The FCWT Junior Golf Tournament MetroWest 2019 is taking place March 16-17, 2019. Junior golfers are playing 36 holes of stroke play at MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando, FL. This is one of the FCWT junior golf tournaments on the 2018-2019 schedule.
Round One of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament MetroWest 2019
Reggie Zhu of Winter Garden, FL (2023) took the First Round lead in the Boys 12-14 division at the FCWT Junior Golf tournament MetroWest 2019. Thirteen-year-old Zhu opened with a solid round of even par 72. He played the back nine at two-under-par 34 with birdies on 11 and 15. Reggie leads Feanor Valaquenta of Bradenton (2022) by 5 shots. Zhu will be looking for win number 3 of the 2018-2019 when play resumes on Sunday. Previously Reggie won at Disney and ChampionsGate.
Girls 13-19 Division
The Girls division of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament MetroWest 2019 has co-leaders. Greer Valaquenta, who was in the first Girls pairing of the day, fired a 69. Miss Valaquenta made the turn at one-under-par after making 8 pars and a birdie on 8. She kept her bogey-free streak going throughout the back nine and added birdies on 13 and 14.
Not long after that Yue Zhang of China (2019) arrived in the scoring area with her own round of three-under-par 69. Miss Zhang made a bogey on hole #1, but then made two consecutive birdies on 3 and 4. So she too made the turn at one-under-par. Then she made a birdie on 10 and another on 12. She made her final birdie of the round on 14, but then gave one back to the course with a bogey on 15.
Our co-leaders have a 6 stroke advantage over third place. Nicole Gal of Oakville, ON, Canada (2022) will start at 75 on Sunday. Miss Zhang led the Girls 13-19 division in birdies with 5. Miss Valaquenta led in pars with 15.
Younger Girls Division FCWT Junior Golf Tournament MetroWest 2019
Bridget Wilkie of Toronto, ON, Canada (2024) carded a solid round of 86 in the Girls 9-14 division. She made 6 pars during Saturday’s 18-hole round.
Boys 15-19 Division
Agustin Yiguerimian of Argentina (2020) leads the Boys 15-19 division after an opening round of even par 72. Sixteen-year-old Agustin is looking for his first FCWT tournament win of the season. He has two top 20 finishes so far.
Khai Buttner of East Boston, MA (2020) will start in 2nd place at 76. Khai had a Top 20 finish at GreatHorse in the fall. Another New Englander Charlie Donahue of Wellesley, MA (2020) will start in third place at 77. Eighteen-year-old Charlie is playing in his third FCWT tournament of the season.
Tom Bellow of Deland, FL (2019) and Dante Moser of Palm Beach Gardens, FL (2021) share fourth place at 78. They will start 6 strokes back of the lead when the Final Round of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament MetroWest 2019 gets underway on Sunday.