Walt Disney World Golf - Palm (13-15)
November 27-28, 2004
Carlin, Lewis Win Disney FJT
Christopher Carlin won the boys 13-15 division of the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Palm Course as Amelia Lewis won the girls 13-15 division.
Carlin, 15, of Pembroke Pines, fired a 2-under par 70 in the second round to move into first place. With five birdies, Carlin’s second round score of 70 was the only under par score of the final day. Combined with his 74 in the first round, Carlin won the event with an even par 144. This is Carlin’s second FJT event and first victory. The first round leader, Brooks Koepka, tied with Eric Black for second place as each junior recorded a two round total of 145. Koepka, 14, of Wellington, playing in his first FJT event, led with a 2-under 70 in the first round and posted a 75 in the final round to fall to second place. Black, 15, from Celebration, shot a 71-74 to finish one back from Carlin. In June, Black won the FJT event at Marsh Landing Country Club shooting a 70-72—142. Four juniors tied for fourth place including the 2004 Boys State Junior Champion Wesley Graham, of Port Orange. The boys division played from 6450 yards out.
Playing in her first FJT event, Amelia Lewis, 13, won the girls division shooting an 81-75—156. Lewis, of Jacksonville, shot the low round of the tournament for the girls with her second round score of 75. Meghan Chapman, 14, of Seminole, placed second with an 81-78—159 while Evan Jensen, 15, from Belleair, took third place posting a 78-82—160. This is Jensen’s best finish in an FJT event as she has placed fourth and fifth in two previous events. Jordyn Hage, 13, of Winter Park, aced the 8th hole from approximately 135 yards out with a seven iron. Hage shot an 81-87—168 to place eighth. The girls played the Palm Course from 5500 yards out.
The Walt Disney Resort - Palm Course is a 6,957 yard, par 72 golf course. Experience the natural beauty of the Florida woodlands that makes 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 placed 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 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 4:30pm EST of the closing date. Telephone or fax request 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.
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, Nov 27th||7:30 AM - 9:09 PM||1st & 10th tees|
|Sunday, Nov 28th||7:30 AM - 9:09 AM||1st & 10th tees|
The Walt Disney Resort Cookout
A cookout for players, parents and guest of the Florida Junior Tour is being considered for Sunday after play in conjunction with the Shades of Green snack bar facility.
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax by calling 407-938-3867.
Times are available after 10 AM, 5 days in advance. All players must ride and if under 16 parents may play an accompanying round for $45.
Walking and Pull Carts
All players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds. Pull carts will be 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: You must identify yourself as an FJT competitor for reservations.
Sheraton Safari Hotel,
Available: Nov 26-28, 2004
Rate: $89 plus tax per room
Rate Available until Nov 16, 2004
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. course conditions wet). Typical yardages are below.:
- Boys 13 – 15 6300 – 6500 Yards
- Girls 13 – 15 5700 – 5900 Yards
Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranked
This event is a Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked tournament.
AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
- Boys 16-18 Champion - 1 Exemption
- Boys 16-18 Top Five Finishers - One Performance Star
- Girls 16-18 Champion - 1 Exemption
- Boys 13-15 Champion - 1 Exemption to a Jr. All Stars event
- Girls 13-15 Champion - 1 Exemption to a Jr. All Star event
Registration will be available in front of the pro-shop beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the first round. ALL players are expected 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 Florida Junior Tour website 3 days after the closing date and on Thursday, Nov 25th, at the Pro Shop. 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 one hour after the final score has been posted. They will be posted to the FJT web site, on the scoreboard, and in the pro 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 an FJT official at the host facility.
USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Local rules will be distributed at registration on Saturday.
Pace of Play
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds less than 4 hours and 30 minutes. We strongly recommended that you become knowledge of the FJT Pace of Play Policy. Pace of Play Policy can be reviewed on the FJT web site under 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 web site under Parents.