Juliette Falls (16-18)
November 3-4, 2012
Stoner & Reilly Marched Through the Fog
Heavy fog caused delays each morning, but the fog didn't stop Erica Stoner and Kevin Reilly from finding their way to victory at Juliette Falls.
On Saturday morning, heavy fog delayed tee times nearly four hours forcing the tournament staff to run a shotgun at 12:30. Macy McRaney, of Winter Garden, got off to a great start on the firm and fast greens at Juliette Falls. McRaney shot a two over par, 74 to take a five shot lead over Erica Stoner. In the final round, Stoner, of Ocala, after another fog delay, caught fire on her final nine holes making birdies on holes 4, 6, and 8 for a 33 on the front nine. She shot a 71 on the day forcing a playoff with McRaney.
On the first playoff hole (par 4 #18), McRaney hit her approach shot into the greenside water hazard. After taking relief from the water hazard she hit a great chip and drained the putt for a 5. Stoner, playing safe, left herself with a three foot putt for par and the win. Fully confident, Stoner stepped up and drained the putt for a par and the victory. This year Stoner also won the State Girls' Junior Championship at Black Diamond over the summer.
In the boys division, Kevin Reilly shot a first round 69 (-3) to take a two shot lead into the final round. On Sunday, Philip Knowles fired a six under par 66 to post a two under tournament total of 142. Jordan Batchelor shot rounds of 72-70 to tie Knowles at 142.
Reilly, didn't fold under the pressure though. He started the final round hot and shot a three under par 33 on the front nine with birdies on holes 1, 6, and 9. He cruised into the clubhouse with a 38 on the back nine for a 71 on the day and 140 total. This two shot victory is Reilly's first FJT win in the 16-18 age division.
Jason Huntington had a hole-in-one the first day on hole # 7, a 205 yard par-3.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||6,949 yds|
|Girls 16-18||5,980 yds|
|Fog Delay||78 °F|
Entries Open - Wednesday, September 12th at 8:30 AM
Entries Close - Wednesday, September 26th at 4:30 PM
With five sets of tees, all levels of players will feel both welcomed and challenged. Make no mistake, Juliette Falls will be one of the most exciting courses you will ever have the privilege of playing.
"Elevation changes combined with heavy live oak and pine forests and the four magnificent waterfalls are going to keep our residents and members challenged and interested everyday," said Tom Cioffi, director of operations for Juliette Falls Golf and Spa Club. "With limited homes on the interior of the golf course and an excellent practice facility, our architect John Sanford has designed a dramatic and enjoyable golf course."
Since opening, Golf Magazine has chosen Juliette Falls as one of its "Top 10 New Golf Courses You Can Play."
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The entry fee of $95 (for GHIN handicap members) or $115 (non-GHIN handicap members) includes tournament rounds, range balls prior to tournament rounds, crystal trophies for the top three finishers, and a tee gift.
To receive the GHIN handicap price, the player, or one of the players' parents must have an active GHIN handicap at a club in Florida. The seven digit GHIN number must be submitted with the entry.
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, November 3rd: 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
- Sunday, November 4th: 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 352-522-0309. Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament and after 12:00 PM the weekend before. Times are available on a space available basis.
During practice rounds, players are not allowed to play multiple shots off tees or into greens. The playing of multiple shots or slow play may result in the player's removal from the course without a refund.
Walking and Pull/Push Carts
Players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds (pull/push carts are permitted). Caddies are not permitted.
Tees To Play
Tees are not selected until the tournament staff arrives on site. Tournament set-up may change, including yardages, to offset inclement weather or other course conditions (i.e. wet course conditions). Typical yardages are below:
- Boys 16-18 will play approximately 6,900 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 6,000 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard
AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 5 - 1 Performance Star
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 3 - 1 Performance Star
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $20 a day, plus tax. Spectator carts may be limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for entry. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming behavior. Please see the Code of Conduct for further details.
- Tournament applications must be submitted through the website with valid payment. Telephone and fax requests will not be accepted.
- Applicants must have a current FSGA/FJT membership.
- 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 Summary
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- 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 FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
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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 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 available on the website, at the club, and will be sent via text message. It is the player's responsibility to be at his/her respective starting tee at least 10 minutes prior to teeing off. We recommend that you always see your tee time in black and white (in print), and if you still have questions, please contact an FSGA Official at the host facility.
Range Finders - Electronic distance measuring devices are NOT allowed.
Music - Phones and other devices that play music should not be used at the tournament site. Listening to music during a competitive round will generally result in disqualification under the Rules of Golf. This is true for all types of competitions - not just FJT.
Pace of Play
The FJT uses a checkpoint pace of play policy that provides no verbal warnings throughout the round. Each group is responsible for playing under the allotted time or finishing each checkpoint hole within 15 minutes of the group ahead of them.
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds to be less than 4 hours and 45 minutes. We strongly recommend that all players and parents read and understand the Pace of Play Policy.