FJT Grasslands Open (16-18)

Grasslands Golf & Country Club - Lakeland
May 1-2, 2021


LAKELAND, Fla. – Clay Tucker and Claudia Hofmeister came out on top on Sunday at Grassland Golf & Country Club, picking up Florida Junior Tour victories. Tucker took home his second FJT win and Hofmeister earned her first FJT victory.

Boys 16-18

Tucker birdied the final hole of the tournament to secure his second FJT with a 9-under 135 for the tournament. Saturday’s first round saw a lot of red numbers in Boys’ Division, with 14 players finishing the first round under par.

Michael Weber took the first-round lead with a 7-under 65, the low round of the weekend. Tucker sat two shots back of Zhu after a first-round 69.

Beginning the final-round in a tie for seventh, Tucker got off to a hot start in the final round with three birdies on his first six holes, adding another on the ninth. He continued his strong play on the back side with back-to-back birdies on the 11th and 12th. Tucker birdied the final hole of the day to post a final-round 66 and secured the one-shot victory.

Two players finished the weekend in a tie-for-second place at 8-under 136: Danny Erickson and Reggie Zhu. Erickson put together rounds of 68-68, while Zhu used rounds of 67-69 to take a share of second.

Girls 16-18

Hofmeister fired the low round of the weekend, in the Girls’ Division, to earn her first FJT win at even-par 144. The Tampa native began the weekend with a 1-over 73 on Saturday to sit one shot back of the leader.

Hofmeister birdied three of her first six holes of the day to start the final round. She made the turn at 2 under for the round, before adding a 1-over back side. Hofmeister secured the two-shot victory with a final-round 71.

Ava Zeng finished second at 2-over 146 after rounds of 73-73, while Jade Scott used rounds of 75-72 to take third place.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys (16-18) 6,868 yds. 73.1/132
Girls (16-18) 5,984 yds. 74.9/129

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Hot Exceedingly hot 92 °F
Windy 10-15 mph winds 89 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Clay Tucker 69 66 135 1000
T2 Reggie Zhu 67 69 136 600
T2 Danny Erickson 68 68 136 600
T4 Hans Risvaer 68 71 139 375
T4 Sam Davis 70 69 139 375
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Claudia Hofmeister 73 71 144 1000
2 Ava Zeng 73 73 146 700
3 Jade Scott 75 72 147 500
T4 Darianys Guzman 73 75 148 375
T4 Chelsea Nguyen 72 76 148 375
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Tournament Summary

Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play

Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
- FJT Membership
- Florida GHIN required (24.0 or less) - free with Junior Membership 

Entry Fee: $110

Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field

Practice Round Information: TBD



Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Boys 16-18 Age Division - 7,000 yards (gross only)
  • Girls 16-18 Age Division - 6,000 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

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees

Sunday, May 2nd

7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Approximately 2:30 PM - Awards presentation

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

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 to be determined. Please call (863) 680-1616 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.

National Rankings

    AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE

    Boys Girls
    Champion- 8 stars Champion- 8 stars
     Top Five- 4 stars Top Three- 4 stars
     Top Ten- 1 star

    Top Five- 1 star

Florida Junior Tour Policies


Host Hotel

There is no host hotel.

Directions

Grasslands Golf & Country Club
1600 Grasslands Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 680-1616

Click here for directions.

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