FCWT Stonegate Challenge: Final Results
25 Jan 2009
see also: FCWT The StoneGate-Oaks Challenge, StoneGate Golf Club


TWIN LAKE, Mich (Jan. 25, 2009) -- Nick Celestino of Sarasota, FL (2012) began the final day of the FCWT StoneGate Oaks Challenge tied for 2nd overall and tied for the lead among the 13-15 division players.

On Sunday, the 15-year-old high school freshman fired a four-under par 68 to claim both titles: Overall Champion and 13-15 division Champion.

While the opportunity to win two titles in one FCWT event only comes a handful of times a season, Nick is not the first to win the double-crown. Cody Paladino, for example, accompished the feat in November 2003 at the New Seabury event. However, that in no way diminishes Celestinio's accomplishment, his final round also gave him a share of the Low Round award with Zheng Liang of CHINA (2012) whose final round of 68 allowed him for finish in 2nd place.

For the 15-year old Liang, it was his best finish of the season and his lowest two round total (141).

The overnight leader was 17-year-old Daniel Cabriles of Venezuela (2009) who fired an opening round of 3-under-par 69 on Saturday, then finished in 3rd place with a final round of 74. It was Cabrilles' third Top 3 of the season, which nominates him for FCWT All-American.

Josh Brand of England who began the final round in 5th place after opening with a round of even par, finished in 4th place at even par.

Anibal Kim of PARAGUAY (2011) came on strong for the second tournament in a row, fired a 3-under-par on Sunday to finish tied for 5th with Motin Yeung of Beijing, CHINA (2012). Yeung posted a final round of -1. Also finishing tied for 5th was Axel Bakal of GERMANY (2009).

Hao Yuan "Steven" Lu of CHINA (2012) finished tied for 8th overall with Jonathan Ortiz of Winter Garden, FL (2011) and 2nd among the Boys 13-15 division players.

Andrew Holloway of Scottsbluff, NE (2013) and Richard Zhang of Beijing, China (2014) finished tied for 3rd among the 13-15 division players and tied for 19th overall at 154.

In the Boys 11-12 division, Osama Khan of Barbados (2014) carded rounds of 7-75 to win over Tian Yi Cen of CHINA (2014). It was Khan's 3rd win of the season.

ABOUT THE FCWT The StoneGate-Oaks Challenge

One of the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) series of junior tournaments for boys and girls. Format is 36 holes of stroke play. Must be FCWT member. Players are eligible, if they have not yet graduated from high school and are 11-19 years of age or if they have not yet reached their 19th birthday and are not currently enrolled in college.

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