Disney (13-15 & 16-18)
November 25-27, 2005
Graham and McChrystal Win at Disney
Barber and Thompson Take 13-15 Division Titles
Wesley Graham battled it out in a playoff to win the boys 16-18 age division as Megan McChrystal goes wire-to-wire winning the girls 16-18 age division in the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event at the Walt Disney World Golf Resort in Orlando on November 25-27, 2005. Blayne Barber captured the boys 13-15 age division while Alexis Thompson overcame a two stroke deficit to win the girls 13-15 age division.
In the boys 16-18 age division, Wesley Graham, 15, from Port Orange, made par on the fifth playoff hole to win his first FJT title. Graham and J.C. Horne advanced to a playoff after each posted a tournament total of 5-under par 211. Graham, the 2004 and 2005 Boys’ Junior Champion of the 13-15 age division, led after the second round with scores of 71-70. Graham then blasted another 70 in the final round to put him in the playoff versus Horne. Horne, 18, from Ormond Beach, fired a 3-under par 69 in the final round and combined with his first two scores of 70-72 put him in contention. Jacob Davidson, 18, from Jacksonville, finished with a tournament total of 2-under par 214 for third place while Zachary Walters, 16, of Clearwater, was also under par for the tournament recording a 215 to finish in fourth place.
Megan McChrystal, 17, from Stuart, came out on top in the girls 16-18 age division shooting a tournament total of 225 to win her first FJT title. McChrystal fired a 1-under 71 in the first round and two 77's to lead the division of 12 girls. Jaime Brabb, 17, of Maitland, shot a pair of 77’s in the first two rounds and then posted a 74 in the final round to finish in second place with a tournament total of 228. Sandra Changkija, 16, from Orlando, last season’s FJT girls 13-15 Player-of-the-Year, took third place posting 81-74-75--230.
Blayne Barber, 15, from Lake City, led all rounds to win the boys 13-15 age division and his first FJT title. Barber’s 76 in the final round gave him a tournament total of 218 to win by two strokes. Barber shot even par in the first round and 2-under par 70 in the second round to stay in front in the division. Tyler Herndon, 15, from Davie, finished in second place with scores of 76-72-72--220 and Julian Suri, 14, from St. Augustine, jumped into third place shooting a final round score of 74 to give him a 223 total.
In the girls 13-15 age division, Alexis Thompson, 10, of Coral Springs, came back from two strokes down to win by two strokes over Madison Pressel. Thompson, playing under a special exemption, posted a tournament total of 224 for the overall low of the two girls divisions. Thompson recorded rounds of 75-73-76. This win adds to Thompson’s first place finish at the PGA Golf Club event in October. Pressel, 14, from Boca Raton, finished in second place after her final round score of 80. Pressel shot a 1-under par 71 in the first round and 75 in the second round to lead after the first two rounds. Christina Miller, 13, of Bradenton, took third place with a tournament total of 227.
The Walt Disney World Golf Resort - Palm Course is a 6,957 yard, par 72 golf course. Experience the natural beauty of the Florida woodlands that make this majestic course one of America's premier resort destinations. Both a pleasure to play and one of Disney's toughest courses, this Joe Lee masterpiece features sparkling lakes and tropical sand, all in a gorgeous golf landscape populated with strategically place palms. Played each year as part of the PGA TOUR FUNAI Classic, Disney's Palm offers plenty of challenges for the novice and seasoned pro alike. The Palm Course has been a regular stop for FSGA and USGA qualifiers and the State Boys Junior Championship.
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 for this event may enter 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 players 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.
Entry Fee Includes
The entry fee of $145 includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday tournament rounds of golf, range balls prior to the tournament rounds and a tee prize.
Schedule of Play
Friday, November 25
7:30 1st & 10th Tees NEW STARTING TIME.
Saturday, November 26 7:30 1st & 10th Tees
Sunday, November 27 7:30 1st & 10th Tees
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax by calling 407-938-3873. Times are available five days before the tournament. Players may call five days before their requested practice round date. All players must ride (players under 16 must have someone with a drivers license to drive their cart). Parents may play for a discounted rate of $45 plus tax.
Walking and Pull Carts
All players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds. Pull carts are permitted.
The Walt Disney Resort - Palm Course is located off I-4 in Orlando. See www.fsga.org, club directory, for a map and directions to the course.
Arrangements have been made at:
Sheraton Safari Hotel
Available: Friday, Nov. 25 & Saturday, Nov. 26
Rate: $99 plus tax per night
For reservations call 407-239-0444
Rate available until October 26
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:
- ALL Boys will play approximately 6,800 yards
ALL Girls will play approximately 5,900
Both age divisions will play from the same set of tees to be eligible for the Golfweek/Titleist ranking and because this event is considered a major for the FJT. (explained above in the red box)
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek/Titleist Saragin.
AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
- Boys Overall Champion 2 Exemptions
- Boys Overall Top 5 Finishers 1 Exemption
- Boys Overall Top 10 Finishers 1 Performance Star
- Girls Overall Champion 2 Exemptions
- Girls Overall Top 3 Finishers 1 Exemption
- Girls Overall Top 5 Finishers 1 Performance Star
Registration will be available in front of the golf shop beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the first round. ALL players are expected to register. First round pairings, pace of play policy, and general tournament information will be distributed at registration.
Tee Times & Pairings
First and second round pairings and starting times will be available on the FJT website, www.floridajuniortour.org, three days after the closing date. After the completion of the first round all competitors will be regrouped by score within age group for their next round. Final round pairings will be available approximately one hour after the final score has been posted. They will be posted to the FJT website, on the scoreboard, and in the golf shop. 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 a FJT official at the host facility.
USGA Rules of Golf will govern play along with the FJT Hard Card. Local rules will be distributed at registration 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 section.
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the published policy (available on site). More information is available on the FJT website under the Parents section.