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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) is proud to announce August's NYX Players of the Month. The players with the four lowest tournament scores of the month have been named the HJGT’s NYX Players of the Month for August, 2014. This year the HJGT and NYX have partnered together to provide these players with their own free pair of NYX sunglasses. The sunglasses that each junior golfer will receive range in retail price from $35 to $79. NYX is one of the premier sunglass providers in the country and you can see all of their options at their website which is listed here. Congratulations to all of our NYX Players of the Month for August, 2014.
Boys 15-18 Age Division
Zach Zediker of Macon, GA, played an incredible second round in his Northeast Florida Jr. Open appearance, to seal a landslide victory. Zediker shot a final round 64 after posting a 71 in the first round to finish with a 9 under par 135. Zediker and Graham Nichols were the leaders entering the Second Round. Zediker got off to a solid start with 2 under 34 on the front nine, but then proceeded to catch fire on the back. He carded an incredible 30 on the back nine to finish the round 8 under par. The field had a scoring average of 78.05 on Saturday and 78.88 on Sunday. The beautifully maintained Eagle Landing Golf Course showed its teeth where course knowledge was vital throughout the 36 hole tournament. Zach Zediker led the field with 10 birdies with Harry Brenner and Bryce Burke following in second with 57 throughout the two day tournament. The great play by the 15-18 Boys carried on throughout the tournament into all divisions. Zach's impressive performance has earned him recognition as the NYX Boys 15-18 Player of the Month for August 2014!
Girls 15-18 Age Division
In here appearance at the Northeast Florida Jr. Open, Lauren Waidner dominated the Girls 15-18 division from start to finish. Waidner was firing on all cylinders scoring an impressive 11 birdies during the tournament. Waidner shot an impressive 67 (-5) in Round 1, and followed up that performance with a Final Round 74 (+2) for a two-day total of 141 (-3). Harlie Valinho and Ashton Maddaloni finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Valinho fired a 71 (-1) in round 1 including 4 consecutive birdies, and followed that up with a 76 (+4) on day 2 for a final of 147 (+3). Maddaloni fired a 78 (+6) and came back with a 73 (+1) for a two-day total of 151 (+7). Lauren's great showing has earned her recognition as the Girls 15-18 NYX Player of the Month for August, 2014! Boys 11-14 Age Division
The team of Thomas Bird, Wesley Heston, Luka Karaulic, James Walton and Carson Whitton played a strong weekend leading them to victory at the 1st Annual Team Challenge in Stone Mountain Georgia. They had a two day total of 615 to take win the Boys 11-14 age division. In the individual aspect of the event, Luka Karaulic came out on fire in Round 1, making birdie on two of his first five holes. He wound up shooting at 71 (+1) to hold a comfortable four shot lead over Wesley Heston, who shot a 75 (+5). Karaulic came into Round 2 looking to play a solid round to help maintain his lead and take home the victory. He made 3 birdies during Round 2 which helped him card another 71 (+1) to give him a two-day total of 142 (+2) and win the Boys 11-14 age division by 8 shots. Wesley Heston was never able to threaten Karaulic’s lead in Round 2 and settled for another 75 (+5). Luca's dominating performance has earned him recognition as the Boys 11-14 NYX Player of the Month for August, 2014!
Girls 11-14 Age Division
Ariel Yu of Bradenton, FL won by eight strokes over both Jill Iten of Naples, FL and Nicole Felce of Holiday, FL at the Sarasota Jr. Challenge. Yu had two birdies, two bogies and five pars on her opening nine holes in the first round for an even par 36, then had two birdies, two bogies, one double bogey and four pars on the back nine for a two over 38 to card a first round 74. Yu also played well during her second round, opening with a two over 38 on the front nine. On the back nine Yu had three birdies, one bogey and five pars for a two under par 34 to close out the tournament and secure the victory. Yu led the field in birdies this week, carding eight birdies over the two rounds. The Sarasota Jr. Challenge was merely the beginning for Yu, as she matched her September low score of 146 and outlasted her competitors in the Girls 11-14 division at Eagle Landing through the two days of competition. Yu had two great rounds out on the course, firing a first round 75 followed by a 1-under par 71 in the second. Yu carded 7 birdies with an eagle over the two days. She ended the weekend with a total of 20 pars and earned the 1st place trophy for her spectacular play. Ariel's incredible duel-faceted performance has earned her recognition as the Girls 11-14 NYX Player of the Month for August, 2014. The HJGT congratulates all of the competitors who earned recognition as NYX players of the month. With extremely competitive active fields, earning recognition as the NYX player of the Month is quite the accomplishment and we look forward to seeing who our next group of winners will be! January JanuaryFebruary