FSGA Junior Team Championships
As an approved FJT STEP program the Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour will again send a team to the FSGA Florida Junior Team Championships in 2018. This year, the event is being held August 4-5 at Sandridge Golf Club, Vero Beach. The team will have a practice round allocated to us on Friday, August 3.
Over the last few years, the Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour has been able to win seven official State Titles! See below for the details. The Boys and Girls 15-18 teams each won the last of these in 2017 in Venice and will attempt to defend their titles this year!
Age groups (Birthdays as of August 5) are:
The Teams will be finalized July 15 after the Daily News Junior Classic. The Board of Selectors (Chris Poate, John Panyko, Randy Sparks) will consider events played up to July 15. Two positions per team will be based on results during the 2017 calendar year, with an emphasis on the results of 2-Day events. The third position will be a Board of Selectors pick. All team members should have played in at least 5 (preferably more!) of our events to be eligible for consideration. A second team per age group may be entered if there is interest and we feel the team can be competitive.
The entry fees will be paid by the Tour ($195 per team!) and each player will receive two shirts and a cap to wear on the two tournament days.
This is where we reinvest a large portion of the Annual Registration fees paid to the Tour back into our best players to give them the opportunity to shine on a larger Regional stage! The best two of three scores each day will be counted as the team score.
For additional details on the event please visit the FSGA site at www.fsga.org under Championships and then Florida Junior Team Championships.
The ECJGT will be represented with just one team in 2018. Many scheduling conflicts and personal situations have resulted in the other teams not being able to field 3 qualified players who where strong enough to warrant a nomination. We are happy to announce that the
Girls 16-18 team of Taylor Moody, Alia Scotka and Paola Rosario will represent the ECJGT. Good Luck ladies!
The ECJGT Teams for the 2017 FSGA Junior Team Championships to be held at Plantation Country Club, Venice.
Boys 16-18 Champions! John David Cobb, Patrick Poate (Medalist), Chase Hurt
Boys 13-15 Blake Rigdon, Jackson Reeves, Justin Burroughs
Girls 16-18 Champions! Madisyn Messmore, Lauren Miller (Co-Medalist), Cameron Fish
Girls 12-15 Madison Tenore, Alia Scotka, Colby Reeder
The 2016 ECJGT Team for the FSGA Jr Team Championships at Plantation Golf and CC, August 6-7, is
Boys 16-18: Blue Team: Patrick Poate, Kevin Choe, Cameron Bonner (Champions!)
Red Team: Chase Hurt, AJ Panyko, Bailey Threlkeld
Girls 16-18: Kaide Farne, Cameron Fish, Madison Tenore
The 2015 ECJGT Team representing at the FSGA Jr Team Championships August 8-9 at Disney World are:
Boys 16-18: Patrick Poate, AJ Panyko, Jacob Lehman
Girls 16-18: Abigail Herrmann, Ailsa Clark, Sarah Pabst (Champions!)
Boys 13-15 Blue Team: Noah Williams, Chandler Holloway, Brendan Reilly
Boys 13-15 Red Team: Cam Page, Ty Aulger, Blake Rigdon
Girls 13-15: Lauren Miller, Madison Tenore, Madisyn Messmore
2014 ECJGT Team to travel to Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, August 9-10.
Boys 16-18: Bryce Geraghty, Tyler Cohen, Brian Richards
Boys 13-15: Patrick Poate, Kevin Choe, AJ Panyko
Girls 16-18: Lindsey Harrison, Abigail Herrmann, Sarah Pabst
Girls 13-15: Lauren Miller, Cameron Fish, Madison Tenore
2013 FSGA Junior Team Chps Team consists of
Boys 16-18 Davis Bowyer Jason Rogers Christian Bosso - Champions!!
Boys 13-15 Blue Team Brock Ochsenreiter Kevin Choe Tyler Cohen - Champions!
Boys 13-15 Red Team Brian Richards Patrick Poate Nolan Remig
Girls 13-15 Blue Team Lauren Miller Malia Stovall Cameron Fish
Red Team Kaide Farne Madison Tenore Sarah Pabst
Girls 16-18 Antonia Poate Lindsay Harrison Madison Pacheco
ECJGT Boys 16-18 Team of Jason Rogers, Christian Bosso and Davis Bowyer, and
ECJGT Boys 13-15 Team of Kevin Choe, Tyler Cohen and Brock Ochsenreiter win State Junior Team Championships!
Emerald Coast Teams made a big splash this past weekend at the FL Junior Team Championships, taking home 2 of the four titles up for grabs. Enduring tough hot and windy conditions the teams battled through the last day, even though at times it seemed that their dreams were drifting away. Jason, Christian and Davis have now represented at every trip that we have a taken down south and it is fitting that they bring home a State Championship together! Their work ethic and commitment to the game – they played every event with us this year! – gave them the resilience to hang tough when things looked like they may be slipping away. Jason finished as low individual with the only under par two day-total in any division – another indication of how tough the course was playing this year. We wish Davis well as he starts his collegiate career at the University of Montevallo today!!
