Amelia Island Jr. Challenge March 15-16

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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour returns to Amelia Island, FL when they host the Amelia Island Jr. Challenge on March 15-16, 2014. The event is being played at Amelia Island Plantation - Oak Marsh course which served as the venue for the PGA Section Championship and Society of Seniors Championship in the past. The Amelia Island Jr. Challenge is open to all junior golfers between the ages of 11-18. This tournament has a lot up for grabs. The champion in each division will win AJGA Performance Stars if their respective field size requirements are met. Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings will be awarded as well as Florida Junior Tour Exemptions. Winners in each division will receive an automatic bid into the HJGT 2014 Tour Championship and Mid-Season Invitational. Additionally, the top ten finishers will receive points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup. The event will be a two day, 36-hole, stroke play tournament. The first round will begin on Saturday with a single tee start running from 9:30AM-1:30PM. The second round, on Sunday, will be a double tee start with times ranging from 8AM-10AM. The registration fee is $185 for members and $215 for non-members. For 2014 membership information please refer to our website. Oak Marsh is one of the most classic Pete Dye-designed golf courses in the world. Recently renovated, this beautiful Florida course, built in 1972, is noted for its tight fairways and small greens, meandering along serpentine salt marsh creeks and through the moss-draped heritage oaks for which Amelia Island is famous. This course has 14 holes with water hazards and numerous bulk-headed greens. A variety of bunkers are placed throughout the course to add to the challenge and a natural approach has been maintained as well with the use of coquina shell cart paths, native plant life and preserved habitats for the local wildlife. It has been included in Golf Digest's prestigious list of the “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.” and selected by Travel & Leisure Golf as one of “Florida's 50 Finest Courses.”

Amelia Island Jr. Challenge March 15-16, 2014 Amelia Island Plantation – Oak Marsh Course Amelia Island, FL Registration Deadline: March 5, 2014

About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania. For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org.

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