FJT Fairwinds Open (9-12)
October 16-17, 2021
Four Champions Crowned at Fairwinds
Fort Pierce, Fla. - Four were crowned Champions at Fairwinds Golf Course on Sunday. Miles Russell and Caiden Westbroek took home the Boys Divisions. Nicole Sardinha and Claire Yang captured the Girls Divisions.
In the opening round of the FJT Fairwinds Open, we saw many low scores from the Boys (11-12) Division with Miles Russell leading the way with a bogey-free 67. Not far behind would be Jaden Peterson and Cooper Foegen with rounds of 68 and 69, respectively.
The early goings of Sunday’s final round saw Miles Russell
extend his lead with a birdie on the par-4 second hole while Jaden Peterson
stumbled with two early bogeys. Russell, the Jacksonville Beach native, would
find trouble on the 10th hole in the form of a double-bogey that
would shrink his lead to just two shots over Foegen as the group began their
Russell would build on that lead through the inward nine. A
final round 70 would be enough to take home the win with a two-day total
of 7-under 137. Chase Bauer used the
round of the day to finish in second place after his 69 on Sunday. Cooper
Foegen would finish at 2-under for the tournament after a final round 73 which
would be good enough for solo third place.
Cyrus Joseph and Caiden Westbroek would find each other in lock step carding rounds of 73 in the opening round while playing together. Both players opened with 37 on the front nine and even par back nine to set-up a final round showdown at Fairwinds Golf Course.
Westbroek would come out ready to play with an opening birdie to take the lead. Joseph would remain steady through his opening nine with all pars while Woestbroek’s double-bogey on their 9th hole of the day would give Joseph a two shot lead heading into their final nine holes of the tournament.
It would be a lead he would not relinquish. Westrboek’s 149 two-day total would secure the win over Cyrus Joseph by a shot. Chris Nana Tanke had a final round 73 to finish in third place.
Doral native, Nicole Sardinha, used five birdies in her opening round to take a 2-shot lead over Marley Pedrique after day one. Elyse Mierdink of Tampa would sit in third place alone after a round of 74 that would find her in the final group of Sunday’s round.
Pedrique, no stranger to Faiwinds Golf Course as last year’s champion of this event, got off to a great start in the final round with birdies on her opening two holes to tie the lead with Sardinha. Pedrique would overcome a bogey on the 16th hole with a birdie on the 18th hole while Sardinha’s bogey would lead to a two-shot swing.
Sardinha battled back with a birdie on the par-3 5th
to take back the lead from Pedrique. Sardinha would keep that lead through
their final nine holes and secure the victory with a 2-under total of 142. Marley
Pedrique would finish one shot behind after her final round 72. Elyse Mierdink’s
73 on Sunday was enough to finish in third place.
In the Girls (9-10) Division, Claire Yang would open with an
even-par 72 to hold a commanding lead. Rain Jiang and Esther Li would find
themselves rounding out the top 3 after day one and would look for a good round
Sunday to hopefully chase down Yang.
The Windermere native, Yang would continue her solid play with a 1-over opening nine. Esther Li would match Yang’s opening nine with a 37 herself to take solo second place. Li would slowly make up ground on the final nine as she continued to make pars to start the closing stretch.
However, Yang’s lead was too much to surpass. With a two-day total of 150 Claire Yang would capture the event. Esther Li’s second round 74 was the best in the Girls (9-10) Division to finish in second place. Keira Shavitranuruk had two rounds of 81 to finish in third place.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (11-12)||5,542 yds. 65.6/110|
|Boys (9-10)||5,063 yds. 63.0/105|
|Girls (11-12)||5,063 yds. 68.4/117|
|Girls (9-10)||4,261 yds. 64.0/108|
|Sunny, Winds 0-5mph||88 °F|
|Sunny, Winds 10-15mph||85 °F|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 9-12 (age calculated from the last day of the event) - FJT Membership - Florida GHIN required (18.0 or less) - free with Junior Membership
Entry Fee: $75
Field Determination: First-come-first-serve basis, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 9-10 Age Division - 5,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls 9-10 Age Division - 4,200 yards (gross only)
- Boys 11-12 Age Division - 5,500 yards (gross only)
- Girls 11-12 Age Division - 5,000 yards (gross only)
How Entries are Accepted
- Entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Late entries will be accepted if space is available ($10 late entry fee).
- If entries have reached capacity, additional players will be placed on an alternate's list.
- The alternate's list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information."
- Entries close approximately 2 1/2 weeks prior to the tournament.
- At the close of entries, if the 9-10 division (boys or girls) has 3 or less entrants, those players must choose one of the following options: 1) Play up into the 11-12 division OR 2) Withdraw from the event and receive a full refund.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 16th
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
Mandatory Meeting - 30 to 45 minutes prior to tee time, 15 minutes long (more information below)
Sunday, October 17th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Mandatory Educational Meeting - Saturday
- Each golfer MUST attend a mandatory meeting with FSGA staff prior to their tee time on Saturday.
- Topics to include: Etiquette, rules, pace-of-play, how to feel comfortable playing in events, care for the course, appreciation of club staff and volunteers.
- Meetings will generally take place near or on the practice putting green.
- Each player MUST attend the meeting associated with his/her tee time.
- Meetings will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes long.
- Parents are encouraged to attend.
*If a players fails to make the meeting at their scheduled time, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.*
Five FJT Standards
Competing at beautiful clubs around the state is a privilege and it is important for all of our players and parents to place value on the following five duties:
- Say please and thank you to the club staff and our volunteers
- Rake bunkers
- Fix ball marks
- Step on/repair your divots
- Throw away your garbage! There should never be trash on the ground anywhere on the course (place trash in waste receptacles, golf carts or even your bag if no other place is available).
Showing Appreciation and Proper Manners - At all courses where juniors play, they should show appreciation to the members and staff. To all of our junior players, let's show the clubs that you are not only the most talented golfers in the country, but also the most respectful. A "thank you" to the club and taking care of the course are the best ways to make a positive impression on the club, fellow players, coaches and spectators.
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 (772) 462-4653 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)
|Boys 11-12||Girls 11-12|
|Champion- 1 star||Champion- 1 star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
There is no host hotel.
Fairwinds Golf Course
4400 Fairwinds Dr
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Click here for directions.