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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Sara Even

Sara Even

Manager, Recruitment & Marketing

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 Bennett

Nick Bennett

Director of Operations

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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Tanner Marzullo

Tanner Marzullo

Manager, Partnership Sales

Tanner joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as the Manager, Partnership Sales in September of 2020.

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Tom Moretti

Tom Moretti

Manager of Course Scheduling

Tom Moretti first joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour back in the summer of 2019.

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Tyler Walrath

Tyler Walrath

Tournament Director

Tyler first joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as an operations intern in the fall of 2019. He was able to excel in that role and was brought on as a Tournament Director in January of 2020.

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Cooper Henry

Cooper Henry

Tournament Director

Cooper first joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as an Operations Intern in the summer of 2018.

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Nick Wright

Nick Wright

Tournament Director

Nick first joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in May of 2020 as a marketing intern. From there, he progressed through the summer doing both marketing and operations and was then brought on by HJGT to become a Tournament Director in July of 2020.

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Campbell Wentworth-Ping

Campbell Wentworth-Ping

Tournament Director

Campbell first joined the Hurricane Junior Tour as an Operations Intern in the summer of 2017.

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Tyler Mgebroff

Tyler Mgebroff

Tournament Director

Tyler joined HJGT in the Fall of 2020 as an operations intern. After the completion of the internship he was officially hired as a Tournament Director for the 2021 season.

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Caleb Roy

Caleb Roy

Tournament Director

Caleb first joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as a Tournament Director in January 2021. He was born and raised in Maine.

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Alexander Livingston

Alexander Livingston

Tournament Director

Alexander was born and raised in Ohio. He graduated with his Bachelors in Sport Management from Otterbein University in 2018.

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Hector Ayala

Hector Ayala

Tournament Director

Hector first joined the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as a Tournament Director in March 2021. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and attended school at Kutztown University.

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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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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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RECENT RESULTS

Hartford Kickoff at Farmington Woods

April 17, 2021
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April 18, 2021
Winner : 

Skybrook Junior Open

April 17, 2021
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April 18, 2021
Winner : 

Columbus Junior Open

April 17, 2021
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April 18, 2021
Winner : 

Northern Virginia Junior Open

April 17, 2021
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April 18, 2021
Winner : 

Cantigny Junior Open

April 17, 2021
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April 18, 2021
Winner : 

College Prep Series at Grand Canyon University

April 17, 2021
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April 18, 2021
Winner : 

ClubCorp Series #3

April 17, 2021
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April 18, 2021
Winner : 

UPCOMING EVENTS

A NEW and improved HJGT app is available for both Android and iPhone!

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