Bear Lakes CC (16-18)

Bear Lakes Country Club - West Palm Beach
September 23-24, 2006

Choi and Buelow Win at Bear Lakes

The FJT held two events the weekend of September 23-24 with the 13-15 age division playing at Lake Wales CC and the 16-18 age division competing at Bear Lakes CC.

At Bear Lakes, Phillip Choi, 15, of Orlando, won his first boys 16-18 age division title finishing with a 3-under par 141. Choi fired consistent rounds of 71-70 to win the second FJT title of his career. In the 13-15 age division, Choi ranked second in last season’s points list wining the event at Victoria Hills last May. Brooks Koepka, 16, of Wellington, had his best finish in an FJT event at Bear Lakes placing second with the other under par score of the tournament. Koepka shot 70-73 to finish at 1-under par 143. Joshua Leppo, 17, of Naples, and Daniel Mazziotta, 18, from Ft. Myers, tied for third place each shooting a pair of 72’s for an even par 144.

Alexandria Buelow, of Palm City, captured her first FJT title at Bear Lakes winning the girls 16-18 age division. Playing up, Buelow, 15, fired a 71 in the first round for the only under par round of the division. With a 76 in the second round, Buelow won the division by seven strokes. Alexis Thompson, 11, from Coral Springs, placed second recording a 75-79. Thompson topped last season’s 13-15 age division points standings with five FJT victories. Stephanie Kenoyer, 18, from Lighthouse Point, and Maria Ronderos, 16, from Bogota, Colombia, shared third place each posting a 155 tournament total.


Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Phillip Choi 71 70 141 1000
2 Brooks Koepka 70 73 143 700
T3 Joshua Leppo 72 72 144 450
T3 Daniel Mazziotta 72 72 144 450
T5 John Gregory Joseph 73 72 145 268
T5 Blayne Barber 70 75 145 268
T5 Stefan Langer 74 71 145 268
T5 Gabriel Costa 71 74 145 268
T5 Tyler Herndon 72 73 145 268
T5 Christopher Carlin 67 78 145 268
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Alexandria Buelow 71 76 147 1000
2 Lexi Thompson 75 79 154 700
T3 Maria Ronderos 77 78 155 450
T3 Stefanie Kenoyer 83 72 155 450
T5 Jennifer Hooper 78 79 157 325
T5 Erica Popson 78 79 157 325
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Bear Lakes Country Club, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, Florida, was established in 1984 and features two championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Links Course is designed as a tribute to Scottish golfing tradition, with its grass bunkers, pot bunkers and narrow fairways complemented by native plantings. From the elevated green on the twelfth hole, to the two-tiered fairways on the fifteenth, the Links captures the special character of Scottish courses.

Bear Lakes has played host to both Florida State Men’s and Women’s Amateur, sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open for both men and women as well as the 1995 and 2001 PGA Tour Qualifying Finals.

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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 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, Sept. 23        11:00 AM         1st and 10th Tees
Sunday, Sept. 24            8:00 AM         1st and 10th Tees

Practice Round
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $35 plus tax by calling 561-478-0002. Times are available after 12:00 PM 5 days before the tournament. Parents may play for $60 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 6,900 yards
  • Girls 16-18 will play approximately 6,000 yards

National Rankings
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,, 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. The Notice to Players (local rules) will be distributed 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.

Spectator Carts
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.

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