston, finished alone in second place after his rounds of 68-71 for a tournament total of three-under par 139. Garrett Barber, of West Palm Beach, and Anthony Wells, of Plantation, finished tied for third place with a tournament total of two-under par 140.
In the Girls’ 13-15 division, Morgan Baxendale, of Windermere, ran away from the field to capture her first career FJT title. Baxendale posted a first round of two-over par 73 to only hold a one stroke lead heading into the final round of play. Baxendale dominated on Sunday, firing a round of three-under par 68 to win her first title by an impressive 10 shots. Lauren Waidner, of Fleming Island, finished alone in second place after posting a tournament total of 151. Lauren Heinlein, of Ocala, finished in third place with a tournament total of 154.