FJT Mission Inn Open (16-18)
January 9-10, 2021
HOWY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Logan Hunter and Alex Crafton started their years off right with Florida Junior Tour victories at Mission Inn Resort & Club on Sunday. Hunter took home the win in the Boys 16-18 Division and Crafton was victorious in the Girls 16-18 Division.
This is the first FJT win for both Hunter and Crafton.
Hunter used an even-par 144 to earn his first FJT victory. The Tampa native posted a 1-over 73 in Saturday’s first round to sit one shot back of the leaders.
He began the final round with an even-par front side. Hunter birdied two of his three first holes to being the back nine. The 2021 graduate finished the day with a final-round 71 to secure the three-shot victory. Hunter was the lone player in the field to finish the tournament at even-par or better.
James Bradley finished runner-up at 3-ver 147. Bradley and Hunter were the only two players to post under-par rounds on the weekend, both carding a 1-under 71 on Sunday. Three players finished the weekend in a tie for third at 4-over 148: Joshua Stewart, Jon Wang and Wyatt Pattner.
Crafton used a 12-over 156 to secure the one-shot victory and her first FJT at Mission Inn. She began the weekend with a 4-over 78 to sit one shot back the leader heading into Sunday’s final round.
The Lake Mary native posted a 1-over front nine to start off the final round. Crafton finished the day with a 5-over back nine to finish the day at 6-over 78 and take home the win. Olivia Lu took home a runner-up finish 13-over 157, while XiMiao Zhai finished third at 14-over 158.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (16-18)||6,812 yds. 73.8/141|
|Girls (16-18)||5,900 yds. 74.5/136|
|Cold and light breeze||50 °F|
Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $40 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 16-18 Age Division - 7,000 yards (gross only)
- Girls 16-18 Age Division - 6,000 yards (gross only)
How Entries are Accepted
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis (if submitted before the entry deadline).
- 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 FSGA website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
- Entries submitted after the entry deadline will be added to the bottom of the alternates list or used to fill any openings in the field.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, January 9th
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, January 10th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
Awards presentation immediately following the completion of play
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 $40.00 + tax. Please call (352) 384-3885 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)
|Champion- 8 stars||Champion- 8 stars|
|Top Five- 4 stars||Top Three- 4 stars|
|Top Ten- 1 star||
Top Five- 1 star
Florida Junior Tour Policies
There is no host hotel.
Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737