FJT Santa Lucia Open (9-12)

Santa Lucia River Club - Port St. Lucie
February 29 - March 1, 2020

Three Juniors Victorious at Santa Lucia

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Lev Grinberg, Jude Desmond and Kayla Bryant picked up Florida Junior Tour wins on Sunday at Santa Lucia River Club. It was the second FJT win for Grinberg, third for Bryant and first for Desmond.

Boys 11-12

Grinberg earned his second-straight FJT victory with a 1-under 143, the only under-par total for the weekend. The Boca Raton native posted a 2-over 74 in the first round to trail the leader, Miles Russell, by one shot.

Grinberg began the final round with back-to-back birdies and finished the front nine at 1 under. He carded a bogey-free back nine, adding two birdies. He secured the win with a final-round 69, the lone under-par round in the tournament, to earn the six-stroke win.

This was Grinberg’s second-straight FJT victory, after taking home the win at Ocala Golf Club.

Mateo Desmond took home second place with a 5-over 149, posting a 4-over 76 on Saturday and a 1-over 73 in the final round. Jessy Huebner finished third at 9-over153, while Russell finished fourth at 10-over154.

Boys 9-10

Desmond earned his first FJT on Sunday with a 15-over 159. He carded a 10-over 82 in first round to sit 10 shots back of the leader. The Pompano Beach native started the final round with a 2 over on his first nine.

After bogeying the first three holes on his second nine, Desmond played the final six holes at even par to secure the one-stroke victory.

Bento Assis finished second place at 16-over 160, shooting an even-par 72 in the first round. Patrick Pinkney and Christian Koehn tied for second at 21-over 165.

Girls 11-12

Bryant picked up her third-straight victory with a 13-over 157 at Santa Lucia. After a first-round 80, she sat two shots back of the leader, Valentina Hurtado.

In the final round, Bryant took a three shot lead over Hurtado and the field after a 3 over on her first nine. Hurtado pulled back into a tie for first with back-to-back birdies to start her second nine.

Bryant finished the day with a 2-over on her second nine to secure the one-stroke victory. Hurtado took home second place at 14-over 158, while Angela Nip finished third at 17-over 161.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys (11-12) 5,477 yds. 67.4/134
Boys (9-10) 4,961 yds. 65.0/122
Girls (9-12) 4,961 yds. 69.7/127

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Started at 45 degrees. Gusty Winds 60 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Lev Grinberg 74 69 143 250
2 Mateo Desmond 76 73 149 175
3 Jessy Huebner 78 75 153 125
4 Miles Russell 73 81 154 100
5 Lion Ziao Liu 77 78 155 90
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Jude Desmond 82 77 159 0
2 Bento Assis 72 88 160 0
T3 Christian Koehn 82 83 165 0
T3 Patrick Pinkney 89 76 165 0
T5 Arnold Pouncy IV 87 84 171 0
T5 Alen Gurdogan 85 86 171 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Kayla Bryant 80 77 157 250
2 Valentina Hurtado 78 80 158 175
3 Angela Nip 84 77 161 125
4 Ann-Sophie Bourgault 81 82 163 100
5 Morgan Rodriguez 89 77 166 90
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 Tournament Summary

Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play

Eligibility: Boys and Girls 9-12 (age calculated from the last day of the event), FJT Membership & Florida GHIN required

Entry Fee: $75

Field Determination: First-come-first-serve basis, 84 player field

Practice Round Information: $35 +tax


Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Boys 9-10 Age Division - 5,000 yards (gross only)
  • Girls 9-10 Age Division - 4,200 yards (gross only)
  • Boys 11-12 Age Division - 5,500 yards (gross only)
  • Girls 11-12 Age Division - 5,000 yards (gross only)

How Entries are Accepted

  • Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Late entries will be accepted if space is available ($10 late entry fee).
  • If entries have reached capacity, additional players will be placed on an alternate's list.
  • The alternate's list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information."
  • Entries close approximately 2 1/2 weeks prior to the tournament.
  • At the close of entries, if the 9-10 division (boys or girls) has 3 or less entrants, those players must choose one of the following options: 1) Play up into the 11-12 division    OR    2) Withdraw from the event and receive a full refund.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 29th

7:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 8:00 AM - 9:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees

Mandatory Meeting - 30 to 45 minutes prior to tee time, 15 minutes long (more information below)

Sunday, March 1st

8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees

Mandatory Educational Meeting - Saturday

  • Each golfer MUST attend a mandatory meeting with FSGA staff prior to their tee time on Saturday. 
  • Topics to include: Etiquette, rules, pace-of-play, how to feel comfortable playing in events, care for the course, appreciation of club staff and volunteers.
  • Meetings will generally take place near or on the practice putting green.
  • Each player MUST attend the meeting associated with his/her tee time.
  • Meetings will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes long. 
  • Parents are encouraged to attend.

    *If a players fails to make the meeting at their scheduled time, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.*

Five FJT Standards

Competing at beautiful clubs around the state is a privilege and it is important for all of our players and parents to place value on the following five duties:

  • Say please and thank you to the club staff and our volunteers
  • Rake bunkers
  • Fix ball marks
  • Step on/repair your divots
  • Throw away your garbage! There should never be trash on the ground anywhere on the course (place trash in waste receptacles, golf carts or even your bag if no other place is available).

Showing Appreciation and Proper Manners - At all courses where juniors play, they should show appreciation to the members and staff. To all of our junior players, let's show the clubs that you are not only the most talented golfers in the country, but also the most respectful. A "thank you" to the club and taking care of the course are the best ways to make a positive impression on the club, fellow players, coaches and spectators.

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 $35.00 + tax. Please call (772) 337-5315 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 11-12 Girls 11-12
    Champion- 1 star Champion- 1 star


Florida Junior Tour Policies




Host Hotel

There is no host hotel.

Directions

Santa Lucia River Club
3325 SE Ballantrae Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
(772) 337-5315

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