Sunday, May 28, 2017

NFJG Orange Park Open - At Fleming Island Golf Course

AA played in the two day NFJG event "The Orange Park Open" at the Fleming Island Golf course; with only one other girl, a first timer, Greyson Kindig, age 12, from St. Augustine (near route 206).
AA played the front nine with Ms. Penny and scored a 39 on Friday. Saturday, round 1, came and she scored a 45 with a first hole double bogey. Day two, was just as hot and Nana Joy and I walked it to watch our favorite junior golfer. AA had a wonderful round, tied with the lowest score of the day for the Foundation Group - Tyler Mawhinney also had a 37 for round 2.

Walking with her Daddy Caddie:
Scoring table with Jody:
Group photo of Foundation Boys and Girls with United We Stand Flag, local charity to support First Responders of 911:
Foundation Boys - Winner Tyler!
Mr. Glenn announcing the winners:
Pointing to low round of the day!
From Jack Aschenbach's Newsletter:
Our Foundation Tour in round two absolutely lite it up!! 10 out of the 11 players improved their score over round one by 2-15 strokes with Grayson Kindig turning things around improving by 15 shots. Way to go Grayson!
Starting on the back nine, twelve time champion Alyzabeth Morgan would birdie the 17th hole to shoot the low round of the day, tied with the Foundation Boys Champion. She would shoot her lowest
tournament round of 37. Dang! This girl is getting good!!
First round leader Matthew French would start his day in fine fashion with a birdie at the first hole (10th) to distance himself and go up three strokes over Tyler Mawhinney, but French would double the second hole and Mawhinney would birdie the third hole to then tie for the lead. The tournament winner was up in the air, as it could end up being any ones tournament. A double bogey at the 13th for French and a birdie by Mawhinney at the par-3 15th would be all that Mawhinney needed to secure his first win on the NFJG TOUR. French, however would apply a last minute charge by sinking a birdie on the final hole, which ended in a victory lap around the green with great emotion. Mawhinney, cool and calm would sink the par putt for the win and a tie for the low round of the day. Ruth would shoot a final score of 38 and French 39. Emmet Kuhlenkamp would also fire a nice 38.
I hope when these boys and girls are playing top level college golf and the PGA/LPGA Tours they remember their start on the NFJG TOUR.

After the golfing, we headed home and jumped in the pool. It was a bit crowded so headed back to the house and Carolyn arrived with our dinner of pizza and salad!
Carolyn and AA back from the pool!
Sunday is done!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Wow! Way to go Alyzabeth! What a wonderful weekend of play! LOL - noticed you kicked a bunch of those boys butts too. ;) Good for you! Keep up the great work!