Kaely Krayeski, 15, of Wellington, has won the South Florida PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year Award.
Krayeski was presented with the prestigious award following play of the 36-hole SFPGA Junior Tour Championship, held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9 at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club in Jupiter.
The Player of the Year Award is based on a point system that takes place over the course of the entire year of the SFPGA Junior Tour. Points are awarded based on the player’s finish at each event.
Krayeski’s key to securing the award was her strong performance in the final five events of the year. Krayeski had two wins, two runner-ups and a third-place finish over the final five events.
Mary Janiga, also of Wellington, finished second in the Player of the Year standings.
“This is an amazing achievement for Kaely to win this great award. I am so pleased and so proud of her,” said her coach, PGA Master Professional Kevin Perkins, who runs his golf academy at the Binks Forest Golf Club in Wellington. “Kaely, for nearly the entire year, competed as a 14 year old and was playing against girls who were two to four years older than her. That makes this award even more special. You need a lot of support for this type of play, and Kaely is very blessed to have two great parents, Julie and Paul. They are so giving and supportive of her. We have been through so much in the last five years that I have had the pleasure to coach Kaely. It is so rewarding to have her continue on a great trajectory of constant improvement.”
For more info., contact the Kevin Perkins Golf Academy by visiting www.kevinperkinsgolfacademy.com or call (561) 301-3783.