Lake Wales CC (13-15)
September 23-24, 2006
Heinkel & Agnello Win at Lake Wales
The FJT held two events the weekend of September 23-24 with the 13-15 age division playing at Lake Wales CC and the 16-18 age division competing at Bear Lakes CC.
Playing in his first FJT event, Brandon Heinkel, 15, of Boynton Beach, captured the 13-15 age division at Lake Wales by one stroke. After a 75 in the first round, Heinkel came out strong in the second round to fire a 4-under par 68 to claim the title. “The first day I did not play well,” said Heinkel. “In the second round, I putted a lot better and hit the ball twice as solid as the first round.” Heinkel chipped in twice and made six birdies en route to his second round score of 68. “The golf course at Lake Wales fit my game well,” said Heinkel. “When the greens are fast like that I putt like a maniac.” Troy Byun, 14, of Lake Mary, had his best finish in an FJT event shooting 75-69—144 for second place as Kollin Woodberry, 14, from Largo, took third with a 145 total.
In the girls 13-15 age division, Nicole Agnello, 15, from Longwood, won her first FJT event shooting a 76-75—151 to beat out the field by four strokes. Casey Kennedy, 15, from Venice, placed second with scores of 76-79 while Jamie Ritter, 15, of Davie, took third with a 157 tournament total.
Amid the Golf Courses of Central Florida you’ll find Lake Wales Country Club with a golf course that has its roots in Old Florida and in the early days of great golf courses in America. The course at Lake Wales was built in 1923 and designed by Donald Ross, the nation’s first great golf course designer, and the man who laid out Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, Oakland Hills in Mich. and Seminole in Florida.
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, Sep. 23
11:00 1st and 10th Tees
Sunday, Sep. 24 8:00 1st and 10th Tees
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax by calling 863-676-6519. Times are available after 10:00 AM five days before the tournaments. Parents may play for $45 plus tax.
The link below will take you to a site that the FSGA is using for all of its events. It will list all hotels within several miles of the course and offer reduced pricing if booked through the site. There is no longer one host hotel.
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 13-15 will play approximately 6,600 yards
- Girls 13-15 will play approximately 5,400 yards
Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranked
This event is a Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked tournament.
AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
- Boys 13-15 Champion -1 Exemption to a Jr. All Stars event
- Girls 13-15 Champion -1 Exemption to a Jr. All Stars event
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 a 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.