Amelia National Junior Shoot Out – January 10-11, 2015
Proveaux finishes -1 to take the home 2015 victory
Theam dominates field finishing 4 under
(January 11, 2015) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Fernandina Beach, Florida on January 10-11 for the Amelia National Jr. Shootout. Players battled cold and windy conditions during both rounds until all players finished 36 holes. Winners in all four divisions received an invitation to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational and Tour Championship. All divisions were ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard. Additionally, the top ten finishers in each division received points towards year-end honors, which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup. The top finisher in the Girls 11-14 division also earned one AJGA performance star.
In the Boys 15-18 division, Caleb Proveaux from Lexington, SC started the tournament off strong collecting 4 birdies in his first 18 holes, as well as a draining an eagle putt on the 7th hole. Proveaux finished his first round carding a -2, 70 leading the pack by 8 strokes. Proveaux continued to be consistent with his game during the second round coming into the clubhouse with a +1, 73. During Proveaux’s final stretch, he managed to par eight holes and birdie the par 5, 11th to secure his victory. Sam Ohno of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, finished in second place despite the cold conditions and windy conditions. Ohno had a five shot improvement from Saturday to Sunday, finishing with rounds 78 and 73. Ohno finished out the weekend with 4 birdies and 23 pars. Rounding out the top three finishers was Jacob Soucinek of Lake City, Florida finishing with two day total of 155. Soucinek managed 5 birdies on the weekend to lead to his third place finish. All three boys displayed rounds of great golf to finish out the weekend.
In the Girls 15-18 division, Amelia Root of Jacksonville, FL had two strong rounds holding a two day total of 163. This was Root’s first tournament victory of the year playing with HJGT. Root secured a solid victory, being untouched by 8 strokes from her nearest competitor. Root finished with just 5 bogeys in her last 18 holes, paring the remaining 12 with a final score of 80. Root safely returned home with first place hardware and 2 birdies for the weekend. Emma Provost of Johns Creek, Georgia finished with a 171 total taking second place. Provost had consistent play carding back to back 9 of 44 during the final round. Third place was awarded to Ailsa Clark from Navarre, Florida. Clark improved her play by 13 strokes on Sunday finishing with rounds of 93 and 80. Clark managed back to back nines of 40 to secure the third place trophy.
The top performer of the tournament was local Dragon Theam of Jacksonville, Florida, Boys 11-14 division. Theam posted a phenomenal 69 in round one, dropping two strokes with a double bogey on 18. Theam was consistent all day hitting 16 out of 18 greens. Theam shot a 71 during the final round finishing with an astonishing 140 total. With a two day total of 140 Theam took home medalist honors to brag about. Theam had the most birdies in the field with 10. Following close behind Theam was Jason Jin of Windermere, Florida. Jin finished just 5 strokes behind Theam with a +3, 147 total. Jin struggled with his front nine of his round two with 5 bogeys, but rebounded on his back nine with safely carding 8 pays. Bryson Bianco of Tallahassee Florida just missed second place, finishing third with a +4, 155. Bianco fought hard improving by three strokes from Saturday to Sunday, finishing with rounds of 79 and 76. Bianco ended the weekend with 5 total birdies, 4 coming from round two battling back to secure a top placement.
Tiana Carter from Lake City, Florida took home first place in the Girls 11-14 division. Carter had a 14 stroke lead heading into Sunday. Carter was determined to win the tournament, finishing strong on Sunday posting a lower score of 86, 175 total. Carter took home her second victory from Amelia Island within the past couple months, proving that Amelia Island may be Carter’s lucky charm. Second place was awarded to Sloan Lanier of Blackshear, Georgia. Lainer had a rough first round bogeying 8 of her 18 holes posting a 103. Sunday was a better day for Lainer as she shot an 89, aspiring to get into contention, but fell short by 3 strokes posting a +17. Rounding out the Girls 11-14 division was Alekya Attanti of Yalaha, Florida. Attanti, playing in her first HJGT event, Attanti played very well. Attanti posted a 124 in the first round and was able to shave off 10 strokes on day two. Attanti looks to continue to grow and become a top competitor within the girls 11-14 division. WeatherDay 1
– Mid 50’s Cloudy overcast Day 2 –
Mid 50’s Partly Cloudy with light rain Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18- 6,827 yards Boys 11-14-6,125 yards Girls 15-18-5,659 yards Girls 11-14- 5,659 yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intent 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 five age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-12, Boys 13-14, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana and Connecticut. For more information regarding the 2015 HJGT season, 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. Experience #TheHurricaneDifference