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FJT Golf Road Junior (16-18) *Major*

Pine Tree Golf Club - Boynton Beach

May 29-30, 2024

Salmon & Kovelesky Go Wire-to-Wire at 2nd Golf Road Junior


BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - 2023 U.S. Open Final Qualifier site Pine Tree Golf Club played host to the second annual FJT Golf Road Junior. This year the Golf Road Junior was contested as an FJT Major for the first time, raising the stakes even higher for the golfers looking to capture a Major victory at this prestigious event. Ultimately, Clipper Salmon and Chloe Kovelesky both completed wire-to-wire victories and etched their names into the Golf Road Shield.

Boys (16-18)

During Wednesday’s first round players were forced to deal with not only the many challenges presented by the par-71 Pine Tree Golf Club, but blistering temperatures as well. Clipper Salmon, a 2025 graduate from Tampa, proved to have the best gameplan as he took a hold of the lead by himself after an impressive round of 2-under par, 69. Despite recording just two birdies, the 2025 graduate was the only player in the field to not record a bogey. One shot behind the leader was Tyler Bruneau, a 2024 graduate from West Palm Beach. After bogeying his first hole of the day, the West Palm Beach native recorded four birdies throughout the round and was the only other player to shoot under-par on Wednesday. Two players sat in a tie for third at even-par.

While the heat remained constant, Salmon managed to stay cool and continue his mistake-free run of golf to start the second round, growing his lead to three strokes after birdies on the par-4 fourth and par-5 fifth holes. The Tampa native would ultimately make the turn at 1-under par, maintaining a lead of two over Bruneau, who completed his first nine holes at even-par. A double-bogey from Bruneau on the par-4 12th would push Salmon’s lead to four. Even after back-to-back bogeys on the par-5 16th and par-4 17th holes, Salmon would finish as the only player under-par in the Boys’ Division (1-under par) and pick up his first FJT victory of the year by two strokes. Bruneau and Qi (Steven) Liu, a 2025 graduate from Lake Mary, finished in a tie for second at 1-over par.

Girls (16-18)

With Pine Tree Golf Club providing one of the most difficult set-ups of the year, only one player managed to record a score under-par during Wednesday’s first round. Chloe Kovelesky, a 2025 graduate from Boca Raton, recorded seven birdies (the most in the field), including a stretch of four in five holes during her first nine holes, en-route to a score of 2-under par, 69. Kovelesky, Junior Golf Scoreboard’s 15th-ranked girls junior golfer in the nation, built a four-shot lead over three players who shared second place after firing off rounds of 2-over par, 73.

After recording her only bogey of the day on her first hole, the par-4 10th, Kovelesky would continue her dominance over the rest of the field in the second round. The Boca Raton native made the turn at even-par and would go on to record three more birdies on the front-nine, ultimately completing the tournament at 5-under par with scores of 69-68–137. Kovelesky’s 10-shot victory is the fourth-largest margin of victory in the history of the Girls (16-18) Division, and her 36-hole cumulative score, the second time the 2025 graduate has recorded a score of 137, is tied for the fifth lowest in the history of the Division. Amelia Cobb, a 2024 graduate from Ormond Beach, finished in solo-second place at 5-over par.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Boys (16-18)

7,044 yds. 73.9/140

Girls (16-18)

6,089 yds. 76.8/145

Par: 71

Weather Information




Sunny, Winds 5-10mph

95 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Clipper Salmon 69 72 141 1500
T2 Qi (Steven) Liu 74 69 143 900
T2 Tyler Bruneau 70 73 143 900
T4 Drew Campbell 71 73 144 525
T4 Logan Leistner 76 68 144 525
T4 Reid Korody 72 72 144 525
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Tournament Summary

Format36 holes of individual gross stroke play

Eligibility Boys and Girls (16-18) (age calculated from the last day of the event)

  • Florida Junior Tour Membership

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 18.0 or less (included with junior membership)

Entry Fee:  $180

Field Determination: 84 player field

  • FJT exemptions
  • JGS ranking

Practice Round Information: $40 + tax 

About the Golf Road Junior

  • Golf Road in Boynton Beach is host to four premier golf clubs in Southeast Florida. Located within a mile and a half from each other, The Club at Quail Ridge, Pine Tree Golf Club, The Country Club of Florida, and Delray Dunes Golf & Country Club all have a long history in the game of golf. Pictured are the four original golf professionals of their respective club. Bob Ross (Pine Tree), Laurie Hammer (Delray Dunes), John Fleming (Country Club of Florida), and Charlie Bowie (The Club at Quail Ridge) have combined for over 120 years at their respective clubs and remain friends to this day. The Golf Road Junior was created as a tribute to these four great men and the clubs on Golf Road.

Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Boys (16-18) - 7,000 yards (gross only)
  • Girls (16-18) - 6,000 yards (gross only)

How Entries are Accepted (Different from Open events)

  • Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis (if submitted before the entry deadline)
  • After the close of entries, all non-exempt players will be ranked by their standing on Junior Golf Scoreboard at entry close date. The better ranked players will be placed in the tournament field until the limit is reached
  • 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

  • Wednesday, May 29th

    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)  

    • 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees

  • Thursday, May 30th

    • 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round two tee times off of 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 ($45), 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

  • Practice rounds are only available on Tuesday, May 28th after 2:00 PM

  • The price for a practice round is $40.00 + tax

  •  A golf genius practice round link will be sent out following the field determination

    • 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

  • If you need to book a practice round or cancel your current practice round, email Brian Nichol at

Florida Junior Tour Information

Florida Junior Tour Policies

Host Site

  • Pine Tree Golf Club
    10600 Pine Tree Terrace
    Boynton Beach, FL 33436
    (561) 734-6050
    • Directions
    • Payment - Cash & All Major Credit Cards are accepted at Pine Tree Golf Club

Host Hotel

Defending Champions

The inaguaral Golf Road Junior was contested at The Club at Quail Ridge in 2023 where two Team Florida members would be the first Champions. Phillip Dunham's 6-under par weekend was enough to win the Boys Division by three shots. Meanwhile, Kayla Bryant tied the female course record on the way to a comeback victory with her final round 67.


National Rankings

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)


  • Champion - 8 Stars
  • Top Five - 4 Stars
  • Top Ten - 1 Star


  • Champion - 8 Stars
  • Top Three - 4 Stars
  • Top Five - 1 Star