Southwood GC (16-18)
March 3-4, 2007
Graham, Jensen Win Southwood FJT
Two-time Boys Junior Champion Wesley Graham captured his first Florida Junior Tour (FJT) win this season as Evan Jensen took home her third title winning the event at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee on March 3-4.
In the boys 16-18 age division, Wesley Graham, 16, from Port Orange, posted a tournament total of 6-under par 138 to win the title by six strokes. In the first round, Graham made three birdies and eagled the 16th hole en route to firing a 3-under par 69. With a one stroke lead heading into the final round, Graham said, “I just wanted to go out there and shoot an under par round and I could win.” In cold and blustery conditions, Graham matched his first round of 69 making seven birdies to run away with the title. “I just kept it together and didn’t let the weather get to me,” said Graham. “It’s nice to win the first FJT tournament I play in this season.” Graham, who was a quarterfinalist in last year’s US Junior Amateur, won the junior division of the Boys Junior Championship in 2004 and 2005 and has two FJT wins last season. In a three-way tie for second place, Alex Donaldson, 17, from Windermere, Michael Gligic, 17, of Ontario, Canada, and Tyler Hock, 18, of Ocala, each finished with a tournament total of even par. Donaldson recorded a 74-70 while Gligic and Hock posted similar scores of 71-73.
Evan Jensen, 17, from Belleair, claimed her third win of the season in the girls 16-18 age division at Southwood with rounds of 71-77. Jensen made four birdies in the first round to card a 1-under par and take a two stroke advantage. Jensen said, “I needed to stay patient and not worry about anyone else.” In the final round, Jensen maintained her lead shooting a 77 for her sixth career FJT victory. “This feels really good,” said Jensen. “I’m working hard and it’s paying off.” Alexandria Buelow, 16, from Palm City, took second place with scores of 73-78 and Whitney Wenglasz, 16, from Oldsmar, moved into third place recording a 74-78.
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Southwood Golf Club - Home of the Florida State University Men's and Women's Golf Teams
Southwood Golf Club promises to become one of the most prestigious venues in the South. PGA Professional Fred Couples and Architect Gene Bates have once again created a spectacular signature golf course. Southwood Golf Club, located in the heart of a 3,200 acre master-planned community, is nestled in the natural beauty found within the gently rolling terrain of Tallahassee.
Fred Couples said, "Without a doubt, the land at Southwood is one of the most ideal settings Gene and I have ever had the opportunity to work with. This is truly a premier golf course in the Southeast.
Southwood Golf Club, a semiprivate club, was recently selected as home of the Florida State University Men's and Women's Golf Teams. The course is designed for professional tournament play as well as a teaching course comfortable for family play. The course features five sets of tees with the "Boom Boom" tees stretching to 7,172 yards.
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Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for participation. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event by the FJT. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming behavior. Please see the Code of Conduct for further details.
Tournament applications must be submitted on-line at www.floridajuniortour.org. Players must complete a membership form, read the Tournament Policies and pay the membership fees before the tournament application will be processed. Entries must be received by 4:30 PM EST of the closing date. Telephone and fax requests will not be considered for selection. Players will receive an e-mail that their entry has been received and a second e-mail will be sent when 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 the Field Determination section in Tournament Policies for further details.
Entry Fee Includes
The entry fee of $95 (for GHIN members) or $115 (for non GHIN members) includes tournament rounds of golf, range balls prior to the tournament rounds and a tee prize.
Schedule of Play
Saturday, March 3 11:30 AM 1st and 10th Tee Start
Sunday, March 4 7:30 AM 1st and 10th Tee Start
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Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax by calling 850-942-4653. Times are available after 10:00 AM on weekdays five days in advance. Parents may play from $45 plus tax. Proper attire required.
Walking and Pull Carts
Players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds. Pull carts are permitted
Tees To Play
Tees are not set until the tournament staff arrives on site. Tournament set up can 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 6,800 to 7,000 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 5,900 to 6,100 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and by the Golfweek/Titleist Saragin ranking system.
AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
Champion - 1 Exemption
Top 5 - 1 Performance Star
Champion - 1 Exemption
Top 3 - 1 Performance Star
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 pairings and starting times will be available on the FJT website, www.floridajuniortour.org, typically three days after the closing date. 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 posted to the FJT website and at the club. It is the players' responsibility to be at his/her respective tee at least 10 minutes prior to teeing off. We recommend that you always see your tee time in black and white and if you still have questions, please contact an FJT Official at the host facility.
USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Review the FJT Hard Card. The Notice to Players (local rules) will be distributed on the day of the first round.
Pace of Play
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds less than 4 hours and 30 minutes. We strongly recommend that all players read and understand the FJT Pace of Play Policy. The Pace of Play policy can be reviewed on the FJT website under the Tournaments tab.
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the published policy. More information is available on the FJT website under the Parents section. Spectator carts will cost $20 plus tax per day.