Leboida, Stanger Triumph at FSGA Boys Junior

Hank Lebioda captured the 56th edition of Florida State Boys Junior Championship, while Jimmy Stanger claimed the junior division title at Grand Cypress Golf Club on July 6-8.

In the 16-18 age division, Hank Lebioda, of Winter Springs, posted a tournament total of 7-under-par 209 to come from behind and win the 2010 Boys Junior Championship. 

After a first round 2-over-par 74 on the North/South course, Lebioda trailed the leaders by 7 heading into the second round. Lebioda cut into the lead with one-under-par 71 on the New course in the second round, to trail the leader Justin Stills, of Pensacola by six strokes heading into the final round.

In the final round, Lebioda was on fire with birdies on holes 3, 6, 7 and 8 to card a 4-under-par 32 on the front nine.

“I was just trying to string some birdies together out there” said Lebioda.

On the back, Lebioda continued his remarkable round with birdies on 10, 11, 12, 14, and 16, to fire a final round eight-under par 64 and a three stroke victory. 

“I just made some ridiculous putts out there, and this feels amazing," he said. "This is the biggest win of my career, and really can’t believe this right now."

Kevin Jorden, of Juno Beach, Drew Guffey, of Bartow, and Justin Stills, of Pensacola all finished tied for second place with a tournament total of four-under par 212.

In the 13-15 age division, Jimmy Stanger, of Tampa, recorded a first round three-under-par 69 on the North/South course to trail the leader by one.

In the second round Stanger carded a four-under-par 68 on the New course to jump in front by five strokes. In the final round Stanger played a solid round of golf, recording a one-under-par 71 for a three-day total of eight-under-par 208.

"It felt really nice coming into 18 with a seven shot lead, it really eased my nerves” said Stanger.

This is Stanger’s first career FSGA victory and a new 54-hole personal best for Stanger. Dillon Woods, of Jacksonville, finished alone in second place with rounds of 70-73-72 for a tournament total of one-under-par 215.

Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach, finished in third place with a final round 73 for a tournament total of even par 216. Defending champion, Evan Byrd, of Ocala, finished tied for 11th with a tournament total of 224.

 

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