FJT at Quail Ridge CC (10-12)
May 20, 2017
Florida Junior Tour (10-12)
- Quail Ridge Country Club (South Course) - May 20, 2017
- Boys Yardages and Rating - 5,420 yds. 66.9/113
- Girls Yardages and Rating - 4,825 yds. 68.5/118
Jake Manelas - 2 under-par, 70
Jake Manelas did not waste any time capturing his first Florida Junior Tour victory! In his first event on the FJT, Jake came out of the gate firing at the flags. On his front nine alone, Jake carded 3 birdies leading to an opening nine hole score of 2 under-par, 34. A steady back nine, including just 1 birdie and 1 bogey gave Jake a very impressive round of 2 under-par, 70. Jake is only the second player in the 10-12 age division to post an under-par round! Pavel Tsar and Max Fonseca finished in a tie for second four strokes behind Manelas with rounds of 2 over-par, 74.
Morgan Rodriguez - 8 over-par, 80
Morgan Rodriguez, similar to Jake, was also playing in her first Florida Junior Tour event this weekend. After her opening nine hole score of 5 over-par, 41, Morgan started to make her charge on the closing nine holes. With back-to-back birdies on 13 and 14, Morgan played the last 6 holes of her round at 1 under-par placing her in a tie with past FJT Champion, Brianna Castaldi. Morgan and Brianna headed to the 18th hole for the playoff, a slight dogleg right par-4 with a green guarded by numerous bunkers. After both pitching their third shots onto the green, Brianna narrowly missed her 12 footer for par leaving Morgan with a testy 4 foot putt for the win. Morgan made a confident stroke on the 4 footer and her ball found the bottom of the hole for her first victory on the Florida Junior Tour.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 10-12||5,420 yds. 66.9/113|
|Girls 10-12||4,825 yds. 68.5/118|
|Winds 10 to 15 MPH||84 °F|
10-12 Age Division
$45 entry fee
Membership is NOT required
CASH IS THE ONLY ACCEPTED FORM OF PAYMENT AT QUAIL RIDGE
Credit Cards are NOT Accepted
Built by golf course architect Joe Lee, The South Course at Quail Ridge is a perfect set-up for the youngest age division of the FJT. Located in Boynton Beach, FL, this Southeast Florida track is bound to attract a very competitive field. The golf course is consistently well manicured and the incredible staff will make this a treat for all players who make the trip to Boynton Beach.
- Junior golfers MUST have experience walking a complete 18-hole golf course. (They should have played numerous, complete, 18-hole rounds prior to competing in FJT events)
- Juniors should already have experience competing in tournament golf (local, state, or national level).
- MUST typically score 60 or below for nine holes or 120 or below for eighteen holes.
- 18 holes of individual stroke play
- Saturday Afternoon
- 42 total players
- 10-12 age division (age calculated on the day of the tournament)
- Players and Parent's Mandatory Meeting - (45 minutes prior to tee time, 20 minutes long) FSGA staff will discuss topics to help players be more comfortable in golf tournaments. i.e: Etiquette, scoring, pace-of-play, care for the course, Rules of Golf, and other helpful topics.
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 10-12 Age Division - Approximately 5,300 to 5,500 yards
- Girls 10-12 Age Division - Approximately 4,600 to 4,800 yards
How Entries are Accepted
- Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Late entries will be accepted if space is available.
- Entries that are in excess of the available space will be placed on an alternate's list.
- An alternate's list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
- Entries close approximately 3 1/2 weeks prior to the tournament.
Click here for more details.
How to Enter
Entries must be submitted through the FSGA website. To enter, each player must have an account on this website (free to setup). An FJT Junior Membership is not required. Click "Enter" above in the Tournament Links box.
- $45 per event
The entry fee includes tournament rounds, range balls, a tee gift for every player and a trophy for the winner in each division.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 20th
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
12:15 PM - 2:12 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st tee.
Mandatory Meeting - 45 minutes prior to tee time, 20 minutes long (more information below).
Mandatory Educational Meeting
- Each golfer MUST attend a mandatory meeting with FSGA staff prior to their tee time.
- Topics to include: Etiquette, Rules of Golf, pace-of-play, how to feel comfortable playing in events, care for the course, appreciation of club staff and volunteers.
- Meetings will generally take place near or on the practice putting green.
- There will be four meeting times and each player MUST attend the meeting associated with his/her tee time.
- Meetings will be approximately 20 minutes long.
- Parents are encouraged to attend.
11:30 AM meeting - Tee times between 12:15 - 12:42 PM
12:00 PM meeting - Tee times between 12:51 - 1:09 PM
12:30 PM meeting - Tee times between 1:18 - 1:45 PM
1:00 PM meeting - Tee times between 1:54 - 2:12 PM
*If a players fails to make the meeting at their scheduled time, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.*
Five FJT Standards
Competing at beautiful clubs around the state is a privilege and it is important for all of our players and parents to place value on the following five duties:
- Say please and thank you to the club staff and our volunteers
- Rake bunkers
- Fix ball marks
- Step on/repair your divots
- Throw away your garbage! There should never be trash on the ground anywhere on the course (place trash in waste receptacles, golf carts or even your bag if no other place is available).
Showing Appreciation and Proper Manners - At all courses where juniors play, they should show appreciation to the members and staff. To all of our junior players, let's show the clubs that you are not only the most talented golfers in the country, but also the most respectful. A "thank you" to the club and taking care of the course are the best ways to make a positive impression on the club, fellow players, coaches and spectators.
Practice rounds are not arranged for the 10-12 age division events. At this point in your junior golf career, we do not find it necessary to spend hours and hours on the competition course in the days leading up to the event. Playing an event without seeing the course will help you learn course management, how to use a yardage book and think your way around a golf course.
Always remember, 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.
Players are not allowed to drive golf carts (must be 18 years old to drive a cart).
- Walking - players must walk during tournament rounds
- Spectators & Carts - Spectators are allowed. Spectator carts are available first-come, first-served at $25 + tax per day, per cart Click here
- Caddies - Caddies are not allowed
- Range Finders (Electronic Measuring Devices) - are allowed (see Local Rules link below)
- Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here
- Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here
- Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
- Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this tournament.
- Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The
decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.
Hotel & AccommodationsThe FSGA does not have a host hotel at this time.
Quail Ridge Country Club
3715 Golf Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
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