Canongate Series #8 Presented by HJ Glove Sept. 20-21
Jacksonville, Florida: (November 17, 2013) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Fayetteville, GA on September 20-21 for Canongate Series #8 Presented by HJ Glove. Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings and AJGA Performance Stars were at stake for all divisions, while winners in all divisions received an invitation to the 2014 Tour Championship and points towards the 2014 Hurricane Cup. Boys 15-18
A windy start greeted the field on Saturday. Ten players finished within 5 strokes of the Boys 15-18 lead entering the final round, with Parker Langham alone on the top after a one-under par, 71. With Austin Mancilla, Jake Milanowski, and Parker Langham all making the turn at even par the back nine, Sunday would prove to be the difference in deciding the champion. With Jake Milanowski and Parker Langham both going over par, Austin Mancilla’s bogey free, 2-under back nine on Sunday would catapult him to the Canongate #8 victory. Mancilla would tie Daniel Fienemann of Peachtree City in Pars or better with 29 while Jake Milanowski would lead with the most birdies (10). Mancilla’s win is his first on tour and earns him a spot in the 2014 Tour Championship in Orlando, FL. Boys 11-14
Carson Whitton would claim the victory for the 11-14 Boys Division after closing with a 74 on Sunday following an opening round of a 1 over par 73 on Saturday. Whitton went into the round on Sunday leading his age division and remained consistent the entire day allowing him to become victorious. Erik Forberg and Preston Topper both shot a total tournament score of 149, each collecting a second place trophy. While Forberg lead both rounds in birdies with a total of 7 for both days, Whitton followed with 6, and Topper claimed 5 to round out the tournament. Forberg and Topper would finish two shots back of Whitton to finish in a tie for 2nd place. Statistically, the deciding factor in winning the tournament came down to the number of double-bogeys scored. The winner, Whitton, finished the tournament with zero, whereas Forberg and Topper shot 2 and 3 double bogeys respectively. Regardless, it was a well-fought battle to the end, but Whitton came out victorious. Girls 15-18
Jordan Daniel would claim the title in the Girls 15-18 Division over Lizzie Reedy and Meghan Nay. Jordan began the tournament with 5 straight pars leading to an opening round score of 77 and would close with a 2 over back nine on Sunday. Jordan Daniel would lead the division in pars with 26 as well as par 4 scoring (4.2) while Lizzie Reedy of Marietta, GA would lead in par 3 scoring (3.2). The division leader in most birdies is Tiffany Elam of Alpharetta, GA with 5 birdies over the 2 days. The win this weekend is Jordan Daniel’s second of the season. Girls 11-14
Amelia Root won the Girls 11-14 Division over Cameron Daniel by a total of 4 strokes. Amelia began round one of the tournament with one over on the starting nine holes and finishing the round out with a 78, 6 over par. Cameron, while struggling with some holes during the round, still managed to finish the day with an 83. On Sunday, Cameron came out hot with a birdie on the first hole and managed to shoot two more birdies throughout the day, leaving her with a round two score of 77. Although Amelia did not claim any birdies on Sunday, her consistent play throughout the day brought her a score of 78 and 156 to total out the tournament, while Cameron’s comeback left her short of the gold, with a score totaling 160. Weather: Day 1- Low of 65, high of 85. Clear Skies. Winds 10-15 Day 2- Low of 59, Sunny, high of 82. Winds off and on at 10-15 mph. Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18: 6,721 yards Girls 15-18: 5,763 yards Boys 11-14: 6,132 yards Girls 11-14: 5,109 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, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Mississippi. For more information regarding the College Prep Series at IU, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.