FJT Florida Club Open (16-18)
March 27-28, 2021
Holcroft & Zhang Pick Up Wins at Florida Club
STUART, Fla. – Connor Holcroft and Caiyi(Flora) Zhang came out on top on Sunday at The Florida Club. Both players earned victories at the 16-18 event, with Holcroft picking up his first FJT win and Zhang taking home her second.
Holcroft used a strong back nine in the final round to secure his first FJT win, finishing the weekend at 3-under 141. He took the first-round lead with a 1-over 73 on Saturday, finishing the day with a bogey-free back nine.
The Saint Augustine began the final round with an even-par front nine. He got it going on the back side with a birdie on the 12th and the 14th. Holcroft added back-to-back birdied on the 16th and the 17th to post a final-round 68 and capture the one-shot victory.
Bennett Stone took home the runner-up finish, posting rounds of 74-68 to finish at 2-under 142. Holcroft and Stone both shot the low round of the weekend, with final-round 68s.
Three player finished the weekend in a tie for third place at 1-under 143: Moses Compaan, Alexander Hall, Hans Risvaer and Reinaldo Simoni.
Zhang survived a playoff to take home her second FJT victory, posting a 1-under 143 for the weekend. The Bradenton native took the first-round lead with a 2-under 70 on Saturday, finishing the day with a bogey-free back nine and four birdies on the day.
Beginning the final round with a two-shot lead, Zhang got off to a quick start with a birdie on the 10th. She closed out the front side with two bogeys to make the turn at 1 over for the day.
Zhang finished the day with an even-par back nine with two birdies to sit in a tie for first with Mayumi Umezu at 1-under 143. Zhang secured the victory on the second playoff hole with par. Umezu finished runner-up after rounds of 75-68. She carded six-straight birdies in the final round to post a 4-under 68, the low round of the weekend in the Girls Division.
Skylee Shin took third place at 3-over 147 with rounds of 72-75.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (16-18)||6,770 72.2/130|
|Girls (16-18)||5,900 74.7/130|
|Sunny with a nice breeze every now and then||82 °F|
|Sunny, occasionally windy||86 °F|
Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $40 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 16-18 Age Division - 7,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls 16-18 Age Division - 6,000 yards (gross only)
How Entries are Accepted
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis (if submitted before the entry deadline).
- Players without an FJT exemption - all other entries are held until the entry closing date. Shortly after the closing date, a computer-generated random draw is performed to determine which entries are accepted, and the order of the alternates. All players are notified of their status after the random draw is conducted,
- An alternates list will be posted to the FSGA website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
- Entries submitted after the entry deadline will be added to the bottom of the alternates list or used to fill any openings in the field.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, March 27th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, March 28th
7:45 AM - 9:42 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Awards presentation immediately following the completion of play
How to Enter
Entries are submitted through the FSGA website. To enter, each player must create an FSGA account on this website (free to set-up), purchase a current Junior Membership ($40), and have an active Florida GHIN Handicap (included in membership if golfer does not already have one). To proceed, click the "Enter" button above once entries have opened.
Late Entry Fee: A late fee of $10 will be applied to entries submitted after the close of entries date. The entry fee and late fee will only be applied if the player gets accepted in to the tournament field.
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament on a space-available basis. Tee times are only available after 12:00 noon the weekend prior. The price for a practice round is $40.00 + tax. Please call (772) 287-3680 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course, not filling divots, and not repairing ball marks are unacceptable and may cause removal from the tournament without a refund.
AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)
|Champion- 8 stars||Champion- 8 stars|
|Top Five- 4 stars||Top Three- 4 stars|
|Top Ten- 1 star||
Top Five- 1 star
Florida Junior Tour Policies
There is no host hotel.
The Florida Club
9005 SW Old Royal Dr
Stuart, FL 34997