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GILES AND FITZPATRICK WIN CHALLENGE EVENT #5

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #5 at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.  The tournament featured warm weather combined with a golf course in pristine condition.  Palm City native Garret Giles is off to a great year after winning Challenge Event #3 and finishing in the top 10 at each of the events this season.  Giles put on another impressive display this week in Port St. Lucie.  Giles fired an opening round 2-over-par 74 on a narrow golf course with quick greens.  Plantation native Jackson Kustin fired an opening round 4-over-par 76 to stay within striking distance of the lead.  Giles remained steady during Thursday’s final round, firing a 4-over-par 76 to capture the overall boy’s title.  Homestead native Anthony Amoroso took home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Wellington native Louis Serrone took home the boy’s 16-18 age division.  Port St. Lucie native Brianna Fitzpatrick took the opening round lead in the girls division and never looked back.  Fitzpatrick fired an opening round 79 and followed it up with a final round 76 to capture the overall girl’s title.  Port St. Lucie native Nicole Cee would take home the girl’s 13-15 age division, while Jupiter native Brianna Farrell took home the girl’s 16-18 age division.  Nashawn Tyson is still riding his confidence after winning the South Florida Junior PGA Championship 9-12 age division.  The North Palm Beach youngster fired rounds of 71-75 to take home the boy’s 11-12 age division.  Weston native Gabriela Sierra took home the girl’s 11-12 age division after rounds of 83-80. Click HERE for Digital Results The SFPGA Junior Tour presented [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:30:01+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Quail Creek Country Club Host Fifth Prep Tour Event of 2017!

Naples, Fla. – This Wednesday, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the fifth Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at Quail Creek Country Club. A field size of 38 players aging from 9-18 competed on this beautiful Wednesday. After weeks of endless rain, the sun made its way out as 12 players brought home a win. Victor Herrera of Doral took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 4-over par 76. Pembroke Pines native Eric Nguyen took home the runner-up spot in the boys 9-10 age division with a 6-over par 78. Bonita Springs native Keegan McGinn and Sam Davey of Fort Lauderdale both captured the boys 11-12 age division with an 87. Davie native took home the boys 13-18 age division with a 5-over par 77. John Eric Weiss of Homestead took home runner-up for the boys 13-18 age division with an 82.   Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 81. Boca Raton native Kayla Bryant took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with an 83. Alessandra Tabora Lorenz of Weston and Boca Raton native Nicole Yugay both took home the girls 11-12 age division with a 90. Jupiter native Morgan Wade captured the girls 13-18 age division with a 92. Madison Elia of Boynton Beach took home the runner-up spot in the girls 13-18 age division with a 97. Boys 9-10 1   Victor Herrera Doral, FL          2024  38-38--76 +4  2   Eric Nguyen    Pembroke Pines, FL 2024  36-42--78 +6   3   Jonathan Elter Naples, FL         2024  39-41--80 +8  4   Braden Miller  Naples, Florida    2025  40-42--82 +10   Boys 11-12 T1  Sam Davey       Fort Lauderdale, FL  [...]

By | 2017-06-21T19:24:32+00:00 June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

CLANTON (65), HILTUNEN WIN SOUTH FLORIDA JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

By CRAIG DOLCH Special to South Florida PGA     BOCA RATON (June 15, 2017) – At 13, Luke Clanton was one of the youngest players in the South Florida PGA Junior Championship.     He also was one of the best.     The Miami Lakes resident shot a 7-under 65 Wednesday – tying the course record at Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club – despite playing the wet course from the back tees (6,800 yards). The about-to-be eighth grader who is home-schooled missed just two greens and fairways while beating players who were 4 and 5 years older.      “My putter was on, even though I lipped out three times,” said Clanton, who was five shots ahead of runner-up Amadeo Figus of Port St. Lucie. “Everything was working, but I can play better. I shot a 63 last year at Pinehurst No. 2.”     Kerttu Hiltunen of West Palm Beach won the Girls 13-18 division with a 1-under 71, three ahead of Taylor Caradonna (74) of Boca Raton.     The top two finishers in each division earned spots in the PGA Junior Championship, which the girls play July 18-21 and the boys July 31-Aug. 3 at the Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Miss. Previously, just the winner qualified but the field at the PGA Junior Championship has been increased from 78 to 144.      This week’s tournament at Boca Grove was slated to be 36 holes, but reduced to 18 after storms canceled play Tuesday.      NaShawn Tyson of North Palm Beach won the 9-12 boys division with a 73, two shots ahead of Alex Heard of Boca Raton. Brianna Castaldi (79) of Port St. Lucie won the girls 9-12, with Gabriela Sierra [...]

By | 2017-06-15T19:28:01+00:00 June 15th, 2017|0 Comments
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