FJT Tour Championship (16-18 & 13-15)

Innisbrook Resort - Island Course, Palm Harbor, FL
November 14-15, 2020

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – After battling Innisbrook’s Island Course, four players were crowned champions at the Florida Junior Tour Championship on Sunday. Jack Turner captured the Boys 16-18 division, while Beni Long took home the Boys 13-15 title. On the girls’ side, Aaron Whitley won the 16-18 trophy, and Katelyn Huber secured the 13-15 title.

Boys 16-18

Turner survived a playoff to secure the win in the Boys 16-18 Division, carding a 1-over 217 for the two-day championship. In Saturday’s first round, the Orlando native posted a 3-over 75 to sit three shots back of the leaders heading into the second round.

He bounced back with a second-round 68 to take the 36-hole lead. Turner used a bogey-free front nine and five birdies on the day to fire the low round of the championship for the Boys 16-18 Division.

Turner, who won the Boys’ Junior 13-15 Championship title in July, got off to a quick start in the final round with a birdie on the second. He ran into some trouble on the sixth, finishing with a double bogey, and made the turn at 1-over for the day.

The 2023 graduate carded a 1-over back nine to finish the day in a tie for first place with Nicholas Prieto at 1-over 217. Prieto rolled in a birdie on the 17th to move to the top of the leaderboard with Turner. The Miami native posted a 1-under 71 in the final round, the low round of day in the Boys 16-18 Division.

Turner secured the victory with a par on the second playoff hole.

Prieto took a runner-up finish, while Xirong Cheng finished one shot back in third place at 2-over 218. Jonah Winter and Logan Hunter tied for fourth at 5-over 221.

Girls 16-18

Whitley captured her fourth victory of the season with a win the Girls 16-18 Division, finishing the championship at 6-over 222. After a first-round 78, Whitley fired a 1-under 71 in the second round to sit just one shot back of the leader heading into Sunday. Her second-round 71 was the low round of the championship for the Girls 16-18 Division.

The Sarasota native began the final round with back-to-back pars, before birding two of the next three holes. Whitely made the turn at even-par for the day. She played her second nine at 1-over to finish the championship with a 1-over 73 and earn the one-shot victory.

Bridget Ma took home a second place with a 7-over 223, while Angelica Holman finished third at 12-over 228. Karoline Tuttle took fourth place at 13-over 229

Boys 13-15

Long earned the win in the Boys 13-15 Division, carding a 7-over 223 for the championship, to pick up his second victory of the season. He began the weekend with a 2-over 74 in the first round, following it up with a second-round 72 to take the 36-hole lead.

Beginning the final round with a one-shot lead, Long carded a bogey on the front side to make the turn at 1-over for the day. He finished the day with a 3-over back nine to post a final-round 77 and secure the one-shot win.

Barry Boyi Zhang finished one shot back of Long in second place at 8-over 224. Phillip Dunham took third place at 9-over 225. The Ponte Vedra Beach native fired the low round of the championship in the Boys 13-15 Divisions, with a final-round 69. Lev Grinberg finished fourth at 10-over 226.

Girls 13-15

Huber picked up her third victory of the season with a win the Girls 13-15 division, posting a 3-under 213 for the championship. The Gainesville native began the week with a first-round 74 to take a share of the 18-hole lead. Huber used four birdies in the second round to card a 1-under 71 and become the solo leader heading into the final round.

She got off to a hot start in the final round with a birdie on the second, before adding back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th. Huber made the turn at 2-under for the day and continued the strong play on her second nine, adding three birdies.

The 2025 graduate earned the five-shot victory with a final-round 68, the low round of the championship for all division. Huber was also the only player in the field to post two under-par rounds.

Sabree Lefebvre finished second at 2-over 218, finishing the weekend with back-to-back rounds of 72. Jordan Fischer took third place at 12-over 228, while Nicole Yugay finished fourth at 17-over 233.

