FJT Lemon Bay Open (13-15)
August 28-29, 2021
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Junyuan Zhang earned her second FJT win and Asher Joseph captured his third win after prevailing to raise trophies at Lemon Bay Golf Club.
Jake Ackerman took the early lead after carding five birdies en route to a one under-par 70 in round one. Ackerman, of Riverview, opened round two with a bogey but quickly steadied the ship with an eagle on the par-5 4th hole. Finishing the front-nine with a bogey, Ackerman remained in the lead by two-strokes over the charging Clark Mason and Clipper Salmon. Mason carded all pars on the front-nine while Salmon turned at one under-par.
The final nine holes saw the top of the leaderboard stumble through the opening stretch, allowing Henry Robards, of Jacksonville, to climb to the top. Robards birdied holes 11, 13, and 14 to take a two-stroke lead heading into the home stretch. Melbourne resident, Asher Joseph, played a steady round of golf to propel up the leaderboard. Joseph was one over-par leading into the last five holes. Robards carded a bogey on the 17th hole while Joseph sunk his birdie putt. Joseph moved into first place by two-strokes with one hole left to play. A par from Joseph secured his victory with a final round even par score and 144 total. Joseph raised his third FJT trophy after overcoming a three-stroke deficit and tough competition. Mason, Robards, and Ackerman tied for second, one-stroke back.
Five birdies in round one gave Sophia Dyer, of Saint Petersburg, the lead with an impressive two under-par 69. Following close behind in second place finished Orlando native, Junyuan Zhang, at one under-par 70.
Round two saw Zhang move into first place after turning at one over-par. Chloe Chang, of Sarasota, and Morgan Pichler followed close behind tied for second. Excitement came from Madison Lowenstein as she made the turn in her final round with a hole-out eagle on the par-4 18th hole, her 9th of the day. Zhang followed up a double-bogey on the 12th hole with two birdies on the finishing holes to capture the win by three strokes. This marked a second victory in three weeks for Zhang as she finished with a one over-par 72 and even par 142 total. Chang and Pichler remained tied for second, three-strokes back.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (13-15)||6,237 yds. 69.9/123|
|Girls (13-15)||5,660 yds. 74.1/133|
|Sunny, Winds 10-15mph||81 °F|
Format: 36 holes individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 13-15 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $110
Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $30 +tax
Divisions and Approximate Yardages
- Boys 13-15 Age Division - 6,700 yards (gross only)
- Girls 13-15 Age Division - 5,700 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, August 28th
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round one tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, August 29th
7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round two tee times off of 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 $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, 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- 2 stars||Champion- 2 stars|
|Top Five- 1 star||Top Three- 1 star|
Florida Junior Tour Policies
There is no host hotel.
Lemon Bay Golf Club
9600 Eagle Preserve Drive
Englewood, FL 34224
Click here for directions.