Innisbrook Resort (Boys 16-18)
May 26-28, 2012
Ryan Orr Prevails at Innisbrook Major
Belleair's Ryan Orr erased a five-stroke deficit on the final day of the Florida Junior Tour's (FJT) boys 16-18 division major at Innisbrook Resort on May 26-28. The event was sponsored by the David Leadbetter
Orr was the model of consistency throughout the week shooting rounds of 71-72 in the first two rounds leaving him five shots back of leader, Hunter O'Mahony. Ryan continued his solid play in blustery conditions on Monday, carding a one-over par round of 72, including birdies on holes #1 and #12. O'Mahony, the reigning Boys' Junior Champion fired opening rounds of 68-70 to put himself in the driver's seat heading into Monday's final round. However, the Tequesta native was unable to negotiate the Copperhead course's famed "snake pit" (holes 16, 17, and 18) as he played the final three holes in five over par and opened the door for Orr. This win is Orr's second top five FJT finish of 2012 after finishing in 5th place at Brooksville on January 21-22.
O"Mahony finished alone in 2nd place with a tournament total 217 while Ryan Stovash and Colin Englehardt of Orlando finished in a tie for third at 219. Stovash has now finished in the top three in each of his last three FJT events. Bradenton's Charles Wang aced the 17th hole in the final round.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||7,015 yards (C) 76.0/142|
|Hot, light breeze||94 °F|
|Hot, light breeze||94 °F|
|Overcast, Windy 10-20 mph||87 °F|
Spring 54-Hole Major
stronger field, more points, more AJGA exemptions...
Round 1 - Copperhead Course
Round 2 - Island Course
Round 3 - Copperhead Course
The newly renovated Innisbrook is simply one of America’s most celebrated Florida golf resorts. Not only do we consistently receive top accolades – including Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,” and Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” – we also host an annual PGA Tour championship and the LPGA Legend Tour’s first major.
We’re home to four outstanding layouts – all designed by the innovative and imaginative architect Lawrence Packard – including the top-rated Copperhead course, which welcomes the world’s finest players each March when the PGA TOUR visits Innisbrook for the Transitions Championship.
While PGA TOUR professionals call Copperhead one of the “Top Five” courses they play all year, our members consider the Island Course to be even better! We recently completed a $2-million renovation on the Island, and it is the site of the LPGA Legend Tour’s first major championship.
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The entry fee of $155 (for GHIN handicap members) or $175 (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.
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, May 26th: 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM off the 1st and 10th tees (Copperhead Course)
- Sunday, May 27th: 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM off the 1st and 10th tees (Island Course)
- Monday, May 28th: 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM off the 1st and 10th tees (Copperhead Course)
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $35 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 727-942-5220. 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.
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)
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 5 - 1 Performance Stars
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 5 - 1 Performance Star
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $25 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 4:30:00 PM EST of the closing date.
- 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.
- The remaining spots in the field are filled by players without an FJT exemption. Players are ranked by their ranking on Junior Golf Scoreboard at the time of the close of entries. The better ranked ranked players are placed in the tournament field until the limit is reached.
- 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. 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 NOT allowed.
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.
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.