This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held event #4 at Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach. With winds reaching gust of 15-20 mph, this weekend was a challenging test for South Florida’s premier junior golfers.
Anthony Gabriele of Wellington managed to continue his outstanding play and take home the boys overall division title. Gabriele, who was won the last two Championship Tour events, entered the second round two shots behind Port St. Lucie native Hiro Minakawa. Gabriele managed to fire a final round 2 under par 70 to capture the boys division by 1 shot over Matt Newman of Parkland. Newman would go on to win the boys 16-18 age division title. Miami native Jack Fumagalli took home the boys 13-15 age division title.
Julia Durkin of Miramar, opened up round one with an amazing 2 under par 70 in extremely windy conditions. Wellington native Mary Janiga would mount a strong charge at Durkin’s lead during round two, but fell short of capturing the title. Durkin would go on to shoot a final round 78 and take the girls overall title by 1 stroke over Janiga. Janiga would go on to win the girls 16-18 age division, while Palm City native Emily Faulkner would take home the girls 13-15 age division title.
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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-eight 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, Chiquita, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Stack and Tilt Golf Academy at Club Med, Johnson & Wales University, Don Law Golf Academy, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, and Titleist.
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 1,600 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.