Vinoy GC (13-15)

Vinoy Golf Club - Saint Petersburg
September 10-11, 2011

First FJT Victories for Horsfield and Yang

Sam Horsfield and Athena Yang battled extremley wet conditions at the Vinoy Golf Club to capture their first FJT titles.

After nearly a three hour weather delay on Saturday, Sam Horsfield, 14 of Davenport, went out and played a flawless round that included seven birdies and no bogeys for a 64. Horsfield, the 2011 Florida Boys Junior Champion, carried a two-shot lead into the final round over Terrence Zhang, 14 of Orlando, who shot a five under par 66 in the first round. In the final round, Horsfield made four birdies and two bogies for a two under par 69 to win his first FJT event. Terrence Zhang finished in second place with rounds of 66-71. Playing in the final pairing with Horsfield and Zhang, Jack Comstock, 14 of Jacksonville, shot rounds of 68-70 to finish in third place.

Emma Albrecht, 14 of Ormond Beach, was the first round leader in the girls division with an even par 71, but she had several players within a few shots of her heading into the final round. Athena Yang, 13 of Winter Haven, made up her one-stroke deficit by shooting an even par 35 on her first nine holes. Yang played steady all day to finish with a 71 and a two-day today of 143 (+1) to capture her fist FJT victory. Finishing four shots back in second place was Anna Newell, 15 of Tampa, with rounds of 74-73. Latanna Stone, only 10 years old from Valrico, finished in third place with rounds of 73-75.

Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Sam Horsfield 64 69 133 1000
2 Yidong Zhang 66 71 137 700
3 Jack Comstock 68 70 138 500
4 Luis Gagne 69 70 139 400
5 Matthew Plunkett 70 70 140 350
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Athena Yang 72 71 143 1000
2 Anna Newell 74 73 147 700
3 Latanna Stone 73 75 148 500
4 Alison Armstrong 79 71 150 400
T5 Emma Albrecht 71 81 152 325
T5 Alexa Hammer 74 78 152 325
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The championship Vinoy Club course was originally designed by Donald Ross and redesigned by the renowned Ron Garl, who believes golf links should complement and flow with their natural surroundings. Here, you will discover the superb execution of his passion in a beautifully manicured, immensely stimulating course - one that pleases the senses with its natural beauty while challenging the skills of the most accomplished golfer.

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Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for participation. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event by the FJT. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming behavior. Please see the Code of Conduct for further details.

Application Procedure

  • Tournament applications must be submitted on-line at Telephone and fax requests will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must be current FJT members.
  • 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

  • Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Players without an FJT exemption are automatically placed in a random draw. The random draw is held after the entry deadline.
  • An alternates list will be posted to the FJT website under the Tee Times & Info folder.
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Entry Fee
The entry fee of $95 (for GHIN members) or $115 (for non GHIN members) includes tournament rounds of golf, range balls prior to the tournament rounds and a tee prize.

Schedule of Play
Saturday, September 10th: 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM off 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, September 11th:  7:45 AM - 9:42 AM off 1st and 10th tees

Practice Round
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30, which includes a cart, plus tax by calling 727-896-8000. Times are available one week prior to the event and after 12:00 PM on weekends on a space available basis. One playing guest may play for $35 plus tax.

Walking and Pull Carts
Players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds. Pull carts are permitted. Caddies are not permitted.

Tees To Play
Tees are not set until the tournament staff arrives on site. Tournament set up can change, including yardages, to offset inclement weather or other course conditions (i.e. wet course conditions). Typical yardages are below:

  • Boys 13-15 will play approximately 6,700 yards
  • Girls 13-15 will play approximately 5,800 yards

National Rankings
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
Champion - 1 Junior All-Star Exemption
Champion - 1 Junior All-Star Exemption

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 FJT 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 posted to the FJT website and at the club. It is the players' responsibility to be at his/her respective tee at least 10 minutes prior to teeing off. We recommend that you always see your tee time in black and white and if you still have questions, please contact a FJT Official at the host facility.

USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Review the FJT Hard Card and Pace of Play policy. The Notice to Players (local rules and hole locations) will be distributed on the starting tee.

Pace of Play
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds less than 4 hours and 30 minutes. We strongly recommend that all players read and understand the FJT Pace of Play policy.

Spectator Carts
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $25 plus tax per day. Spectator carts may be limited and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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