Amelia Nat'l Jr. Shootout Jan. 9-10 Recap

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Luke Schniederjans, Boys 16-18 winner

Luke Schniederjans, Boys 16-18 winner[/caption] Fernandina Beach, FL: (January 9-10) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Fernandina Beach, FL this past weekend of January 9-10 for the Amelia National Junior Shootout at Amelia National Golf and Country Club. Unlike the season opener, the players had a bit more of a challenge with the weather when it came to ideal scoring conditions. Winners in all divisions received an invitation to the 2016 Mid-Season Championship and the Tour Championship and all players were also competing for Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings. The opening round on Saturday consisted of overcast skies with a bone-chilling wind and even some fog later in the round. Luke Schniederjans cruised to a ten-stroke victory with a four-under-par total of 151 (71-69) to win the Boys 16-18 division title. Schniederjans maintained a comfortable lead throughout the weekend in both wind, fog, and sunshine on Sunday. Narrowly beating out the rest of field was William Comeau of Quebec, Canada shooting 80-79 (159). Finishing only one stroke behind Comeau, both Fernando Acosta-Rua and Mason Battreall tied for third and both finished the weekend at 160. This tight battle for second place provided some quality entertainment on the back nine of Amelia National on a beautiful, sunny Sunday. [caption id="attachment_19134" align="alignleft" width="149"]

Chloe Schiavone, Girls 14-18 winner

Chloe Schiavone, Girls 14-18 winner[/caption] Chloe Schiavone of Jacksonville, FL won the Girls 14-18 division with a two-day total of 165. Chloe was tied for third with an 86 after Saturday but completed a strong comeback after shooting a 79 on Sunday to take the title by five strokes. Amelia Williams and Emma Bell would both finish 170 at the conclusion of the weekend to tie for second after a weekend filled with almost all weather conditions. Matthew Soucinek of Lake City, FL would hold onto his first-round lead to win the Boys 14-15 division after shooting rounds of 74 and 76 at Amelia National. Soucinek held off a pretty competitive field to win by a total of five strokes. Jay Spivey would finish in second with a 155 and Will Spivey (no relation) would take third with a total of 157. Parker Jules won a very competitive Girls U13 division, finishing with a 215. Jules held the lead by only one stroke after Saturday but would eventually claim the title by three crucial strokes. Bela Mead would finish a close second shooting a 218 once the weekend was through. Gavin Fleming claimed the Boys U10 Division with a 167 in beating out Robert Stephens, who shot a two day total of 185. [caption id="attachment_19125" align="alignleft" width="191"]

Matthew Soucinek, Boys 14-15 winner

Matthew Soucinek, Boys 14-15 winner[/caption] Yardages: Boys 14-18 Division: 6,605 Girls 14-18 Division: 5,656 Boys 11-13 Division: 5,163 Boys U10 Division: 5,163 Girls U13 Division: 5,043 [caption id="attachment_19135" align="alignleft" width="155"]

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Parker Jules, U13 Girls winner[/caption] Weather: Saturday: Low 54. High 64. Overcast skies with wind, fog Sunday: Low 44. High 64. Sunny with minimal wind About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 10-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than another other tour. The HJGT has been able to achieve this goal by running the most professional events and providing an exceptional value to all of our players and families over the last 8 years. There are several factors that set us apart from the competition which we call #TheHurricaneDifference.   [caption id="attachment_19138" align="alignleft" width="162"]

Gavin Fleming, Boys U10 winner

Gavin Fleming, Boys U10 winner[/caption] Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the country. In 2016 the HJGT will expand to Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Washington as well as Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Juniors will compete in 1 of 6 divisions which are: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Memberships for the 2016 season start at $159 and tournament fees range from $189-$229 for 36 hole events. The HJGT season is based on a calendar year and players earn points throughout the season towards year-end honors beginning January 1. For more information regarding the HJGT, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org. Experience #TheHurricaneDifference

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