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From the Boys' Junior to the PGA TOUR

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jimmy Stanger is finding his way through his first PGA TOUR season. Most recently, he played in the Puerto Rico Open where he held a share of the lead heading into the final round. Ultimately, he finished in third place, firing rounds of 68-65-67-70. Stanger narrowly missed out on entering a playoff for the victory by just one stroke. As a result, he has earned a spot in The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass this weekend March 14-18. Stanger finished fifteenth on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour points list to earn his PGA TOUR card for the 2024 season. He captured his first Korn Ferry Tour win at the Compliance Solutions Championship and carded ten top-25 finishes over 23 starts. Before his professional career, Stanger played on the men’s golf team at the University of Virginia. He had a successful college career leading his team in scoring average and capturing the ACC Championship as an individual.

However, before Stanger began his successful college career which has led to a successful professional career, he played in FSGA championships and Florida Junior Tour events. In 2010, Stanger won the Boys’ Junior held at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando. He posted scores of 69-68-71 to earn the victory by seven strokes. Stanger captured various other top-10 finishes across Florida Junior Tour events and championships, but the Boys’ Junior was perhaps his most elite win with the FSGA. Stanger said, “Winning the Boys’ Junior really gave me the confidence to play college golf, and then eventually professional golf.” 

It is always our goal as an organization to provide competitive and elite tournaments that gives players an opportunity to develop their games and prepare for the biggest stage. So, as we watch the PGA TOUR’s signature event this weekend, do not forget to look out for Florida Junior Tour alumni, Jimmy Stanger.