Gabriele and Durking Take Top Honors at Indian Spring Country Club

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.

INDIAN SPRING COUNTRY CLUB SET TO HOST CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT #4

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #4 at Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach.  Indian Spring has become a regular stop for the SFPGA Junior Tour and this year’s field has created great excitement.

 The boys division will feature Championship tour standout Anthony Gabriele of Wellington.  Gabriele is coming off of back to back Championship tour wins at the Country Club of Coral Springs and Sandridge Golf Club.  Gabriele will have tough competition from Ryder Sutcliffe of Jupiter this week.  Sutcliffe has won the first two Challenge tour events of the year and is looking to make a name for himself on the Championship tour.

 The girls division will also include some strong competition. Mary Janiga of Wellington will look for her second straight win in the Girls division this week after taking home top honors at Championship event #3 at Sandridge Golf Club.  Another player to keep an eye on is Dana Williams of Boca Raton.  Williams, a rookie on the Championship tour, has been playing exceptionally well in her first few events. 

 This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin Saturday at 12:00 PM with tee times off #1.  Players will be re-paired on Sunday by low score and will start at 8:00 AM off #1 & #10.   Awards will be given to the first and second place winners in each age division (Boys/Girls 13-15, and 16-18) as well as to the overall boys and overall girls winner of the event on Sunday following play. All South Florida PGA Junior Tour events are ranked by the national Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking system.  Pairings are now available on the South Florida PGA website (www.sfpgajuniorgolf.com).

 Click HERE for complete pairings

 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.

Drive, Chip & Putt Comes to South Florida

Local qualifier registration for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is now open!

CLICK HERE to register for a Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier.

The Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship is a national skills competition for boys and girls ages 7-15. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship began in 2013 and is supported by the USGA, Augusta National, and The PGA of America.

 Girls and boys will compete against one another in three skill challenges: driving, chipping, and putting. Kids will be broken up based on the following age divisions: (7-9) (10-11) (12-13) (14-15). The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is free for kids to compete in.

 All 41 sections of The PGA of America will host qualifiers to determine who will participate in the 2015 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. There are three levels of qualifiers: local, sub-regional and regional. Those who qualify at the regional level will move onto the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship which will take place at Augusta National the Sunday prior to the Masters.

The South Florida PGA will host 4 local qualifiers and 1 sub-regional qualifier.

Friday, June 13

PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance

Port St. Lucie

Wednesday, June 25

Opsrey Point Golf Course

Boca Raton

Wednesday, July 2

Stoneybrook GC of Estero

Estero

Tuesday, July 22

Plantation Preserve Golf Course

Plantation

Sub-Regional Qualifier:

Thursday, August 7

PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance

Port St. Lucie

 For questions about the South Florida PGA qualifiers, please contact:

Tori Stock

(561) 729-0544

tstock@pgahq.com