Birmingham Junior Shootout, June 3 - 4, 2017

Birmingham Junior Shootout

(June 3 - 4, 2017)

  On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Oneonta, AL to host the Birmingham Junior Shootout at the gorgeous Limestone Springs Golf Club. We would like to thank the Limestone Springs Golf Club for allowing us to host this great tournament at their facility. The players battled through a series of various weather conditions, from hot and humid to rainy and damp. Even with a serious weather delay on Saturday, everyone managed to conquer the golf course’s tricky slopes and hills, making it a great weekend. 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. 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.  Boys 16-18

Boys 16-18 Birmingham jr shootout

Riley Thrasher of Trinity, AL is the Boys 16-18 champion. Thrasher was triumphant this weekend in his division carding a 75 Saturday and 79 Sunday for a two-day total of 154. Thrasher was also the Par 3 Leader in his division with an average of 3.0. Michael Fain of Helena, AL placed 2nd with a two-day total of 157 (79-78). Fain also had the most birdies in his division with a total of 6. Coming in 3rd, we had Tommy Chun of Suwanee, GA who had a two-day total of 160 and scored 80 both rounds. The players exhibited confidence, swiftness, and positive attitudes competing this weekend, and overall had had a great time playing at the tournament.   Boys 14-15

Boys 14-15 Birmingham Jr shootout

Josh Carter of Owens Cross Roads, AL is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. Carter swept the competition in his division carding an 81 on Saturday and came back strong with an impressive 71 on Sunday, totaling 152 for the weekend. Severiano Pastores of Huntsville, AL came in 2nd place after finishing with a two-day total of 162 (78-84). Kai Pastores of Huntsville, AL secured his 3rd place title after a two-day total of 179 (93-86). K. Pastores also led his division in having the most birdies with a total of 4 this weekend. This division not only had great players, but also had great competition.       Boys 11-13  

Boys 11-13 Birmingham Jr Shootout

Will Jones of Alpharetta, GA is the Boys 11-13 champion this weekend. Jones ended Saturday with a 80, then improved his score to a 73 Sunday, solidifying his champion status with a two-day total of 153. Jones was also the leader in his division for most birdies with a total of 4. Rylan Black of Greensboro, GA earned 2nd place with a two-day total of 163 (82-81). Black was also the Par 3 leader with an average of 3.1. Jack Lowery of Birmingham, AL finished 3rd place with a two-day total of 192 (97-95). Lowery impressed his competition and spectators alike as he played up a division being just 9 years old. The boys had a fun time and showed amazing sportsmanship and maturity during this great tournament.   Girls 14-18  

Girls 14-18 Birmingham Jr Shootout

Sarah Utley of Hampton Cove, AL is the Girls 14-18 champion. Utley had a 81 Saturday and a 79 Sunday for a two-day total of 160. Utley was also the leader for most birdies in her division with a total of 4. Also from Hampton Cove, AL, Savannah Johnson finished 2nd in her division with rounds of 87 and 80 to finish with a total of 167. Aubrey Guyton of Cordova, TN earned 3rd place this weekend with a two-day total of 168 (86-82). Guyton was also the Par 3 leader with an average of 3.0. These ladies were successful this weekend as they dominated the golf course and the various weather conditions.     Weather June 3-4, 2017 Round 1: Low 65, High 81. Rainy, Wind 10-20 Mph Round 2: Low 70, High 86. Rainy, Wind 5-10 Mph Tournament Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,646 Boys 14-15: 6,646 Girls 14-18: 5,763 Boys 11-13: 5,763  

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 info@hjgt.org

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