July 07, 2009

Monnerville Takes Early Lead in Junior

Joshua Ramnath leads Junior division by one

James Monnerville fired a 1-under par 71 to take a one stroke lead in the 55th Florida State Boys Junior Championship as Joshua Ramnath shot a 71 to lead by one in the 13-15 age division at Bear Lakes Country Club. The Championship continues through Thursday, July 9.

In the 13-15 age division, Joshua Ramnath, of Palm Bay, leads the field after shooting a first round 1-under par 71 on the Lakes course. Ramnath recorded an even par 36 on the front nine and made five birdies on the back nine to post a 31. Evan Byrd, of Ocala, sits one back from Ramnath shooting an even par 72 on the Lakes course. Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach, also posted an even par 72 on the Lakes course in the first round to tie for second place heading into the second round of play.

More than 300 entries were filed for the 2009 Championship. Competitors first attempted to qualify for the Championship at one of six sites across the state in 18 holes of stroke play. The Championship field features 126 of the top male amateur golfers in the 16-18 age division and 42 top juniors in the 13-15 age division. In the Championship, competitors will play 18 holes on the (Lakes/Links) course with the final 18 holes at Bear Lakes Country Club (Lakes course).

To enter, participants must be between the ages of 13-18 as of July 9 and not attending college. Also, the juniors must have a handicap index no higher than 17.4.

Please see www.fsga.org for pairings, tee-times, and results.

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