ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #3 at Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach on the West Course. This weekend will feature a deep field of young talented junior golfers from all over South Florida.
The boys 13-18 age division will feature two of South Florida’s fastest rising young stars. Jupiter native Ryder Sutcliffe is coming off his first Championship Tour win at Sandridge Golf Club last month. Sutcliffe, who won Player of the Year honors for the Challenge Tour in 2014, had a breakout win at Championship Tour Event #2, but don’t expect that to be the highlight of his 2015 season. The 15 year old left hander has great talent which he will look to turn into a career season in 2015. If Sutcliffe wants to win back to back tournaments this weekend, he will have to overtake young standout Anthony Muttillo of Boca Raton. Muttillo is also one of South Florida’s top 15 year old standouts. Muttillo has a bit more experience with the Championship Tour as this is his second year competing in the elite tournaments. Look for a great battle this weekend among these two rising talents.
The girls 13-18 age division will feature some of South Florida’s standout’s as well this weekend. Reigning Championship Tour Player of the Year, Mary Janiga of Wellington is set to headline the field this weekend. Jangia is coming off a great showing at the AJGA TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook. Looking to put the pressure on Jangia this weekend is 14 year old Hobe Sound native and 2014 Challenge Tour Player of the Year Hannah Foster. Foster will be making her first start on the 2015 Championship Tour this weekend and will be looking to make a quick impact on the tour.
This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin with tee times starting at 12:00 PM off #1 & #10 on Saturday. Players will be re-paired on Sunday by low score and will start at 8:00 PM with tee times off #1 & #10. Awards will be given to the first and second place winners in each age division (Boys and Girls 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, Antigua, 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.