Eagle Creek - Qualifying Series (16-18)
April 8-9, 2006
Jamison, Heinzler Earn Top Honors at Eagle Creek
Nick Jamison overcame a five stroke deficit to win the boys 16-18 age division Florida Junior Tour Qualifying Series event at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando as Brienna Heinzler went wire-to-wire winning the girls 16-18 age division. With this win, Jamison and Heinzler each gain two exemptions into the Florida Junior Tour (FJT).
Nick Jamison, 17, from Stuart, had his best showing in an FJT event coming back from five strokes down to capture the division title by two strokes. Jamison shot a 77 in the first round and then came out strong in the final round to fire a 3-under par 70 for a 147 tournament total. “The first round was very windy,” said Jamison. “Today, we went out earlier in better conditions and I played for fairways and greens.” Jamison hit 13 out of 18 fairways as well as 13 out of 18 greens. After tying for 32nd place at the Lake Jovita event in December, Jamison said, “I went back and worked on a few things with my coach and today it transferred to the golf course.” Christopher Biuso, 16, of Temple Terrace, also had his best finish at Eagle Creek placing second. Biuso led after the first round with the only under par round of 72 and combined with his 77 in the final round took second place with a 149 total. Michael Cain, 17, from Orlando, broke out of a tie for fourth place after the first round with a 76 to sole possession of third place. Cain posted a 74 to finish three strokes back from Jamison. Jamison, Biuso and Cain each earn two exemptions into the FJT.
In the girls division, Brienna Heinzler, 16, from Palm Harbor, gained her exemptions winning the division with a tournament total of 150. Heinzler shot a 74 in the first round for the lead and secured the victory by two strokes with a 76 in the final round. Heinzler had two birdies in each round. “My chipping and putting was good in the final round,” said Heinzler. “It saved me a lot.” On her exemptions, “I’m looking forward to playing in more events with such competitive fields.” Rachel Edwards, 17, from Tampa, recorded a pair of 76s for second place and Ashlee Rose, 16, from Nicholasville, KY, posted a 78-76—154 for third place honors. Edwards, Rose and fourth place finisher Emily Flanigan each gain one exemption into the FJT.
Eagle Creek Golf Club is a new 18-hole 7,198 yard-Par 73 championship Orlando golf course, opened in March 2004 and located minutes from Orlando International Airport, near prestigious Lake Nona. This Orlando golf course was designed by world renowned golf architect Ron Garl and European designer, Howard Swan. The Orlando public golf course has five par 5’s, five sets of tees and over 90 bunkers that are reminiscent of those found in Scotland and England. In addition, the course is an Audubon International Silver Signature Course and is the first golf course in Florida with Mini-Verde greens, providing outstanding playing conditions. Click Here to visit Eagle Creek's website.
Qualifying Series events are open to all current FJT member who do not hold a current FJT exemption.
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 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. 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, April 8
11:00 AM 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, April 9 7:00 AM 1st and 10th tees
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $20 plus tax by calling 727-581-5498. Practice rounds maybe scheduled seven days in advance based on availability. All players 16 & over must ride, parents may play for a rate of $45.
Walking and Pull Carts
All players must walk and use of a pull cart is permitted
Eagle Creek Golf Club
10350 Emerson Lake Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32832
FROM ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Take the South Exit out of the airport to 417 NORTH. Go approximately 2 miles to Narcoosse Rd. exit. At the end of the ramp turn right and go about 1.5 miles to the entrance of the golf course on the left hand side.
Mears Transportation shuttle available from the airport from baggage claim to Eagle Creek Golf Club. Call 407-423-5566 for more information.
Hampton Inn - International Airport
5767 TG Lee Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822
$89.00 plus tax per night. Reservations are on a space available basis and must be booked by March, 17th. Identify yourself with the Florida State Golf Association group rate.
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 6,800 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 5,800 yards
This event is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking system.
AJGA (Performance Based Entrance)
Qualifying Series events are not a part of the AJGA Performance Based Entry.
Registration will be available in front of the golf shop 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 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 to 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 the FJT Hard Card. 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 $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.