54-hole Challenge at Greystone
(May 27-29, 2017)
On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Dickson, TN to host the 54-hole Challenge at the renowned Greystone Golf Club. We would like to thank the Greystone Golf Club for allowing us to put on a great event. The players battled through a gloomy and rainy Saturday to find sun and lower scores on Sunday and Monday. Even with a lightning delay on Saturday, nothing could stop us from having a great weekend! There was quite a bit at stake during this tournament for the top 3 finishers of each division. The top 3 finishers in each division would receive exemption for the 2017 National Championships on December 2-3, 2017 along with qualifying for the Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island Plantation on June 11-13. The top ten finishers also were rewarded points towards end of the year honors, which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Mathew Dearbon of Spring Hill, TN is the Boys 16-18 champion. Dearbon solidified the victory in his division carding a 74 Saturday, 75 Sunday and a 71 Monday for a three-day total of 220. He beat out Shelden Barina and Wyatt Samuels in a sudden death three-hole playoff for the win. Shelden Barina of Murfeesboro, TN and Wyatt Samuels of Clarksville, TN tied for second place with an overall score of 220 as well. The players had a great time competing against some of the best junior golfers in the country. Boys 14-15
Cam Tankersley of Dickson, TN is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. After a 78 on Saturday, Tankersley improved on Sunday with a 72, and finished strong on Monday with a 70 for a 220 three-day total to claim the title. Colin Alexander of Brentwood, TN came in second after finishing with a three-day total of 228 (80-72-76). Julian Maxwell of Nashville, TN was the third place finisher after a three-day total of 231 (79-76-76). The players overcame the challenge of the storm on Saturday, and showed their mental and physical strengths on Sunday and Monday. Boys 11-13
Bo Maradik of Nashville, TN is the Boys 11-13 champion. After a 72 Saturday, Maradik closed strong with a final round of 67 to secure the victory finishing with a three-day total of 215. Jack Taylor also from Nashville, TN finished in second with an overall score of 229 for the tournament. Bringing home third place was Jack Hanfland of Brentwood, TN with a strong third round of 78. The Boys had a fun time navigating through the course and showed maturity beyond their years in battling through its many challenges. Girls 14-18
Keista Elder of Vine Grove, TN is the Girls 14-18 champion. She started with an 84 on Saturday, followed by a 75 on Sunday and a 79 on Monday for a three-day total of 238. Finishing in second from Hampton Cove, AL was Sarah Utley who posted rounds of 81, 83, and 78 to finish with a three-day total of 242. Hunter Farrell of Clarksville, TN finished in third place with a three-day total of 247 (77-88-82). The ladies each enjoyed their experience, with some intense competition in the final round on Monday. Girls 13U
Trinity Beth is the Girls 13 and under champion. Beth of Calvert City, KY emerged victorious after posting a three-day total of 265 (93-87-85). Finishing second was Ella Overstreet of Jackson, MO with a three-day total of 288 (97-94-97). The Girls displayed tremendous fortitude while trekking through the difficult course layout. Boys 10U Kai Salinas, a local of San Diego, CA took home the first place trophy for the Boys 10 and under division. Kai handled the weather delay on Saturday well, and improved every round posting a 97 on Saturday, a 96 on Sunday and a 95 on Monday for a three-day total of 288. Thank you for coming out and competing Kai.
Weather May 27-29, 2017 Round 1: Low 72, High 82. Rain and Lightning. Wind: 5-13 mph Round 2: Low 65, High 75. Partly Cloudy. Wind: 7-15 mph Round 3: Low 72, High 82. Sunny. Wind: 3-10 mph Tournament Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,683 Boys 14-15: 6,683 Girls 14-18: 5,797 Boys 11-13: 5,797 Girls 13U: 5,213 Boys 10U: 5,095
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