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KOVELESKY AND CLANTON WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #2

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #2 at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach.  Two of South Florida’s top young juniors took home big wins over the weekend. Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton went back to back this weekend after winning Challenge Event #1 in February and capturing the overall title this weekend.  Vero Beach native Ben Wiggins opened up round one with a 3-under-par 69 on the narrow Dunes Course at Sandridge Golf Club.  Wiggins birdied the 10th, 11th and 12th holes on Saturday to put together the low first round while giving himself a one stroke lead over Clanton who fired a 2-under-par 70.  Sunday’s final round featured a stiff wind that challenged many of the players.  Clanton was able to steady the ship and fire a final round 79 to capture the overall boy’s title.  Wellington native Cameron Owens would go on to take home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Wellington native Dylan Skinner would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division title.  Boca Raton native Chloe Kovelesky has been under a lot of pressure this week.  Kovelesky is gearing up to represent South Florida at Augusta National Golf Club in two weeks for the Drive, Chip and Putt finals.  This is also the first time the 10 year old has played a Challenge Tour event in the overall girl’s division.  Kovelesky fired an opening round 81 to find herself two strokes back of Weston native Ana Maria Lopez.  Kovelesky put together a strong final round 79 to capture the overall girl’s title by five strokes.  Jupiter native Kiley Malmberg would go on to win the girl’s [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|0 Comments

MARTINEZ AND HILTUNEN WIN PUKKA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Pukka Junior Championship at the Country Club of Coral Springs in Coral Springs.  Two juniors put together outstanding rounds in brutal conditions.   Fletcher Wunderlich of Port St. Lucie opened up round one with a 1-under-par 70 to take the early lead in the boys division.  Saturday featured winds holding steady at 20 MPH all day with gust hitting over 30 MPH.  Coral Gables native Cameron Piedra, Jupiter native Ryder Sutcliffe and Weston native Alberto Martinez each fired 1-over-par 72’s to keep within striking distance of Wunderlich.  Sunday’s weather conditions worsened as winds held steady at 25 MPH with gust hitting over 35 MPH during the final round.  Wunderlich started off the final round with birdies on holes #1 and #2 to start to distance himself from the pack.  Martinez managed to stay close, grinding out 4 straight pars before birding the 5th and 9th holes to close the gap on Wunderlich.  Boca Raton native Ryan Adams made a run at the lead on Sunday after finding himself 3-under-par through 14 holes.  Adams late round push fell short with double on the 15th hole.  Wunderlich and Martinez continued to battle on the back 9.  Wunderlich’s would go on to bogey the 17th and 18th holes while Martinez finished with a closing birdie on 18 to capture the boy’s title.  Piedra would go on to take home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Adams would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division title.    Loxahatchee native Haylie Turnquest opened up round one with a 4-over-par 75 to take the early lead in the girls division.  Kerttu Hiltunen [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

LISS AND SHIN WIN FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR EVENT OF 2017

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Club Chef Junior Championship at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.  The weekend featured perfect weather for the first regular season Championship Tour event of 2017.    Sachin Kumar of Port St. Lucie opened up round one with a 2-under-par 68 to take the day 1 lead in the boys division.  Fred Biondi of Port St. Lucie kept himself within striking distance of Kumar after a round of 1-over-par 71.  Port St. Lucie native Jeff Liss fired an opening round 2-over-par 72.  Biondi got off to a hot start on Sunday after shooting 4-under-par on his opening 9 to erase Kumar’s lead.  Liss birdied the 12th, 13th and 16th holes on Sunday to post a 3-under-par 67 and put the pressure on Kumar and Biondi.  Kumar managed to grind out a 1-over-par 71 to force a sudden death playoff with Liss.  During the first playoff hole, Liss managed to make birdie and capture the boy’s title.  Fort Lauderdale native Adamo Di Tullio would take home the boys 16-18 age division, while Kumar would take home the boys 16-18 age division.    Hobe Sound native Andie Smith shot an opening round 3-over-par 73 to take early lead in the girls division.  Wellington native Jenna Fonda and West Palm Beach native Hannah Rizzolo each fired 4-over-par 74’s on Saturday.  Doral native Skylee Shin, who opened up round one with a 5-over-par 75, put together a solid final round 74 to post a tournament total 149 for the final pairing to chase.  Despite Smith, Fonda, and Rizzolo’s efforts, none were able to overcome Shin’s lead as she captured the overall girl’s [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|0 Comments