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FJT Santa Lucia Open (16-18) *Spring*

Santa Lucia River Club - Port St. Lucie

March 23-24, 2024

Two Familiar Faces Comeback at Santa Lucia

 

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Two players complete impressive come-from-behind victories at Santa Lucia River Club. Emile Lebrun won his third straight FJT start and Marley Pedrique wins her second straight event at Santa Lucia.

Boys (16-18)

Ibby Carrington fired an impressive four-under 68 to take control of the round-one lead. The Port St. Lucie native had six total birdies on his way to a one-shot lead. Emile Lebrun, who had won his last two FJT starts, shot a three-under 69 to secure a spot in the final group for Sunday. The third and final member of that group would be Gabriel Holtz who sat two shots back of Carrington after shooting a two-under 70. Two other players would finish under par in round one, including Jack Ryan Donovan and Brayden Jenard.

After overcast conditions Saturday, Sunday brought heavy winds throughout the morning and afternoon making it challenging for our players. However, Lebrun came out of the gates hot, with three birdies in his first six holes, which allowed him to overtake the lead from Carrington. Jupiter native Brayden Jenard also made a push on Sunday, as he was three-under through his first nine holes. Down the final stretch, Lebrun was able to pull away from the rest of the field, adding two more birdies to his total for the day. He finished with a two-under 70 on Sunday, for a two-round total of five-under 139. This gave Lebrun a victory in his third straight FJT start, dating back to the middle of February. Jenard and Holtz both finished in a tie for second at two-over par for the weekend, seven shots back of Lebrun. Carrington and Junzhe Wang rounded out the top five at four over and five over, respectively.

Girls (16-18)

After the first round, there was a tight race in the girl's division. Angelina Pacheco led the way with a bogey-free three-under 69. Sitting one shot behind her was Marley Pedrique, who had six total birdies on her way to a two-under 70. In solo third place after round one was Mara King, who shot a one-over 73 on Saturday.

Similar to Lebrun in the boy's division, Pedrique started her round hot on Sunday. She had three birdies through ten holes which helped her overtake Pacheco for the lead. After claiming the lead, Pedrique wouldn’t look back and finished at the top of the leaderboard after shooting a one-under 71. This was the second time in four months that Pedrique has won an FJT event at Santa Lucia, after she won the Exempt-Only event there in December of last year. She wound up winning by four strokes over Pacheco, who finished at one-over 145 on the weekend. King captured solo third, three shots behind Pacheco at four-over 148.

Tee Information

Tee

Yardage / Info

Boys (16-18)

6,971 yds. 75.2/144

Girls (16-18)

5,918 yds. 75.6/141

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description

Temp

Overcast

Overcast with a moderate breeze.

76 °F

Windy

Sunny with high wind gusts.

77 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Emile Lebrun 69 70 139 1000
T2 Brayden Jenard 71 75 146 600
T2 Gabriel Holtz 70 76 146 600
4 Ibby Carrington 68 80 148 400
5 Junzhe Wang 74 75 149 350
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Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of individual gross stroke play

Eligibility Boys and Girls (16-18) (age calculated from the last day of the event)

  • Florida Junior Tour Membership

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 18.0 or less (included with junior membership)

Entry Fee:  $130

Field Determination: 84 player field

  • FJT exemptions
  • Random draw

Practice Round Information: $38 - Cash Only

Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Boys (16-18) - 7,000 yards (gross only)
  • Girls (16-18) - 6,000 yards (gross only)

How Entries are Accepted

  • Players with an unused FJT exemption will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis (if submitted before the entry deadline).
  • Players without an FJT exemption - all other entries are held until the entry closing date.  Shortly after the closing date, a computer-generated random draw is performed to determine which entries are accepted, and the order of the alternates. All players are notified of their status after the random draw is conducted.
  • An alternates list will be posted to the FSGA website under "Tee Times & Player Information".
  • Entries submitted after the entry deadline will be added to the bottom of the alternates list or used to fill any openings in the field

Schedule of Events

  • Saturday, March 23rd

    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)

    • 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees

  • Sunday March 24th

    • 8:00 AM - 9:57 AM - Final round tee times off of the 1st and 10th tees

      • Awards presentation immediately following the completion of play

How to Enter

  • Entries are submitted through the FSGA website

  • To enter, each player must create an FSGA account on this website (free to set-up), purchase a current Junior Membership ($45), and have an active Florida GHIN Handicap (included in membership if golfer does not already have one)

  • To proceed, click the "Enter" button above once entries have opened.

  • Late Entry Fee: A late fee of $10 will be applied to entries submitted after the close of entries date. The entry fee and late fee will only be applied if the player gets accepted in to the tournament field.

Practice Rounds

  • Practice rounds are available one week prior to the tournament on a space-available basis

  • Tee times are only available after 12:00 noon the weekend prior

  • The price for a practice round is $38.00  CASH ONLY. Due to the golf gourse servers being down. Santa Lucia will only be able to accept Cash for practice round payments. Please plan accordingly.

  • Please call (772) 337-5315 to arrange your practice round. You may only book a tee time 3 days in advance of the requested day that you would like to play. Please do not call the proshop before that.

  • Carts for practice rounds will be limited on Friday March 22nd and must be returned no later than 5:00 PM
    • The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range; hitting multiple shots on the course, not filling divots, and not repairing ball marks are unacceptable and may cause removal from the tournament without a refund

Florida Junior Tour Information

Florida Junior Tour Policies

Host Site

  • Santa Lucia River Club
    3325 SE Ballantrae Blvd.
    Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
  • (772) 337-5315
    • Directions
    • Payment - Cash & All Major Credit Cards are accepted at Santa Lucia

 

Host Hotel

  • There is currently no host hotel for this event

National Rankings

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)

Boys

  • Champion - 4 Stars
  • Top 10% - 1 Star

Girls

  • Champion - 4 Stars
  • Top 10% - 1 Star