Rio Pinar (16-18)
March 25-26, 2006
Graham & McChrystal Win at Rio Pinar
Wesley Graham and Megan McChrystal captured their second Florida Junior Tour (FJT) title of the season winning their respective divisions at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando on March 25-26.
Wesley Graham, 16, of Port Orange, battled strong winds to win the boys 16-18 age division firing a tournament total of 5-under par 139. Graham, the 2004 and 2005 Boys Junior Champion of the 13-15 age division, shot a 69-70 to be the sole competitor to post under par rounds on both days. This is Graham’s second victory of the season as he won the 54-hole Disney event last November. Kyle Cobb, 17, of Tallahassee, bettered his first round score by ten strokes to share second place honors with Shelton Smith. After a first round score of 77, Cobb blasted a 67 in the final round for the low round of the tournament. Shelton Smith, 17, from Port Orange, had his best performance in an FJT event tying for second. Smith shot a 70-74 for an even par 144. The boys field of 66 played from 6,912 yards.
In the girls 16-18 age division, Megan McChrystal, 17, from Stuart, edged out the field by one stroke to win her second FJT title. McChrystal, who like Graham won the 54-hole Disney event, shot a 75-78—153 for the win. Madison Pressel, 14, and Kyle Roig, 11, playing in their first 16-18 age division event, shared second place with a 154 tournament total. Pressel, from Boca Raton, shot a pair of 77s while Roig, of Pembroke Pines, posted a 78-76. The 18 girls played from 6,152 yards.
Rio Pinar - Home of the University of Central Florida Men's and Women's Golf Teams
Rio Pinar - Former host of PGA and LPGA tournaments
Rio Pinar Country Club begins its second season as the home golf course of the UCF Men's Golf Program. Rio Pinar, which hosted the UCF/Rio Pinar Invitational last year, will again host the event October 28-29 with some of the top men's golf programs in the south.
Rio Pinar was designed 1957 by Mark Mahanna. The tree-lined golf course showcases large oaks. With 43 bunkers and a winding canal which runs through five holes, Rio Pinar provides 6,978 yards of challenging championship golf.
From 1966-78, Rio Pinar hosted the Citrus Open, an event on the PGA Tour. Golf legends such as Lee Trevino and Hale Irwin are both former winners of the event when it was held here. Floolowing the 1978 event, the course hosted the Ladies Citrus Classic from 1978-81, a LPGA Tour event.
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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 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 4:30 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 players 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, March 25th
11:30 AM 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, March 26th 7:30 AM 1st and 10th tees
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax by calling 407-277-5520. Times are available after 1:00 PM on Friday, March 24th.
Walking and Pull Carts
All players must walk and use of a pull cart is permitted
Rio Pinar Country Club
8600 El Prado Drive
Orlando, FL 32825
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Hampton Inn - International Airport
5767 TG Lee Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822
$89.00 plus tax per night.
Reservations and rate are on a space available basis.
Reservations must be made by March 2nd.
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 the Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking system.
This event is ranked by the Golfweek/Titleist Sagarin ranking system.
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AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
- Boys 16-18 Champion 1 Exemption
- Boys 16-18 Top Five Finishers 1 Performance Star
- Girls 16-18 Champion 1 Exemption
Registration will be available in front of the golf shop prior to the first round. ALL players are expected to 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 FJT website, www.floridajuniortour.org, three days after the closing date. 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 approximately one hour after the final score has been posted. They will be posted to the FJT website, on the scoreboard, and in the golf 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 a FJT official at the host facility.
USGA Rules of Golf will govern play along with 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 section.
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts for $20 plus tax per day, but must follow the published policy (available on site). More information is available on the FJT website under the Parents section.