ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the South Florida PGA Junior Tour held the 2018 South Florida Junior Open at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. This 54-hole Junior Major featured South Florida’s top junior golfers.
Garrett Giles of Stuart, FL captured the overall boys title after an impressive three days. Giles fired rounds of 71-69-71 to finish the event at 2-under par and capture the title by seven strokes. This is Giles first Junior Major title. Fernando Castillo of Wellington, FL took home the boys 13-15 age division after rounds of 67-75-76. Chad Tracy of Naples, FL took home the boys 16-18 age division after rounds of 72-71-76.
Arielle Keating of Stuart, FL took home the girls overall title after a come from behind victory. Keating fired rounds of 79-72-74. Keating entered the final round 3 strokes off the lead but was able to put together a strong final round to take the title. This is Keating’s first Junior Major. Skylee Shin of Doral, FL took home the girls 13-15 age division, finishing with a tournament total of 230. Alena Lindh of Davie, FL took home the girls 16-18 age division after finishing with a tournament total of 226.
Brayden Jenard of Wellington, FL took home the boys 11-12 age division after finishing the tournament with a total of 252. Michael Feldman of Delray Beach, FL finished in second place with a tournament total of 268.
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About the South Florida PGA
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.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Junior.Golf, The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Championship, Precision Pro Golf, Florida Institute of Performance, Florida Gulf Coast University, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, SACSN, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, and Titleist.