Mission Inn Resort (16-18)

Mission Inn Resort & Club - Howey-in-the-Hills
March 20-21, 2010

First Ever Co-Champions Crowned

Thunderstorms and a flooded course shortened the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills to 18 holes. The weather didn’t stop Sawyer Shaw and JD Tomlinson Jr. or Yueer (Cindy) Feng. All players shot a one-par round of 73 to top their divisions and grab their respective titles.

For the first time in FJT history Co-Champions were awarded in the Boys Division. The final found was cancelled due to inclement weather when thunderstorms rolled in at 12:15 on Sunday. Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach and JD Tomlinson Jr., of Gainesville grabbed first place honors both firing a one-over par 73. This is Shaw’s fifth victory of the season, and for Tomlinson this is his first career FJT title. Kevin Jorden, from Juno Beach, Chase Koepka, from West Palm Beach, Jeffrey Meltzer, from Bradenton, and Kentaro Toyota, from Lutz, all finished tied for third place by carding a two-over par 74.

In the Girls 16-18 Division, Yueer (Cindy) Feng, of Orlando, continued her exceptional play. She used three birdies to fire a one-over par round of 73 for a one-stroke victory. Feng has won in all four events she has competed in during the 2009-2010 season, and this is her 16th career FJT victory. Finishing second in the Girls Division was Simin Feng, of Orlando, who carded a two-over par 74. Grabbing third place honors was Nicole Quinn, from Windermere, who carded a three-over par 75.


Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Total Score Points
T1 Sawyer Shaw 73 73 850
T1 J D Tomlinson 73 73 850
T3 Jeffrey Meltzer 74 74 388
T3 Kentaro Toyota 74 74 388
T3 Kevin Jorden 74 74 388
T3 Chase Koepka 74 74 388
Position Name Rd.1 Total Score Points
1 Yueer Feng 73 73 1000
2 Simin Feng 74 74 700
3 Nicole Quinn 75 75 500
4 Mallory Viera 78 78 400
5 Linda Luo 79 79 350
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All tournament rounds are being played on the El Campeon Course.

Taking center stage in this land of year-round sunshine are 36 holes of championship golf.  Boasting rare tee-to-green elevations of 85 feet, towering forests and sparkling, spring-fed lakes, these spectacular courses are memorable no matter what the score. 

Revered as one of Florida 's finest, El Campeón, The Champion, was designed by George O'Neil of Chicago in 1917 and further enhanced in 1926 by Charles E. Clarke of Troon, Scotland.  The course was ranked in the top 10 of Florida's 1,400+ courses.

Club website: www.missioninnresort.com

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.

Application Procedure

  • Tournament applications must be submitted on-line at www.floridajuniortour.org. Telephone and fax requests will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must be current FJT members.
  • 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

  • Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Players without an FJT exemption are automatically placed in a random draw. The random draw is held after the entry deadline.
  • An alternates list will be posted to the FJT website under the Tee Times & Info folder.
    Click here for further details.

Entry Fee
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 20th:  12:00 AM - 1:57 PM off 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, March 21st:  8:00 AM - 9:57 AM off 1st and 10th tees

Practice Round
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30, plus tax by calling 352-324-3885. Times are available one week prior to the tournament and & 12:00 PM on the weekend on a space available basis. Parents may play for $45 plus tax.

Walking and Pull Carts
Players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds. Pull carts are permitted. Caddies are not 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 6,900 yards
  • Girls 16-18 will play approximately 6,000 yards

National Rankings
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

AJGA - PBE (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 tee times and pairings 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 a FJT Official at the host facility.

USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Review the FJT Hard Card and Pace of Play policy. The Notice to Players (local rules and hole locations) will be distributed on the starting tee.

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.

Spectator Carts
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $25 plus tax per day. Spectator carts may be limited and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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