ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, Championship Tour Event #9 was held at Quail Ridge Country Club on the South Course in Boynton Beach, FL. Two familiar faces captured victories battling through tough wind.
The boys’ division featured a packed leaderboard this weekend. Following play of round one, three juniors found themselves tied for the lead after rounds of 1-under-par 71. Garrett Giles of Palm City, FL fired an opening round 74 to find himself 3 off the lead entering Sunday’s final round. Giles fired a final round 2-under par 70 to capture the boys’ title by two strokes. Rafe Cochran of Palm Beach, FL took home the boys’ 13-15 age division, while Henry Horgan of West Palm Beach, FL would take home the boys’ 16-18 age division.
Skylee Shin or Doral, FL returned to her winning ways this weekend. Shin fired a final round 1-under par 71 to erase a 2 stroke deficit during the final round and capture her second straight Championship Tour victory. Ava Marano of Jupiter, FL took the girls’ 13-15 age division, while Laura Lou of Miramar, FL took home the girls’ 16-18 age division.
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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 9-18 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-nine two day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 39 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, the Challenge Tour and Prep Tour.
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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 thirty-nine championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season.