March 4-5, 2006
Cooney & Wenglasz Win at Southwood
Matt Cooney overcame a five stroke deficit to win the boys division as Whitney Wenglasz captured the girls division in the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee on March 4-5.
In the boys 16-18 age division of 66 juniors, Matt Cooney, 16, from Tampa, trailed the first round leader by five strokes to come from behind and win the title by one shot. This was Cooney’s first win on the FJT. Cooney trailed the first round leader, Tyler Hock, 17, of Ocala, by five shots. Hock opened the first round with a four under par 68. On difficult greens at Southwood Golf Club and the home course to the Florida State University, Cooney had seven birdies and a bogey to post a final round of a six under par 66. Cooney quoted, “The first day I had 17 pars and one bogey for a 73, and today I had three of my birdie attempts fall in within five feet of the hole. I hit the ball a lot closer to the hole today.” Cameron Knight, 18, of Dade City, shot rounds of 70-70 to tie for second. Knight, who was playing on his future home course of Florida State University, missed a birdie putt on the last hole to tie Cooney for the lead. Wesley Graham, 15, of Port Orange, also tied for second place with rounds of 70-70 for a 140 total. The boys 16-18 division played from 6,883 yards.
Whitney Wenglasz, 15, of Oldsmar, defeated Andrea Messer, 15, of Belleair, on the third playoff hole to win the girls 16-18 title. Wenglasz and Messer both carded rounds of 77-76 for a two day total of 153. Wenglasz won on the third play-off hole with a par. First round leader Evan Jensen, 16, from Belleair, carded a final round 78 to place third. The girls 16-18 division of 18 girls played from 5,834 yards.
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 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 $95 includes Saturday and Sunday tournament rounds of golf, range balls prior to the tournament rounds and a tee prize.
Schedule of Play
Saturday, March 4th
11:30 AM 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, March 5th 7:30 AM 1st and 10th tees
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax by calling 850-671-6180. Times are available after 10:00 AM five days in advance of the tournament. Parents may play with their child for a rate of $45 plus tax.
Walking and Pull Carts
All players must walk and use of a pull cart is permitted
Southwood Golf Club
3750 Grove Park Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32311
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2979 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
$79 plus tax per night
2979 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
$94 plus tax per night
Reservations must be made by February 17 and players must identify themselves as a Florida State Golf Association competitor.
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 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 5,800 yards
This event is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking system.
This event is ranked by the Golfweek/Titleist Sagarin ranking system.
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AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
- Boys 16-18 Champion 1 Exemption
- Boys 16-18 Top Five Finishers 1 Performance Star
- Girls 16-18 Champion 1 Exemption
Registration will be available in front of the golf shop prior to the first round. ALL players are expected to register. First round pairings, pace of play policy, local rules, hole locations and 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, 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 for $20 plus tax per day, but must follow the published policy (available on site). More information is available on the FJT website under the Parents section.