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12th FJT Tour Championship

Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course, Lakewood Ranch, FL

October 7-8, 2023

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Four players took home season-ending victories at the Florida Junior Tour Championship on Sunday at Lakewood National Golf Club. Palmer Haynes captured the Boys (16-18) division, while Yuma Nemoto took home the Boys (13-15) title. On the girls’ side, Kayla Bryant won the Girls (16-18) trophy, and Ryan Donaldson secured the Girls (13-15) title.

Boys (16-18)

Haynes fired three under-par rounds and survived a playoff to earn the win in the Boys (16-18) division, carding an 8-under ­208 for the two-day championship. This is the first FJT victory of the season for Haynes and his first Tour Championship win. 

In Saturday’s first round, Haynes posted a 2-under 70 to sit four shots back of the first-round leader heading into the second round. He fired a second-round 67, with two eagle and four birdies in the afternoon, to sit one shot back of Daniel Enrique Vanososte at 7-under 137.

After a bogey early in the final round on the second, Haynes played the rest of the front nine bogey free, heading to back nine with the outright lead after Vanososte ran into some trouble on the front side. Haynes went birdie-bogey to start the back nine and added another birdie on the 13th to sit at 7 under.

The Orlando native birdied the 17th to head to the final hole of the championship sitting at the top and one shot ahead of Aiden Arce. Arce put together a great back nine, birdieing three of four holes on Nos. 14-17.

Arce birdied the 18th to force a playoff after Haynes finished with a par. On the first playoff hole, Haynes hit his second shot to four feet and rolled the putt in for birdie to secure the victory.

Arce finished in second play, while Cameron Reed carded a final-round 70 to take third place at 6-under 210.

Girls (16-18)

Bryant used a final-round 69 to capture the win in the Girls (16-18) division, finishing the championship at 6-under 221. This is the third Florida Junior Tour victory of the year for Bryant, going wire-to-wire to come away with the season-ending win.

In Saturday’s first round, Bryant carded a 2-under 70 to take a three-shot lead over the field. The Boca Raton native took the 36-hole lead at 3-under 141 with a second-round 71.

Bryant got off to a good start in the final round, with an even-par first nine. The Team Florida member caught fire on the final nine holes with a bogey-free second nine, playing the final five holes at 3 under. She rolled in a birdie putt on the ninth to secure the eight-shot victory with a 3-under 69.

On her way to victory, Bryant was the only player in the division to post three under-par rounds. Her final-round 69 tied the low round of the championship in the Girls Division, with Katelyn Huber who carded a second-round 69.

Huber finished runner-up at 2-over 218, firing a final-round 76. Yingshi (Lydia) Lin finished the weekend with rounds of 73-69-76 to take home a third-place finish.

Boys (13-15)

Nemoto ran away with the Boys (13-15) Division, finishing the weekend with a seven-shot victory at 12-under 204. This is the third-straight win for Nemoto, who captured FJT wins at Highlands Ridge and Eagle Creek.

The Bradenton resident got off to a strong start, posting a first-round 67 to take a one-shot lead in the Bys (13-15) Division. Nemoto followed it up with a 1-under 71 in the afternoon to take a two-shot lead over the field into the final round.

He kept it rolling in the final round of the championship, carding three birdies on his first nine. Nemoto finished the day bogey free with six birdies to secure the win with a final-round 66. He was the lone player in the 13-15 Division to post three under-par rounds for the championship, and his final-round 66 was the low round in his division.

Conor Whalen finished runner-up at 5-under 211, while Clark Mason took third place at 2-under 214.

Girls (13-15)

Donaldson survived a playoff to earn the victory in the Girls (13-15) Division, posting a 7-over 223 for the championship. This is the fourth FJT win of the year for Donaldson.

The Team Florida member opened the weekend a 1-under 71 to take a two-shot lead heading into the second round. Donaldson took a share of the 36-hole lead at 3-over 147 with a second-round 76.

Donaldson got off to a steady start in the final round, taking the outright lead early in the day. Her and Alexandra Snyder battled back and forth all day, with Snyder taking her first lead of the day on their 13th hole. On their final hole of the championship, both players hit their second shot in the greenside bunker.

Donaldson got up and down for par, rolling in a 30-foot putt from just off the green, while Snyder finished with a bogey to send the two to a playoff. On the first playoff hole Donaldson hit her second shot to 10 feet and roll in the putt for birdie to capture the victory.