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys (16-18) 7,032 yds. 74.3/142
Boys (13-15) 6,798 yds. 73.2/141
Girls (13-18) 5,885 yds. 74.2/137

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Light breeze 85 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Jack Turner 75 68 74 217 2000
2 Nicholas Prieto 73 73 71 217 1400
3 Xirong Cheng 72 73 73 218 1000
T4 Logan Hunter 76 72 73 221 750
T4 Jonah Winter 75 74 72 221 750
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Beni Long 74 72 77 223 1500
2 Barry Boyi Zhang 75 72 77 224 1050
3 Phillip Dunham 79 77 69 225 750
4 Lev Grinberg Jr 73 74 79 226 600
5 James Hassell 79 72 76 227 525
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Aaron Whitley 78 71 73 222 2000
2 Bridget Ma 76 72 75 223 1400
3 Angelica Holman 80 74 74 228 1000
4 Karoline Tuttle 74 75 80 229 800
5 Analiese Raath 75 74 81 230 700
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Katelyn Huber 74 71 68 213 1500
2 Sabree Lefebvre 74 72 72 218 1050
3 Jordan Fischer 77 75 76 228 750
4 Nicole Yugay 74 79 80 233 600
5 Arenui Faana 77 77 80 234 525
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Tournament Summary 

Format: 54 holes individual gross stroke play; All play is on the Island course
36 holes on Saturday, November 14th
18 holes on Sunday, November 15th

The Island course at Innisbrook Resort is the host course for the championship.

Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
- FJT Membership
- Florida GHIN required (24.0 or less)

Entry Fee: $250

Field Determination: 2020 FJT Winners, FJT Points List

Practice Round Information: $45 +tax




Divisions, Approximate Yardages

  • Boys 16-18 Age Division - 7,000 yards
  • Boys 13-15 Age Division - 6,700 yards
  • Girls 16-18 Age Division - 5,900 yards
  • Girls 13-15 Age Division - 5,900 yards

The Girls 16-18 & 13-15 age divisions will play the same set of tees and the results will be combined for AJGA and ranking websites. The divisions will stay separate for FJT purposes (FJT points, exemptions, and awards).

Field Size

  • 78 players
  • Division sizes determined by weight of entries received in each flight 

Field Determination

  • FJT winners from the current season in the 16-18 & 13-15 age division. A spot will be reserved for the boy & girl winners of the events that are held after the entry deadline. If the winners decline the spot or are already entered in to the field, the alternates list will be used to fill the open spot.
    • Winners from the *Non-Exempt* FJT's do NOT gain automatic entry in the the Tour Championship.
  • Winners of the current years Next 100 Junior Invitational, Boys' & Girls' Junior Championships & Junior Match Play Championships are exempt.
  • A spot will be held for the junior who is in first place on the 11-12 Boys & Girls FJT Points List (points list ending with the current years Futures Championship). The junior golfer MUST have already turned 13 or be eligible to play up.
  • All other entries are held until the close of entries date. Players are then accepted based off of their standing on the 16-18 & 13-15 FJT points lists.
    • For 2020, points from the two events that are after the close of entries (October 10-11 events) will count towards the field determination. The field will be determined on the week following those events.

Playing Up

A 13-15 year old can only "play up" in to the 16-18 age division if they have met the following criteria.

  • Win a 16-18 FJT in the current year

or

  • Earn enough points in the 16-18 age division to qualify

Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 14th (36-holes played)

6:45 AM - 9:00 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 7:20 AM - 9:08 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Upon completion of Round 1, players will score at the starting tee and immediately begin Round 2

Sunday, November 15th

7:30 AM - 9:18 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 $45.00 + tax. Please call (727) 942-5235 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 16-18

    Boys 13-15 

    Girls

    Champion- 12 stars

     Champion - 4 stars

    Champion- 12 stars

     Top Five- 8 stars

    Top 10% - 1 star 

    Top Three- 8 stars

     Top Ten- 4 stars

     

    Top Five- 4 stars

    Top Fifteen - 1 star

     

    Top 10 - 1 star

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Host Hotel

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Directions

Innisbrook Resort
36750 US Hwy 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL 34863
(727) 942-2000

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