Fox Hollow (13-15)
January 7-8, 2006
Kang, Thompson Win At Fox Hollow
Hojin Kang went wire-to-wire to win the boys 13-15 age division while Alexis Thompson came from two strokes back to win the girls 13-15 age division in the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity on January 7-8, 2006.
In the boys 13-15 age division, Hojin Kang, 14, from Longwood, led the field of 63 juniors throughout the two rounds. In breezy and cool conditions, Kang made six birdies to fire an even par 71 in the first round to take a five stroke lead. After a 30 minute fog delay, Kang then shot a 76 in the second round for a 147 tournament total and his first FJT victory. Phillip Choi and Kevin McGavock tied for second place with a tournament total of 150. Choi, 14, from Orlando, and McGavock, 15, from Palm Beach Gardens, recorded similar scores of 76-74 for a share of second place. The boys played from 6,501 yards.
Alexis Thompson recorded rounds of 77-76 for her third FJT title in the 13-15 age division. Thompson, 10, of Coral Springs, who is playing under a special exemption, posted a 153 tournament total for a one stroke advantage in the field of 21 girls. Thompson won the PGA event and the 54-hole Disney event to lead the division rankings. Kyle Roig, 11, of Pembroke Pines, also playing under a special exemption, took second place with a 154 tournament total. Roig fired a 76-78 to finish one stroke back from Thompson. Four girls tied for third place shooting a two-day score of 156. The girls played from 5,517 yards.
The Fox Hollow Golf Course at Trinity
has quickly become one of the Tampa Bay area’s most popular courses. Designed by
Robert Trent Jones Sr., it has been compared to local favorites like
Innisbrook and Tampa Palms. Fox Hollow has been ranked as one of the top three
courses in the Tampa Bay area by the Tampa Tribune, and it has hosted the USGA
Amateur Publix Qualifier, the PGA Seniors Tour’s GTE Suncoast Classic Qualifier
and the MasterCard Grand Masters Pro-Am.
Fox Hollow’s unique par-71 layout features rolling fairways, huge white-sand bunkers, oversized and multi-tier, PGA-quality greens and a number of lovely, but lethal water hazards. The central feature of Fox Hollow is indeed the "hollow," a restored cypress bog that has been reconstructed into a breathtaking, 15-acre horseshoe-shaped lake. Holes 1, 2, 10 and 18, and the club’s practice facilities surround the lake, providing spectacular views from all angles.
Fox Hollow’s practice facilities include a state-of-the-art driving range with six target greens, a practice chipping green with sand trap and a huge, rolling 18-hole putting green.
Fox Hollow's website:
Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for participation. Entries are open to out-of-state players. 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 (usually after entries close). 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, January 7th
11:00 AM 1st and 10th Tees
Sunday, January 8th 7:45 AM 1st and 10th Tees
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax by calling 727-949-0091. Times are available after 10:00 AM 5 days in advance of the tournament. Parents may play with their child for a rate of $35 plus tax.
Walking and Pull Carts
All players must walk and use of a pull cart is permitted
Fox Hollow Golf Club
10050 Robert Jones Parkway
New Port Richey, FL 34655
727-376-6333 or 800-943-1902
2337 US HWY 19
Holiday, FL 34691
$54 plus tax per night.
Reservations and rate are on a space available basis.
Reservations must be made by Jan. 1st.
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 6,600 yards
- Girls 13-15 will play approximately 5,400 yards
Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranked
This event is a Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked tournament.
AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
- Boys 13-15 Champion -1 Exemption to a Nike JAS Exemption
- Girls 13-15 Champion -1 Exemption to a Nike JAS Exemption
Registration will be available in front of the golf shop beginning at 9:30 AM 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 entry 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 on 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 FJT Hard Card, available on the FJT website under the Tournaments tab. 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 a rate of $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.