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Girls' Junior Amateur Championship

Black Diamond Ranch (Ranch & Highlands Courses), Lecanto, FL

June 11-12, 2012

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Champions Crowned at Black Diamond Ranch

Stephanie Carlozzi, Erica Stoner, and Auston Kim all went wire-to-wire to capture their respective titles at the Girls’ Junior Championship at Black Diamond Ranch, in Lecanto, June 11-12th.

Stephanie Carlozzi, from Naples, played solid golf throughout the week finishing the first round with a 71, two strokes ahead of Megan Berube, from Spring Hill. She increased her lead on the back nine during the final round with an eagle on 10, and two birdies on 14 and 16 to capture the 16-18 Age Division. Carlozzi’s mom commented on her win by saying, “She’s worked really hard on slowing her tempo down on her swing and felt really good about her play.“ The recent high school graduate ended up with a tournament total of four-under par, ten strokes ahead of the second place finisher Alexandra Papell, from Boca Raton.

In the Girl’s 13-15 Division, Erica Stoner defended her title with a tournament total of even par 144.  After leading the first round with a 70, Stoner came out a little shaky on the front nine of the final round carding four bogies. Closely followed by Gianna Tomeo, from Bradenton, she regained her momentum by birdying three of the next six holes to post a 74 for the day.

Auston Kim, from Saint Augustine, held off Sophie Membrino, from Ponte Vedra Beach, to capture the Girls’ 6-12 Divison. Kim led the tournament after the first round with a 45, only two strokes ahead of Membrino. During the final round, both girls played consistently off the tee and matched birdies on number four to post matching 9-hole totals of 43.  In the end, it was Kim’s first round lead that secured her the title as she finished with a tournament total of 86. 

The Championship was played on the Ranch Course, for the Girls 13-15, and the Highlands Course, for the Girls 6-12. The Regular (16-18) and Junior (13-15) Divisions played 18 holes of individual stroke play each day, while the 10-12 and 6-9 Age divisions played 9 holes of individual stroke play each day.     Full Story

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Girls 16-18

6,048 yds. 74.3 / 142

Girls 13-15

5,651 yds. 72.1 / 137

Girls 9-12

5,038 yds. 69.7 / 117

Par: 72

Weather Information




Light Breeze

91 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Erica Stoner 70 74 144 5000
2 Gianna Tomeo 77 72 149 3500
3 Dylan Kim 75 75 150 2500
4 Terese Armstrong 76 76 152 2000
T5 Athena Yang 75 78 153 1625
T5 Carolina Garrett 76 77 153 1625
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Entries close Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Girls 13-15 & 16-18 are playing the Ranch Course both rounds

Girls 6-9 & 10-12 are playing the Highlands Course both rounds

The Ranch Course was carefully crafted to gently blend into its natural surroundings.  Reminiscent of Pine Valley, the Ranch Course sports rolling fairways and dramatic elevation changes of over 100 feet.  Strategy rules, with numerous two-tiered greens placing a premium on distance control for approach shots, and par is guarded by numerous sand traps, waste bunkers, and two pristine lakes.  You will find more sand than most courses have on 18 holes.  The Ranch's 16th, 17th and 18th holes "represent the three best finishing holes I've ever designed," according to Architect Tom Fazio.


Open to female amateur golfers ages 6-18 as of June 11, 2012.  Entrants must not have reached their 19th birthday by June 12, 2012 and must not be attending college if graduated from high school.  Players must be (1) a resident of Florida; or (2) a dependent of a military personnel or a military personnel based in Florida on active duty.

Entry Fee

$95 ages 13-18
$60 age 6-12

Entry fee includes tournament rounds, range balls, a player buffet lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and a tee gift

Championship Format

36 holes of individual stroke play for Regular (16-18) and Junior (13-15) Divisions.  Age divisions 10-12 and 6-9 will only play nine (9) holes of stroke play each day.  

Championship Field Size

120 players

Course Set-up

The approximate yardages for each age group are:
16-18 years - 6000 yards on the Ranch Course
13-15 years - 5600 yards on the Ranch Course
10-12 years - 2500 yards on the Highlands Course
6-9 years - 2200 yards

Tee Times

Round one tee times will begin at 7:30 on the 1st and 10th tees.  Play will begin at 7:30 each day.

Practice Round and Practice Facility Information

Practice rounds will be available to the competitors one week in advance of the competition on a space available basis. Practice rounds are restricted to after 12:00 PM on the weekend prior to the Championship. The cost of practice rounds is $30 plus tax. Players will be responsible for direct payment of any fees for the practice rounds. The number to call for practice round times is (352) 746-3446.  The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.


Players are not permitted to ride in carts during the stipulated round.  However, pull carts ARE allowed. Players are responsible for practice round fees.

Defending Champion

Madison Opfer, of Plant City, captured the 51st Junior Girls Championship at The Innisbrook Resort - North Course in Palm Harbor.  She shot 65-79-144 to claim the 2011 title.

Championship Pace of Play

Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy (timing checkpoints at holes 9 and 18).

Hard Card; Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

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Championship Policies

Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and spectator and other policies.

Spectator Policy

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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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Method of Payments

Black Diamond Ranch accepts Cash, Visa/MasterCard, and American Express for payment.


Black Diamond Ranch - Click here
2600 W. Black Diamond Circle
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 746-7400