Three From First Tee – Palm Beaches Win SFPGA Junior Tour Awards

Tyler Mistretta

Each of the South Florida PGA Junior Tours conducts a season-long points race, with top finishers of every event earning points. The players on top at the end of the year are crowned Player of the Year.

Ace participant Tyler Mistretta won the Boys’ 15-18 Champions Tour honor. Mistretta, from North Palm Beach, also won The Honda Classic SFPGA Most Improved Player for 2020 by lowering his stroke average five shots to 71.5. He earned 1,489 points in six events, highlighted by one win and two third-place finishes. Plantation’s Jonathan Mourin was second, 96.25 points back. Mistretta is a senior and four-year letterman on the Palm Beach Gardens High School team. He has committed to play college golf at Florida Southern in Lakeland.

“The SFPGA is where I recorded my first win at Doral,” Mistretta said. “I learned I could compete with the best players and play at the next level. I am very thankful for the SFPGA as they opened the door for me to play college golf.”

Zoe Shamy

Birdie participant Zoe Shamy, won the Girls’ 13-18 Prep Tour honor. In 12 events, Shamy never finished out of the top three, recording five wins, three second-place finishes and four thirds. Shamy earned 1,950 points and won by 712.5 points over Fort Myers’ Amelia Alonso.

Shamy is in eighth grade at Independence Middle School, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and was selected to participate in Florida’s all-state middle school band. She hopes to attend Jupiter High School and play on their girls’ golf team.

Par participant Wylie “Coyote” Inman won the Boys’ 11-12 Prep Tour honor. Inman played 12 events and placed in the top three in 11, finishing with nine wins, two second-place finishes and one fifth. He earned 2712.50 points and won by 1,203 points over Miami’s Hugo Stenstrom. Inman is in seventh grade at Duncan Middle School and plans to play high school golf at Palm Beach Gardens.

Wylie “Coyote” Inman

The SFPGA Links Tour is for junior golfers ages 6-14 with beginning level golf experience and offers an introduction to tournament play through a nine-hole, stroke play competition.

The Junior Prep Tour is for juniors 9-18 who have advanced from the Links Tour but are not ready for 36 holes of competition. The Prep Tour features one-day, 18-hole events.

The Junior Championship Tour and Junior Challenge Tour are two premiere membership-based junior programs, providing competitive and fun tournament experiences for golfers with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the high school and collegiate levels.

The 2021 SFPGA Junior Tour registration and membership is now open at sfpgajuniorgolf.com.

Visit firstteefloridagoldcoast.org to register for First Tee programming in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin or St. Lucie counties.

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