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Florida Junior Tour at Lake Jovita: Final Results
04 Dec 2005
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DADE CITY, FLORIDA (December 4, 2005) -- Cameron Knight and Vicky Hurst won the 16-18 division titles in the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) event at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City on December 3-4, 2005.

In the boys division of 60 juniors, Cameron Knight, 17, from Dade City, captured his second FJT title shooting a two-day total of 10-under par 134 to win by nine strokes on his home course of Lake Jovita. Knight, the 2003-2004 FJT Player-of-the-Year, made only one bogey during the tournament to fire a 66-68. Knight finished second in the 2005 Boys’ Junior Championship and has four second place finishes in his FJT career. James Byrd and Matt Cooney tied for second place with a tournament total of 143. Byrd, 16, from Windermere, posted a 74-69 while Matt Cooney, 16, of Tampa, also playing his home course, shot 71-72 for his best finish in an FJT event. A highlight of the tournament came in the second round when James Field, 17, of Pinecrest, aced the 4th hole from 180 yards with a 5-iron. Field posted a 70-78—148 for sixth place. The boys 16-18 division played the South Course from 6,871 yards.

Vicky Hurst, 15, from Melbourne, won her fourth FJT 16-18 age division title at Lake Jovita blasting a 74-72—146. In the second round, Hurst shot a 40 on the front nine and made four birdies for a 32 on the back nine to lead the field of 18 girls. Hurst, who is playing up in this event, was named the 2004-2005 FJT Player-of-the-Year and Florida Women’s State Golf Association (FWSGA) Junior Player-of-the-Year winning the Junior Girls’ Championship. Playing in her first FJT event of the season, Andrea Messer, 15, of Belleair, placed second shooting a 76-75—151. Messer, also playing up at Lake Jovita, won an event last season in the 13-15 age division and finished second in the Junior Girls’ Championship. Evan Jensen, 16, from Belleair, and Jessica Schall, 13, of Lake Mary, tied for third with a two-day total of 152. Jensen was named last season’s FJT girls 13-15 age division Player-of-the-Year. The girls field played Lake Jovita’s South Course from 5, 879 yards.

Conducted by the Florida State Golf Association, the Florida Junior Tour (FJT) is a junior golf tour offering highly competitive and affordable competitions for juniors in Florida. The 2005-2006 season consists of 15 events for juniors, male and female, ages 13-18. Beginning September and running through May, the FJT schedule will play at some of the state’s top courses including PGA Golf Club and Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. This year will feature a 54-hole event for both age divisions as well as the first four-ball event. The FJT’s focus is on quality, affordability and integrity. Tournaments consist of 36 holes conducted over 2 days, typically weekends, with an entry fee of $95. Scholarship entry is available to junior golfers unable to afford the entry fee.

Working closely with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), FJT top competitors will receive exemptions and performance points towards AJGA events. The FJT is the only Florida tour to participate in the AJGA’s Performance Based Process. In addition, all FJT events will be ranked by Golfweek/Titleist and Junior Golf Scoreboard. The FJT will maintain a points list to assist in determining Junior Player-of-the-Year and invitations to other tournaments.

To view complete pairings, tee times, and results, please see www.floridajuniortour.org.

The FJT is conducted by the Florida State Golf Association which conducts 21 State Championships and 41 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.

Florida Junior Tour at Lake Jovita Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, Dade City, FL Par 72 December 3-4, 2005

