FJT Southwood Open (13-15)
March 7-8, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - John Marshall and Katelyn Huber climbed up the leaderboard with red numbers in round two to capture victories at Southwood Golf Club.
John Marshall, of Miami, won his first FJT event after erasing a four-stroke deficit with the tournament-low score of 69 in the final round. Marshall, who flew to Tallahassee from Miami, secured his first victory due to his impressive play on Sunday. Finishing the first round in a tie for fifth with a score of 75, Marshall carded birdies on holes five, seven, eight, ten and twelve in his final round to move into first place with a two-day total of even-par 144.
Diego Passos, of Orlando, had the early lead after posting a 71, the only red number in the first round. Passos had a strong start to the final round, birding the first three holes to start the day, but he fell into a tie for fourth place after a final-round 77. Marshall earned his first win by three strokes over Qilin Yu and Carson Brewer, who tied for second place at 147. Both Yu and Brewer posted identical scores of 76-71 to claim second place.
In only her third FJT 13-15 division event, Katelyn Huber, of Gainesville, hoisted the trophy. Huber finished the first round three strokes behind leader, Arenui Faana, who had the low round of the day (71).The final round saw a change in the leaderboard as Huber, the 2019 Futures Championship winner in the 11-12 age division, started the day with birdies on the fourth and eighth hole to make the turn at 2 under. Izzy Pellot followed close behind, as she fought to make up for her first-round 77.
Pellot, of Altamonte Springs, carded a birdie on her 17th hole (number eight) to pull within one shot of Huber. On the same hole, Huber hit her approach shot to six feet, made the putt for birdie and remained in the lead. A par on the final hole from both players secured Huber’s two-stroke victory. Despite Pellot’s strong round of 69, the tournament low round, she finished in second place at 146. Huber finished with an even par 144 due to her final round 2-under 70 to win.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,737 yds., 71.6/126|
|Girls 13-15||5,702 yds., 72.5/123|
|Sunny w/ a light breeze||62 °F|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-15 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: Random Draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $25 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 13-15 Age Division - 6,700 yards (gross only)
- Girls 13-15 Age Division - 5,700 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, March 7th
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 11:00 AM- 12:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, March 22nd
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 $25.00 + tax. Please call (850) 942-4653 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- 2 stars||Champion- 2 stars|
|Top Five- 1 star||Top Three- 1 star|
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