Snyder finished the weekend in second place, while Ana Boone and Nicole Sardinha tied for third at 10-over 226.


Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Boys (16-18)

7,064 yds. 74.0/137

Boys (13-15)

6,700 yds. 72.6/134

Girls (13-18)

5,934 yds. 74.3/132

Par: 72

Weather Information




Sunny Morning, Windy & Cl

88 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Palmer Haynes 70 67 71 208 3000
2 Aiden Arce 66 73 69 208 2100
3 Cameron Reed 68 72 70 210 1500
T4 Andrew Morgan 73 71 67 211 1125
T4 Daniel Enrique Vanososte 67 69 75 211 1125
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Tournament Summary 

Format: 54 holes individual gross stroke play
36 holes on Saturday, October 7th
18 holes on Sunday, October 8th

Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
- FJT Membership
- Florida GHIN required (18.0 or less)

Entry Fee: $250

Field Determination: 2022-2023 FJT Season Winners, FJT Points List

Practice Round Information: $45 + tax

Past Results

Divisions, Approximate Yardages

  • Boys (16-18) Age Division - 7,000 yards
  • Boys (13-15) Age Division - 6,700 yards
  • Girls (13-15) & (16-18) Age Division - 6,000 yards

The Girls (16-18) and (13-15) age divisions will play the same set of tees (approximately 6,000 yards). Results that are sent to Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and for AJGA PBE will have the two age divisions combined; however, the two age divisions will remain separate for FJT purposes (awards, points, exemptions, etc.).

Field Size

  • 72 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.
    • A 15-year-old who wins a (13-15) event during the season and turns 16 before the Tour Championship is exempt to the Tour Championship in the (16-18) Division.
  • Winners of the current years  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.
  • Defending winners of the previous year's Tour Championship are exempt.
  • 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.
    • Players who turn 16 during the season will have points from the (13-15) Division added to their (16-18) Division points
    • Players who turn 13 during the season will have points from the (11-12) Division added to their (13-15) Division points
    • For 2023, a spot will be held for the winners from the events that are after the close of entries.

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, October 7th (36-holes played)

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
8:00 AM - 9:39 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, October 8th

8:00 AM - 9:39 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. A Golf Genius link to Practice Round times on Friday, October 6th will be emailed out when the field is determined. Tee times will range from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. The price for a practice round is $45.00 + tax. Please call 941-900-2424 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.

Trackman Sessions Available

We are pleased to offer tournament participants the opportunity to utilize our TrackMan launch moniter, and to have his/her swing recorded on Friday, October 6th.  Specifics will be included in the pre-event email. There is no charge for this service.  All information will be posted to the junior's FSGA profile for college coaches to view. Click here for more information.



National Rankings



AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE

Boys (16-18)

Boys (13-15)


Champion -

12 Stars

Champion - 

2 Stars

Champion -

12 Stars

Top 3 -

8 Stars

Top 5 - 

1 Star

Top 3 -

8 Stars

Top 5 - 

4 Stars


Top 5 - 

4 Stars

Top 10 -

1 Star 


Top 10 -

1 Star

Florida Junior Tour Policies

Host Hotels

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch

Address: 5610 Manor Hill Ln, Bradenton, FL 34203

Phone: (941) 256-0466

Room Information

  • Rates available: 10/5-10/8
  • Double/Double Queen beds - $169/night + Tax
  • Book here

Booking deadline: September 13, 2023


Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch

Address: 8565 Cooper Creek Blvd Sarasota, FL 34201

Phone: 941-355-8619

Room Information

  • Rates Available: October 5-8, 2023
  • 2 Queen Beds - $179/night
  • 1 King Bed Suite - $179/night
  • Deadline: September 5, 2023
  • Book here


Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

Address: 305 North Cattlemen Road Sarasota, FL 34235

Phone: 941-309-3904

Room Information

  • Rates Available: October 5-8, 2023
  • 2 Queen Beds - $219/night
  • 1 King Bed Studio - $219/night
  • Deadline: September 5, 2023
  • Book here

Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

Address: 8305 Tourist Center Drive Sarasota, FL 34201

Phone: 941-360-2626

Room Information

  • Rates Available: October 5-8
  • 2 Queen Beds - $199/night
  • 1 King Bed - $199/night
  • Deadline: September 5, 2023
  • Book here


Lakewood National Golf Club - Commander Course
17605 Lakewood National Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

Click here for directions.