Orange County National (Boys 13-15 & All Girls) *Major*
May 26-28, 2012
Winners Impress at Orange County National
Kristine Odaiyar grabbed first place honors in the Florida Junior Tour's (FJT) girls 16-18 age division while Summer Moser won the girls 13-15 age division. On the boys side, David Gao captured his first career FJT victory in the 13-15 age division. The tournament was held at Orange County National's Panther Lake course in Winter Garden on May 26-28.
Gao, of Bradenton was the only player in the field to record all three rounds under par. The 2017 graduate's rounds of 70-71-70 were good enough for a three-shot victory over Luis Gagne of Orlando. Gabriel Lench finished alone in third with a 215 total while Daniel Whelan, who had a tournament low 67 on day three, finished solo 4th.
In the Girls 13-15 age division, Summer Moser of Lutz went wire-to-wire to notch her 2nd FJT victory of the season. Moser was tied for the lead after day one with Ansley Bowman after an opening round 75. Moser then separated herself with rounds of 79 and 80, which was good enough for a one-shot victory over Bowman. Bowman and Moser were tied for the lead going into the par 5 18th, Moser was able to make par while Bowman finished with a bogey. Athena Yang finished alone in 3rd place after rounds of 78-81-79. Cristine Lee added to the excitement with a hole-in-one on the 6th hole on Sunday.
In the Girls 16-18 age division, Ocala's Kristine Odaiyar overcame a 5-shot final round deficit to take the title. After an opening round 77, Odaiyar caught fire. She fired a 2 under par 70 in the second round and followed that up with a sensational 66 which included 8 birdies. Odaiyar, a 2013 graduate, is no stranger to final round heroics. Earlier this year she overcame a 2-shot deficit with a final round 69 at Brooksville Country Club to claim top honors. Madison Lellyo finished alone in 2nd place with rounds of 71-71-76 while Yueer (Cindy) Feng and Erica Stoner finished tied for third.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,635 yds. 72.2 / 130|
|Girls 13-15 & 16-18||5,889 yds. 74.2 / 128|
|Rd 1: 10-15 mph winds||92 °F|
|Rd 2: 15 mph winds, gusts to 25||90 °F|
|Rd 3: 15-25 wind & rain||90 °F|
Spring 54-Hole Major
stronger field, more points, more AJGA exemptions...
All tournament rounds are being played on the Panther Lake course.
Panther Lake is everything you could want in a golf course. Playing over rolling meadows, through native pines, around and over wetlands, lakes, and up and down elevation changes of up to 60 feet, it is first and foremost a visual delight, reminding you that natural beauty is one of the main reasons you play golf and a major factor in deciding which course to play.
Panther Lake offers some of the best examples of natural beauty that Orlando area golf courses have to offer. One of the highlights is that there is no development on or around the course – a Florida golf course with no homes! You will likely encounter many native species of birds and wildlife during your round, which will be enjoyed in the most tranquil of settings.
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Note to Girls
The Girls 16-18 and Girls 13-15 divisions will play the same set of tees (approximately 6,000 yards). Results that are sent to Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings, GolfWeek rankings, and for AJGA PBE will have the two divisions combined. The divisions will remain separate for FJT purposes (awards, points, exemptions, etc.).
The entry fee of $155 (for GHIN handicap members) or $175 (non-GHIN handicap members) includes tournament rounds, range balls prior to tournament rounds, crystal trophies for the top three finishers, and a tee gift.
To receive the GHIN handicap price, the player, or one of the players' parents must have an active GHIN handicap at a club in Florida. The seven digit GHIN number must be submitted with the entry.
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, May 26th: 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM off the 1st and 10th tees (Panther Lake)
- Sunday, May 27th: 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM off the 1st and 10th tees (Panther Lake)
- Monday, May 28th: 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM off the 1st and 10th tees (Panther Lake)
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 407-905-2210. Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament and after 12:00 PM the weekend before. Times are available on a space available basis.
Walking is not allowed during the practice rounds.
During practice rounds, players are not allowed to play multiple shots off tees or into greens. The playing of multiple shots or slow play may result in the player's removal from the course without a refund.
Walking and Pull/Push Carts
Players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds (pull/push carts are permitted). Caddies are not permitted.
Tees To Play
Tees are not selected until the tournament staff arrives on site. Tournament set-up may change, including yardages, to offset inclement weather or other course conditions (i.e. wet course conditions). Typical yardages are below:
- Boys 13-15 will play approximately 6,700 yards
- ALL girls will play approximately 6,000 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard. GolfWeek will rank the girls only.
AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
- Champion - 1 Junior All-Star Exemption
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 5 - 1 Performance Star
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $25 a day, plus tax. Spectator carts may be limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for entry. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming behavior. Please see the Code of Conduct for further details.
- Tournament applications must be submitted through the website with valid payment. Telephone and fax requests will not be accepted.
- Applicants must have a current FSGA/FJT membership.
- Entries must be received by 4:30:00 PM EST of the closing date.
- Players should read the Tournament Policies and Pace of Play policy.
- Players will receive an e-mail that their entry has been received and a second e-mail will be sent if the player is accepted into the field. As a player is not automatically confirmed into the tournament, travel arrangements should not be made until the second confirmation e-mail is received. Review Tournament Policies for further details.
Field Determination Summary
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The remaining spots in the field are filled by players without an FJT exemption. Players are ranked by their ranking on Junior Golf Scoreboard at the time of the close of entries. The better ranked ranked players are placed in the tournament field until the limit is reached.
- An alternates list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
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Registration will be available prior to the first round. ALL players are expected to register. General tournament information will be distributed at registration.
Tee Times & Pairings
First round tee times and pairings will be available on the website. After the completion of the first round, all competitors will be repaired by score, within their age group, for their next round. Final round pairings will be available approximately one-hour after the final score has been posted. Pairings will be available on the website, at the club, and will be sent via text message. It is the player's responsibility to be at his/her respective starting tee at least 10 minutes prior to teeing off. We recommend that you always see your tee time in black and white (in print), and if you still have questions, please contact an FSGA Official at the host facility.
Range Finders - Electronic distance measuring devices are NOT allowed.
Music - Phones and other devices that play music should not be used at the tournament site. Listening to music during a competitive round will generally result in disqualification under the Rules of Golf. This is true for all types of competitions - not just FJT.
Pace of Play
The FJT uses a checkpoint pace of play policy that provides no verbal warnings throughout the round. Each group is responsible for playing under the allotted time or finishing each checkpoint hole within 15 minutes of the group ahead of them.
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds to be less than 4 hours and 45 minutes. We strongly recommend that all players and parents read and understand the Pace of Play Policy.