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FJT Okeeheelee Open (16-18)

Okeeheelee Golf Course - Eagle/Heron, West Palm Beach, FL

April 1-2, 2023

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – 144 players made their way to Okeeheelee Golf Course with their eyes set on raising the trophy Sunday. Elijah Zamarron and Subin (Jackie) Jang were able to accomplish that goal with under par totals for the weekend.

Boys (16-18)

102 players teed off on Saturday in the Boys (16-18) Division but no one would have a better day on Okeeheelee’s Eagle and Heron courses than Elijah Zamarron. Making his way over from Sunrise, Elijah brought five birdies with him to go against just two bogeys on his way to a 3-under 69 in the opening round. A pack of three past FJT winners would be just one shot behind heading into the final round. Jaxon Brown, William Jun, and Ryan Miller all shot 2-under 70 on Saturday.

Zamarron, Miller, and Brown would come out of the gates ready to fight for the win as each birdied the opening hole. Zamarron extended his lead to two shots with another birdie on the 3rd hole and would grow to three shots as Miller and Brown each bogeyed one of the next two holes. A bogey on the final hole of the opening nine for Zamarron meant a two shot lead as they went to the final nine.

With the distance of the leaders, the par-5 10th would play as a two-shot hole and all three would make birdie. On the next two holes, Zamarron would find trouble as he went bogey-double bogey to see his lead be overtaken by Brown. Both players would continue to play the par-5’s well with another birdie on the 15th. With three holes remaining Brown held a one shot lead over Zamarron and Miller was two back.

A birdie from Zamarron would put him in a tie for the lead with just the par-3 18th to play. An untimely bogey from Brown would put Zamarron in the driver’s seat standing on the tee. His tee shot would find the green and a two putt would secure the victory. The 4-under total would be one shot clear of Jaxon Brown and Ryan Miller who tied for second. The win is Zamarron’s first of 2023 and second in his career.

Girls (16-18)

In her first Florida Junior Tour event, Subin (Jackie) Jang got off to a hot start with an opening nine 33 to take the lead early. With birdies on two of her last four holes Saturday Jang would finish at 4-under and have the round of the day in either division. The 2022 Girls’ Junior Champion, Brianna Castaldi, and 2022 Pam McCloskey-Brosnihan Champion, were right on her heals after they each finished 1-under for the day.

On Sunday, Jang came out with some nerves as she bogeyed the 1st hole to drop her lead down to just two shots. However, a bounce back birdie on the second hole would extend her lead back to three shots. Both Jang and Albert would play steady golf and separate from the rest of the field in the early stages of Round 2.

A birdie on the 6th hole for Albert shrunk the lead down to two shots for Jang. The lead would stay at two shots until the 12th hole for the final group. Albert would make a double-bogey to drop to 4 shots behind. Just as Jang could put one hand on the trophy, she would stumble on the par-5 15th with a double bogey that followed a bogey on the 14th to drop the lead to just one shot with three holes to play.

The final hole at Okeeheelee Golf Course is a long par-3 that would settle the Girls Division winner. Jang would make a par and Albert would find herself making a bogey to finish two shots back. The win is Jang’s first FJT victory in her first event on the tour. Albert continues a good season as she finishes in solo second at even par for her third top 5. Brianna Castaldi finished in third place with a final round 74 for a 1-over total.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Boys (16-18)

6,734 yds. 73.7/134

Girls (16-18)

6,045 yds. 75.3/134

Par: 72

Weather Information




Sunny, Winds 10-15mph

83 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Elijah Zamarron 69 71 140 1000
T2 Jaxon Brown 70 71 141 600
T2 Ryan Miller 70 71 141 600
4 William Jun 70 72 142 400
T5 Aaron Leach 75 69 144 307
T5 Jacob Vazquez 73 71 144 307
T5 Tristan Wieland 73 71 144 307
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Tournament Summary

Format: 36 holes, individual gross stroke play

Eligibility: Boys and Girls (16-18) (age calculated from the last day of the event)
- FJT Membership
- Florida GHIN required (18.0 or less) - free with Junior Membership 

Entry Fee: $130

Field Determination: FJT exemptions, random draw, 84 player field

Practice Round Information: $35 + tax

Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Boys (16-18) - 7,000 yards (gross only)
  • Girls (16-18) - 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, April 1st

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)
7:30 AM - 9:20 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
11:45 AM - 1:35 PM Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees.

Sunday, April 2nd

7:30 AM - 9:20 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees
11:45 AM - 1:35 PM Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees.

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

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 $35.00 + tax. Please call (561) 964-4653 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.

TrackMan Sessions Available

We are pleased to offer tournament participants the opportunity to utilize our TrackMan launch moniter, and to have his/her swing recorded on Friday, March 31st.  Specifics will be included in the pre-event email. There is no charge for this service.  All information will be posted to the junior's FSGA profile for college coaches to view.  Click here for more information.

National Rankings


AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE

Boys Girls
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



Host Hotel

Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Florida Turnpike

Address: 2025 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411

Phone: (561) 682-9990

Room Information

  • Rates Available: 3/30/23 - 4/2/23
  • Standard King bed - $184/night
  • Double/Double Queen beds - $184/night
  • Book here

Booking Deadline: March 9th, 2023


Okeeheelee Golf Club
7715 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

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