It was another great weekend at the
Slammer and Squire as 56 players teed it up with the visions of taking home the championship and an exemption to the “
American Junior”, the “
Junior Azalea” and the “
Florida Junior Tour”.
The course was in magnificent condition with the greens speedy and true. Some tucked pins made for some challenging shots, but sunny skies and a light breeze made it easy to attack at will. One just couldn’t ask for a better golfing weekend. Many thanks to Director of Golf Jeff Hartman and the Professional Staff for their outstanding service and support of junior golf. Thank you Will Kurtz for sponsoring this great event.
The second leg of the “
World Golf Village Challenge” brought some top players and excitement to the Slammer and Squire. Katherine Jakeway started off the fireworks birding up six holes on her opening round posting the lowest score of the day at one under par
71. Jay Adams would have it to four under par going into the short par-3 15
th hole, but there’s something about that hole that will scare the bejesus out of even the best golfers in the world. The green side wooden bulkhead, bunker left and water right just seems to captivate the vision and mind, causing indecision. That’s what happened to Adams as he pushed and splashed two balls into the aqua resulting in a triple bogey six. Adams would card the next best score of the day with an even par round of 72. Sweden’s Ludvig Eriksson and “welcome back” Tian Mattiace would be next with 74’s followed by Haden Zitzewitz, Reni Jancsik and Logan Flores at 75. Round two would result in another great round by Jakeway (
71), but would be overshadowed by the Phillip Dunham story, nine birdies in 12 holes to shoot a six under par
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Jack Aschenbach, PGA