August 12, 2007

Junior Teams Take Titles

More than 50 junior teams representing their junior programs competed over the weekend in the 2007 Junior Team Championship.

On the Palm Course, The First Tee of Miami came back from five strokes down to win the boys 13-15 age division by six. Marcelo Huarte and Stefano Diaz each fired a 69 to contribute to the team’s second round total of 138. Along with teammate Jaime Rodriquez, The First Tee of Miami finished with a strong tournament total of 289 for the division title. Playing the Magnolia Course, the Greater Orlando Junior Golf Tour maintained their first round lead to capture the girls 13-15 age division by four strokes. Team members Samantha Marks, Cindy Feng and Simin Feng played a part in the team’s success with totals of 146-149 for each round.

Back on the Magnolia Course, the Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association jumped into first place posting a final round 6-under par 138 for the boys 16-18 age division title. Combined with their first round 146, the team finished with a 284 total to edge out the field by one. Team members Danny McIellan and Matthew Cahill each fired a second round 69, the low round of the division as teammate Brandon Heinkel aced the 12th hole. The First Tee of Miami finished one stroke shy of the Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association with a tournament total of 285. Symbiotic Golf at Deer Creek ran away with the girls 16-18 age division title winning by 13 strokes on Disney’s Palm Course. The team of Jennifer Gartin, Jaye Marie Green and Melissa Edmonson recorded a 150-145—295.

Teams of three, representing their junior programs, compete 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, boys 13-15, girls 16-18 and girls 13-15. Competitors play on Disney’s Palm and Magnolia Courses.

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