Junior Amateur Match Play (Boys 13-15 & All Girls)
July 20-23, 2015
Three Juniors Victorious at Match Play
The juniors experienced wet course conditions, inclement weather and suspensions each day of the event. Carrollwood Country Club hosted the Boys’ 13-15 and Girls’ 13-18 divisions.
The Semifinal Matches saw Ariel (Siqin) Yu and Sydney Shrader advance to the Finals. Ariel Yu snuck into the event the day before it began and won in a playoff to make it to match play as the 16th seed. She defeated Kelly Harris, number 12 seed, 2 and 1, to move forward. Sydney Shrader advanced to the finals for the second consecutive year after winning her match against Erika Smith 3 and 2.
Sydney Shrader entered the Finals seeking revenge. Last year, Shrader stood in the same spot but was defeated by Alyssa Lamoureux to finish runner-up. Fast forward a year and Shrader led the entire match against Ariel Yu. Yu seemed to run out of gas on the final nine holes and Shrader took advantage. She won holes 10, 12, and 13 en route to a 6 and 5 victory. Sydney, from Naples, is 17 years old and participates in many Florida Junior Tour events. This marks her first FSGA Championship win!
Girls 13-18 Bracket
After conquering his Round of 16 and Quarterfinal matches, number one seed, Tyler Wilkes, defeated number four seed, Dhruv Patel, 3 and 1 in the Semifinals. Wilkes is a member at Carrollwood Country Club and will have home team advantage in the Finals. Alex (Kyuhyeop) Lee, number seven seed, prevailed to the Semifinals where he fell to Joseph Pagdin, number six seed. Pagdin, who recently won his division at the Future Masters Golf Tournament, won his match 6 and 5 to advance to the Finals. Hometown boy, Tyler Wilkes, dominated the Championship. In the Final match between Wilkes and Pagdin, Wilkes played strong to a 3 and 1 victory to claim his first FSGA Championship!
Boys 13-15 Bracket
Day 1 & 2 Recap
Day 3 Recap
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,629 yds., 72.2/135|
|Girls 13-18||5,866 yds., 74.0/136|
|Hot & Humid||91 °F|
~ Cypress & Meadow Courses ~
$120 per competitor ($110 with GHIN handicap)
Match play is the oldest and most exciting format in golf, a format that is not commonly used in this day and age. The Junior Match Play allows juniors a chance to experience match play competition and put their skills to the ultimate test! The 2015 Junior Match Play will be held in Tampa at Carrollwood Country Club on the unique Pine and Meadow courses. For a look at the 2014 Championship results click here.
- 84 player field size
- 36-hole stroke play prior to match play
- Stroke play portion ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard
- Low 16 scores (Boys) and low 16 scores (Girls) advance to match play
- Female amateur golfers ages 13-18 and male amateur golfers ages 13-15 as of July 23, 2015
- All players must compete in the Age Division commensurate with their age as of the last day of the Championship - No players are allowed to play out of their Age Division
- Entrant must not have reached their 19th birthday by July 23, 2015 and not attending college if graduated from high school. See exception here.
- $110 GHIN Members or Foundation Member
- $120 Non-GHIN Members
Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.
Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.
Schedule of Events & Seeding
Monday, July 20th
Tee times 8:00 - 9:57 AM off #1 and #10
Round one of seeding round : 18-holes of individual stroke play
Tuesday, July 21st
8:00 AM Shotgun
Round two of seeding round: 18-hole of individual stroke play
The field is cut to the low 16 (Boys) and 16 (Girls). The boys & girls will play their first round match in the afternoon off of #1 & #10.
A playoff will be held immediately after the seeding round to determine the last qualifier's place in the Championship if necessary. Starting times will be posted on the scoreboard, players will have approximately 30 minutes before their matches
Wednesday, July 22nd
Quarterfinal Matches: Tee Times 7:30 - 8:45 AM off #1
Semi-Final Matches: Tee Times 12:00 - 1:00 PM off #1
All players winning their Round of 8 matches will advance to the Semi-Final matches in the afternoon
Afternoon starting times will be posted on the scoreboard - Players will have approximately 30 minutes between their second and third round matches
Thursday, July 23rd
Tee Times 7:30 & 7:45 AM
The Girl's and Boy's Final 18-hole match
Scheduling of matches may be adjusted due to weather and field sizes
The golf course will be set-up at approximately:
- 6,500-6,700 yards (Boys 13-15)
- 5,700-5,900 yards (All girls)
- Boys 13-15 - Championship bracket of 16 players after the 36-hole stroke play qualifying rounds
- Girls 13-18 - Championship bracket of 16 players after the 36-hole stroke play qualifying rounds
Flight sizes may be adjusted to accommodate entries
World & National Rankings
AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)
- Champion and Runner-Up receive 2 performance stars
- Champion receives 8 performance stars
- Runner-Up receives 4 performance stars
- Semifinalists receive 1 performance star
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship. Practice rounds may be played after 12:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (813) 961-1369 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.
The 2014 Boys 13-15 Junior Amateur Match Play Champion is Sachin Kumar who played steadily to earn a 3&2 victory in the final match over Robert Eisch. Alyssa Lamoureux was crowned the 2014 Girls 13-18 Junior Amateur Match Play Champion by defeating Sydney Shrader 7&5 in the final match.
Exemptions Earned from this Tournament
- Next year's Boys' Junior Championship
Championship Pace of Play
Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy.
Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions
Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.
Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator and other policies.
Spectators and Caddies
Spectators are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Spectators are allowed to ride and the cost of a spectator cart is $25 plus tax. Spectator carts will be very limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Players are not allowed to employ a caddie.
Click here for spectator policies.
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.
Host Hotel and Accommodations
Click here to view the host hotel. FSGA staff has stayed at this hotel and highly recommends it. It shares a parking lot with the Country Club and its rooms are similar to small apartments.
Carrollwood Country Club accepts Visa/MasterCard for method of payment.
Carrollwood Country Club
13903 Clubhouse Drive
Tampa, FL 33618