Scott’s consistency leads him to victory Mizell wins in impressive fashion
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Pine Mountain, Georgia on January 25th and 26th for the for the Callaway Gardens Junior Challenge held at the Callaway Gardens Mountain Course. The competitive field of 62 played through cold conditions while battling a difficult golf course. Winners from all four age division were invited to the Mid-Season Invitational and the Tour Championship. Each division was also ranked by the NJGS and earned South Carolina Junior Golf Association Heritage points. Each of the top ten finishers received points towards year end honors including state teams, all HJGT Team, and the Hurricane Cup.
James Scott of Atlanta, GA won the Boys 15-18 division after rounds of 71 and 75. After bogies on three of his first five holes in round one, he was able to birdie the next three holes. He also birdied 15 and 16 on his way to a first round score of 71. Scott was able to follow up his low first round with a 75, after birdieing a total of four holes. Even with a triple bogey on 18, he was still able to shoot 75 on the final round. Jake Nelson from Jacksonville, Florida finished in second place after rounds of 75 and 78. He carded a total of five birdies on his way to a total score of 153. After a tough 41 on the front nine of Sunday, Scott was able to bounce back and shoot a 37 on the back nine. Jake Milanowski, from Peachtree, Georgia came in third place in the Boys 15-18 division after a total score of 154. After shooting 80 in the opening round, Milanowski’s four birdies in the final round propelled him to a score of 74, six shoots better than his Saturday round.
Elizabeth Mizell from Tucker, Georgia won the Girls 15-18 division after posting a total score of 184. Mizell won her division by an impressive 21 shots. She improved her Sunday score by four strokes. Alexis Berger from Alabaster, Georgia finished in second place after a total score of 205. The highlight of her tournament was when she made birdie on the par five second hole during the first round. Brittney Mosley of Sugar Hill, Georgia came in third place in the Girls 15-18 division with a total score of 233.
After rounds of 79 and 76, Wesley Hanson from Macon, Georgia took home the trophy for the Boys 11-14 division. After two early double bogies on Saturday, Hanson was able to bounce back and shot two over par on his Saturday back nine. Hanson’s three shot improvement of 76 on Sunday gave him a total score of 155. Andrew Mora of Douglasville, Georgia stayed in close competition with Hanson, and finished in second place with a score of 157. After three birdies on Sunday, Mora was able to improve his final round score by five shots. Mora birdied holes four, nine, and twelve in his final round on his way to a final round score of 76. With a total score of 161, Warren Gallatin of Fortson, Georgia finished in third place in the Boys 11-14 division. Gallatin was able to birdie hole seven on Saturday and hole six on Sunday to help him fire scores of 78 and 83.
Brooke Sansom of Pike Road, Alabama won the Girls 11-14 division with a weekend total of 157. Her lone birdie of the tournament came on the long par five sixteenth hole on Sunday. She improved her first round score of 80 by three strokes and shot a 77 in the final round. Lizzie Reedy from Marietta, Georgia finished in second place after a total score of 163. She was also able to improve her Saturday score by one stroke with a final round score of 81. Reedy’s high point of the tournament was when she birdied holes seven and eight during the final round. Keagan Dunn of Buford, Georgia finished the tournament in third after firing a total score of 176. After a first round score of 91, a birdie on hole eight helped her record a Sunday score of 85, an improvement of six strokes. Weather: Saturday- Upper 40’s, windy and mostly cloudy Sunday- Mid 50’s, mostly cloudy Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18- 6,750 yards Boys 11-14- 6,161 yards Girls 15-18- 5,762 yards Girls 11-14- 5,227 yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14, and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the HJGT, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org or call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.