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Shanahan and Vickers Capture Challenge Tour Event #5
Tanner Vickers of Stuart, FL took home his first South Florida PGA Challenge Tour win this week in Fort Pierce. Vickers fired and opening round 76, but a final round 1-under 71 put him tied for the Overall Boys’ Division lead after 36 holes. Andres Barraza of Parkland, FL fired an opening round 73 and a final round 74 to force a sudden death playoff with Vickers. The playoff would last two holes with Vickers walking away victorious. Barraza would take home the boys’ 13-15 age division, while David Miller of Davie, FL would take home the boys’ 16-18 age division.
Kelly Shanahan captured her second straight Challenge Tour victory this week. Shanahan fired rounds of 74-74 to take home the Overall Girls’ Division by three strokes. Gloria Nip of Port St. Lucie, FL took home the girls’13-15 age division, while Bridget Forgatch of Palm Beach Gardens, FL took home the girls’ 16-18 age division.
Victor Herrera of Doral, FL took home the boys’ 11-12 age division after rounds of 73-71. This is Herrera’s second win in the 11-12 age division this season.
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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of South Florida's most talented junior golfers. The Junior Tour offers twenty-nine two day championship events for junior golfers in South Florida. The 29 events are divided between the Championship Tour, an invitational tour featuring extended yardages, and the Challenge Tour.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported by Don Law Golf Academy, Junior.Golf, Precision Pro Golf, Florida Institute of Performance, The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Championship, SACSN, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Pukka, The Men’s Fun Group at Mirasol, and Titleist.
The South Florida PGA Junior Tour, run under the South Florida PGA Foundation, is committed to its mission of keeping membership and tournament-related costs low while providing first-class quality golf at twenty-nine championship courses throughout South Florida over the course of the entire Junior Tour season.