Jonathan checking on Bill

FCWT Junior Golf Tour: Sunday, Feb 19th

FCWT Wedding News:  the FCWT congratulates Executive Tour Director Jon Hopson and his bride on their wedding

Sunday was a big day for the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT).  Not only were two junior golf tournaments in progress, one on each coast, the Executive Tour Director, Jonathan Hopson, was getting married.

Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

And if that weren’t enough, Hopson’s good friend Bill Haas was contending for the Northern Open at Riviera.  So between photo-ops, Hopson kept an eye on the PGA Tour event scoring via his phone.

Jonathan checking on Bill

Checking Bill Haas' scores

When Hopson learned during the reception that Haas had won, he announced it to the guests and the place erupted with cheers.  (Of course, when you get married at a golf course, the guests are often familiar with the game!)  Congratulations, Bill, from all of us at the FCWT!

FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at Doral: Round Two Recap

Meanwhile in South Florida, in Sunday’s round of the FCWT junior golf tournament at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa,

Jackson Stroup, FCWT junior golfer

Jackson Stroup

Jackson Stroup of Hudson, OH (2013) posted a round of 70 to take over the lead from Ryan Borg of Orangeville, ON, CANADA (2013)Stroup and Borg will be paired with Rajendranath for the final round on Monday.  Talin fired a 67 on Sunday to move up the leaderboard into 3rd place.  Also moving up the leaderboard on Sunday was Chris Gabriele of Cold Spring Harbor (2014) who fired a 69 after an opening round of 81.  Chris will start in 6th place for the final round.

In the Boys 13-15 division,

Evan Grenus, FCWT junior golfer

Evan Grenus

Evan Grenus of Glastonbury, CT (2014) continues to lead.  He improved his 2nd round score by one shot and leads by 4 with 18 holes of tournament golf remaining.  Jonathan MacDonald of Ontario, CANADA (2014) will start in 2nd place with Priyanshu Singh of Delhi, INDIA (2014) just one stroke back at 154.


Ben Reichert, FCWT junior golfer

Ben Reichert, FCWT junior golfer

Ben Reichert of East Amherst, NY (2016) continues to lead in the Boys 11-13 division at Doral.  Reichert will start 8 strokes ahead of Castoro of Fort Lauderdale, FL (2017).

In the Girls division,

Kari Bellville leads the FCWT junior golf tournament at Doral

Kari Bellville

Kari Bellville of Granger, IN (2014) will enter the final round with a 9 stroke advantage.  Kari will be looking for her second FCWT tournament win of the season on Monday.  Grace Howie of Ottawa, ON (2013) will start in 2nd place at 162 followed by Anastasia Adruzova of Moscow, Russia, at 164.