54 Hole Challenge at Mission Inn
(September 3 –5, 2016)
Mission (Inn Possible)
The 54 Hole Challenge at the Mission Inn was located in Howey in the Hills Florida. This was a three-day tournament, which brought people from as far as the Port of Spain.
The weather for the three-day tournament held out for us except for Saturday when we were delayed for about forty-five minutes due too rain. The temperature stayed in the eighties for the most part for the three-day tournament with cloudy to blue skies. The HJGT would like to thank the Mission Inn staff for allowing us to host our tournament at such a great venue. Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings will be awarded each division winners with an exemption into the 2016 Tour Championship on December 3-4, 2016. The Top 10 players will also receive points towards year-end honors, which include, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup. Other than going out there and playing some good golf, everyone kept a smile on their face and was enjoying the company that they had out on the golf course.
Boys 16-18 Division
Sharif Amastha from Miami Florida took home the first place trophy today for the Boys 16 - 18 age division. The second place trophy went to Takafumi Shimoji and Leo Oyo came in third place. After shooting a 72 the first day Sharif had a good lead for the second day. The second day of play Sharif hung in there with a 78 to be one of the top competitors for coming out for the third day. The third day Sharif played a very good round and shot a 76 to win the tournament. The weather did not seem to effect Sharif mind set or game. This player will certainly be a contender in future tournaments so keep your eyes out for Sharif Amastha.
Boys 14 -15 Division
Congratulations to our Boys 14-15 division champion, Tiantu Wu, of Howey in the Hills, FL for clinching the win for the 54 Hole Challenge at the Mission Inn. Great job, George Pachiadakis for getting second place and Aaron Du for coming in third place. Tianyu shot an impressive 72 the first day. The second day he also played well and shot a 77 to keep him in top spots of his competitors. The third and final day he took home the trophy with a 78. Great golf was played, and friendships grew stronger between all of the players.
Boys 11-13 Division
Aaron Zhang, of Lake Mary, FL came in first at the 54 Hole Challenge at Mission Inn for the Boys 11-13. Gregory Solhaug, from Bradenton, FL got the second place trophy and David Gullikson out of Orlando, FL. Gregory and David put the keep the pressure on Aaron but Aaron made it tough for his competitors to keep up. Aaron ending the third day four over on the day to take home the Trophy. At the end of the day all three Boys came off of 18 with smiles on their faces.
Girls 14-18 Division
Congratulations to Jennifer Zhou, of Longwood, FL as she was the top finisher at the 54 Hole Challenge at Mission Inn in the Girls 14-18 Division. Izzy Pellot, from Apopka, FL came in a close second as our girl’s 14- 18 runner-up for the tournament. Third place went to Tianyu Zhuang of Windermere, FL. The scores were very close in the Girls 14-18 division all weekend, and all players played to the best of their ability and stayed patient in the process. The weather made it very tough on everyone, but that did not stop him or her from playing some good golf.
Girls 13 Under Division
Out of the two girls in the Girls 13 under Division Ellen Dong came in first being thirty-three over on the weekend. She played against Alieen Kong who placed second played a played a very consistent game over the course of the weekend. Ellen consistently shot better each and every day and ended up with a 79 on the third and final day of play. The two girls always started and ended the days with a smile and a positive attitude.
Weather September 3-5, 2016:
Round 1: Low 84, High 95. Cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms. Wind 5-10 mph
Round 2: Low 85, High 96. Cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms. Wind 5-10 mph
Round 3: Low 80, High 92. Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Wind 10-20 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,739 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,739 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,799 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,799 Yards Girls U13: 5,101 Yards Boys U10: 4,800 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