The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach (16-18)
September 29-30, 2007
Suri, Kim Capture Hammock Beach Title
Battling tough course conditions, Julian Suri won the boys 16-18 age division on the fourth playoff hole as Stephanie Kim secured her second title of the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) season at The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast on September 29-30.
After 36 holes, three juniors were tied for the top spot in the boys 16-18 age division. Julian Suri, Connor Barry and Taylor Szyndlar each finished with a tournament total of 150 to force a three-way playoff. Each made par on the first playoff hole to move onto the second hole where Suri and Barry made birdie while Szyndlar made par. Suri and Barry each parred the third playoff hole to advance to the fourth playoff hole, the par 4, 7th hole. Barry hit his ball into the hazard to record a bogey as Suri hit the green in two and two-putted for par and his first FJT win. Suri, 16, of Saint Augustine, shot a 73-77 for a spot in the playoff. In two events last season in the 16-18 age division, Suri took second place twice. Connor Barry, 16, from Jupiter, recorded a 77 in the first round and advanced to the playoff with a final round 73, the low round of the day. Taylor Szyndlar, 17, of Jupiter, was the first round leader shooting even par and finished with a 78 in the final round. Szyndlar placed second in this year’s Boys Junior Championship.
Stephanie Kim, 16, from Bayside, NY, secured her second consecutive FJT title winning by three strokes. After a first round 79, Kim held a two stroke advantage heading into the final round of play. Kim fired a 78 in the final round, the low round of the division, to finish with a 157 total. Kim won the first event of the new season earlier this month at Summerfield Crossings where she fired a final round 64 to break three FJT records including lowest score for 18 and 36 holes as well as lowest final round. Jessica Schall, 15, from Lake Mary, took second place shooting an 81-79. Briana Carlson, 16, from Inverness, finished third with rounds of 82-79. Carlson won the 13-15 age division of the Florida Girls’ Junior Championship this past June.
All Tournament Rounds will be played on the Ocean Course
The Ocean Course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design with six holes that put the players right on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The Ocean Course has built a loyal following over the years, and is often mentioned in lists of the country’s best resort courses. Come see for yourself what oceanfront golf was meant to be.
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. 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.
- 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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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 September 29 1st and 10th Tee Start 11:30 AM
Sunday September 30 1st and 10th Tee Start 8:00 AM
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $35 Includes Tax, or $20 Includes Tax if walking after 12 PM each day by calling 386-447-4611. Times are available after 12 PM on weekends, and when space is available. Parents can play at $50 plus tax.
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 16-18 will play approximately 6,900 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 6,000 yards
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and by the Golfweek/Titleist Saragin ranking system.
AJGA - PBE (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 tee times and pairings 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.
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.
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.