FJT Esplanade Open (16-18)

Esplanade Golf & Country Club - Lakewood Ranch
February 1-2, 2020

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla.Andrew McLauchlan and Izzy M. Pellot capped off the weekend with a Florida Junior Tour victory on Sunday at Esplanade Golf & Country Club. It is the first win of the season for both McLauchlan and Pellot.

Boys 16-18

McLauchlan picked up the win on Sunday with a 6-under 138 for the two-day tournament. The Neptune Beach native posted a 3-under 69 in the first round. He birdied four of the final six holes to finish Saturday in a tie for second, one shot behind the leaders.

The 2022 graduate began the final round with a bogey-free front nine. Heading to the back nine, MacLauchlan sat in second place, one shot behind Ngai (Kelvin) Si. MacLauchlan birdied three of his last six holes to secure the win.

He finished the final round with a 3-under 69, the low round of the day, to win his first FJT.

Si took home second place with a 5-under 139 for weekend, posting a 3-under 69 in the first round and a 2-under 70 in the final round. MacLauchlan and Si were the only two players in the field to card two under-par rounds for the tournament.

Kiko Francisco Coelho finished third with a 2-under 142, while Xirong Cheng finished one shot back in fourth at 1-under 143.

Girls 16-18

Pellot survived a playoff to earn the win in Lakewood Ranch, after posting an even-par 144 for the weekend. She carded a 1-under 70 in the first round, with three birdies and an eagle, to hold a three-shot lead heading into the final round.

The Altamonte Springs native began the day with 1-over on her first nine. Bridget Ma fired a 3-under on the back nine and finished the day with an even-par 70 to hold the clubhouse lead at even-par.

Pellot held a two-shot lead going to the final, but carded a double bogey to finish the day at 2-over 74 in a tie for first with Ma. Pellot recovered with a par on the first playoff hole and secured her fifth FJT win.

Ma took second place, while Bailey Shoemaker finished third at 1-over 145. Karoline Tuttle posted a 2-over 146 to earn fourth place.

Full Results 

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys 16-18 6,756 yds., 72.1/132
Girls 16-18 5,833 yds., 73.3/126

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
LightRain Scattered Showers 70 °F
Sunny Chilly 64 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Andrew McLauchlan 69 69 138 1000
2 Ngai (Kelvin) Si 69 70 139 700
3 Kiko Francisco Coelho 68 74 142 500
4 Xirong Cheng 68 75 143 400
T5 Keita Okada 74 70 144 325
T5 Bryce Walker 68 76 144 325
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Izzy M. Pellot 70 74 144 1000
2 Bridget Ma 74 70 144 700
3 Bailey Shoemaker 74 71 145 500
4 Karoline Tuttle 75 71 146 400
5 Alexsandra Lapple 73 74 147 350
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Tournament Summary 

Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play; players in golf carts for the tournament rounds

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

Entry Fee: $110

Field Determination: Random Draw, 84 player field

Practice Round Information: $35 +tax




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, February 1st

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

Sunday, February 2nd

7:45 AM - 9:42 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 $35.00 + tax. Please call (941) 306-3500 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


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Directions

Esplanade Golf & Country Club
12825 Malachite Drive
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
(941) 306-3500

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