Southwood GC (16-18)
February 23-24, 2013
Young & Martin Get First Wins at FSU
Eighty-four junior golfers headed to Florida State University's home course, Southwood Golf Club, this weekend for the third 16-18 age division event of 2013. Southwood was pummeled with rain on Friday presenting the players with very wet and soft conditions. Round one was delayed on Saturday due to heavy rain, however, Officials were able to schedule a shotgun start early Sunday morning to complete the first round and start the final round immediately after. Luckily the weather held off and all 84 players completed thirty-six holes.
In the girls division, Emmy Martin, of Odessa, had an impressive bogey-free final round in route to her first Florida Junior Tour victory. Martin shot a first round 73 (+1) to lead by two strokes, but then pulled away from the pack by making three birdies and firing the only under par round of the tournament. Martin's rounds of 73-69--142 (-2) secured her a seven shot victory.
Emma Albrecht, of Ormond Beach, finished in second place with rounds of 76-73--149. Marisa Messana (76-74--150) and Lauren Gros (77-73--150) tied for third place.
The boys division was up for grabs after the first round with many players within reach of the leaders who posted an even par 72. In the final round, local Tallahassee standout, Matt Young, started the day only one stroke back and cruised to a 37 (+1) on the front nine. On the back nine, Young started draining some putts and made birdies on holes 10, 11, and 16 giving him a final total of 73-70--143 (-1). Young posted his score early and had to watch the scoreboard as most of the field started after him. It seemed the difficult greens at Southwood wreaked havoc for the non-locals and no one could catch Young. He held on for a two-stroke win; his first FJT victory.
Jordan Miller, of Bradenton, and Anthony Gabriele, of West Palm Beach, finished tied for second place with rounds of 72-73--145 and 75-70--145 respectively.
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|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||6953 Yds. 73.3/131|
|Girls 16-18||5845 Yds. 73.3/128|
|Scattered Showers||69 °F|
|Winds 5-10 mph||64 °F|
Entries Open: Wednesday, January 2nd
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, January 16th
Southwood Golf Club - Home of the Florida State University Men's and Women's Golf Teams
Named one of the Top 35 New Courses in America by Golf Magazine and among America’s Best New Courses by Golf Digest, Southwood wows golfers from across the country. Southwood was also named One of the Top 50 Courses for women by Women in Golf Magazine and voted Tallahassee's Best Golf Course by Tallahassee Magazine.
Masterfully designed by PGA Tour legend Fred Couples and his renowned design partner, architect Gene Bates, Southwood Golf Club is an upscale public facility nestled among rolling hills, pastureland, and ancient oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Southwood Golf Club was designed to provide enjoyable and challenging golf experience for players of all levels.
Click here to visit the club's website.
This tournament is for the 16-18 age division. Ages are calculated by the last day of the tournament.
The entry fee of $95 (for GHIN handicap members) or $115 (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.
Late Fee: A late fee of $10 will be applied to all entries received after the entry deadline. The entry fee, and late fee, will only be charged if the player gets accepted into the tournament field. (effective 1/1/13)
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, February 23rd: 11:15 AM - 1:12 PM off the 1st and 10th tees
- Sunday, February 10th: 7:45 AM - 9:42 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
Where to Stay
A staff favorite is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tallahassee Central which is a 5-10 minute drive to the club. There are several hotels on Apalachee Parkway that are nice, close to the course, and close to restaurants.
Click on "Hotels" in the Tournament Link box to the right or use the internet to search for deals. Please note any cancellation policies prior to making reservations.
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 850-942-4653. 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 permitted.
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 16-18 will play approximately 6,900 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 6,000 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and GolfWeek.
AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
- Winner receives 4 performance stars
- Top five finishers receives 1 performance star
- Winner receives 4 performance star
- Top three finishers receive 1 performance star
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $20 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 the closing date. Late entries are allowed and will be accepted into the tournament field only on a space available basis.
- 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.
- 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 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 approximately five weeks prior to the tournament. 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 allowed. (effective December 1st, 2012)
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 (new Rule in 2012).
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.