54 Hole Challenge at North Shore
(May 27-29 2017)
Starting on Saturday, May 27, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour landed in Tacoma, WA to host the 54 Hole Challenge at North Shore Golf Course. The rain stayed away and sun came out for the three-day tournament which allowed for quality scoring conditions for the players. These conditions allowed for some closing drama in some of the age divisions and an eventful weekend of golf. 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.
Dallon Bennet from Auburn, WA is the champion for the Boys 16-18 division. Bennet came from behind in the final round to knock off Danny Smith. Bennet was able to complete his comeback by shooting and 81 in the final round, making his three-round total 247 (80-86-81). Danny Smith from Kent, WA came in second place with a total of 248 (79-83-86). Zach Gruginski from Olympia, WA came in third place this week with a total of 261 (87-81-83). This division had some drama to the very last hole and provided the spectators with a great atmosphere. Boys 14-15
TJ Griessel from Redmond, WA is the champion for the Boys 14-15 division. TJ’s ability to stay consistent was what allowed him to be successful shooting 83, 84, 85 over the three days that totaled 252. Mathew Mehlert from Gig Harbor, WA came in 2nd with a total of 251 posting 83, 88, 82 over the three days. Connor Stockamp from Seattle, WA finished in 3rd with a total of 287 shooting 99, 98, 90 over the course of the weekend. Girls 14-18
Grace Xu of Federal Way, WA was the Girls 14-18 champion. A fantastic 77 on the final round highlighted 3 good rounds from Grace. She shot below 80 in 2 of her 3 rounds. Grace finished with a total of 238(79-82-77). Thank you for coming out and competing with us this weekend Grace. Girls 13U
Morgan Lee is of Kirkland, WA won the Girls’ 13U division with a total of 267 (85-92-90). Morgan played very consistent all weekend and that lead to her victory. Claire Chang of Bellevue, WA finished a close second with a total of 273 (90-88-95). Claire played well all weekend on a course that proved to be tricky at times. Wenna Zhang of Sammamish, WA finished 3rd with a total of 296 (104-92-100). Wenna finished the tournament with a solid score. Boys 10U
Jeff Seong of Tacoma, WA was the winner of the Boys 10U division. Jeff finished with a superb 240 (85-76-79). Jeff is a regular player of North Shore and he destroyed the course with very good scores all weekend. Floyd Villanueva of Shoreline, WA finished second. Floyd scored a 275 (90-93-92). Floyd played consistently all weekend and posted good scores on each day of the weekend. Weather May 27- May 29, 2017 Round 1: Low: 70, High: 84. Sunny, Wind 0-10 Mph Round 2: Low: 72, High: 85. Sunny, Wind 0-10 Mph Round 3: Low 60, High: 75. Partly Cloudy, Wind 0-10 Mph Tournament Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,123 Boys 14-15: 6,123 Girls 14-18: 5,608 Girls 13U: 4,911 Boys 10U: 4,911
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