Meet the HJGT Staff

Mario Conte

Mario Conte

FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mario Conte serves as the Executive Director and founder of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Mario started the HJGT back in 2007 due to his passion for junior golf and turned it into the largest junior tour in the country. In 2017 Mario announced one of the biggest partnerships in the history of junior golf bringing the Nexus group on board as a new partner of the HJGT. Lead partners in Nexus include Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, and the Tavistock Group.

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Mike Barbato

Mike Barbato

Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as the Chief Operating Officer in March of 2018 based out of Orlando FL. In this role Mike is responsible for designing and implementing the day to day business operations of the tour, including establishing policies that promote company culture and vision, as well as drive performance and growth.

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Dan F. Crowther

Dan F. Crowther

Director of Business Development

Dan joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as the Director of Marketing in March of 2013. Originally from the New York area Dan is a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

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Sara Even

Sara Even

Recruitment & Marketing Manager

Sara joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in June of 2019 as a Manager of Marketing. Born and raised in Westland, MI, Sara was a multi-sport athlete which included basketball, golf, and soccer.

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Nick Davis

Nick Davis

Manager of Hospitality

Nick joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as of September 2019 as the Manager of Hospitality.

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Casey Katz

Casey Katz

Manager, Corporate Sponsorship

Casey joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in February of 2019 as a Manager of Corporate Sponsorship. Casey grew up in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and attended Prep School at Cushing Academy in New England.

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Aaron Westlake

Aaron Westlake

Director of Operations

Aaron joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in February of 2018 as a Tournament Director based out of Orlando, Fl. Born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, Aaron was a multi-sport athlete which included basketball, soccer, and motocross.

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Alex Scitti

Alex Scitti

Tournament Director

Alex joined with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in the spring of 2018 as an operations intern based out of Atlanta. Hired full time in May 2018 as a tournament Director. Alex was born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelors degree in sports administration.

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Nick Bennett

Nick Bennett

Tournament Director

Nick first joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as an operations intern in August of 2018. He was able to excel in that role and was brought on as a Tournament Director in April of 2019.

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Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan

Tournament Director

Tim joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in the Fall of 2018 as an operations intern and became a full time employee as a Tournament Director based in the Northeast in March of 2019.

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Jake Stronach

Jake Stronach

Tournament Director

Jake joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in May of 2019 as a Tournament Director based out of Orlando, FL. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jake grew up playing ice hockey in the winter and golf in the summer time.

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Brian Chafin

Brian Chafin

Kentucky Director

After forty years in college athletics Brian Chafin retired from Centre College as the Director of Athletics and Director of Golf. Brian joined the HJGT in 2011.

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Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Tournament Director

Steve Jones retired from Nationwide Insurance Companies in 2006 after 26 years and joined the HJGT in 2008.

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RECENT RESULTS

Elite Series at Port Royal

November 9, 2019
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November 10, 2019
Winner : 

Arizona Winter Jr. Open

November 9, 2019
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November 10, 2019
Winner : 

Innisbrook Fall Junior Open

November 9, 2019
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November 10, 2019
Winner : 

South Jersey Fall Finale

November 9, 2019
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November 10, 2019
Winner : 

Pinehurst Fall Junior Classic

November 9, 2019
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November 10, 2019
Winner : 

Chattanooga Fall Junior Open

November 9, 2019
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November 10, 2019
Winner : 

St. Louis Fall Jr. Open

November 2, 2019
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November 3, 2019
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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