Summerfield Crossings GC (16-18)
September 15-16, 2007
Kim Fires Record 64 to Win
Stephanie Kim fired a final round 64 to run away with the girls 16-18 age division title as Christopher Biuso edged out the boys 16-18 age division by one stroke to win the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club in Riverview presented by Inner Circle of Golf Academy.
In the girls field, Stephanie Kim, 16, of Bayside, NY, captured her first FJT title winning by five strokes. Kim, who resides in Orlando, posted a 1-under par 70 in the first round to trail the two leaders by one stroke. “I was comfortable with my first round score,” said Kim. “I knew if I played well in the final round, I would be ok.” Starting on the 10th hole in the final round, Kim made three consecutive birdies on her first three holes. Despite a two stroke penalty for hitting the wrong ball on 13, Kim totaled eight birdies and 24 putts in the final round to turn in a 7-under par 64 for the win. “I was hitting the ball a lot better in the final round,” said Kim. “I feel like my game is really coming together.” Kim’s final round 64 broke three FJT records in the division including lowest score for 18 and 36 holes as well as lowest final round. “It’s great to break records as well as personal ones,” said Kim. First round co-leader Ginger Howard, 13, of Bradenton, had her best finish in a 16-18 age division event taking second place with rounds of 69-70—139. Howard has two wins in the 13-15 age division. First round co-leader Paula Reto, 17, of Coral Springs, claimed third place shooting a 69-72.
Christopher Biuso, 17, of Temple Terrace, went wire-to-wire to win the boys division by one stroke. Biuso shot a 5-under par 66 in the first round to have a two stroke advantage heading into the final round. Biuso posted a 72 in the final round to hold on to the lead with a 138 total and gain his second FJT victory. Last year, Biuso won a Qualifying Series event. Ian McConnell, 15, of Riverview, and Joseph Byun, 17, of Lake Mary, tied for second place each shooting a 139 total. McConnell posted a 70-69 as Byun recorded a 69-70. Carson Weinand, 16, of Naples, took sole possession of fourth place after a final round 67. Combined with a 74 in the first round, Weinand finished at 141 for the tournament.
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club offers a fun Scottish links-style course with small undulating greens, pot bunkers and rolling terrain. The course is highlighted by its signature 15th hole, a scenic par 3 surrounded by water with an island green. Summerfield Crossings is an exciting challenge for both the novice and expert player.
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 15 1st and 10th Tee Start 11:30 AM
Sunday September 16 1st and 10th Tee Start 7:30 AM
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax by calling 813-671-3311. Times are available 7 days in advance (Practice rounds within 7 days of the event). Space is available after 12 PM, and parents may play at $45.
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.