Brandon Park Captures Florida Junior

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (July 9, 2009)--Brandon Park captures the 55th Florida State Boys Junior Championship as Evan Byrd claimed the junior division title at Bear Lakes Country Club on July 7-9.

In the 16-18 age division, Brandon Park, of Weston, posted a tournament total of 1-over par 217 to win the 2009 Boys Junior Championship. After a first round 4-over par 76 on the par 72 Links course, Park trailed the leaders by 5 heading into the second round. Park cut into the lead with the low round of the tournament in the second round on the Lakes course, firing a 3 under par 69 to trail Monnerville by one stroke heading into the final round. In the final round, Park started with birdies on holes 1, 3, 6, 8 and 9 to card a 3 under par 33 on the front nine and a two stroke advantage. “It was fun out there trading shots with James, we were both hitting the ball great and making a lot of birdies” said Park. On the back, Park held it together with a 3-over par 39. Park’s final round of even par 72 on the Lakes course secured his victory by two strokes. “This win is great,” said Park. “This is one of my last junior tournaments so it’s nice to close it out with my biggest win of my career.” Park will be playing at Seton Hall University in the fall. James Monnerville, of Vero Beach, tied for second place carding rounds of 71-73-75 to finish 3-over par 219 for the 54-hole event. J D Tomlinson, of Gainesville, also tied for second place firing a two under par 70 in the final round on the Lakes course to post a three round total of 219.

In the 13-15 age division, Evan Byrd, of Ocala, secured the title recording a tournament total of 1-under par 215. After posting rounds of 72-72 the first two days, Byrd trailed by two strokes heading into the final round. In the final round, Byrd made the turn at 2-under par 34 with birdies on the holes 1, 6 and 9 for a one stroke lead over Shaw. On the back nine, Byrd birdied hole 14 and held it together on the last few holes for the win. “The courses were unbelievable,” said Byrd. “It was a real challenge to hold it together for all three rounds.” “I am shocked,” said Byrd. “This is the biggest win of my career, and one I will never forget.” Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach, finished in second place with a final round 74. Combined with his first two rounds of 72-70, Shaw finished with a 216 total and one shot behind Byrd. Jack Hernandez, of Fort Myers, placed third at 223.

More than 300 entries were filed for the 2009 Championship. Competitors first attempted to qualify for the Championship at one of six sites across the state in 18 holes of stroke play. The Championship field features 126 of the top male amateur golfers in the 16-18 age division and 42 top juniors in the 13-15 age division. In the Championship, competitors will play 18 holes on the (Lakes/Links) course with the final 18 holes at Bear Lakes Country Club (Lakes course).

To enter, participants must be between the ages of 13-18 as of July 7 and not attending college. Also, the juniors must have a handicap index no higher than 17.4.

Please see www.fsga.org for pairings, tee-times, and results.

Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 25 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships and the Florida Junior Tour. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.