Boys 16-18, 6,871 Yards Cameron Knight, Dade City, Fla., 66-68--134 James Byrd, Windermere, Fla., 74-69--143 Matt Cooney, Tampa, Fla., 71-72--143 Eric Black, Celebration, Fla., 73-72--145 Chris Kennedy, Bradenton, Fla., 71-75--146 James Field, Pinecrest, Fla., 70-78--148 Carl Santos-Ocampo, Naples, Fla., 76-73--149 Manuel Moreno, Bradenton, Fla., 75-74--149 Ville Vaisanen, Bradenton, Fla., 74-75--149 Chris Burke, Jacksonville, Fla., 77-73--150 Diego Tamayo, Venezuela, 75-75--150 Drew Florio, Celebration, Fla., 75-75--150 Kyle Cobb, Tallahassee, Fla., 74-76--150 Byron White, Bradenton, Fla., 74-77--151 Joseph Yoo, Orange Park, Fla., 74-77--151 Joshua Leppo, Naples, Fla., 78-73--151 Preston Knox, Dunedin, Fla., 75-76--151 Christopher Biuso, Temple Terrace, Fla., 75-77--152 Danny Evelyn, Wellington, Fla., 80-73--153 Ricky Shockley, Wellington, Fla., 78-75--153 Joel Durrance, Ocala, Fla., 78-76--154 Shelton Smith, Port Orange, Fla., 79-75--154 Zachary Wright, Orlando, Fla., 74-80--154 Cody Ryan, Gainesville, Fla., 78-77--155 Dan Kellermann, Jacksonville, Fla., 78-77--155 Peter Kolosvary, Safety Harbor, Fla., 78-77--155 Marc Hensel, Tampa, Fla., 79-77--156 Ballard Taleck, Naples, Fla., 83-74--157 Drew Mathews, Winter Haven, Fla., 76-81--157 Christopher Carlin, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 79-79--158 Dan Dumala, Tampa, Fla., 81-77--158 Jared Fishman, Dade City, Fla., 86-73--159 Kazuki Imura, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 81-78--159 Nick Jamison, Stuart, Fla., 78-81--159 Eric Shaw, Longwood, Fla., 74-86--160 Zachary Walters, Clearwater, Fla., 81-79--160 Cullen Grams, Orange Park, Fla., 80-81--161 John Gregory Joseph, Valdosta, Ga., 78-83--161 Travis Ralph, Longboat Key, Fla., 82-79--161 Gregory Della-Pietra, Hobe Sound, Fla., 81-81--162 Tyler Wilkins, Clearwater, Fla., 82-80--162 Andrew Horn, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 85-79--164 Chris Dobitsch, Venice, Fla., 85-79--164 Garrett Kardon, Orange Park, Fla., 79-87--166 Sean Metcalf, Celebration, Fla., 79-87--166 Travis Jonasson, Needham, Mass., 88-78—166 Danny Griggs, Winter Park, Fla., 89-78--167 Davis Miller, Tampa, Fla., 86-81--167 Paul Crochet, Tampa, Fla., 84-83--167 Dylan Malafronte, Tampa, Fla., 84-84--168 Kevin Cooper, Tallahassee, Fla., 87-81--168 Patrick McDermott Downs, Tampa, Fla., 83-87--170 Tyler Jonasson, Naples, Fla., 94-76--170 Brendan Iler, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 84-89--173 Christopher Bray, Hilliard, Fla., 85-88--173 Bobby Plewniak, Jacksonville, Fla., 91-84--175 Alexander Medinis, Fort Myers, Fla., 90-86--176 Junior Negron, Ocala, Fla., 90-87--177 Ryan Miller, Plant City, Fla., 85-NS—NS

Girls 16-18, 5,879 Yards Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla., 74-72--146 Andrea Messer, Belleair, Fla., 76-75--151 Evan Jensen, Belleair, Fla., 76-76--152 Jessica Schall, Lake Mary, Fla., 78-74--152 Alexis Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla., 77-80--157 Jordan Lazenby, Casselberry, Fla., 81-80--161 Emily Flanigan, Celebration, Fla., 85-81--166 Maria Castellanos, Stuart, Fla., 84-82--166 Brienna Heinzler, Palm Harbor, Fla., 87-81--168 Christina Gray, Tampa, Fla., 84-85--169 Fredrika Hakansson, Hollviken, Sweden, 89-82--171 Jaime Brabb, Maitland, Fla., 89-82--171 Victoria Gonzalez, Doral, Fla., 87-86--173 Andrea Kaelin, Orange Park, Fla., 91-87--178 Lauren Uzelatz, Lakeland, Fla., 93-89--182 Kayli Wicker, Orange Park, Fla., 93-90--183 Jenna Taylor, Valrico, Fla., 97-93—190

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