Linus Samuelsson, Fred Biondi are Florida Boys Junior winners
Linus Samuelsson (L) and Fred Biondi (R) celebrate Florida Junior Boys titles <br>(FSGA Photo)</br>
Linus Samuelsson (L) and Fred Biondi (R) celebrate Florida Junior Boys titles
(FSGA Photo)

SAINT AUGISTINE, FL (July 8, 2016) -- In the 16-18 Boy's Division Linus Samuelsson, of Heathrow, overcame a three stroke deficit to win by two strokes with a 12 under-par 204 total. Samuelsson’s final round scorecard was filled with red numbers, including four birdies on each the front and back nine for a six under- par, 66. Three impressive rounds in the red, 69-69-66, moved Linus into first place for his first FSGA Championship victory.

Chris Nido remained in second place after a final round 70 and ten under-par total of 206. Nido eagled the par five, fifth hole to turn at 35 and finished with four birdies on his last nine holes. First and second round leader, Austin Hitt, carded a one over-par final round to fall to third place at 208 (-8). Austin Aliff and Manual Girona finished tied for fourth place with a seven under-par 209 total.

Boys 13-15 Age Division

After falling from his first round lead with a less than stellar second round, Fred Biondi came from behind to capture his first FSGA Championship win. Fred had a flawless scorecard on the front nine with birdies on holes five, six, and eight for a three under-par 33. He started his back nine with birdies on holes 10, 12, and 13 but had some trouble on the 16th hole scoring a double bogey.

With determination to make up for the 16th hole, Fred birdied his last two holes for a final round five under- par, 67. Biondi captured the victory finishing with a six under-par 210 total.

Two strokes behind (212 total), Joseph Pagdin, of Orlando, finished in second place followed by Gray Albright in third place with a 213 total. The top five finishers were in red numbers including Nicholas Gabrelcik and Fletcher Wunderlich who tied for fourth place at two under-par, 214.

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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