Fox Hollow GC (16-18)
February 10-11, 2007
Weinand and Popson Win at Fox Hollow
Carson Weinand and Erica Popson won their respective divisions of the 16-18 age division event at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity over the weekend of February 10-11.
Carson Weinand came from behind to win the boys 16-18 division title. Weinand, 16, of Naples, trailed the first round leader by three strokes after posting a first round 73. In the final round, Weinand started strong going 2-under through five. After a few lead changes with Alexander Medinis, Weinand made a solid par on the tough 18th hole to record a 74 and secure his first FJT win by one stroke. Alexander Medinis, 17, from Fort Myers, finished with a 72-76—148 for second place. In a three-way tie for third place, Logan Blondell, 17, of Lakeland, Tyler Herndon, 17, of Davie, and Ian McConnell, 15, of Riverview, each posted a tournament total of 149.
In the girls division, Erica Popson, 15, of Davenport, claimed her third career FJT win at Fox Hollow. Popson led by two strokes after a first round 75. “I played pretty good the first day,” said Popson. “I had a ten on the 11th hole but rebounded and went 2-under after that.” In the final round, Popson made three birdies en route to a 72 and her first win of the year. “I hit my driver and irons really well,” said Popson. “The course was in great shape but very tough.” Brighid Hourihan, 16, from Ponte Vedra Beach, and Evan Jensen, 17, of Belleair, tied for second place with a 150 total.
The Fox Hollow Golf Course at Trinity has quickly become one of the
Tampa Bay area’s most popular courses. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent
Jones Sr., it has been compared to local favorites like Innisbrook and Tampa
Palms. Fox Hollow has been ranked as one of the top three courses in the Tampa
Bay area by the Tampa Tribune, and it has hosted the USGA Amateur Publix
Qualifier, the PGA Seniors Tour’s GTE Suncoast Classic Qualifier and the
MasterCard Grand Masters Pro-Am.
Fox Hollow’s unique par-71 layout features rolling fairways, huge white-sand bunkers, oversized and multi-tier, PGA-quality greens and a number of lovely, but lethal water hazards. The central feature of Fox Hollow is indeed the "hollow," a restored cypress bog that has been reconstructed into a breathtaking, 15-acre horseshoe-shaped lake. Holes 1, 2, 10 and 18, and the club’s practice facilities surround the lake, providing spectacular views from all angles.
Fox Hollow’s practice facilities include a state-of-the-art driving range with six target greens, a practice chipping green with sand trap and a huge, rolling 18-hole putting green.
Fox Hollow's website: www.golfthefox.com
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, Feb. 10 11:00 AM 1st and 10th Tees
Sunday, Feb. 11 8:00 AM 1st and 10th Tees
Please click the link below for a listing of nearby hotels with discounted rates.
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $25 plus tax by calling 727-949-0091. Times are available after 10:00 AM, 5 days in advance of the event. Parents may play for $35 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 7,000 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 a 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 plus tax per day.