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Junior Match Play Championship (Boys 13-15, All Girls)

Worthington Country Club - Bonita Springs

July 25-27, 2012

Junior Match Play Champions Crowned 

Bakich, Riehle and Alligood get hard earned victories

 Tyler Bakich was able to outlast Cole Johnson in a back and forth match that ended in extra holes to claim the Junior Match Play Championship in the 13-15 age division.  Bakich, a Valrico native won the 17th hole to hold a 1 up lead heading to the 18th.  Johnson would not go quietly though and after a birdie on 18, the pair would go to extra holes to determine a champion.  Bakich parred the first hole which was enough to win the title after Johnson made double bogey.  Bakich's win comes on the heels of an impressive T8 finish at the Boys' Junior Championship two weeks prior.  Tyler hopes to keep the momentum going into next week's Junior Florida Cup as he represents the North side.

The action came to a dramatic conclusion in final match of the Girls 13-18 division.  Lauren Riehle outlasted Valentine Herrera of Plantation in 19 holes to capture the championship.  After receiving a first round bye, Riehle made it to the final relatively easy with none of her matches reaching the 15th hole.  She found herself in trouble in the championship match however, being 1 down heading to the final hole.  Riehle was able to birdie 18 to force extra holes and and on the first extra hole she hit her approach shot to within 5 feet and made the birdie to win the title.

Andrew Alligood of Saint Johns captured the Byron Nelson bracket title, defeating Josh August of Boynton Beach 2 & 1 in Friday's final match.  After getting a bye in his first round, Alligood defeated Yui Fujii of Rotonda West 5 & 4 in the quarterfinals and Eric Grimes of Naples, 2 & 1 to reach the championship match.

The Championship was held at Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs.  The players were treated to immaculate course conditions as well as hot and humid weather.  Playing multiple matches on the same day meant competitors were battling not only their opponents but fatigue as well.  

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Boys 13-15

6,590 yards

Girls 13-18

5,681 yards

Par: 72

Weather Information




Hot, light breeze

93 °F


Hot & Breezy, Scattered S

95 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Stefano Butti 69 69 0
T2 Chase Ibbotson 70 70 0
T2 Cole Johnson 70 70 0
T4 Nicolo Fernandez 71 71 0
T4 Tyler Bakich 71 71 0
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Entries Close Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Worthington Country Club 18 holes, par 72, course is meticulously and consistently well maintained and manicured. It plays like the best of the private country clubs in the area.


Female amateur golfers ages 13-18 and male amateur golfers ages 13-15 as of July 27, 2012.

Entry Fee

$110 ($120 - players who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).

Seeding and Championship Format

Wednesday, July 24th & Thursday July 25th
36 holes of stroke play; 18 each on Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 to determine the low 16 boys and 8 girls.  Players will be placed in brackets and seeded based on their seeding round score.  A playoff will be held immediately to determine the last qualifier's place in either bracket if necessary.  All other seeding ties will be determined randomly.  The boys division will be cut to the low 16 players and the girls will be cut to the low 8 players.

Championship Field Size

48 players


Boys 13-15 - Championship bracket of 16

Girls 13-18 - Championship bracket of 8.
Flight sizes may be adjusted to accommodate entries


All players must compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of the last day of the Championship. No players are allowed to play out of their age division.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship.  Practice rounds may be played after 12:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.  The price for a practice round is $25.00 + tax.  Please call (239) 495-1750 to arrange your practice round. Parents may play for $40.00 plus tax. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Champions

Jack Panagos, Orlando, captured the Boys 13-15 age division and Kristine Odaiyar, Ocala, claimed the Girls 13-18 age division.

Championship Pace of Play

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Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

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Championship Policies

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Spectators and Caddies

Spectators are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Spectators are allowed to ride and the cost of a spectator cart is $20 plus tax. Spectator carts will be very limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Players are not allowed to employ a caddie. 

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Conditions; Schedules

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.


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Worthington Country Club
13500 Worthington Way
Bonita Springs, FL  34135

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