Junior Amateur Match Play (Boys 13-15 & Girls 13-18)

Lemon Bay Golf Club - Englewood
July 19-22, 2021


TAMPA, Fla. –  Three players were crowned Junior Match Play champions on Thursday. Aaron Leach raised the Boys (16-18) trophy at The Club at The Strand, while Maria Jose Marin Negrete and Shawn Coultoff took home the Girls (13-18) and Boys (13-15) wins, respectively, at Lemon Bay Golf Club.

This is the first FSGA championship victory for all three players.

Boys (16-18)

Leach defeated Siyuan Lyu, 1 up, in the Finals to earn the victory in the Boys (16-18) Division. Leach took an early lead, winning the third hole to go 1 up. Lyu won two-straight holes on Nos. 6-7 to take his first lead of the day.

After winning the ninth hole, Leach took back the lead with a par on the 12th hole. The Windermere native extended his lead with a birdie on the 15th. Lyu didn’t go down easy, winning the 17th with a birdie. The two tied the 18th to secure the victory for Leach.

Leach earned the No. 6 seed after two rounds of stroke-play seeding. He won his first two matches 3 and 2, before defeating Adam Waller in 20 holes to secure a spot in the Semifinals.

Lyu, who ended the week with a runner-up finish, defeated the No. 1 seed in the Round of 16.

Girls (13-18)

After trailing Izzy Pellot until the 14th, Negrete won two of the final four holes to take home the 1-up win. Pellot got out to a quick lead winning the second and third hole to take a 2-up lead. She ended her lead to 3 up with a birdie on the eighth.

Negrete won her first hole of the day with a birdie on the par-3 seventh hole. After Pellot extended her lead back to 3 up on the ninth, Negrete won back-to-back holes on the 11th and 12th to cut the lead to 1 up.

The Altamonte Springs native won the 15th and 16th to take her first lead of the day. The two players tied the final hole to secure the victory for Negrete.

Negrete earned medalist honors firing rounds of 69-66 in the stroke-play seeding rounds. Before the Finals, the 2023 graduate did not let one of her matches get to the final hole. She took down Angela Wang, 7 and 6 in the Semifinals to advance.

Pellot had a hard-fought way to the Finals, winning two of her matches on the 19th hole.

Boys (13-15)

Coultoff raised the trophy in the Boys (13-15) Division, defeating Victor Herrera, 6 and 5, in the Finals. Coultoff took the lead on the third hole and never let it go. The Winter Garden native took a 2-up lead, winning Nos. 3-4, before extending his lead on the eight.

Coultoff won two-straight holes on the 10th and 11th, before securing the win with a par on the 13th hole.

He earned the No. 3 seed heading into the week, taking all three of his matches before the Finals to 18 holes. Herrera, who ended the week with a runner-up finish, defeated the No. 1 seed, Jaxon Brown, in the Quarterfinals.

Update to Schedule of Events (June 3, 2021)

Monday, July 19
  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM double tee - Round 1 tee times off #1 and #10
  • Players will turn in their scorecards, grab a quick bite to eat, and then start their second round of the stroke play seeding portion. 
    • Tee times will roughly be 12:30 PM - 2:27 PM
  • Cut to low 16 of each division and run a playoff if necessary to determine final qualifiers into match play

Tuesday, July 20

  • 10:30 AM - 11:33 AM double tee - Round of 16 matches

Wednesday, July 21 (Quarterfinals and Semifinals) and Thursday, July 22 (Championship matches) will remain the same as previously scheduled


Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Boys (13-15) 6,252 yds. 69.9/123
Girls (13-18) 5,894 yds. 74.1/133

Par: 71

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Hot 92 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Jaxon Brown 66 69 135 0
2 Nicholas Pisarski 71 65 136 0
3 Shawn Coultoff 67 73 140 0
4 Lev Grinberg 72 72 144 0
5 Thayne Thomas 75 70 145 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Maria Jose Marin Negrete 69 66 135 0
2 Izzy M. Pellot 70 74 144 0
T3 Katie Yang 74 73 147 0
T3 Junyuan Zhang 70 77 147 0
T5 Posie Farrelly 78 71 149 0
T5 Angela Wang 72 77 149 0
T5 Kayla Bryant 75 74 149 0
T5 Sabree Lefebvre 74 75 149 0
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Tournament Summary

Format36 holes of individual gross stroke play; low 16 scores qualify for match play 

Eligibility Male & Female Florida resident - junior golfer

Handicap:  Florida GHIN required (24.0 or less)

Entry Fee:  $120

Field Determination

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Championship Format

  • Boys 13-15 & Girls 13-18
    • 36 holes of individual stroke play
    • After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 16 players in each division.
    • Players will compete in 18-hole matches and the winner will advance.

Championship Field Size

  • Maximum of 84 players

Championship Course

  • Lemon Bay Golf Club

Eligibility

  • Male or female amateur golfer
  • Florida Resident
  • GHIN Handicap is required
  • Females must be between 13-18 years of age as of the last day of the tournament and males must be between 13-15 years of age. No players are allowed to play outside of their age division.
  • Entrant is not required to be a member of the FSGA

Entry Fee

$120 - Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf and tee gift. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee should the entrant gain acceptance in to the field.

Field Determination

  • First come, first served
  • The FSGA may hold an undisclosed number of spots for exceptional circumstances.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • Boys (13-15) - 6,300 - 6,500 yards
  • Girls (13-18) - 5,700 - 5,900 yards

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 19th

  • 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration - located near the clubhouse
  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM double tee - Round 1 tee times off #1 and #10
  • Players will turn in their scorecards, grab a quick bite to eat, and then start their second round of the stroke play seeding portion. 
    • Tee times will roughly be 12:30 PM - 2:27 PM
  • After the completion of play, the field will be cut to the low 16 players in the boys and girls divisions. 
  • If necessary, a playoff will be held immediately following the seeding round to determine the last qualifiers into match play.

Tuesday, July 20th

  • Round of 16 matches - 10:30 AM - 11:33 AM off of #1 and #10

Wednesday, July 21st

  • Quarterfinals  - 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM off of tee #1
  • Semifinals - Approx. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM off of tee #1

Thursday, July 22nd

  • Championship - 7:30 AM & 7:45 AM

World & National Rankings 

The Girls 13-18 age division of the Championship is ranked by the World Amateur Golf Ranking. The 36-hole stroke play portion of the Championship is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)

Boys (13-15)

  • Champion - 2 performance stars
  • Runner-up - 1 performance star

Girls (13-18)

  • Champion - 8 performance stars
  • Semifinalists - 4 performance stars
  • Quarterfinalists - 1 performance star

Defending Champion

Boys (13-15) - Jiakai Chen
Girls (13-18) - Ainsley Mann

Click here for the previous year's results

Practice Round and Practice Facility  Information

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship and after 12:00 PM on the weekend prior on a space available basis. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call (941) 697-3729 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

You may not make your practice round tee time before Championship groupings are made.

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Boys 13-15 Semifinalists

  • Next year's Boys' Junior Amateur Championship

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy -  Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are not allowed.
  • Transportation - Players walk.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final. 

Host Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites Venice
2935 Executive Drive
Venice, FL 34292
941-488-4343

Rooms starting at $150 a night
Book your stay by Friday, July 9th to receive the rate!
Click here to book online

Directions

Lemon Bay Golf Club
9600 Eagle Preserve Drive
Englewood, FL 34224
(941) 697-3729

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