Lake Jovita G & CC (16-18)
September 29-30, 2012
Quintessenza Wins by 4; Feng Wins by 1
Eighty-two juniors teed it up at the Florida Junior Tour event at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City in this weekend. The weather was warm and the wind was very light which made for perfect scoring conditions.
In the boys division, Anthony Quintessenza and Christian Anderson were tied atop the leaderboard with two under par 70's in the first round, but many players were within striking distance. In Sunday's final round Quintessenza, from St. Petersburg, got off to amazing start. He birdied the very difficult first hole and then eagled the par 5 second hole. He then birdied the fifth hole and then threw in another eagle on the par 5 ninth hole for a six under par 30 on the front nine to make the turn with a large lead. He added a birdie on the tenth hole to go to seven under par on the day, but two bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine moved him back to three under and a 69 on the day. Quintessenza finished the tournament with rounds of 70-69--139 (-5) for his first FJT win.
Ryan Orr, of Belleair, started the final round just one shot back, but got off to a rough start; he made the turn at three over par (39). On the the back nine he played the two par 3 holes in three under par...that's right!!!...a birdie on the long 12th hole and a hole-in-one on the short 14th! Orr shot 33 on the back nine and finished the tournament with rounds of 71-72--143 (-1).
Finishing tied for third place with a 146 (+2) total was; Nicholas Felix, Ben Murray, Jordan Miller, Christian Anderson, Cameron Lilly, and Jimmy Stanger.
In the girls division, Erica Stoner held a one stroke lead after the first round with an even par 72 over Yueer Feng. Many girls were within just a few strokes of the lead heading into Sunday's round.
After their first nine holes in the final round, Stoner, of Ocala, and Feng, of Orlando, were tied and Sammi Lee, of Winter Park, was just one stroke back. On the front nine (their final nine holes), Feng pulled ahead with birdies on the second and fourth holes. Feng held a one stroke lead over Stoner and a two shot lead over Lee heading into the final hole. Both she and Stoner made a par, but a group pace of play penalty turned their pars into bogeys. Lee, who played in the group ahead, watched as Feng held on for a one stroke victory.
Yueer Feng finished in first place with rounds of 73-73--146 (+2) and finishing tied for second place was Erica Stoner with rounds of 72-75--147 (+3) and Sammi Lee posting 75-72--147 (+2).
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|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 16-18||6,909 yds. 73.1 / 132|
|Girls 16-18||6,085 yds. 75.0 / 136|
|Warm, Light Breeze||90 °F|
Entries Open - Wednesday, August 1st at 8:30 AM
Entries Close - Wednesday, August 22nd at 4:30 PM
Tournament rounds will be played on the South Course.
Lake Jovita's two championship courses were built through an area of rolling hills and large oak trees just north of Tampa. Lake Jovita's golf amenities include a highly rated Golf Shop (Top 100 in America by Golf Business World) and a world-class fifteen-acre practice facility with bunkers and chipping area, and a one-acre putting green.. The FSGA has used Lake Jovita for Championships, FJT Tournaments and USGA qualifiers for many years.
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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, September 29th: 11:30 PM - 1:27 PM off the 1st and 10th tees
- Sunday, September 30th: 8:00 AM - 9:57 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 352-588-9200. 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 16-18 will play approximately 6,900 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 6,000 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard.
AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 5 - 1 Performance Star
- Champion - 4 Performance Stars
- Top 3 - 1 Performance Star
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $25 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 NOT allowed.
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.