Jahn Prevails in Playoff; Feng Wins 3rd
Ryan Jahn and Yueer Feng battled frigid temperatures and windy conditions to grab first place honors at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) Amelia National Golf Club, in Amelia Island, February 11-12.
Ryan Jahn, of Jupiter, posted a tournament total of two-over par 146 to prevail in a playoff for his first career FJT title. Jahn fired rounds of 73-73 to find himself tied with Jeffrey Meltzer, of Bradenton, who shot rounds of 75-71. Meltzer’s final round of one-under par 71 was the low round of the tournament in the Boys’ division. The two players would head for a sudden death playoff where Jahn would make a 20-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole for the victory. David Novakoaski, of Ponte Vedra Beach, finished in third place with a tournament total of three-over par 147.
In the Girls 16-18 Division, Yueer Feng, of Orlando, fired a final round of two-under par 70, to capture her 24th career FJT title. Feng posted rounds of 75-70 in windy conditions, for a tournament total of one-over par 145, good enough for a eight stroke victory. Feng’s final round of two-under par 70 was the low round of the tournament. Tatiana Pineda, of Gainesville, finished in second place with a tournament total of 153. Kristine Odaiyar, of Ocala, finished alone in third place with a tournament total of 154.