FJT Eagle Creek Open (16-18) II
October 10-11, 2020
Smith and Matsui Victorious at Eagle Creek
NAPLES, Fla. – Camden Smith and Hina Matsui were victorious on Sunday at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club. Smith picked up the Florida Junior Tour win in the Boys 16-18 Division and Matsui won the Girls 16-18 Division.
This is the second FJT win at Eagle Creek for Smith in the last two months, after he captured a win there in August. With this victory, Matsui becomes a first-time FJT winner.
Smith secured the four-shot win at Eagle Creek with a 4-under 140 for the tournament. He began the tournament with an even-par 72 in the first round, birdieing two of his final three holes of the day to head into the final round one shot back of the leader.
The Windermere native got off to a hot start in the final round with birdies on two of his first four holes of the day. He added another on the seventh and made the turn at 2 under for the day.
Smith continued his strong play on the back side with a birdie on the 10th and back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th. He finished the day with a 4-under 68, the low round of the tournament, to secure the win.
Jiaming Liu, Gabriel Hegerstrom and Connor DeMichele tied for second at even-par 144, while Connor Holcroft finished at 1-over 145 in the fifth place.
Matsui went wire-to-wire to earn her first FJT victory at 1-over 145. She began the weekend with a 2-under 70 in the first round to take a two-shot lead over the field. Her first-round 70 was the only under-par round in the Girls Division for the weekend.
The Port Saint Lucie native ran into some trouble to start the final round, bogeying the first two holes. She quickly rebounded with back-to-back birdies and made the turn at 1 over for the day. Matsui finished the day with a 2-over back nine to post a final-round 75 and secure win.
Alexis Rieli finished one shot back of Matsui in second place at 2-over 146. The Apopka native used a final-round 72 to earn a runner-up finish. Sophia Louis took third place at 3-over 147, while Jordan Fischer and Darianys Guzman tied for fourth at 4-over 148.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||6958 yds. 72.8/131|
|Girls 16-18||5996 yds. 74.9/129|
|Light Breeze, Hot||91 °F|
|Hot and Humid||91 °F|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: Random Draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +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, October 10th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 12:00PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, October 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 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 $30.00 + tax. Please call (239) 793-0500 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.
AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)
|Champion- 8 stars||Champion- 8 stars|
|Top Five- 4 stars||Top Three- 4 stars|
|Top Ten- 1 star||
Top Five- 1 star
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Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club
11 Cypress View Drive
Naples, FL 34113