It is a privilege and an honor to be named on the All HJGT Team. The top 3 in the HJGT point’s standings for each division are the only ones who qualify for such a team and with a membership base of nearly 2000, becoming one of the select few who qualify for such an achievement is quite the accomplishment. For the whole year, these players have played in numerous tournaments, played against tough competition, and doing all they can to earn as many points as possible. It has been a long and hard fight for these outstanding players but all the hard work is rewarded at the end of the year with becoming part of the All HJGT Team. Boys 15-18 Division:
Winning the top honor in the 15-18 boys division with 7,079.16 points is Shanren Brienen from Orlando, Florida. Brienen played in 20 events this 2013 season with 11 top 10 finishes and eight top five finishes. He has two impressive wins coming at the Southeast Florida Junior Shootout and the College Prep Series at Clemson. Brienen had a total of 72 birdies this season, which was the most out of any other player on tour this year. With two rounds breaking 60 for Brienen, his scoring average was 77.0 for the entire season.
Coming in second for the All-HJGT Team is Zach Zediker from Gray, Georgia. Zediker, who is no stranger to this award, played in 10 events and finished inside the top five a total of seven times. Zediker had an impressive season with three first place finishes at the Nike Cup Series Event #1, the Major Championship at Pebble Creek, and the Johnson and Wales Junior Classic. He broke 60’s three times this season and had a total of 51 birdies and three eagles. His scoring average for the year was 75.6.
Chase Cale from Greenville, South Carolina finished third in the points standings for the boys 15-18 division. His 5,525 points came from 12 events with eight top 10 finishes. Cale’s best finish this year came at the Greg Normans Champions Golf Academy Junior Shootout on June 22-23 when he shot a 68, his lowest round for the 2013 season. To go along with Cale’s five top five finishes, he had a total of 58 birdies and one eagle. Girls 15-18 Division:
The top player in the girls 15-18 division is Anita Uwadia from Lagos, Nigeria. Her 6,800 points we earned through her four wins at the Hilton Head National Junior Classic, Hilton Head Junior Shootout, the South Georgia Junior Classic, and the Low Country Junior Shootout. In every event played this 2013 season, Uwadia never finished outside the top 10. She totaled 46 birdies and had a scoring average of 76.7 for the entire year.
Isidora Quevedo from Chile finished in second place in the points standing with 6,225. In just 6 events played, Isidora had an impressive three wins at Kiawah Island Junior Challenge, the Major Championship at Jekyll, and the Bluffton Junior Open. Isidora finished inside the top three in every event she competed in this 2013 season. With a 73.2 scoring average on the season, she totaled 31 birdies and one round in the 60’s.
Alissa Yang from Norcross, Georgia also had a very impressive year on tour. Yang accumulated 5,737.50 points in just eight tournaments during the 2013 season. She had three wins coming from the Nike Cup Series Event #6, Nike Cup Series Event #7, and the Major Championship at Pebble Creek. Along with her three wins, she also placed in the top five for five total events. Yang averaged a 78.7 throughout the whole year and totaled 20 birdies. Boys 11-14 Division:
The top player in the boys 11-14 division was Ray Navis from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with 13,062.50 points. Navis competed in 12 events and finished inside the top five for all 12 events. His impressive eight wins is the second highest out of all 2013 HJGT players. His season scoring average of 74 was eight strokes higher than his lowest of 66 coming at the Major Championship at Timber Creek. Navis also totaled 64 birdies this year, which was the highest for his division.
Competing in 15 events this season and finishing in second for the points standing is Alex Markham from Dacula, Georgia. Markham had six top five finishes and two wins coming from the Greenwood Junior Shootout and the Major Championship at Pebble Creek. His season scoring average was 77.5 which was just six strokes higher than his season low of 71. Markham was able to post an impressive 52 birdies, the third highest in his division, and two eagles on the year.
Finishing with 8,673.75 points in the boys 11-14 division is Sam McGee from Charlotte, North Carolina. McGee played in 13 events throughout the 2013 season and finished inside the top five in 10 of those events. His best finish came at the Augusta Junior Shootout when he placed first with rounds of 75 and 75. His lowest round of 71 was five strokes below his season average of 76. McGee had 48 birdies and one eagle for the whole 2013 season. Girls 11-14 Division:
Finishing at the top for the girls 11-14 division is Sabrina Hoskins from Orlando, Florida. Her 21,537.50 points earned this year was the most out of all HJGT players on tour. Contributing to the points were her impressive 11 wins. Her lowest round of 71 was just six strokes behind her season average of 77.6. Hoskins totaled 59 birdies for the 2013 season, the highest for her division.
Sydney Hoskins from Orlando, Florida finished in second place for points with 14,637.50. Sydney competed in 22 events and placed in the top 10 in all 22 events. Her two trips to the winners’ circle came at the Greenwood Junior Challenge and the Wildcat Junior Challenge. She totaled 38 birdies and had a season scoring average of 83.0.
In the girls 11-14 division Lara Van Staden from Winter Springs, Florida is the third place finisher in the points standing with 10,937.50. Lara played in 14 events this 2013 season and placed within the top 7 in every event. She earned two wins at the College Prep Series at University of Kentucky and the 54 Hole Challenge at Falcons Fire. With an average score of 82.9 at all tournaments, Lara also added 29 birdies for the year. These players worked hard to earn this honor and the HJGT staff would like to congratulate all the players on the All HJGT Team and all of their accomplishments this year. We look forward to another successful year in 2014. 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, and Ohio. For more information regarding the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email email@example.com.