SFPGA News: Whalen and Garrett Shoot Low Rounds of the Day to Win Overall Titles

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour presented by the Honda Classic hosted Event #2 at Miccosukee Golf and Country Club in Miami, FL this weekend. A sold out field of 104 juniors competed at the host site of the Nationwide Tour event.  
Daniel Whelan of Coral Springs had impressive under par rounds of 72-70 for a two round score of 142 to win the Overall Boys title. Michael Anderson of Parkland, followed close behind with a 73-72 to come in 2nd place with a 145. With a Sunday score of 2-under par, third place went to Michael Perez of Weston with a 146.

In the Girls Overall division, Carolina Garrett edged out her competition with a two-day score of 156; a 5 shot victory over her competitors. Claudia De Antonio of Weston followed in 2nd place with a score of 161. Finishing in 3rd place with a 162 was Shyanne Lovan of Wellington.


Alberto Martinez of Weston claimed the Boys 12-13 title by shooting an even par 73 Sunday for a two-day score of 151. Andrew Kozan from Palm Beach Gardens claimed 2nd place with a score of 153. Coming in tied for 3rd with scores of 154 were David Giandomenico of Boynton Beach and Hamilton Long of Palm Beach Gardens.

In the Girls 12-13 division, first place came down to a scorecard playoff between Claire Fitzgerald of Parkland and Story Shaw of West Palm Beach. Fitzgerald edged out Shaw for 1st place with both girls shooting 79-79-158. Third place went to Alejandra Merchan of Weston with a 161.

Notable mention for under par (73) rounds go to Daniel Whelan for Saturday and Sunday, as well as the following juniors for Sunday: Michael Anderson 72, Michael Perez 71, and Leanoardo Coll (Ft. Lauderdale) 69.

The next South Florida PGA Junior Tour event will be held April 21-22 at Indian Spring in Boynton Beach, FL.

The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Allianz Championship, Club Med Golf Academy, Don Law Golf Academy, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, The Men's Fun Group at Mirasol, and Titleist.

The South Florida PGA Junior 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 seventeen championship venues throughout South Florida over the course of the Junior Tour season.  For more information on the Junior Tour, please visit the South Florida PGA website at www.sfpgagolf.com and click on Junior Golf.    

The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting.  The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,600 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.

 

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