Sixty-one junior golfers took to Copperleaf Golf Club this weekend for the sixth Challenge Tour event of the season. Through rain and shine on Sunday resulting in a short weather delay, these players were eager to get back out on the course.
The boys 13-18 division resulted in a tie between Antonio Justo of Miami Shores and Braden Miller of Naples. After a playoff between the two, Justo took home the win. With a total of six birdies during his two rounds, Justo finished the tournament at even-par to win his first Challenge Tour event on Sunday.
With a two-over-par 146 finish, Pearl Jenkins of Naples claimed the girls 13-18 division title. Jenkins’ two rounds saw her six birdies, including back-to-back birdies on holes 4 and 5 on Sunday. This is her first win on the Challenge Tour. Sara Vitasek of Naples placed second with a two-day total of 152.
Ignacio Hurtado of Weston took home the boys 11-12 division title with a one-over-par for the weekend. Hurtado’s second round included back-to-back birdies on the front for a total of five birdies at the tournament. This marks Hurtado’s first win on the Challenge Tour. Finishing behind Hurtado was Liam Ly of Delray Beach with a two-day total of 151.
Avery Deal of Naples claimed the girl’s 11-12 division title with a two-day total of 172. This is Deal’s first win on the Challenge Tour, having previously placed third at last month’s event at Vineyards Country Club.
For more information on the South Florida PGA Junior Tours, please visit the South Florida PGA Junior Tour website at www.sfpgajuniorgolf.com.