June 20, 2018 - ORLANDO, FL - The final round of the 2018 North Florida Junior PGA Championship concluded at Reunion Resort this afternoon.
The championship occurred on Reunion Resort's Palmer and Watson courses, with age groups for both boys and girls 12 & Under and 13-18. The winner of the Boys Overall (13-18) and Girls Overall (13-18) will advance to the national Boys Junior PGA Championship and Girls Junior PGA Championship. Both winners today made -10 total and will be competing at Valhalla Golf Club (Boys) and Kearney Hill Golf Links (Girls) in Lexington, Kentucky.
The champions and their age groups are as follows:
Winner: Ronav Benak
Runner-Up: George Aguilera
Winner: Bryce Werblo
Runner-Ups: Shawn Lalmoni & Joshua Stewart
Winner: Tiaan Mattiace
Runner-Up: Ethan Werblo
Boys Overall (13-18)
Winner: Tiann Mattiace
Winner: Karolyna Adams
Winners: Karoline Tuttle & Ainsley Mann
Runner-Up: Kavya Ajjarapu
Winner: Siyan Chen
Runner-Up: Izzy Pellot
Girls Overall (13-18)
Winner: Siyan Chen
Tiaan Mattiace from Jacksonville (and son of NFPGA member Ken Mattiace) will be heading to Valhalla Golf Club on July 31-August 3 to compete in the 43rd Boys Junior PGA Championship. Siyan Chen from Howey-in-the-Hills will be heading to Kearney Hill Golf Links on July 9-12 to compete in the 43rd Girls Junior PGA Championship. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all of our competitors, volunteers, staff, and Reunion Resort!
For the full leaderboard, visit BlueGolf.
(from left to right): Boys 12U Runner-Up, Gabriel Aguilera
Boys 12U Champion, Ronav Benak
Girls 12U Champion, Karolyna Adams
Boys 13-15 Champion, Bryce Werblo
Boys 13-15 Runner-Ups, Shawn Lalmoni & Joshua Stewart
Boys 16-18 Champion, Tiaan Mattiace
Boys 16-18 Runner-Up, Ethan Werblo
Boys Overall Champion, Tiaan Mattiace pictured with Reunion Resort Head Professional Jake Etherton, PGA (left) and NFPGA Executive Director Steve McMillen, PGA (right)
Girls 13-15 Champions, Karoline Tuttle & Ainsley Mann
Girls 13-15 Runner-Up, Kavya Ajjarapu
Girls 16-18 Champion, Siyan Chen
Girls 16-18 Runner-Up, Izzy Pellot
Girls Overall Champion, Siyan Chen pictured with Reunion Resort Head Professional Jake Etherton, PGA (left) and NFPGA Executive Director Steve McMillen, PGA (right)