ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #2 at The Country Club of Coral Springs. With a field packed with many new names on the Challenge Tour, event #2 could be key to finding South Florida’s next rising star.
The boys 13-18 age division will feature the winner of Challenge Tour event #1, Trey Meadows. Meadows, who resides in Vero Beach, will look to continue his winning ways at Coral Springs this weekend. Palm Beach Gardens native Cameron Starr will be making his 2015 Challenge Tour debut on event #2. Starr was a regular on the 2014 Challenge Tour and was very competitive throughout the year.
The girls 13-18 age division will feature Wellington native Antonia Herrera who played well at Challenge Event #1 and will look to keep that momentum going this weekend. Also featured in the girls division is Parkland native Briel Hay. Hay was a regular on the 2014 Challenge Tour and is looking for a breakout 2015 season.
The 11-12 age division is sure to bring some outstanding play this weekend. Featured in the boys 11-12 age division is Leopoldo Herrera of Doral. Herrera shot a final round 65 in Challenge Event #1 and will look to keep that outstanding play going this weekend. If Herrera wants to win this weekend, he will have to hold off the winner of Challenge Event #1, Nicklas Staub. Staub, who resides in Boynton Beach, is one of the most consistent players in the 11-12 age division. The girls 11-12 age division will feature Hobe Sound native Andie Smith. Smith won Challenge Event #1 by three strokes and will look to keep her dominance alive this weekend.
This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin with at 12:30 PM shotgun on. Players will be re-paired on Sunday by low score and will start again at 12:30 PM with a shotgun. Awards will be given to the first and second place winners in each age division (Boys/Girls 11-12, 13-15, and 16-18) as well as to the overall boys and overall girls winner of the event on Sunday following play. All South Florida PGA Junior Tour events are ranked by the national Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking system. Pairings are now available on the South Florida PGA website (www.sfpgajuniorgolf.com).
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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of South Florida’s most talented junior golfers. The Junior Tour offers twenty-five two day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 25 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, and the Challenge Tour.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Allianz Championship, Club Chef, Club Med Golf Academies, Don Law Golf Academy, Johnson & Wales University, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, Titleist and Skimp.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour, run under the South Florida PGA Foundation, is committed to its mission of keeping membership and tournament-related costs low while providing first-class quality golf at twenty-five championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season.
For more information on the Junior Tour and its respective Championship and Challenge tours, please visit the new South Florida PGA Junior Tour website at www.sfpgajuniorgolf.com.
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,750 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.