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69th Boys' Junior Championship

Mayacoo Lakes CC & PGA National Resort & Spa (Fazio Course), Palm Beach, FL

July 6-8, 2023

Plam Beach, Fla.
- Colton Swartz and Arth Sinha raised the trophy on Saturday at the 69th Boys’ Junior Championship. The final round brought tough playing conditions for the competitors in the field at the 69th Boys’ Junior Championship. The morning started out with extreme heat and after several long weather delays, play finally restarted. Swartz and Sinha prevailed under not only tough physical conditions but also remained mentally sound to capture a well-deserved win.

(16-18) Division

Colton Swartz fired a five under par 66 at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club to hold the lead after the first round. Swartz fired the low round by five strokes over the competitors playing at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club and held a one stroke lead over the entire field. Jack Quinn sat in second place after firing a four under par 68 at PGA National.

Swartz extended his lead through round two after posting a two under 70 to sit at seven under par as a tournament total. Swartz held a three shot lead over the field with Davis Downing sitting in second place at four under par. Downing fired a four under par 68 at PGA National in the second round to climb the leaderboard twelve spaces and into second place.

Swartz explained that he kept a good mentality throughout the first two rounds. “Just trying to stay in my own bubble and not let things get in my head…the key at Mayacoo Lakes is to keep it in play off the tee.”

The final round proved to be an interesting one. Rain delays made the challenge of Mayacoo Lake even harder, but Swartz prevailed with a wire-to-wire victory. Swartz bogeyed the first two holes while James Earle made an early charge. Earle birdied three out of his first four holes and then collected another birdie on hole number eight to climb move into second place. However, Swartz collected himself and picked up three birdies on the front nine to keep his lead heading into the final stretch.

Meanwhile, Parker Severs made a charge climbing nine spots and into second place. In addition, Lee Poppell also made a back nine charge to share second place with Severs. But resilience was key for Swartz as he kept extending his lead. After a double on the tenth hole, Swartz birdied the twelfth and then picked up two consecutive birdies on holes fifteen and sixteen to capture the win by six strokes. Swartz carded a one under par 70 in his final round to finish the tournament at eight under par.

Swartz could not be happier to be a Boys' Junior Champion. He said, "The Boys' Junior is one of the biggest tournaments with the FSGA, so to be able to win says a lot about my game right now and I just couldn't be happier." 

(13-15) Division

Darren Zhou carded seven birdies at Mayacoo Lakes to post a four under 67 in his first round to hold the lead. Giuseppe Puebla was not far behind posting a three under par 68 at Mayacoo only one shot back from Zhou. The leaderboard changed quite a bit in the second round as Lucas Gimenez carded a five under par 67 at PGA National to take the lead by three strokes over the field. After carding a two over par 73 in the first round, Arth Sinha carded a three under par 69 in the second round at PGA National to climb seven spots and into second place heading into the final round. In addition, Giuseppe Puebla carded a two over par 74 to share second place with Sinha.

The leaderboard continued to change frequently throughout the final round. Lucas started out hot by almost making a hole in one on the seventh, par three. He birdied the hole to take a one shot lead over Puebla. However, Puebla made a birdie on the eight hole to take the lead back while Gimenez made a bogey.

Furthermore, Puebla and Gimenez found trouble on the ninth hole while Sinha made a par to take a one shot lead heading into the back nine. The leaderboard for the (13-15) division remained almost as unpredictable as the weather. Arth found the water on the twelfth hole falling one shot out of the lead to Gimenez and Puebla.

The last hole was perhaps the most interesting as Gimenez lips out his chip to make a bogey and Sinha lags a birdie putt to two feet to make par. Gimenez and Sinha both finish the tournament at even par and a two hole play off ensues. Gimenez hit his approach shot on the first hole of the play off to two feet for birdie and Sinha had twenty-five feet for birdie. Each made their putts and headed into a second play off hole. The roles reversed as Sinha hit his approach to one foot and Gimenez was left with twenty feet for birdie. Gimenez made par while Sinha tapped in for birdie to take the victory.


Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Boys (16-18) - Mayacoo Lakes

6,750 yds. 73.5/148

Boys (13-15) - Mayacoo Lakes

6,599 yds. 72.9/147

Boys (16-18) - PGA National

6,995 yds. 74.4/138

Boys (13-15) - PGA National

6,665 yds. 71.4/132

Weather Information




Hot & Humid

93 °F


2 Hour Weather Delay

93 °F


3 Hours of Weather Delays

92 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Colton Swartz 66 70 70 206 5000
T2 Lorenzo Rodriguez 69 72 71 212 3000
T2 Parker Severs 71 73 68 212 3000
T4 James Earle 77 67 69 213 1875
T4 Taneesh Sirivolu 69 76 68 213 1875
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Tournament Summary

Course Rotation: One round on each of Mayacoo Lakes and PGA National - Fazio, with the final round being played on Mayacoo Lakes Country Club.

Format54 holes of gross stroke play

Eligibility Male Florida resident - junior golfer

Handicap:  Florida GHIN required (10.0 or less)

Entry Fee:  $180

Entry Priority

Exempt Players

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Championship Format

  • Regular (16-18) and Junior (13-15) Age Division
    • 54 holes of individual stroke play
    • All players play 18 holes on each course (Mayacoo Lakes and PGA National - Fazio) on Thursday, July 6th and Friday, July 7th.
    • After 36 holes, the field will be cut to approximately the low 70 players & ties. The exact cut size for each division will be proportional to the number of players entered in each division.
    • The final 18 holes will be played on Saturday, July 8th at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion

Championship Field Size

  • Maximum of 168 players
  • Field size to consist of approximately 114 Boys (16-18) & 54 Boys (13-15)

Championship Courses

  • Mayacoo Lakes Country Club (Main Course)
  • PGA National Resort - Fazio Course (Secondary Course)


  • Male amateur golfer
  • Florida Resident
  • Entrant must be no older than 18 as of the last day of the Championship and not attending college if graduated from high school. See exception here.
  • Entrant is not required to be a member of the FSGA.
  • All players must compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of the last day of the Championship. See the following exception:
    • Players 12 and under may play up to the 13-15 age division if they have been granted permission to play in the 13-15 age division of the Florida Junior Tour.

Entry Fees

$180 - Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf and tee gift. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee should the entrant gain acceptance in to the field.

Entry Priority

Entries meeting the criteria below will be entered into the Championship on a first-come, first-serve basis up until the entry close date or the field is full.

  • Previous Boys' Junior Champions (either age divisions)
  • Top 1,000 & ties from last year's final World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Top 100 Ranked Players on Junior Golf Scoreboard as of close of entries
  • Top 100 & ties from last year's Boys' Player of the Year Points List
  • Top 50 & ties from last year's Boys' Junior Championship (16-18 Age Division)
  • Top 20 & ties from last year's Boys' Junior Championship (13-15 Age Division)
  • Quarter-finalists from last year's Boys' Junior Match Play Championship (16-18 & 13-15)
  • Top 3 & ties from last year's FHSAA Golf finals
  • Florida Junior Tour winners since last year's Championship
  • Next 100 Junior Invitational Champion
  • Top 30 & ties (16-18) and top 20 & ties (13-15) from current year's FJT Points List at close of entries
  • Top 30 & ties (16-18) and top 20 & ties (13-15) from last year's final FJT Points List
  • Players who qualified for last year's State Amateur Championship
  • Players who qualified for last year's Florida Open Championship
  • Players who qualified for last year's Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Qualified for one of last year's USGA Championships

Any additional available spots and all alternate spots will be filled by (in this order):

  • Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking (at close of entries)
  • Receipt of entry (first come first served)

Last Chance Qualifier
One last chance qualifier will be conducted on Monday, June 20 for golfers that did not gain entry in to the championship field. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Entries will open on June 7th, 2023 at 8:00 AM.

