Two majors down, three to go for Jordan Fischer.
The 14-year-old North Fort Myers resident won the South Florida Junior Open by nine shots on July 17 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. It was her second consecutive junior major title in the South Florida PGA after she won last month’s Nicklaus Junior Championship at Lost Tree Club.
Fischer opened with 67 and 73 to take an eight-shot lead into the final round. She closed with another 73 to finish comfortably ahead of Nicole Yugay (74-222) of Delray Beach. Madyson Gold (68-230) of Miramar finished in third place. Gold won the 16-18 division.
Aaron Jarvis of Grand Cayman won the boys overall title, also by nine shots, shooting 71 to finish at 6-under 207. He had a six-shot lead after 36 holes.
“The first two days my ball-striking was good and today it was my putting,” said Jarvis, a 17-year-old who works on hos game at at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy near Orlando. “This is a nice win for me.”
Jarvis plays for the Cayman Island’s national team. His only hiccup Friday was a double bogey on the final hole he finished just before play was stopped for weather for the second time.
“I didn’t mind the double just to get the round over with,” Jarvis said.
Sebastian Nachilly (72-216) of Jupiter was second, Tyler Mistretta (72-217) of North Palm Beach third and Noah Kent (79-221) of Naples fourth. Kent won the 13-15 age division.
Fischer is coming off a second in the recent Florida Junior Girls Championship. The remaining junior majors on the South Florida PGA schedule are the Patty Berg Junior Championship July 24-26 at Cypress Lake (incomplete at press time), the Doral Junior Classic Aug. 5-7 at Trump Doral and the South Florida PGA Junior Tour Championship Dec. 5-6.
The South Florida Junior Open, run by the South Florida PGA, is sponsored by the Honda Classic, the Boca Raton Championship, Don Law Golf Academy, Florida Golf Coast University PGA Golf Management, Loyal Auto Brokers, Junior Golf Hub, Nike Junior Golf Camps, OGIO, the Tee Times, the Fun Group at Mirasol and Titleist.
Area Golfer Finishes
Girls 13-18 overall
2 Nicole Yugay, Delray Beach +9
3 Madyson Gold, Miramar +17
4 Gabriella DeGasperis, Jupiter +18
T6 Hope Hall, Boca Raton +24
T6 Jade Scott, Lauderhill +24
T6 Kaylee Ehret, Ft Lauderdale +24
10 Alana Hall, Boca Raton +26
Boys 13-18 overall
2 Sebastian Nachilly, Jupiter +3
3 Tyler Mistretta, N. Palm Beach +4
T5 Jonathan Mourin, Plantation +9
7 Brett Moore, Hollywood +10
T8 Brett White, Ft Lauderdale +11
T8 Payne McEntee, Wellington +11
T10 Chase Cohen, West Palm Beach +12