Old Corkscrew GC (16-18)
December 12-13, 2009
Shaw and Feng Win Again at Old Corkscrew
Sawyer Shaw and Yueer Feng grabbed first place honors to capture their respective titles at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) Old Corkscrew Golf Club, in Estero, December 12-13.
Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach, carded a two under par 70 in the first round and continued his solid play in the second round firing a one under par 71 for a tournament total of 3-under par 141 total, giving Shaw a five stroke victory. Shaw’s incredible season continued Sunday by winning his third event in a row. Shaw has yet to finish outside the top four in his first seven events of the season. Domenico Geminiani, of Bradenton, grabbed second place honors by firing a final round three under par 69, for a tournament total of two over par 146. Matt Cote, of Palm Harbor and Kevin Jorden, of Juno Beach finished tied for third place with a tournament total of four over par 148. Joshua Lee, of Orange Park, had the round of the tournament with a final round six under par 66. Lee’s final round included a double eagle on the par 5 8th hole and an eagle on the par 5 11th hole, in route to the lowest tournament score ever posted at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.
Yueer Feng, of Orlando, fired a final round two under par 70 to win her second FJT title of the season. In the final round Feng played a solid round of golf, recording the low round of the day and the only under par round of the tournament for the girls division, giving Feng a six stroke victory. Emma Smyser, of Naples, finished alone in second place with a tournament total of 148. Kelsey Gibson, of Thonotosassa finished in third place with a tournament total of 152.
Jack Nicklaus’ dedication and ingenuity has enhanced hundreds of spectacular courses worldwide. In Lee County, Southwest Florida, however, only Old Corkscrew Golf Club is highlighted by that spectacular designation – Jack Nicklaus Signature. Nicklaus Design, based in North Palm Beach, Florida, is working hand-in-hand with OCGC management to enhance the natural environment and create a course that is both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels.
The Jack Nicklaus-designed par-72 championship layout meets the highest design criteria. Since OCGC is not part of a real estate development, this course is a “core” or “stand-alone” extraordinary golf experience. The course design has been developed to mesh precisely with the Corkscrew site’s outstanding natural assets – mature oak, pine and cypress trees and a natural flow way through the center of the property... adding up to one spectacular golf course.
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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 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.
- 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.
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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, December 12th: 10:30 AM - 12:27 PM off 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, December 13th: 7:45 AM - 9:13 AM off 1st and 10th tees
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $35 plus tax by calling 239-949-4700. 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
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and by the Golfweek/Titleist Saragin ranking system.
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.
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.
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $20 plus tax per day. Spectator carts may be limited and are available on a first-come, first served basis.