Worthington CC (13-15)
August 25-26, 2012
Wang Fires 64, Bradley Plays Extra Holes
The threat of Tropical Storm Isaac forced tournament officials to cancel Sunday's final round and inform everyone that the Florida Junior Tour event at Worthington Country Club would be an 18-hole tournament. The players knew that they would have go low to have a chance to win and Robin Wang did just that!
In the Boys Division, Robin Wang, 13, from Lake Mary, started his round on the back nine and made four birdies in the first eight holes. A three putt on the 18th green would lead to his only bogey of the day and he would make the turn at three under, 33. On the front nine Wang made three birdies and an eagle to shoot 31 and finish with a 64 (-8) on the day. Wang tied the third lowest score in FJT history in the 13-15 age division and his win guarantees him a spot in the season ending Tour Championship being held at TPC Sawgrass in December.
Jack Tianyi Cen, from Bradenton, shot a two-under par 70 to finish alone in second place, his best FJT finish. Four players tied for third place with even par rounds of 72; Stefano Butti, Daniel Whelan, Philip Knowles, and Andrew Potter.
In the Girls Division, Emma Bradley and Kendall Griffin finished tied at four over par 76 and atop the leaderboard at day's end. The duo went to the par 3 5th hole for a sudden death playoff. This was the first ever playoff experience for Bradley, a twelve year old from Naples and she prevailed by making par while Griffin, of Sebring, made bogey. This is Bradley's first FJT victory and also secures a spot for her in the Tour Championship. Gianna Tomeo, of Bradenton finished alone in third with a 77 after an untimely pace of play penalty to her group kept her out of the playoff.
|Tee||Yardage / Info|
|Boys 13-15||6,551 yds. 71.8 / 137|
|Girls 13-15||5,726 yds. 73.5 / 136|
|Rd 2 Canceled||30 °F|
Entries Open - Wednesday, July 4th at 8:30 AM
Entries Close - Wednesday, July 18th at 4:30 PM
Worthington offers an exciting championship golf course with 7 sets of tees ranging from 4554 to 6724 yards so that the course can be enjoyed by players of all abilities. From beginners to scratch golfers, anyone who appreciates a day on the course will come away feeling rewarded at Worthington. With meticulously and consistently well maintained and manicured, it plays like the best of the private country clubs in the area. We would be remiss to overlook our service- the kind of service you’d expect from a private country club. Worthington is truly a first-class club in southwest Florida.
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The entry fee of $95 (for GHIN handicap members) or $115 (non-GHIN handicap members) includes tournament rounds, range balls prior to tournament rounds, crystal trophies for the top three finishers, and a tee gift.
To receive the GHIN handicap price, the player, or one of the players' parents must have an active GHIN handicap at a club in Florida. The seven digit GHIN number must be submitted with the entry.
Schedule of Play
- Saturday, August 25th: 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM off the 1st and 10th tees
- Sunday, August 26th: 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM off the 1st and 10th tees
Players can set-up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax which includes a cart by calling 239-495-1750. Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament and after 12:00 PM the weekend before. Times are available on a space available basis.
During practice rounds, players are not allowed to play multiple shots off tees or into greens. The playing of multiple shots or slow play may result in the player's removal from the course without a refund.
Walking and Pull/Push Carts
Players must walk and carry their clubs during the competition rounds (pull/push carts are permitted). Caddies are not permitted.
Tees To Play
Tees are not selected until the tournament staff arrives on site. Tournament set-up may 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 6,700 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 5,800 yards
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
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the Spectator policies. Spectator carts will cost $20 a day, plus tax. Spectator carts may be limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for entry. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming behavior. Please see the Code of Conduct for further details.
- Tournament applications must be submitted through the website with valid payment. Telephone and fax requests will not be accepted.
- Applicants must have a current FSGA/FJT membership.
- 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 Summary
- Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Players without an FJT exemption - all other entries are held until the entry closing date. Shortly after the closing date, a computer-generated, random draw is performed to determine which entries are accepted, and the order of the alternates. All players are notified of their status after the random draw is conducted,
- An alternates list will be posted to the FJT website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
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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 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 available on the website, at the club, and will be sent via text message. It is the player's responsibility to be at his/her respective starting tee at least 10 minutes prior to teeing off. We recommend that you always see your tee time in black and white (in print), and if you still have questions, please contact an FSGA Official at the host facility.
Range Finders - Electronic distance measuring devices are NOT allowed.
Music - Phones and other devices that play music should not be used at the tournament site. Listening to music during a competitive round will generally result in disqualification under the Rules of Golf. This is true for all types of competitions - not just FJT.
Pace of Play
The FJT uses a checkpoint pace of play policy that provides no verbal warnings throughout the round. Each group is responsible for playing under the allotted time or finishing each checkpoint hole within 15 minutes of the group ahead of them.
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds to be less than 4 hours and 45 minutes. We strongly recommend that all players and parents read and understand the Pace of Play Policy.