North Palm Beach CC (16-18)
October 15-16, 2011
Four Hole Playoff Battle for Opfer
Connor Baldwin and Madison Opfer grabbed first place honors at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) 16-18 age division event at North Palm Beach Country Club, in North Palm Beach, October 15-16.
Connor Baldwin, of Lakewood Ranch, fired a final round two-under par 69, to capture his first career FJT title. In the first round, Baldwin posted a one-over par of round of 72, to share the lead with three others heading into the final round of play. Baldwin’s final round 69 was the low round of the tournament and good enough for a three stroke victory. Tyler Gentilella, of Parkland, and the 2010 Boys’ Junior Amateur Champion Hunter O’Mahony, of Tequesta, finished tied for second place with a tournament total of two-over par 144.
In the Girls 16-18 Division, Madison Opfer, of Plant City, prevailed in a playoff for her second victory of the season. Opfer posted a first round four-over par 75, to trail the first round leaders by three strokes heading into the final round. In the final round, Opfer posted a two-over par 73 for a tournament total of six-over par 148, to find herself tied with Yueer Feng, of Orlando. Feng posted rounds of 77-71 to force the sudden death playoff, where Opfer would prevail for the victory. Ashley Holder, from Orlando, finished alone in third place with a tournament total of 154.
The North Palm Beach Country Club is a Village- owned and operated recreational facility consisting of an 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus “Signature” Course. North Palm Beach Country Club represents the second municipal golf course designed by Nicklaus a renovation which was undertaken and completed in 2006. The Nicklaus Design team redesigned the golf course which now includes a new irrigation system, total re-grassing of all the playing surfaces, new greens construction and improved fairway surface drainage. The facility includes a lighted driving range, putting green, golf shop, and a well-appointed locker room facility.
Club website: www.npbcc.org
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, Saturday, October 15th: 11:30 PM -1:27 PM off 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, October 16th: 7:45 AM - 9:42 AM off 1st and 10th tees
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $35 plus tax by calling 941-351-8728. Times are available one week prior to the event and after 12:00 PM on weekends on a space available basis.
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 GolfWeek.
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. 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 45 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.