Southwood GC (13-15)
December 1-2, 2012
Kline and Armstrong Win FJT at Southwood
Jacob Kline of St. Augustine has played in two Florida Junior Tour events this season. In both events, Kline has earned first place honors needing extra holes to do so. Kline jumped out to a 1-shot first round lead over Brandon Mancheno of Jacksonville after carding a 2 under par round of 70. Kline fired 36-37--73 on Sunday which included 2 birdies. The tournament total of 1-under par left him tied with Brock Ochsenreiter of Destin and Josh Lewis of Lake Mary. Lewis, playing in his first FJT event shot a tournament low 68 including birdies on holes 1, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 16. Ochsenreiter meanwhile, made birdie on his final hole to fashion a 71 and earn a spot in the sudden death playoff.
The playoff began on the par 4 18th hole. Kline hit his approach to 15 feet, Lewis to 7 feet while Ochsenreiter's approach carried just over the green. After Ochsenreiter's chip hit the hole and nearly went in, Kline drained his birdie before Lewis knocked his in on top of it. The two would then head to the par 3 17th hole. Kline would prevail after two putting for par while Lewis failed to get up and down from off the green. Kline's last event at Bear Lakes in September saw him prevail in extra holes as well.
Alison Armstrong shot a first round 75 leaving her two shots clear of Emily Uhland and Ella Woods. Uhland of Jacksonville mounted an early comeback on Sunday making birdie on holes 1, 8, and 9 to go out in 33 and take a 1 shot lead. Armstrong then ran off 3 straight birdies on 10, 11 and 12 to go up by 3. She would eventually win by five shots over Haydyn Gibson of Clearwater who came in 33 for a final round 75. This is Armstrong's first Florida Junior Tour victory.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,628 yds. 71.6 / 126|
|Girls 13-15||5,796 yds. 73.0 / 127|
|Light Breeze||72 °F|
Entries Open - Wednesday, October 10th at 8:30 AM
Entries Close - Wednesday,October24th at 4:30 PM
Southwood Golf Club - Home of the Florida State University Men's and Women's Golf Teams
Named one of the Top 35 New Courses in America by Golf Magazine and among America’s Best New Courses by Golf Digest, Southwood wows golfers from across the country. Southwood was also named One of the Top 50 Courses for women by Women in Golf Magazine and voted Tallahassee's Best Golf Course by Tallahassee Magazine.
Masterfully designed by PGA Tour legend Fred Couples and his renowned design partner, architect Gene Bates, Southwood Golf Club is an upscale public facility nestled among rolling hills, pastureland, and ancient oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Southwood Golf Club was designed to provide enjoyable and challenging golf experience for players of all levels.
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The entry fee of $95 (for GHIN handicap members) or $115 (non-GHIN handicap members) includes tournament rounds, range balls prior to tournament rounds, crystal trophies for the top three finishers, and a tee gift.
To receive the GHIN handicap price, the player, or one of the players' parents must have an active GHIN handicap at a club in Florida. The seven digit GHIN number must be submitted with the entry.
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, December 1st: 11:00 AM - 12:57 PM off the 1st and 10th tees
- Sunday, December 2nd: 7:45 AM - 9:42 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 850-942-4653. Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament and after 12:00 PM the weekend before. Times are available on a space available basis.
During practice rounds, players are not allowed to play multiple shots off tees or into greens. The playing of multiple shots or slow play may result in the player's removal from the course without a refund.
Walking and Pull/Push Carts
Players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds (pull/push carts are permitted). Caddies are not permitted.
Tees To Play
Tees are not selected until the tournament staff arrives on site. Tournament set-up may change, including yardages, to offset inclement weather or other course conditions (i.e. wet course conditions). Typical yardages are below:
- Boys 13-15 will play approximately 6,700 yards
- Girls 13-15 will play approximately 5,800 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard.
AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
- Champion - 1 Junior All-Star Exemption
- Champion - 1 Junior All-Star Exemption
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $20 a day, plus tax. Spectator carts may be limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for entry. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming behavior. Please see the Code of Conduct for further details.
- Tournament applications must be submitted through the website with valid payment. Telephone and fax requests will not be accepted.
- Applicants must have a current FSGA/FJT membership.
- Entries must be received by 4:30:00 PM EST of the closing date.
- Players should read the Tournament Policies and Pace of Play policy.
- Players will receive an e-mail that their entry has been received and a second e-mail will be sent if the player is accepted into the field. As a player is not automatically confirmed into the tournament, travel arrangements should not be made until the second confirmation e-mail is received. Review Tournament Policies for further details.
Field Determination Summary
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Players without an FJT exemption - all other 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".
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Registration will be available prior to the first round. ALL players are expected to register. General tournament information will be distributed at registration.
Tee Times & Pairings
First round tee times and pairings will be available on the website. After the completion of the first round, all competitors will be repaired by score, within their age group, for their next round. Final round pairings will be available approximately one-hour after the final score has been posted. Pairings will be available on the website, at the club, and will be sent via text message. It is the player's responsibility to be at his/her respective starting tee at least 10 minutes prior to teeing off. We recommend that you always see your tee time in black and white (in print), and if you still have questions, please contact an FSGA Official at the host facility.
Range Finders - Electronic distance measuring devices are allowed. (effective December 1st, 2012)
Music - Phones and other devices that play music should not be used at the tournament site. Listening to music during a competitive round will generally result in disqualification under the Rules of Golf. This is true for all types of competitions - not just FJT.
Pace of Play
The FJT uses a checkpoint pace of play policy that provides no verbal warnings throughout the round. Each group is responsible for playing under the allotted time or finishing each checkpoint hole within 15 minutes of the group ahead of them.
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds to be less than 4 hours and 45 minutes. We strongly recommend that all players and parents read and understand the Pace of Play Policy.