Canongate Series #3 at Canongate I Golf Club
Canogate I Golf Club - Sharpsburg, GA
(May 27-30, 2016)
Driving to Victory
On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Sharpsburg, GA to host the Canongate Series #3 at the stunning Canongate I Golf Club. Sunshine was abundant all Memorial Day weekend with temperatures in the upper 80s. The HJGT would like to thank The Canongate staff for allowing us to host our tournament at a great venue. AJGA Performance Stars were up for grabs this weekend. The Boys and Girls 14-18 Champions received 4 performance stars each, while both Boys 14-18 and Girls 14-18 top 3 received 1 performance star. The Girls U13 Champion who received 1 performance star. The Boys 14-18, 11-13, and the Girls 14-18 also received Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings. The top three winners in each age division were awarded an exemption into the 2016 Mid Season Invitational at Chateau Elan June 11-13, 2016. The top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors, which include state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Boys 16-18 Division
Round one started out as a close race between Alex Ross, of Atlanta, GA and Wesley Heston, of Atlanta, GA with Heston leading by 2 strokes after shooting a spectacular 68. But it was Alex Ross who fired back with a 68 of his own in Round 2 scoring 2 eagles on the back 9. He followed that up with another solid round of 70 in Round 3 to secure the victory. Overall, this was a great division to watch with talent from top to bottom.
Boys 14-15 Division
Brandon Cho, of Suwanee, Georgia and Nicholas Gibson, of Duluth, Georgia both finished off a great round 1 coming in at a 74 on a very challenging course. With a very stacked leaderboard Brandon stood out in Round 2 firing an impressive even par 72. But it was Nicholas who went low in the Final Round shooting 71, which was good enough to edge out Brandon by one stroke.
Boys 11-13 Division
Some of the best rounds during the Canongate Series #3 happened in the Boys 11-13 division. Bruce Murphy, of John’s Creek, GA, shot an extraordinarily low 67 in round 1 while Jake Peacock, of Alpharetta, GA shot an amazing 68. These two boys battled it out for the next two rounds playing some very exciting rounds of golf. But it was Jake’s 2 round score of 72 that was the difference in this age division. Jake finished with a three round total of 214, while Bruce finished with a 218.
Girls 14-18 Division
The girls 14-18 division was another great competition between the top three contestants. Amy Ng, of Alpharetta, GA had a solid first round finishing at 75, which was good enough for the lowest score in her age division in the first round. She followed up an excellent first round with a solid 79 in the second round and then improved on both rounds shooting a 74 in Round 3 for a three day total of 228. Lolli Yu, of Duluth, GA and Carol Pyon, of Macon, GA did not go down without a fight, scoring 232 and 236 respectively. This was an excellent group of girls to watch and they played well all weekend.
Things were tight after round 1 of this age division with the top 3 girls all within one stroke of each other. But it was Sara Im, of Duluth, GA who went low in Round 3 with a 78 that allowed her to edge out the victory over her competitors. Thienna Huynh, of Lilburn, GA fell just short of first place finishing just one stroke behind the leader. Everyone in this division played well and they were a joy to watch all weekend.
Rogelio Gerena, of Peachtree City, GA played a solid three rounds of golf. Faced with adversity, he was able to complete each round never showing any signs of weakness. He showed great improvement from Round 1 to Round 3 which led him to a three round total of 300.
Round 1: Low 60, High 84. Mostly Cloudy, Wind 10-15 mph
Round 2: Low 61, High 84. Mostly Sunny Skies, Wind 5-10 mph
Round 3: Low 61, High 84. Mostly Sunny, Wind 10-15 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,766 Yards
Boys 14-15: 6,766 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,753 Yards
Boys 11-13: 5,753 Yards
Girls U13: 5,083 Yards
Boys U10: 5,000 Yards
About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon. For more information regarding the 2016 HJGT Tour, 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