Rio Pinar CC (16-18)

Rio Pinar Country Club - Orlando
October 10-11, 2009

Berger and Proctor Victorious at Rio Pinar

Daniel Berger and Heather Proctor grabbed first place honors at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) 16-18 age division event at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando on October 10-11.

Daniel Berger, of Jupiter, started the event with a three-over par 75 to trail first round leader, Hayden Jones from Orlando by four strokes. In the final round, Berger played steady on the front nine making one bogey and three birdies on his front nine for a two-under par 34. Berger continued his solid play on the back nine with birdies on holes 10, 15, 16 and 18 for a four under par 32 and a final round six-under par 66 for a tournament total of 141. Jason Zhou, of Skillman, NJ fired a first round even par 72 and fired a final round three under par 69 for a tournament total of three under par 141. Berger and Zhou would go to a sudden death playoff. Berger prevailed by making a par on the fourth play-off hole. This is Berger’s first FJT victory. Hojin Kang, of Longwood, finished alone in third place with rounds of 75-69 a tournament total of 144.

In the Girls Division Heather Proctor, of Silver Springs, overcame a two shot deficit for her first FJT victory. In the final found Proctor fired a four under par 32 on her front nine, and held her round together on the back nine carding a one over par 37 and a final round three under par 69. Proctor’s 69 was the low round of the tournament for the Girls division and earned her a three shot victory. Nicole Quinn, of Windermere, and Olivia Lugar, of Rockledge, finished tied for second with a tournament total of four over par 148.

Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Daniel Berger 75 66 141 1000
2 Jason Zhou 72 69 141 700
3 Hojin Kang 75 69 144 500
T4 Hayden Jones 71 75 146 314
T4 Andrew Wong 73 73 146 314
T4 Marcus Plunkett 74 72 146 314
T4 Taylor Hancock 73 73 146 314
T4 Chris Ingham 76 70 146 314
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Heather Proctor 76 69 145 1000
T2 Nicole Quinn 75 73 148 600
T2 Olivia Lugar 75 73 148 600
4 Alex Milan 74 76 150 400
T5 Ryan Ashburn 77 76 153 325
T5 Brandi Rodriguez 78 75 153 325
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Rio Pinar - Home of the University of Central Florida Men's and Women's Golf Teams

Rio Pinar - Former host of PGA and LPGA tournaments

Rio Pinar Country Club begins its second season as the home golf course of the UCF Men's Golf Program. Rio Pinar, which hosted the UCF/Rio Pinar Invitational last year, will again host the event October 28-29 with some of the top men's golf programs in the south.

Rio Pinar was designed 1957 by Mark Mahanna. The tree-lined golf course showcases large oaks. With 43 bunkers and a winding canal which runs through five holes, Rio Pinar provides 6,978 yards of challenging championship golf.

From 1966-78, Rio Pinar hosted the Citrus Open, an event on the PGA Tour. Golf legends such as Lee Trevino and Hale Irwin are both former winners of the event when it was held here. Floolowing the 1978 event, the course hosted the Ladies Citrus Classic from 1978-81, a LPGA Tour event.

Click here for Rio Pinar's website.

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, October 10th:  12:00 PM  - 1:57 PMoff 1st and 10th tees
Sunday, October 11th:  8:00 AM - 9:57 AM off 1st and 10th tees

Practice Round
Players can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $30 plus tax by calling 407-277-5520. Times are available one week prior to the tournament and & 12:00 PM on the weekend on a space available basis. Parents may play for $30 plus tax.

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

National Rankings
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,, 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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