FJT Heritage Oaks Open (13-15)
May 1-2, 2021
SARASOTA, Fla. – Matvey Galvanov and Chloe Chang came out on top on Sunday at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club, taking home the Florida Junior Tour victories. Galvanov picked up his second FJT win of the season and Chang took home her second career FJT victory.
Galvanov fired two red numbers to capture the third FJT win in his career, finishing the weekend at 6-under 136 to secure the three-shot victory. The Boca Raton native started the weekend with a 2-under 70 on Saturday to sit one shot back of the first-round leaders. He finished the day with five birdies and an eagle.
Beginning the final round in second place, Galvanov got off to a quick start, birdieing two of his first three holes. He added two more birdies on the front nine to make the turn at 4-under for the day. The 2025 graduate added two more birdies on the back side, including one on the final hole of the day.
Galvanov earned the victory with a final-round 66, the low round of the event. He was the lone player in the field to card two under-par rounds for the weekend.
Nicolas Bencomo took home a runner-up finish at 3-under 139, firing a final-round 67 to take second place. Shawn Coultoff used rounds of 72-68 to finish in third place at 2-under 140.
Chang erased a six-shot deficit to take home her first FJT victory of the year at 1-under 141. The Sarasota native began the tournament with a 2-over 74 to sit in a tie-for-sixth place.
Beginning the final round six shots back of the leader, Chang got off to a great start with a bogey-free front side, carding birdies on two of the final three holes. She continued her strong play on the back side, birdieing the final two holes of the day.
Chang earned the two-shot win with a final-round 67, the low round of the tournament in the Girls’ Division. She was the lone player in the field to finish the weekend under par.
Layla Pedrique finished second at 1-over 143 after rounds of 70-73, while Sophia Dyer used rounds of 68-76 to take third place. Pedrique and Dyer were the only players to post under-par rounds in the first round.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,425 yards (72.0 / 130)|
|Girls 13-15||5,618 yards (72.9 / 126)|
|Hot & Humid||87 °F|
|Sunny & Breezy||87 °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: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +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, May 1st
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, May 2nd
7:30 AM - 9:57 AM - Round two tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Awards presentation immediately following the completion of play
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 (941) 926-7600 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|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
There is no host hotel.
Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club
4800 Chase Oaks Drive
Sarasota, FL 34241
Click here for directions.