Sara Bay CC (13-15)

Sara Bay Country Club - Sarasota
October 3-4, 2009

Celano and Lippetz Win at Sara Bay

Ryan Celano and Jordan Lippetz grabbed first place honors at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) 13-15 age division event at Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, October 3-4.

Ryan Celano, of Naples, started the event with a three-under par 69 to be alone in second place trailing first round leader, Domenico Geminiani, from Bradenton by one stroke. In the final round, Celano’s putter was hot on the front nine posting a three under par 33, making one bogey and four birdies. Celano struggled on the back nine posting a 41 for a final round of 2 over par 74 and a tournament total of one under par 143. Geminiani fired a first round four under par 68 which included seven birdies, and carded a 75 in the final round for a tournament total of one under par 143. Celano and Geminiani would go to a sudden death playoff. Celano prevailed by birding the second play-off hole after sticking his 6-iron to 10 feet and draining the putt. This is Celano’s first FJT victory. Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach, finished alone in third place with a tournament total of even par 144, which included a final round one under par 71.

In the Girls Division Jordan Lippetz, of Bradenton, went wire-to-wire for her first FJT victory. Lippetz played consistent in the final round recording a two over par 74 for a 150 tournament total and a five shot victory. There was a three-way tie for second place which included, Madison Lellyo, of Windermere, Stephanie Liu, of Bradenton, and Alexandra Pappell, of Boca Raton who all posted a tournament total of 155.

Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Ryan Celano 69 74 143 1000
2 Domenico Geminiani 68 75 143 700
3 Sawyer Shaw 73 71 144 500
T4 Jeffrey Meltzer 73 74 147 375
T4 Peter Mathison 76 71 147 375
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Jordan Lippetz 76 74 150 1000
T2 Madison Lellyo 80 75 155 533
T2 Stephanie Liu 80 75 155 533
T2 Alexandra Papell 77 78 155 533
5 Jacqueline Shelly 80 76 156 350
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Founded in 1926, Sara Bay Country Club is a private, member-owned golf club located just north of downtown Sarasota, Florida’s cultural capital, and is a short drive from the Gulf Coast Keys of Longboat, Lido, St. Armands, Bird, and Siesta. Designed by legendary architect Donald Ross, he considered Sara Bay among his personal favorites, and it is widely recognized as one of Florida’s finest classic courses. The Club maintains a low membership roster, which ensures tee time availability, and a comfortable pace of play. Our professional golf staff is at your service for instructional guidance, and to properly fit your swing with appropriate equipment…while the golf shop displays the latest in fashionable apparel.

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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.

Application Procedure

  • Tournament applications must be submitted on-line at 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.
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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, October 3rd: 11:45 AM -1:43 PM off 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, October 4th:  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 $35 plus tax by calling 941-355-6544. Times are available one week prior to the event and after 12:00 PM on weekends on a space available basis. One playing guest 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 13-15 will play approximately 6,700 yards
  • Girls 13-15 will play approximately 5,800 yards

National Rankings
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
Champion - 1 Junior All-Star Exemption
Champion - 1 Junior All-Star Exemption

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, 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 $20 plus tax per day. Spectator carts may be limited and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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