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Lee and Janiga Take Top Honors at Championship Event #10

ATLANTIS, FL – This weekend, The SFPGA Junior Championship Tour held event #10 at Mariner Sands Golf Club in Stuart.  The final regular season Championship Tour Event of 2014 was welcomed with perfect weather to accompany an outstanding golf course.

Port St. Lucie native Wanjoo Lee opened up round one with an opening round 1-under-par 71 to take a two stroke lead over Wellington native Anthony Gabriele heading into Sunday’s final round.  Gabriele, who has played outstanding all season, gave it all he had on Sunday but was not able to overcome Lee’s lead.  Lee shot a final round 2-over-par 74 to take home the Overall Boys title.  Gabriele would go on to take home the boys 16-18 age division title.  Boca Raton native Anthony Muttillo went on to take home the boys 13-15 age division title.

The Girls division has featured an outstanding battle all season long between Wellington native Mary Janiga and Hallandale Beach native Valeria Sophia Pacheco.  Janiga entered the tournament with only a 12 point lead in the Player of the Year race.  Janiga opened up round one with an impressive 2-under-par 70 to take two stroke lead over Pacheco heading into the final round.  Pacheco and Janiga had another great battle on Sunday as Janiga was able to shoot a 1-over-par 73 to take home the Overall Girls Title over Pacheco who fired a final round 2-over-par 74.  Pacheco would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division.  Wellington native Emily Faulkner would go on to take home the girls 16-18 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 12-18 in […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Mariner Sands Country Club Set to Host Final Championship Tour Event of 2014

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #10 at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. With the Championship Tour coming to an end in 2014, the Player of the Year race in the Overall Girls Divisions could end in dramatic fashion.

The 2014 Championship Tour saw a dominating performance from Wellington native Anthony Gabriele who played in seven of the Championship Tour events, winning six of them thus far. Gabriele has all but locked up the Player of the Year race in the boys division, but if he wants to keep the win streak going he will have to watch out for a few young stars at Championship Event #10. Boynton Beach native Jackson Shoenfelt is coming off a third place finish at Championship Event #7 and will look to challenge Gabriele this weekend.

The Player of the Year race in the Girls division has been a close battle all season. Wellington native Mary Janiga currently holds a 12 point lead over Hallandale Beach native Valeria Sofia Pacheco. Both players will tee it up this weekend at Mariner Sands. Also in the field is Palm City native Emily Faulkner who currently sits 6th on the player of the year list.

This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin Saturday at 8:00 AM with tee times off #1 & #10. 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 […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

An Evening of Honors

Tuesday, November 11th The Country Club at Mirasol hosted the 2014 South Florida PGA Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner. This special evening is designated as a night to honor all those receiving annual awards in addition to those being inducted into the South Florida PGA Hall of Fame.  With more than 150 individuals in the room, Tim Rosaforte, the Master of Ceremonies recognized thirteen outstanding individuals for their dedication and service to the game of golf and the south Florida community.

Individuals receiving honors include the following:
Player of the Year – Paul Scaletta, PGA
Salesperson of the Year – David Kelly, Club Car
Merchandiser of the Year at a Private Facility – Josh Hershoff, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year at a Public Facility – Bela Nagy, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year at a Resort Facility – Seth Henrich, PGA
PGA Player Development Award – Jeff Nixon, PGA
Horton Smith Award – Aaron West, PGA
Bill Strausbaugh Award – Jeff Raimer, PGA
Assistant of the Year – Paul Fitzpatrick, PGA
Youth Player Development Award – Bela Nagy, PGA
Teacher of the Year – Mike Richards, PGA
Golf Professional of the Year – Jim Butler, PGA
In addition to these individuals,  longtime partner of the South Florida PGA Steve Sponder and PGA Professional Fred Harkness were inducted into the SFPGA Hall of Fame.  Steve and Fred represent the class of 2014 and now sit alongside some of golfs legends including Jack Nicklaus, Patty Berg, Bob Murphy, and many PGA Section Professionals.

Craig Perna was also recognized at the beginning of the evening during a special presentation for his service to the SFPGA both as an advisory board member for more than 20 years and as a director on the Foundation Board for the past four years.  Craig was […]

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