3rd Annual Academy Cup
(October 8-9, 2016)
On Thursday, October 6th, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Celebration, FL to host the 3rd Annual Academy Cup at Celebration Golf Club. As hurricane Mathew came barreling toward Florida on Friday, October 7th, coaches and staff were still motivated to put on one of the biggest tournaments of the 2016 season. Sunshine was abundant but wind was a factor in the first round, October 8th, with temperatures reaching mid 80s. The HJGT would like to thank the Celebration Golf Club staff for allowing us to host our tournament at a great venue. Important factors that were at risk for the players were; the top 10 finishers received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings (JGS), AJGA stars for Boys 14-18 and girls 14-18, plus winners in each division will receive an exemption into the 2016 National Championship December 3-4, 2016. Once that first tee shot sored through the air, the golfers were ready to put their clubs to the ball and make their mark on the course.
Boys 16-18 Division
Zubin Chandra of Singapore, was the champion of the Boys 16-18 division. Chandra was able to seal up the first place position after shooting 74 and 71. Julian Perico of Howey in the Hills, FL followed with the second place trophy after shooting a total of 146 for the tournament. There was a tie for the third place trophy that went to Won Jun Choi of Howey in the Hills, FL and Justin Wynen of Lakewood Ranch, FL. Jun Choi and Wynen finished the 36-hole challenge with both players shooting a total score of 148. Each player had an amazing experience, while competing against top competitors across the nation.
Boys 14-15 Division
Kenneth Thu of Malaysia, was the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. Thu was able to seal this first place victory by shooting 74 the first day and 73 the second day. Ethan Werblo of Orange City, FL was able to take home the second place trophy after shooting a total of 149. The third place trophy went to Aidan Kramer of Oviedo, FL. Kramer finished the tournament with a total score of 150.
Boys 11-13 Division
Clay Tucker of Jacksonville, FL took home the first place trophy for the Boys 11-13 division. After a two-hole playoff, Tucker sealed this victory by shooting 78 and 77 for a victory total of 155. Tiago Barni of Windermere, FL also shot 155 resulting in the second place trophy. The third place trophy went to LJ Daly II of Clearwater, FL who had a total of 157.
Girls 14-18 Division
Mimi (Xiaoyi) Chen of Longwood, FL took home the first place trophy for the Girls 14-18 division. Chen shot an outstanding 70 and 69 for a total of 139 after two rounds. Nicole Lu of Taipei, took the second place trophy by shooting a total of 148. Isabella Cardenas of Aventura, FL shot a total of 151 to pinch the third place trophy.
Ellen Dong of Florida took home the first place trophy for the Girls 13U division. Dong shot 81 and 76 for a total of 157 at Celebration Golf Club. Ainsley Mann of Apopka, FL took the second place trophy by shooting a total of 164. Chelsea Nguyen of Oviedo, FL shot a total of 184 to take the third place trophy.
Weather October 8-9, 2016: Round 1: Low 65, High 85. Sunny, Wind 15-20 mph Round 2: Low 67, High 88. Sunny, Wind 5-15 mph Tournament Division Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,718 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,718 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,869 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,869 Yards Boys U10: 4,793 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 email@example.com Experience #TheHurricaneDifference