Brooksville CC (16-18)
January 26-27, 2013
Birdies Galore at Brooksville
Eighty-four juniors traveled to Brooksville Country Club this weekend to compete in the first 16-18 age division Florida Junior Tour event of 2013. Warm weather and light winds created a perfect atmosphere for low scores.
In the boys division, round one was full of low scores and nearly half of the field was within several shots of the leaders. Heavy fog delayed the start of the final round for two hours, but the players didn't seem to mind.
Jordan Miller, of Bradenton, shot 71 in the first round and trailed the leader, Paul Doig, by just one stroke. Miller took advantage of the perfect conditions and pulled away from the field with a bogey-free, seven under par 65. He made birdies on hole 5, 7, 12, 13, and 17. He also eagled the par-5 11th. Miller's rounds of 71-65--136 (-8) gave him a five-stroke victory and his first FJT title.
Jimmy Stanger, of Tampa, finished in second place with rounds of 71-70--141 (-3). Stanger birdied holes 11, 12, and 17 in the final round. Henry Westmoreland, of Wacissa, finished alone in third place by shooting 72-70--142. In the final round Westmoreland made birdies on holes 1, 4, 7, and 11.
In the girls division, Yueer Feng, of Orlando took a two shot lead into Sunday after shooting a 70 (-2) in the first round. Feng, who has won over 30 FJT events since 2007, played flawless in the final by making four birdies (4, 8, 9, and 11) and no bogies in route to a 68. Feng's 70-68--138 (-6) gave her a twelve shot victory.
Kristine Odaiyar, of Ocala, finished in second place with rounds of 74-76. Dylan Kim, of Winter Garden, finished in the third place with rounds of 72-80.
Click here to view the results.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||6,721 yds 72.5/127|
|Girls 16-18||6,005 yds. 74.1/125|
|Sunny and calm||75 °F|
Entries Open: Wednesday, December 5th
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, December 19th
Brooksville Country Club is located just over an hour north of Tampa in the small city of Brooksville. The club is a little tough to find, but it is definitely a hidden gem. The front nine is a more traditional layout, but last nine holes is something you will never forget. Four of the final seven holes border, go over, and even through an abandoned limestone mine.
The University of South Florida and St. Leo University are both located within one hour of Brooksville Country Club.
Click here to view the club's website.
This tournament is for the 16-18 age division. Ages are calculated by the last day of the tournament.
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.
Late Fee: A late fee of $10 will be applied to all entries received after the entry deadline. The entry fee, and late fee, will only be charged if the player gets accepted into the tournament field. (effective 1/1/13)
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, January 26th: 10:30 AM - 12:27 PM off the 1st and 10th tees
- Sunday, January 27th: 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
Where to Stay
There are not any hotels located really close to the club. FSGA staff members usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express (352-597-4540) or Hampton Inn (352-796-1000) near 98 and I-75. There is a Beef O' Brady's located very close to both hotels. Additional hotels may be located near Downtown Brooksville.
Click on "Hotels" in the Tournament Link box to the right or use the internet to search for deals. Please note any cancellation policies prior to making reservations.
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 352-796-8879. 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. Walking is permitted after after 10:30 AM.
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 and GolfWeek.
AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
- Winner receives four performance stars
- Top five finishers receives one performance star
- Winner receives four performance star
- Top three finishers receive one 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 the closing date. Late entries are allowed and will be accepted into the tournament field only on a space available basis.
- 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 approximately five weeks prior to the tournament. 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 allowed. (effective December 1st, 2012)
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 (new Rule in 2012).
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.