FJT Capital City (16-18) *54-Hole Major*
January 18-20, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gregory Solhaug and Amelia Williams prevailed over three rounds of golf and tough competition to be crowned champions at Capital City CC, January 18-20.
Boys 16-18 Division
Clay Tucker, of Atlantic Beach, set the pace starting with an impressive round one score of five under-par 67. Following Tucker, four strokes back, finished Gregory Solhaug and Thomas Salanito tied for second at one under-par after day one.
Salanito, of Palm Harbor, narrowed the lead after posting three birdies for a second round score of 71. Consistency pushed Salanito into lone second place at two under-par as Tucker’s second round of 73 kept him in the lead by two strokes. Tucker finished strong in round two with a birdie on hole 9, an eagle on the par four 13th hole, and a birdie on 15. The tournament low score of six under-par 66 was achieved by Patrick McCann, of Tallahassee. McCann would start the final round tied for third with Gregory Solhaug at even par.
The climb up the leaderboard continued for Solhaug, of Bradenton, in the final round. Brisk temperatures didn’t seem to affect Solhaug’s strong play as he started the round with a birdie. Finishing the back nine with two birdies and seven pars, Solhaug’s final round of two under-par 70 gave him a tie for first place with Tucker. A final round of 74 from Tucker sent the two tied at 214 (-2) to a sudden death playoff. Solhaugh secured his five stroke win with a birdie on the first playoff hole, marking his first FJT win in two years! Salanito fell to a third place finish after a final round 77 and 219 total.
Girls 16-18 Division
Even par was the score to beat after Madison Tenore, of Destin, took the early lead by five strokes after round one. Bridget Ma, of Windermere, erased a six stroke deficit with an even par second round, to tie for first with Skylee Shin heading into the final round.
The final round saw a change at the top of the leaderboard as Amelia Williams, of Gainesville, posted a final round 75 to steal the lead. Williams remained steady after a round one 78 and finished with two scores of 75 to win by one stroke over Ma. Three final round birdies secured Williams’ first FJT victory at a 228 total. Despite two birdies in her final round, Ma fell to second place with a 229 total. Round one leader, Tenore, tied Shin for third place, five strokes back at 233.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys (16-18)||6,508 yds., 71.2/131|
|Girls (16-18)||5,893 yds., 73.7/129|
|Gusts of 20-25 mph||65 °F|
|Light rain in the morning||62 °F|
|32 degrees at first tee time||48 °F|
Format: 54 holes, individual gross stroke play
Eligibility: Boys and Girls 16-18 (age calculated from the last day of the event)
Entry Fee: $170
Field Determination: JGS Ranking, 84 player field
Practice Round Information: $25 +tax (players walk)
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 (Different than 36-hole events)
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis (if submitted before the entry deadline).
- After the close of entries, all non-exempt players will be ranked by their standing on Junior Golf Scoreboard. The better ranked players will be placed in the tournament field until the limit is reached.
- 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 18th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop) 11:00 AM - 12:57 PM - Round one tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, January 19th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round two tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Monday, January 20th
8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees
Awards ceremony 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 $25.00 + tax. Please call (850) 222-0419 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.
Capital City Country Club
1601 Golf Terrace Drive.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Click here for directions.