Venetian G & RC (16-18)
September 9-10, 2006
Barber, Miller Win Venetian FJT Title
Blayne Barber edged out the boys 16-18 age division field by one stroke to win the first Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event of the 2006-2007 season. Playing in her first event in the girls 16-18 age division, Monica Miller captured her first FJT title at the Venetian Golf and River Club in North Venice on September 9-10.
The 2006 Boys Junior Champion Blayne Barber, 16, of Lake City, won his second FJT title at the Venetian with a 6-under par 138. In the first round, Barber fired a 4-under par 68 to trail first round leader Christopher Carlin by one. Barber came out in the second round to shoot a 70 in wet conditions and secure the title by one stroke. In addition to the Junior Championship, Barber recently won the Florida State Junior Match Play Invitational and the 13-15 age division event at Disney last November. On his 17th birthday, Christopher Carlin’s 67 was a new course record for the Venetian. Carlin, of Miramar, shot even par in the second round to finish one stroke back from Barber and share second place with Julian Suri. Playing up, Suri, 15, of Saint Augustine, shot consistent rounds of 70-69 for a 139 tournament total. In the boys division, seven juniors finished under par for the tournament playing the course from 6,881 yards.
Monica Miller, of Davie, posted a pair of 71’s to secure her first FJT title by three strokes. After recently turning 16, Miller played in her first 16-18 age division event at Venetian. “It’s a lot longer,” Miller said. “I was able to step up to the challenge and play with the older girls.” “My approach shots were really working for me and my putting was good too.” Evan Jensen, 16, of Belleair, last season’s points leader, finished second shooting a 72-73. Placing third, Andrea Messer, 16, of Belleair, broke the women’s course record at Venetian firing a 70 in the first round. Messer shot a 77 in the second round for a 147 tournament total. The girls division played from 6,028 yards.
The Venetian Golf & River Club's 18-hole championship golf course has received rave reviews! Inspired by the great masters of golf, Venetian presents wide, rolling fairways, challenging bunkers and treacherous traps all with five tee sets to intrigue the beginner or challenge the expert.
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. 9
11:30 1 & 10 Tees
Sunday, Sep. 10 7:30 1 & 10 Tees
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax by calling 941-483-4811. Times are available after 10:00 AM five days in advance of the tournament. Parents may play for a rate of $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 16-18 will play approximately 6,800 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 5,800 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and by the Golfweek/Titleist Saragin ranking system.
AJGA (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 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. Local rules will be distributed at registration 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.