Frankie Capan of Saint Paul, MN (2018) continues to lead the Boys 11-13 division of the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) 2012 Championship. Capan posted a 73 on Sunday and is currently at even par for the tournament. Frankie leads his division in birdies with 6 and co-leads in pars with 25. David Giandomenico of Boynton Beach, FL (2017) also has 25 pars. He will start the final round in 4th place at 152. Manuel Girona of Windermere, FL (2017) and Andrew Kozan of Palm Beach Gardens, FL (2017) are tied for 2nd place at 149, five strokes back of Capan.
Battle Brewing for Boys 13-15
A battle for the title is brewing in the Boys 13-15 division of the FCWT 2012 Tour Championship. The Top 10 players are within 5 strokes of leader Jackson Lang of Lexington, MA (2015). Lang has carded a pair of 75′s and will lead the Boys 13-15 division into the final round on Monday. Alejandro Lopez of Mexico (2016) and local player Hamilton Long of West Palm Beach, FL (2016) are on his heels at 151. Hamilton leads the Boys 13-15 division in pars with 27. Leonardo Coll of Venezuela (2015) and Vicente Benitez of Mexico (2015) are tied for 4th at 152. Benitez made a big move up the board on Sunday with his round of 72, even par. Parker Sexton of TN (2016) and Luis Garza of Mexico (2016) are tied for 6th place at 153. Jared Barclay is holding 8th place on his own. Barclay made an eagle on the 452 yard 14th hole on Sunday on his way to a 73. Dan Woodbury of Upton, MA (2014) and Matthew Naumec of Wilbraham, MA (2015) are tied for 9th at 155.
New Leader in Girls division
In the Girls division, JiaXin Yang of Beijing, CHINA (2013) fired a 3 under par round of 69 on Sunday to take the lead in the Girls division. Miss Yang is now 4 under for the tournament. She leads Anna Sophia Bohmer of Colombia (2013) and Karen Arimoto of Japan (2015) by 5 shots. Miss Arimoto was named the Girls FCWT Player of the Year on Friday night. She has won 5 times this season, so don’t count her out on Monday. Miss Yang has 10 birdies for the tournament to lead this division while Miss Arimoto has 29 pars to lead that category.
Boys 16-19 division: Strength of Character
On Friday night at the Championship Awards Dinner, FCWT Founder and President Jack Hopson concluded the evening by encouraging the players not to quit. Several young men heeded that advice on Sunday. Jake Solomon of Ann Arbor, MI, made a big move on Sunday with a -2 (70) after opening with a round of 89. Tripp French of Dayton, OH (2014) was in at 72, even par, after an opening round of 86. Marshall Rinker of Tequesta, FL (2012) posted a 73, up from his first round score of 83. Chase Hanna finished Round 2 at even par after an opening round of 80.
Austin Carmack of Newburgh, IN (2015) and Carl Yuan of Lake Mary, FL (2015) are currently tied for 2nd place at -1. First Round leader Corey Pereira of Cameron Park, CA (2013) is one of several players who have not completed Round Two, but Corey is at -2 through 27 holes. Nick Celestino is at even par through 27 holes. Max Donohue and Eduardo Cabrera are at +1 through 27 holes, while David Snyder and Jose Hernandez are at +2 through 27 holes. Maxime Blandin has completed two rounds of play and is at +3 – in good shape for the Round 3 Shotgun. Nathan Wunderli of Salt Lake City is also at +3 but still has some holes to play.
Won Jun Lee of Korea (2017) who is not only playing for the Championship, but also for East Coast Player of the Year honors has completed two rounds and is at +5 for the tournament.