Brock and Tyler played solidly all weekend, but it was 13 year old Kevin Choe, in his first trip to the event, who truly carried the team and also earned low individual honors at 1-over par. When all seemed lost, the others stumbled and our boys had to get their clubs back out of the car and prepare for a playoff! After Tyler calmly sank his 15 footer for bogey to match his opponent, Kevin barely missed his 12 footer for birdie to give us the edge. In the end Brock had two putts from16 feet to seal the win, but made short work of it by draining his birdie putt!!
2012 FSGA Junior Team Chps
The team of Brock Ochsenreiter, Stephen Shephard and Tyler Cohen are State Champions!
In the Boys 13-15 age division on the Lakes Course, the Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour (pictured left) won the title with a tournament total of 293. Leading the way for their wire-to-wire victory was Brock Ochsenreiter, who fired rounds of 71-74 as Steven Shephard posted a 75-73 and Tyler Cohen recorded a 79-79. Josh August, of the Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association, took home low individual honors with a tournament total of two-under par 142.
We are very happy to announce the 2011 ECJGT Team for the FSGA Junior Team Championships to be played at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach, August 6-7.
Congratulations to the following players for being selected!
Boys 16-18 Davis Bowyer Jason Rogers Christian Bosso
Boys 13-15 Brock Ochsenrieter Stephen Shephard Tyler Cohen - Champions!
Girls 13-15 Lauren Miller Malia Stovall Sarah Pabst
Girls 15-18 Antonia Poate Lindsay Harrison Alexis Hazard
Boys 16-18 Cole Glass Spencer Odonnell Davis Bowyer Alternate: Harrison Krause
Boys 13-15 Christian Bosso Jason Rogers Parker Remig Alternate: Andrew Smith
Girls 16-18 Kayla Bloor Ivey Kelly Alexandria Ryals Alternate: Alexis Hazard
Girls 13-15 Madison Pacheco Antonia Poate Katt Crowdis
Brandon Jowers, Langley Vannoy, Clay Vannoy and Madison Pacheco power ECJGT teams at Florida Junior Team Championships
The first trip for an Emerald Coast team to the Florida Junior Team Championships proved to be exciting and successful. In addition to playing to some great competition and proving themselves worthy of their nominations, the team also enjoyed some time off together in the pools and lazy river at Orange Lake Resort. See pictures later for details!
Playing the Arnold Palmer designed Legends Course, Shalimar’s Brandon Jowers showed he is not just a force in the FL Panhandle, but also on a state level by winning the unofficial individual honors and leading the Boys 16-18 team to a tie for 2nd place! His rounds of 67-68-133 led the team to a 4 under finish as a team. Pensacola’s Trey Aguirre shot 76-74 and Jay’s Jesse Floyd shot 75-80 to each post a supporting scores. They are all itching to come back next for the win, as they were only two strokes behind the winning team!
The Girls 13-15 placed fourth, just on shot from third! Pensacola’s Madison Pacheco lead the team with rounds of 81-77 and tied for 5th individually. She was supported by Niceville’s Antonia Poate who followed a first round 82 with a career low 79 on day 2, which also gave her a top 10 individual finish. Niceville’s Rachel Butterfield joined them with rounds of 93 and 125. Both Madi and Toni are also eligible to return in this division next year.
The Boys 13-15 division saw Pensacola’s Clay Vannoy take third place individually at 1 over par after very solid ball-striking rounds of 72-71-143 on the Orange Lake Reserve Course. This propelled his team to a seventh place finish in a very strong field. He was joined by Davis Bowyer with rounds of 84-79 and Jason Rogers with 88-80.
Pensacola’s Langley Vannoy two solid rounds of 74-76-150 placed her 8th individually and her team to a 7th place finish. She was joined on the team by Niceville’s Jaime Jordan with 83-84 and with Ivey Kelly 89-86.
A big thank you to all the players and parents for their time and commitment. Michele and I are already looking forward to next year!
The ECJGT Team for the 2010 Junior Team Championships was announced this evening.
The team will compete August 7-8 in Kissimmee against teams from the other Junior Golf Tours from East, Central and South Florida.
Representing the Emerald Coast are:
Boys 16-18 Division Jesse Floyd, Trey Aguirre and Brandon Jowers Alternate: Cole Glass
Boys 14-15 Division Davis Bowyer, Clayton Vannoy and Jason Rogers Alternate: Harrison Krause
Girls 16-18 Division Langley Vannoy, Jaime Jordan, Ivey Kelly Alternate: Rebekah Pruett
Girls 13-15 Division Madison Pacheco, Antonia Poate, Rachel Butterfield Alternate: Katt Crowdis
Congratulations on their selection and we wish them good luck representing our Region in Kissimmee.
Chris and Michele Poate