FJT LPGA International (13-18) *Non-Exempt*
February 29 - March 1, 2020
First-Time Winners in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Four first-time Florida Junior Tour wins were crowned on Sunday at LPGA International. Min Jun Kim, Zhengyu Liu, Serina Li and Vilda Westh Blanc picked up the wins in the non-exempt FJT.
Kim earned his first FJT on Sunday with a 3-over 147 for the two-day tournament. The Port Saint Lucie Native posted a 75 in the first round to sit one shot back of the first-round leader, Tyler Mistretta.
Kim had a slow start in Sunday’s final round, but posted back-to-back birdies to close out the front nine. He started the back nine with a birdie, before adding two bogeys. An eagle on the par-5 16th secured a final-round 72 and the win for Kim.
Cyrus Lee and Chales Kurtz finished tied for second at 4-over 148. Jacob Wolf and Same Karman took home a tied-for-fourth finish at 7-over 151.
Lee, Wolf and Kim’s final-round 72 was the low round of the tournament.
Liu used a 2-over 146 to earn the two-stroke victory at LPGA International. The Orlando native carded a 2-over 74 in the first round to sit one shot back of the first-round leader, Max Fonseca.
Liu began the final round with a 1 over on the front nine, heading to the back trailing Fonseca by one shot. Liu posted back-to-back birdies to start the back nine to take the lead. He secured the win with a final-round 72.
Despite an eagle on the 16th, Fonseca couldn’t catch Liu on the back nine and took home second place at 4-over 148. Timothy Williamson finished third, carding a 7-over 151.
Li went wire-to-wire to capture her first FJT win with a 11-over 155. She posted a 5-over 77 in the first round to hold a one shot lead over the field. The Lake Mary started the final round with a 3 over on her first nine. She finished the day with a 3 over on her second nine to secure the win with a final-round 78.
Valentine Savioz finished the weekend with a runner-up finish, carding 13-over 157. Posie Farrelly finished one shot back in third place at 14-over 158.
Blanc picked up her first FJT win with a wire-to-wire victory, posting a 6-over 150 for the tournament. The Wartrace, Tenn. native carded a 2-over 74 in the first round to hold a five-shot lead over the field. She began the final round with a 1 over on her first nine.
After three-straight bogeys to start her second nine, Blanc settled down and played the next four holes at 1 under. She finished with a final-round 76 to earn the win.
Ryleigh Knaub finished second at 11-over 155, while Kaley Amuso and Arenui Faana tied for third at 14-over 158.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-18||6,704 (72.8 / 141)|
|Girls 13-18||5,804 (73.6 / 134)|
|Sunny & Wintdy||63 °F|
Course: Jones Course
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event),
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: Random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 13-15 & 16-18 Age Divisions - 6,800 yards (gross only)
- Girls 13-15 & 16-18 Age Divisions - 5,800 yards (gross only)
Note to Boys & Girls
The 16-18 and 13-15 divisions will play the same set of tees (approximately 6,700 for the boys and 5,700 yards for the girls). Results that are sent to Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings, and for AJGA PBE will have the two divisions combined. The divisions will remain separate for FJT purposes (awards, points, exemptions, etc.).
How Entries are Accepted
- 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"
- 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
- If a player earns acceptance in to the field and then earns a "Full" exemption, that player is still eligible to participate in the event.
- If a player on the alternates list earns a "Full" exemption prior to the event, that player is no longer eligible to participate and his/her alternate entry will be withdrawn.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, February 29th
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, March 1st
7:30 AM - 9:27 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 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 $30.00 + tax. Please call (386) 274-5742 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.
AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)
|Champion- 4 stars||Champion- 4 stars|
|Top 10% - 1 star||Top 10%- 1 star|
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