Magnolia Point G & CC (13-15)
February 10-11, 2007
Kim & Howard Win at Magnolia Point
Andrew Kim and Ginger Howard claimed their division titles in the 13-15 age division event at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club in Green Cove Springs over the weekend of February 10-11.
Playing the white and blue courses at Magnolia Point, Andrew Kim edged out the field of boys by one stroke. Kim, 15, from Old Tappan, New Jersey, fired a 1-under par 71 in the first round for a share of the lead. “I was putting really well in the first round,” said Kim. “I just wanted to play consistently in the final round and not make any mistakes.” In the final round, Kim, who attends Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida, posted a 75 for his first FJT win. “I made a few mistakes but my putting saved me,” said Kim. Chase Marinell, 15, of, Cape Coral, also had his best finish in an FJT event firing a 71 on the final day, tying the low round of the tournament. Combined with a first round 76, Marinell finished one back from Kim for second place. In a tie for third place, John-Christian Templeton, 15, from Sarasota, and Trey Valentine, 13, of Melbourne, each posted a tournament total of 148.
In the girls division, Ginger Howard, 12, of Bradenton, went wire-to-wire to win her second FJT event. Playing up under a special exemption, Howard blasted a pair of 73’s to capture the title by eight strokes. Howard won the Country Club of Ocala event in October. AJ Newell, 14, from Tampa, placed second with scores of 75-79. Newell has one FJT title winning at PGA National earlier this year. Jaime Ritter, 15, from Davie, shot 78-81--159 for third place.
Tournament rounds will be played on White & Blue nines.
Front Nine - White Course
Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club is a 27-hole semi-private country club located off Highway 17 in Clay County, just South of Jacksonville.
The course has wonderful mix of challenges and breaks. The 6,904 yard course is in excellent condition. There are tight fairways, long and short par fours, and excellent variety of par threes, and a few holes that let you swing away. Having no unfair holes, Magnolia Point is a really fun course to play.
Magnolia Point is part of a 1,000 acre plus community. Although it is located in a development area, it is easy to forget you are playing in a residential neighborhood as very homes were visible from the fairways.
Magnolia Point's website: www.magnoliapointgolfclub.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.
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, Feb. 10
11:00 AM 1st and 10th Tees
Sunday, Feb. 11 8:00 AM 1st and 10th Tees
Please click the link below for a listing of nearby hotels and discounted rates.
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $35 plus tax by calling 904-269-9315. Times are available weekdays and after 12:00 PM on weekends. Parents may play at a rate of $52 plus tax.
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 to 6,800 yards
- Girls 13-15 will play approximately 5,700 to 5,900 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 player's 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.