Lake Wales CC (13-15)

Lake Wales Country Club - Lake Wales
December 10-11, 2011

Zhang & Donovan Win at Lake Wales

Andy Zhang and Nicolette Donovan captured their respective titles at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) event at Lake Wales Country Club, in Lake Wales, December 10-11.

Andy Zhang, of Kissimmee, carded an impressive final round four-under par 68 for his second career FJT victory. Zhang posted a first round two-under par 70, to share the lead with Jake Leffew, of Vero Beach.  In the final round Zhang would go on to make six birdies with just two bogeys for his round of 68, to win by three strokes. Matthew Mourin, of Miami Lakes, finished alone in second place with a tournament total of three-under par 141. Robin Wang, of Lake Mary, finished in third place with a tournament total of one-under par 141.

In the Girls’ 13-15 division, Nicolette Donovan, of Ponte Vedra Beach, fired a tournament total of 149, to capture her first career FJT title. Donovan posted a first round one-over par 73 to share the lead heading into the final round of play. In the final round, Donovan would turn at two-over par 38, and finished strong by making a birdie on her final hole to post 76, and win by two shots. Athena Yang, of Winter Haven, finished alone in second place after posting a tournament total of 151. Jamie Freedman, of Miami, finished in third place with a tournament total of 152.

Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Andy Zhang 70 68 138 1000
2 Matthew Mourin 71 70 141 700
3 Youxin (Robin) Wang 71 72 143 500
T4 Jake Leffew 70 74 144 375
T4 Luke Miller 73 71 144 375
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Nicolette Donovan 73 76 149 1000
2 Athena Yang 73 78 151 700
3 Jamie Freedman 77 75 152 500
4 Abbey Carlson 78 75 153 400
T5 Emma Albrecht 77 77 154 325
T5 Marisa Messana 75 79 154 325
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Amid the Golf Courses of Central Florida you’ll find Lake Wales Country Club with a golf course that has its roots in Old Florida and in the early days of great golf courses in America. The course at Lake Wales was built in 1923 and designed by Donald Ross, the nation’s first great golf course designer, and the man who laid out Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, Oakland Hills in Mich. and Seminole in Florida.

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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, December 10th: 10:45 AM - 12:42 PM off 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, December 11th:  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 $30, plus tax by calling 863-676-6519. Times are available one week prior to the event and after 12:00 PM on weekends on a space available basis.

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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