Weston, Fla. – Today, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the second Prep Tour Event of the 2018 season at Weston Hills Country Club on the Players Course. This event featured a full field of 72 players aging from 9-18 years old. With warm weather conditions the juniors faced a tough test of golf on the demanding course.
Mateo Desmond of Pompano Beach captured the boy’s 9-10 age division after shooting a round of one-over par 73. Desmond’s round started with a birdie on #1 and #6, leading to a five stroke victory over Tristan Wieland of Jupiter. Matthew Golovanov of Boca Raton took home the boy’s 11-12 age division after a round of one-over par 73. Roberto Mariella of Doral finished runner-up in the boy’s 11-12 age division after a round of four-over par 76. Kristian Urbaitis of Lake Worth and Weston native Diego Arguello each fired rounds of 79 to tie for the boy’s 13-18 title, sending the division to a scorecard playoff. Urbaitis would take home the title after winning the scorecard playoff with a closing 9 hole score of 37.
Kayla Bryant of Boca Raton took home her second straight victory in the girl’s 11-12 age division after a round 80 today. Naples native Sara Vitasek finished runner-up in the girl’s 11-12 age division after a round of 84. Taylor Oberpaleiter of Jupiter took home the girl’s 13-18 age division with a round of 84. Weston native Maria Colella finished runner-up in the girl’s 13-18 age division after a round of 87 today.
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The South Florida PGA Junior Prep 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 level and features some of South Florida's most talented junior golfers. The Junior Prep Tour offers twelve one day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida.
The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Don Law Golf Academy, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Precision Pro Golf, Pukka, and The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol.
The South Florida PGA Junior Prep 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 ten championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Prep Tour season.
For more information on the South Florida PGA Junior Programs and, please visit the South Florida PGA Junior Tour website at www.sfpgajuniorgolf.com