Boys 16-18 Age Division
Brandon Park, Weston, FL 76-69-72--217
J D Tomlinson, Gainesville, FL 73-76-70--219
James Monnerville, Vero Beach, FL 71-73-75--219
Billy Anderson, Deltona, FL 71-77-73--221
Chandler Gruenemeier, Jacksonville, FL 79-73-70--222
Matthew Cahill, Boca Raton, FL 74-76-73--223
Max McKay, Saint Augustine, FL 77-74-72--223
Thomas Stewart, Saint Augustine, FL 78-74-71--223
Austin Powell, Jupiter, FL 77-70-77--224
Abdul Sihag, Bradenton, FL 80-71-74--225
Chase Marinell, Cape Coral, FL 75-75-75--225
Evan Berlin, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 76-76-73--225
Jamey Salmon, Jacksonville, FL 78-71-76--225
Blake Edwards, Winter Springs, FL 76-72-78--226
Brad Knight, Sarasota, FL 77-73-76--226
Drew Guffey, Bartow, FL 79-73-74--226
Will Davenport, Palm City, FL 77-72-77--226
Ernesto Marin, Miami, FL 74-73-80--227
Hayden Squadrito, Orlando, FL 76-76-75--227
Brian Fragakis, Royal Palm Beach, FL 78-77-73--228
Andrew Goodman, Palm City, FL 79-76-74--229
Connor Barry, Jupiter, FL 76-76-77--229
Han Kim, Lake Mary, FL 77-77-75--229
Jordan Rizzo, Sarasota, FL 79-73-77--229
Michael Beddow, Weston, FL 74-77-78--229
Zachery Sobel, Clearwater Beach, FL 77-81-71--229
Andrew Gain, Bradenton, FL 79-76-75--230
Brant DeLongy, Winter Park, FL 79-80-71--230
M J Maguire, Saint Petersburg, FL 77-78-75--230
Carson Weinand, Naples, FL 77-74-80--231
Taylor Hancock, Clearwater, FL 77-76-78--231
Brandon Baerwaldt, Clermont, FL 76-78-78--232
Greg Carrier, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 80-79-73--232
Marcelo Huarte, Miami, FL 80-78-74--232
Owen Curry, Longwood, FL 77-75-80--232
Parker Jones, Gainesville, FL 80-78-74--232
A J Crouch, Jacksonville, FL 79-77-77--233
Fred Fisher, Boca Raton, FL 79-76-78--233
Keith Greene, DeBary, FL 83-73-77--233
Michael Jarnot, Lake Worth, FL 77-80-76--233
Scott Smyers, Lakeland, FL 76-73-84--233
Airik Medinis, Fort Myers, FL 80-77-77--234
Alex Gates, Clermont, FL 74-79-81--234
Chris Ingham, Miami, FL 79-75-80--234
Grant Burgess, Cape Coral, FL 82-77-75--234
Kevin Britton, Palm City, FL 80-78-76--234
Alex Dienes, Jacksonville, FL 79-78-78--235
Blake Olson, Pensacola, FL 79-80-76--235
Charlie Bull, London, England 77-79-79--235
Evan Matoske, Jensen Beach, FL 81-76-78--235
Justin Foster, Dunedin, FL 80-78-77--235
August Jonas, Jacksonville, FL 81-76-79--236
Brandon Liu, Bradenton, FL 81-75-80—236
Derek Hernandez, Seminole, FL 75-81-81--237
Devin Hernandez, Seminole, FL 76-80-84--240
Tommy Hurst, Miami Shores, FL 80-79-81--240
Aaron Watson, Palm Harbor, FL 82-77-82--241
Blake Liles, Sebring, FL 74-84-83--241
Nik Susnjara, Naples, FL 81-78-83--242
Stone Cowie, Crawfordville, FL 81-77-89--247

Missed Cut

Andrew Mangini, Margate, FL 72-88--160
Andrew Wong, Deerfield Beach, FL 80-80--160
Charles Silverfield, Tampa, FL 79-81--160
Cory Meade, Haines City, FL 78-82--160
Matthew Lawrence, Naples, FL 77-83--160
Matthew Taylor, Naples, FL 85-75--160
Billy Stevens, Venice, FL 80-81--161
Charlie Martin, Tampa, FL 85-76--161
Paul McClure, DeFuniak Springs, FL 79-82--161
Travis Ralph, Redington Beach, FL 81-80--161
Tyler Jones, Nokomis, FL 80-81--161
Ari Marcus, Boca Raton, FL 81-81--162
Bryan Lloyd, Fernandina Beach, FL 86-76--162
Davis Hall, Windermere, FL 81-81--162
Ed Waller, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 80-82--162
Kentaro Toyota, Lutz, FL 84-78--162
Robby Meador, Miami Lakes, FL 79-83--162
Steven Yang, Orlando, FL 87-75--162
Gary Buffington, III, Tampa, FL 80-83--163
Hayden Jones, Orlando, FL 85-78--163
Robbie Van Riper, Tallahassee, FL 81-82--163
Bryan Odaiyar, Ocala, FL 79-85--164
Craig Bolz, Boca Raton, FL 79-85--164
Kyle Andre, Destin, FL 82-82--164
Linzy Clark, Palm Harbor, FL 82-82--164
Brandon Flynn, Clermont, FL 86-79--165
Brian Phelan, Saint Augustine, FL 84-81--165
Case Gard, Lakeland, FL 82-83--165
Thomas Mally, Boca Raton, FL 83-82--165
Andrew Schilf, Royal Palm Beach, FL 83-83--166
David Brown, Eustis, FL 77-89--166
Hojin Kang, Longwood, FL 86-80--166
Joe Duncan, Vero Beach, FL 83-83--166
Mike Gillooley, Bartow, FL 81-85--166
Teddy Lausier II, Ocala, FL 83-83--166
William Kuhn, Fort Myers, FL 84-82--166
Kyle Martin, Plant City, FL 81-87--168
William Lane, Ocala, FL 82-86--168
Chase Merkley, Saint Petersburg, FL 85-84--169
John Van Vranken, Bradenton, FL 82-87--169
Cory Howard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 84-86--170
Thomas Brennan, Atlantic Beach, FL 85-85--170
Gus Myers, Seminole, FL 85-86--171
Jonathon Franklin, Tampa, FL 87-84--171
Chaz Heinz, Trinity, FL 88-84--172
Daniel Mahoney, Orlando, FL 89-83--172
Benjamin McMahon, Fort Myers, FL 86-87--173
David Dresselhaus, Pinellas Park, FL 83-90--173
Skyler Estes, Tampa, FL 84-89--173
Kelly Cason, Jacksonville Beach, FL 86-88—174
Ethan Fowler, Valrico, FL 94-82--176
Wade Oney, Orlando, FL 84-92--176
Spencer Dunford, Sarasota, FL 98-79--177
Casey Matthews, Miami, FL 94-85--179
Paul Henderson, Longwood, FL 93-86--179
Jerod Spooner, Pompano Beach, FL 89-95--184
Mark Wichrowski, Apopka, FL 90-94--184
Troy Byun, Lake Mary, FL 95-89--184
Cody Geiger, Cocoa Beach, FL 88-97--185
Shojun Park, Lake Mary, FL 95-94--189
Jeff Wattles, Tequesta, FL 86-NC
Sean Jacklin, Bradenton, FL 77-NC
CJ Pellerano, Miami Lakes, FL WD
Daniel Berger, Jupiter, FL NC
Kollin Woodbury, Largo, FL NC
Matthew Ceravolo, Palm Beach Gardens, FL WD

