Plantation G & CC (13-15)

Plantation Golf & Country Club - Venice
September 8-9, 2007

Hannaford, Chung Win First FJT Event

Matthew Hannaford and Karen Chung captured their first Florida Junior Tour (FJT) titles winning the 13-15 age division event of the new season at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice on September 8-9.

In the boys 13-15 age division, Matthew Hannaford, 15, of Cape Coral, ran away with the title shooting a tournament total of 4-under par 140. After a first round 70, Hannaford was tied for the lead with Rocky Khara. Hannaford matched his 2-under par 70 in the final round to claim the division title by five strokes. This summer, Hannaford advanced to the US Junior Amateur Championship. Jan Vincent Jaro, 14, of Jacksonville, and MJ Maguire, 14, of Saint Augustine, shot similar rounds of 73-72 to tie for second place. First round co-leader Rocky Khara, 15, of Sebring, posted a 76 in the final round for a share of fourth place with Chase Marinell, 15, of Cape Coral, and Travis Tolbert, 15, from Titusville.

Twelve-year-old Karen Chung, of Livingston, NJ, edged out the girls 13-15 age division to win by one stroke. Chung recorded a 76 in the first round to sit three back from the leader. “I was three off the lead,” said Chung. “I went into the final round just wanting to play my game.” In the final round, Chung made six birdies en route to firing a 1-under par 71, the only under par round of the division. On the 18th hole, Chung secured the win with a par putt. “I was hitting the ball well and I hit most greens,” said Chung. Shelby Coyle, 15, of Pembroke Pines, also had her best finish in an FJT event placing second shooting a 73-75. Simin Feng, 12, from Orlando, took third place in her first FJT event after carding a 74-77—151.

Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Matthew Hannaford 70 70 140 1000
T2 Jan Vincent Jaro 73 72 145 600
T2 M J Maguire 73 72 145 600
T4 Chase Marinell 72 74 146 350
T4 Travis Tolbert 72 74 146 350
T4 Rocky Khara 70 76 146 350
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Karen Chung 76 71 147 1000
2 Shelby Coyle 73 75 148 700
3 Simin Feng 74 77 151 500
4 Yueer Feng 79 76 155 400
T5 Ryan Ashburn 78 78 156 325
T5 Kristin Swindell 82 74 156 325
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All Tournament Rounds will be played on the Panther Course

Serene natural views and sparkling fountain-sprayed lakes set the tone for an inspired day of golf at the beautiful Plantation Golf and Country Club. Our Ron Garl designed, 36-holes of championship golf, feature two distinctively different layouts, providing challenging play and a rewarding golf experience at every level. Impeccably maintained year-round, Plantation’s courses continuously attract those who demand the finest playing conditions. We are proud to be the home of the LPGA Annual Tour Qualifier

Both the Bobcat and the Panther courses have undergone recent renovations that include state-of-the-art irrigation systems and complete new bunker designs by notable New York architect Stephen Kay.

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.

Application Procedure

  • Tournament applications must be submitted on-line at 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.

Field Determination

  • 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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Entry Fee
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 8      11:30 AM   1st and 10th Tee Start
Sunday September 9          7:30 AM   1st and 10th Tee Start

Practice Round
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax by calling 941-493-2000. Times are available four days before the event, call for tee times 3 days in advance. Space is available after 12 PM, parents my play at a $45 rate.

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 13-15 will play approximately 6,700 yards
  • Girls 13-15 will play approximately 5,800 yards

National Rankings
This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard.

AJGA - PBE (Performance Based Entrance)
Champion - Junior All-Star Exempt
Champion - Junior All-Star Exempt

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,, 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.

USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Review the FJT Hard Card and Pace of Play policy. The Notice to Players (local rules and hole locations) will be distributed on the starting tee.

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.

Spectator Carts
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.

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