Conservatory at Hammock Beach (16-18)
February 3-4, 2007
Sherry, Chapman Win at Hammock Beach
Aaron Sherry and Meghan Chapman battled blustery conditions on the longest course in Florida to each win their first Florida Junior Tour (FJT) title. The Conservatory at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast hosted the 16-18 age division FJT event on February 3-4.
Aaron Sherry posted a pair of 72’s to capture the boys 16-18 age division title by three strokes. Sherry, 17, of Fort Myers, made six birdies total en route to his first FJT victory. “I’ve been working on my game a lot,” said Sherry. “It feels pretty good to win.” Throughout his rounds, Sherry “hit enough greens and made par putts” to remain in front of the field. “Everything was just working for me,” said Sherry. Last year, Sherry advanced to match play of the US Junior Amateur Championship. In a three-way tie for second place, Tom Drill, Michael Gligic and Michael Stewart each recorded a tournament total of 147. Gligic, 17, from Ontario, Canada, jumped into second place after firing a 71 in the final round for the only under par round of the tournament. The boys field played from 6985 yards.
In the girls 16-18 age division, Meghan Chapman, 16, from Seminole, also had her best finish in an FJT event topping the field by two strokes. Chapman fired an even par in the first round for the low round of the division and a three stroke advantage. In the final round, Chapman recorded a 77 to maintain her lead and win the title. Jessica Schall, 15, of Lake Mary, had her best finish in the older age division taking second place with consistent scores of 75-76—151. After winning the Qualifying Series event at North Shore in December, Jessy Tang, 18, from Orlando, posted a 77-75—152 for third place. The girls division played from 6098 yards.
The Conservatory Golf Course at Hammock Beach, a Tom Watson Signature design, offers 140 acres of dramatic elevations and undulating greens not commonly found in Florida. With six tee boxes per hole, the Conservatory promises an exciting challenge for all levels of play. Highlighted by man-made waterfalls, babbling brooks and veneered field stone work, the Conservatory offers as much for the senses as it does for the game.
The Conservatory is currently the longest course in Florida at 7,712 yards and has the highest course rating of 78.4 and the highest possible slope rating of 155.
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. 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, February 3rd 11:30 AM 1st and 10th Tee Start
Sunday, February 4th 8:00 AM 1st and 10th Tee Start
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Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $35, or $20 if walking after 12:00 PM, plus tax by calling 386-246-6710. Times are available weekdays and after 12:00 PM on weekends the week prior to the tournament. Parents may play with their child for a rate of $50 plus tax.
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 6,800 to 7,100 yards
- Girls 16-18 will play approximately 5,900 to 6,100 yards
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, 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 an 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.
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 $20.00 plus tax per day.