JAGA Jr. Championship June 18-19, 2012

Roche holds on to big lead

Zanghetti remains consistent throughout

Jacksonville, F

L (June 19th)- The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour stayed home in Jacksonville to host the Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) Jr. Championship at Deerwood Country Club. Over 50 players came out to compete on what turned out to be two gorgeous days in Jacksonville. The tournament was ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS), and along with that Florida Junior Tour exemptions were up for grabs for the winners in the Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14 and Girls 15-18 Divisions. Winners in all divisions earned an invitation to the Tour Championship in December. The Boys 15-18 Division looked to be a runaway after day one, but got a little closer on day two at Deerwood. Davis Roche of Jacksonville, FL took home the first place trophy. Roche came out to a roaring start on day 1 finishing with a 3 under 69. On his card on day 1 were 5 birdies and only two bogies, shooting under par on both the front nine and back nine. Roche followed his stellar day one performance with a 74 on day two to secure the 4 shot victory. Roche had a two day total of -1 (143) (69+74). Roche led the field in par 4 performance at 3.95, and finished second in most pars or better at 83.3%. Finishing second was Charlie Padial of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Padial turned in a two day total of 147 (76+71) to finish at +3 for the tournament. Padial led the field in pars with 28 and also led in pars or better at 86.1%. Taking home third place honors was William Grotto of Savannah, GA. Grotto finished at +4 with a two day total of (148) (72+76). Grotto led the field in most birdies with 8. The Girls 15-18 Division first place honors were taken home by Mia Zanghetti of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Zanghetti was the only player in her field to put up back to back rounds in the 70’s. Zanghetti finished at +3 for the tournament with a two day total of (147) (72+75). Zanghetti led the field in a multitude of categories including most birdies (7), most par breakers (19.4%), most pars or better (75%), par 4 performance (4.25) and par 5 performance (4.62). Coming in second place was Emily Tillo of Jacksonville, FL. Tillo finished at +11 with a two day total of (155) (80+75). Tillo was second to Zanghetti in many categories including most birdies (4), par 4 and par 5 performance at 4.35 and 4.88 respectively. Taking home the third place trophy was Ella Woods of St. Augustine, FL. Woods finished the tournament with a two day total of (161) (80+81) to put her at +17 for the tournament. For the second week in a row the Boys 11-14 Division winner had to be decided by a playoff. Winning the playoff and taking home first place honors was Graydon Kent of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Kent finished the tournament at +11 with a two day total of (155) (78+77). Kent shook off a rough first nine on Monday to finish with a 78 and never looked back. Kent led the field in birdies with 4. He also led the field in most par breakers (11.1%) and par 4 performance at 4.15. Coming in second place after the playoff was Jack Baker of Jacksonville, FL. Baker carded a 76 on Tuesday to force a playoff with Kent. Baker’s two day total of +11 was comprised of rounds of 79 and 76, giving him a total of 155 for the tournament. Baker led the field in most pars with 22, most pars or better (69.4%) and par 3 performance at 3.50. There was a tie for third place between Rob Prater of Saint Simmons Island, GA and Osteen Theam of Jacksonville, FL. Prater finished with a two day total of (170) (88+82) to finish at +26. Theam carded a two day total of (170) (80+90) to finish at +26 as well. The Girls 11-14 Division was won by Hannah Berman of Jacksonville, FL. Berman posted a two day total of +14 (158) (77+81). Berman led in nearly every statistical category including most birdies (3), most pars (20), most pars or better, and par 4 and 5 performance. Taking home second place honors was Harlie Valinho of Jacksonville, FL. Valinho came roaring from behind with a 77 on day two. Valinho had a two day total of (167) (90+77) to finish at +23. Valinho’s round was highlighted by an eagle on the par 5, 13th. Valinho also led the field in par 3 performance (3.12) and most par breakers at 11.1%. There was a tie for third place between Paige Lee Garris of West Palm Beach, FL and Abby Burditt of St. Augustine, FL. Garris turned in a two day total of (169) (85+84) to finish at +25. Burditt turned in identical numbers posting a two day total of (169) (85+84) and finishing at +25. For more information on the JAGA Jr. Championship, please visit the HJGT fan page on Facebook. To get up to the minute tweets during tournaments and important HJGT news follow us on Twitter. Also, be sure to check out player quotes in our weekly video, which can be found on the HJGT website. For a direct link to the HJGT Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel and final round results please visit www.hjgt.org.   Weather: Monday- Mostly sunny upper 80’s Tuesday- Mostly sunny, spotty 5 min shower, upper 80’s Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18 Division: 6830 Boys 11-14 Division: 6184 Girls 15-18 Division: 5759 Girls 11-14 Division: 5275 Tournament Awards:Boys 15-18 Division

EFX Birdie Challenge: William Grotto Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Davis Roche Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Anthony Gardner Girls 15-18 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Mia Zanghetti Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Mia Zanghetti Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Mia Zanghetti Boys 11-14 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Graydon Kent Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Graydon Kent Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Rob Prater Girls 11-14 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Hannah Berman Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Hannah Berman Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Hannah Berman Bridgestone Challenge: Boys 15-18 Division: Jack Brown Girls 11-14 Division: Paige Lee Garris Golf Pride Comeback Award: Boys 15-18 Division: Abraham Bell Boys 11-14 Division: Rob Prater Girls 15-18 Division: Amanda He

Girls 11-14 Division: Harlie Valinho

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