Fountains CC (16-18)
October 13-14, 2012
Touchberry & Odaiyar Win at Fountains
Ramsey Touchberry and Kristine Odaiyar both shot 1 under par rounds of 70 in Sunday's final round of the Florida Junior Tour event at the Fountains Country Club. Scores that proved to be good enough to capture victory for both of them.
Odaiyar of Ocala shot a first round 77 that left her two shots behind Yueer Feng of Orlando and 1 back of Summer Moser of Lutz. Odaiyar found herself two over par through 7 holes on day 2 but turned it around playing the final 11 holes in 3 under par. Odaiyar's tournament score of 147 left her two shots clear of Moser and 3 shots clear of Feng. This is Kristine's third FJT victory of the season, and she has come from behind in each one. Odaiyar shot a 3 under par 69 at Brooksville Country Club in January to claim victory and in late May she fired a final round 66 to win at Orange County National.
In the boys' division, Ramsey Touchberry of Bradenton was able to outlast the field after beating Zachary Smith of Palm Beach Gardens in a 4 hole playoff. Touchberry entered Sunday's final round 4 shots behind first round leader Matt Chamberlain who carded a first round 69. Touchberry turned at 2 over par but made 4 birdies on his inward nine en route to a 2 under par 32 which was good enough for a 1 under par 70. Zachary Smith made 4 birdies in his final round, finishing with 69 that left him tied with Touchberry at 143 for two days.
The two would head to a sudden death playoff beginning on the 16th hole. Both boys made bogey on 16, birdie on 17 and pars on 18 which would lead them back to the 16th hole. The 2nd time around, Smith pulled his drive into a bush and was forced to punch out leading to a bogey. Touchberry two-putted from 30 feet for par to claim victory.
Players battled breezy conditions all weekend with winds consistently blowing 20-30 mph both days.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||6688 Yds. 73.0 / 128|
|Girls 16-18||5931 Yds. 73.1 / 130|
|Winds 20-30 Mph||85 °F|
Tournament rounds will be played on the North Course.
Entries Open - Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:30 AM
Entries Close - Wednesday, September 5th at 4:30 PM
The three championship golf courses at The Fountains were designed and built in the 1970s by Von Hagge/Devlin. Total distance on each course ranges from 5,200 to 6,800 yards, depending on which of the five manicured tee boxes you choose. This selection assures a perfect fit for golfers of all abilities.
The Fountains boasts superb practice facilities. Enjoy the putting greens, the pitching areas, the bunkers and, of course, the expansive driving range that extends more than 300 yards.
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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.
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, October 13th: 11:30 AM - 1:27 PM off the 1st and 10th tees
- Sunday, October 14th: 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 561-642-2719. 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.
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)
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 5 - 1 Performance Star
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 3 - 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 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.
- 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. 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.