Boys 13-15 Age Division
Evan Byrd, Ocala, FL 72-72-71--215
Sawyer Shaw, West Palm Beach, FL 72-70-74--216
Jack Hernandez, Fort Myers, FL 73-74-76--223
Joshua Lee, Orange Park, FL 78-74-72--224
Conor Richardson, West Palm Beach, FL 77-73-75--225
Chase Koepka, Wellington, FL 77-75-74--226
Jared Carver, Weston, FL 79-74-73--226
Ryan Stovash, Orlando, FL 74-78-74--226
Stefano Diaz, Miami, FL 75-77-74--226
Louis Tomlinson, Lake Mary, FL 75-73-79--227
Dillon Woods, Jacksonville, FL 78-76-75--229
Zachary Toste, Pembroke Pines, FL 79-72-78--229
Liam Snyder, Stuart, FL 76-76-78--230
Joshua Ramnath, Palm Bay, FL 71-83-77--231
John Jonas, Jacksonville, FL 77-76-80--233
Reed Berry, Longwood, FL 76-78-80--234
Ethan Wagner, Port Orange, FL 78-74-85--237
Frank Perilli, Venice, FL 79-75-84--238

Missed Cut

Christian Tepley, Palm City, FL 80-75--155
Edward Figueroa, Naples, FL 77-78--155
Gabriel Ormachea, Aventura, FL 77-78--155
Spencer Cokely, Tallahassee, FL 76-80--156
Joey Petronio, Orlando, FL 79-78--157
Ramsey Touchberry, Bradenton, FL 80-77--157
Logan Horrigan, Wesley Chapel, FL 78-80--158
Marcus Plunkett, Saint Augustine, FL 78-80--158
Brad Gray, Tequesta, FL 79-80--159
Bradley Andersen, Weston, FL 82-77--159
Caulen Coe, Gulf Stream, FL 83-77--160
Gabriel Bell, Saint Augustine, FL 85-75--160
Richard Donegan, Okeechobee, FL 84-76--160
Danny Walker, Bradenton, Fl 84-77--161
Ryan Mosley, Saint Petersburg, FL 80-82--162
Clay Cawthon, Ponce de Leon, FL 84-81--165
Davis Bowyer, Destin, FL 83-82--165
Dylan Larson, Wesley Chapel, FL 80-85--165
Kevin Liu, Bradenton, FL 83-84--167
Kevin Reilly, Oviedo, FL 82-85--167
Jake Sherwin, Cape Coral, FL 82-87--169
Jeffrey Alexander, Port Charlotte, FL 82-88--170
Devin Suri, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 89-82--171
Zack Teele, Brooksville, FL 88-83--171

ABOUT THE Florida Junior Amateur

54 holes of stroke play to crown the top junior in the state. Non exempt players need to qualify at sites across the state in 18 holes of stroke play. Started in 1955, former Boys Junior Champions include Gary Koch, Len Mattiace, Josh McCumber, Jeremy Anderson and Matt Kuchar. Male amateur golfers ages 13-18. Entrant must not reached their 19th birthday and not attending college. All players must walk and carry their own clubs.

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