Black Bear Junior Challenge, (January 28-29, 2017)


Black Bear Junior Challenge 

Black Bear Golf Club - Eustis,FL

(January 28-29,2017)   

Bearing Through The Weather

  On Thursday January 28th the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Eustis, FL to host the Black Bear Junior Challenge at Black Bear Golf Club. Players, staff, and spectators faced cold weather, rough winds, and light rain throughout the duration of the tournament. HJGT would like to thank everyone apart the staff of the Black Bear Golf Club for allowing us to host and participate at such a wonderful venue. This weekend we had a lot at stake between AJGA stars for girls and boys 14-18, HJGT points, Golf Week, Team Series, and even the National Championship. This tournament kicked off our first Team Series event where players form teams of five and compete head to head with other teams to battle for 1st and 2nd place. The top four scores of both rounds of each team are added up to produce a total team score. Both 1st and 2nd place Team Series winners receive an invite to the Team Series National Championship and the 1st place Team Series winners also receive a custom bag embroidered with each team member’s name.     Boy 16- 18 Division

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Amadeo Figus, of Port St. Lucie, FL, was the Boys 16-18 Division Champion. Figus locked in 1st place after shooting an impressive 3 under on round one and even on round two. Sachin Kumar grabbed 2nd place with help from shooting an overall score of 145. Tying for 3rd place was Brett Bradford and Johnny Bai, as they slid right behind Sachin Kumar, shooting an overall score of 146.     Boys 14-15 Division Gr

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ant Gobezie took home the champion trophy for the Boys 14-15 Division after tying and defeating Jeff Liss in a sudden death playoff hole. Gobezie and Liss shot an overall score of 151 for both rounds. Bruce Huang received the 3rd place trophy after shooting just one stroke more and finishing with an overall score of 152.     Boy 11-13 Division 

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Leo Goosen, of Windermere, FL, brought home the 1st place trophy in a tight leaderboard with a score of 73 and 70 for both rounds bringing in an overall score of 143. Right behind Goosen, Armand Loscalzo, finished with an overall score of 144 to secure 2nd place. Siyuan Lyu, of Beijing, China, won the 3rd place trophy after shooting one under the first round and 2 over the second round for an overall score of 145.       Girls 14-18 Division 

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Megan Furtney, of South Elgin, IL, earned the Girls 14-18 Division Champion, as she shot even on the first round, 2 over the second round, finishing with a total of 146. Claire Hodges and Casey Weidenfeld tied for 2nd place after completing both rounds with a total score of 150. There was a great amount of good competition in this division during the weekend and it made for some exciting golf.           Girls 13U Division 

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Chelsea Nguyen, from Oviedo, FL, won the girls 13U Division after shooting an overall of 175 for both days. Greta Hope Gobezie earned the 2nd place trophy after finishing off the tournament with a total score of 189. The Girls 13 and Under Division have a lot of potential and we are excited to see them again this spring.         Weather January 28-29, 2017: Round 1: Low 44, High 57. Cloudy, Wind 9-16 mph Round 2: Low 47, High 54, Cloudy, Precipitation, Wind 5-10 mph   Tournament Division Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,686 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,686 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,625 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,625 Yards    Girls 13U: 5,125 Yards

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