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FJT Amelia Island Open (16-18)

Omni Amelia Island Oak Marsh Golf Course - Amelia Island

December 10-11, 2022


Amelie Phung | Ryan Miller


AMELIA ISLAND, Fla – This weekend the Florida Junior Tour traveled to the Oak Marsh course at the Omni Amelia Island Resort where boys and girls ages 16 to 18 competed in a two round stroke-play event. In the end, Ryan Miller, of Naples, earned his first FJT title while Amelie Phung, of Boca Raton, captured her second FJT victory, and first since moving to the 16 to 18 division.

Boys 16-18

At the conclusion of the first round, JP English, of Ponte Vedra, had established himself as the front-runner by claiming the solo lead thanks to shooting the only under-par round of the day, 1-under 71. Though not ideal, Miller was still in a position to compete for the top spot, sitting four shots back of the leader, as he was in a tie for fifth after shooting 3-over 74 through 18 holes.

In the beginning of the second round, Miller’s chances of coming back to win seemed to dissipate as he bogeyed the par-4 1st. But from that point on, the Naples native was able to flip a switch as he played the remainder of the second round bogey-free on his way to a score of 3-under 69, the low round of the tournament. This earned him a spot in a sudden-death playoff with English, who shot 1-over 73 on Sunday. After both players bogeyed the first playoff hole, Miller would emerge victorious with a par on the second playoff hole. Miles Russell, 74-73—147, finished in solo third. 

Girls 16-18

After the first 18 holes, Phung had grabbed an early lead over her competitors by carding a 2-over 74. Despite getting off to a slow start with four bogeys in the first nine holes, the Boca Raton native was able to regain control of her round, highlighted by birdies on the 17th and 18th holes to cap off a fabulous two-under 34 on the back nine. However, the rest of the field was still in a spot to contend as Catalina Harvey, of Palm Harbor, and Nancy Cox, of Ponte Vedra Beach, sat just one and two shots back, respectively, of the leader. 

Sunday appeared to present the field with a greater challenge than the day before, but Phung found a way to improve her performance. After setting the tone with back-to-back birdies on her first two holes, the now two-time FJT winner remained atop the leaderboard throughout the entirety of the second round, finishing the day with an even-par 72, securing the wire-to-wire victory by eight strokes. Cox, 76-78—154, finished solo second while Elan Zhang, 77-80—157, and Harvey, 75-82—157, finished tied for third. 

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Boys (16-18)

6607 yds. 72.4/134

Girls (16-18)

5855 yds. 74.9/132

Par: 72

Weather Information





62 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Ryan Miller 75 69 144 1000
2 JP English 71 73 144 700
3 Miles Russell 74 73 147 500
4 Cameron Rocha 72 76 148 400
T5 Palmer Haynes 75 75 150 325
T5 Ryan Lopez 76 74 150 325
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Tournament Summary

Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play

Eligibility: Boys and Girls (16-18) (age calculated from the last day of the event)
- FJT Membership
- Florida GHIN required (18.0 or less) - free with Junior Membership 

Entry Fee: $110

Field DeterminationFJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field

Practice Round Information: $35+ 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, December 10th

  • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
  • 8:00AM - 9:57 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees

Sunday, December 11th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
    Approximately 2:30 PM - Awards presentation

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

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 $35 + tax per player. Please call (904) 277-5907 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.

National Rankings

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE

Boys Girls
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

Host Hotel

Hampton Inn Amelia Island at Fernandina Beach
2549 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 321-1111


Omni Amelia Island Oak Marsh Golf Course
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Amelia Island, FL 32034
(904) 277-5907

Click here for directions.