Boys (16-18) - 10 spots
Boys (13-15) - 5 spots  

The FSGA reserves the right to modify the entry process at any time.


The golf courses will be set-up at approximately:

  • Boys (16-18) - 6,900 - 7,100 yards 
  • Boys (13-15) - 6,600 - 6,800 yards 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 6th

  • 6:45 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration - located near the clubhouse
  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round one tee times off #1 & #10

Friday, July 7th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM- Round two tee times off #1 & #10
  • After the completion of play, the field will be cut to approximately the low 70 players and ties. The exact cut size for each division will be proportional to the number of players entered in each division.

Saturday, July 8th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Final round tee times begin off #1 and #10
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

World & National Rankings

The championship is ranked by the World Amateur Golf Ranking and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)

Boys (16-18)

  • Top 5 - Fully Exempt
  • Top 10 - 12 Performance Stars
  • Top 15 - 8 Performance Stars
  • Top 25 - 4 Performance Stars

Boys (13-15)

  • Champion - 4 Performance Stars
  • Top 10% - 1 Performance Star

Defending Champions

It was Wyatt Plattner and Shawn Coultoff who raised the trophies at the 68th Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship on Friday at Seminole Legacy Golf Club. Plattner captured the victory in the Boys (16-18) division, while Coultoff was victorious in the Boys (13-15) division.

Click here for the previous year's results

Practice Round and Practice Facility  Information

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament, limited to after 12:00 PM on weekends on a space-available basis.
The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax.

Exempt and qualified competitors will receive an email with a Golf Genius link to book practice rounds after qualifying is complete. The link will be posted under tee times and information and communicated to those players competing in the Championship.

Practice Round Blocks:

  • Tuesday, July 4th
    • Mayacoo Lakes: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM in foursomes every 10 minutes
    • PGA National: 11:03 AM - 12:24 PM in foursomes every 9 minutes
  • Wednesday, July 5th
    • Mayacoo Lakes: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM in foursomes every 10 minutes
    • PGA National: 11:03 AM - 12:24 PM in foursomes every 9 minutes
  • Players may not arrive to facility more than 1 hour before their practice round time
  • Deadline to book: Monday, June 26th at 8:00 AM
  • If you need to cancel your practice round after booking, please email

Please call Mayacoo Lakes at (561) 793-1700 or PGA National at (561) 627-2000 to arrange your practice round outside of the availability
provided via the Golf Genius booking link.

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.

Practice Before & Between Rounds

A player may not practice on the competition courses before or between rounds. Penalty for first breach: General Penalty. Penalty for second breach: Disqualification.

TrackMan Combine

We are pleased to offer tournament participants the opportunity to utilize our TrackMan launch moniter, and to have his/her swing
recorded on Wednesday, July 5th.  Specifics will be included in the pre-event email. There is no charge for this service.  All information will be
posted to the junior's FSGA profile for college coaches to view.  Click here for more information.

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Boys Junior (16 - 18)


  • Future Boys' Junior Championships (must meet age and eligibility requirements)
  • Current and next year's Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Next year's Amateur Championship
  • Next year's Florida Open

Boys Junior (13 - 15)


  • Future Boys' Junior Championships (must meet age and eligibility requirements)
  • Next year's Amateur Championship

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy -  Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are not allowed.
  • Transportation - Players must walk and carry their bag (push carts are allowed).
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final. 

Host Hotel

Courtyard Palm Beach Jupiter
4800 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: (561) 776-2700

Booking Details


Mayacoo Lakes and PGA National accept all major credit cards as method of payment.


Mayacoo Lakes Country Club
9697 Mayacoo Club Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 793-1700
Click here for directions

PGA National Resort
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
(561) 627-1800
Click here for directions