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FJT Rockledge Open (13-15)

Rockledge Country Club, Rockledge, FL

May 11-12, 2024

Ha & Hines Race Ahead at Rockledge


ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - This weekend, the 13-15 year-old division of the Florida Junior Tour traveled to Rockledge Country Club, which played as a par-70. Even with varying weather throughout the weekend, the two-day, 36-hole, stroke-play event was filled with impressive play from the competitors. At the end of play, Samuel Ha and Dannika Hines would emerge as champions at Rockledge.

Boys (13-15)

The leaderboard at the end of Saturday’s first round was packed. With 15 players within three shots of the lead, it would be anyone’s tournament to win on Sunday. But, two players would share the lead and have the inside track to taking home the victory. Arnold Pouncy, a 2028 graduate from Saint Cloud, was as consistent as could be, recording a par on all but two holes in the first round to share the lead at even-par, 70. Joshua Castellanos, a 2027 graduate from Windermere, was the other co-leader at the end of the first round after he carded three birdies, including just one of two birdies on the par-3 second hole in the Boys’ Division on Saturday, to get to even-par, 70.

During Sunday’s first nine holes, Pouncy struggled out of the gate and dropped back from the leaders; meanwhile, Castellanos completed the front-nine at even par to maintain a one-shot lead over Samuel Ha, a 2027 graduate from Saint Augustine. Ha, who began the day one-shot back of the lead, played the front-nine at even-par to set up a showdown between him and Castellanos down the stretch. Ultimately, Ha would prevail as he played the back-nine bogey-free at 4-under par, bringing his cumulative score to 3-under par, to secure a four-shot victory. This was Ha’s second victory in-a-row on the Florida Junior Tour. Castellanos finished in second place at 1-over par, while Pouncey would finish in third place at 2-over par.

Girls (13-15)

At the end of the first round only two girls would shoot under-par as they jumped out in front of the field and established themselves as favorites heading into the final round. Dannika Hines, a 2027 graduate from Odessa, would catch fire as she made the turn onto the back-nine, recording four birdies to end the first round with a score of 2-under par, 68. Natalie Angelo, a 2027 graduate from Bradenton, started out hot with an eagle on the par-5 first hole and would play the remainder of her round at even-par to finish at 2-under, 68, and share the lead.

On Sunday, Hines and Angelo maintained their lead on the rest of the field to start the day. Angelo would once again get out to a hot start. The Bradenton native birdied three of her first seven holes and, after a bogey on the par-4 18th, would make the turn with a tournament total score of 3-under par. Hines would play a consistent first nine holes, but two bogeys would drop her down to 1-under par and give the Odessa native a two-shot deficit with nine holes to play. However, just as she did in the first round, Hines got better as the day wore on. After posting back-to-back birdies on the first and second holes, and a bogey from Angelo on the first hole, Hines would overtake the lead and not give it up for the remainder of the round. Eventually, the Odessa native would complete a six-shot victory, her second of the year on the Florida Junior Tour. Angelo finished in second place at 3-over par, while Iris Lee, a 2031 graduate from Orlando, would finish in third at 4-over par.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Boys (13-15)

6,211 yds., 70.0/122

Girls (13-15)

5,376 yds., 71.3/116

Par: 70

Weather Information




Hot, 3-8mph winds, 15mph gusts

90 °F


Winds 3-10mph, 10-15mph gusts

82 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Samuel Ha 71 66 137 750
2 Joshua Castellanos 70 71 141 525
3 Arnold Pouncy IV 70 72 142 375
T4 Maxwell Morgan 73 70 143 283
T4 Yuma Nemoto 74 69 143 283
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Tournament Summary

Format36 holes of individual gross stroke play

Eligibility Boys and Girls (13-15) (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: $40 + tax

Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Boys (13-15) - 6,700 yards (gross only)
  • Girls (13-15) - 5,700 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, May 11th

    • 11:30 AM - 1:47 PM - Tournament Registration (near pro shop)

    • 12:00 PM - 1:57 PM - Round one tee times off the 1st and 10th tees

  • Sunday, May 12th

    • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Final round tee times off 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 $40.00 + tax

  • Please call (321)-636-3160 to arrange your practice round

    • 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

    • Directions
    • Payment - Cash & All Major Credit Cards are accepted at Rockledge Country Club

Host Hotel

National Rankings

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)


  • Champion - 2 Stars
  • Top Five - 1 Star


  • Champion - 2 Stars
  • Top Three - 1 Star