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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

Sandhill Crane Golf Club Plays Host to Second Prep Tour Event of 2017!

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Today, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the second Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at Sandhill Crane Golf Club. This event featured a full field of 72 players aging from 9-18 years old. With amazing weather, outstanding course conditions, and a competitive field of players, seven individuals went home with a win. Eric Nguyen of Pembroke Pines took home the boys 9-10 age division with an even par round of 72. West Palm Beach native Michael Nardone took runner-up for the boys 9-10 age division with a 1-over par 73. Dalton Payne of Estero took home the boys 11-12 age division with a 5-over par 77. Boca Raton native Reed Greyserman was runner-up in the boys 11-12 age division with a 6-over par 78.  Roger Serrano of Port St. Lucie captured the boys 13-18 age division with a 5-over par 77.  Jupiter native Stephen Wiseman took home runner-up for the boys 13-18 age division with a 7-over par 79.   Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 9-10 age division with a 5-over par 77. Boca Raton native Kayla Bryant took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with a 7-over par 79. Rachel Gomez of Pembroke Pines took home the girls 11-12 age division with a 7-over par 79. Loxahatchee native Christina Lee Marcellus was the runner-up for girls 11-12 age division with an 8-over par 80. Amanda Harper of Jupiter won the girls 13-18 age division with an 88. Davie native Morgan Herring took home runner-up in girls 13-18 age division with a 92. Click here for full results. The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour is [...]

By | March 11th, 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