Brooks Brothers Challenge at Fox Chase
(June 17 – 18, 2017)
On Thursday, June 16th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Stevens, PA to hold the Brooks Brothers Challenge hosted by Foxchase Golf Course. Our field fought through humid conditions and a rain delay on Saturday, followed by equally muggy conditions paired with sunshine on Sunday. Top finishers from each division will receive points towards year-end honors and an opportunity to make a splash in Florida at the end of the year for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s National Championships. All in all, Brooks Brothers and Foxchase Provided a fantastic weekend for low scores and competitive play for each and every golfer.
Jonathon Rush is the Boys 16-18 champion. The Quarryville, PA native took home the division by holding off the competition with focused play. Our division champion posted a 76 on Saturday and a 77 on Sunday for a two-day total of 153 in route to a victory. Teague Urban (81-74) of Gibsonia, PA and Benjamin Smith (79-76) of Blain, PA both finished in 2nd with a two-day total of 155. The field, spectators, and staff were excited to see such a fantastic finish by this division full of talented competitors. Boys 14-15
Matthew Messenger is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. Composure was key for Messenger as this division took four playoff holes for a champion to emerge. The victor, of Moorestown, NJ, posted rounds of 76 and 77 for a two-day total of 153. Samuel Taylor of Nichols, NY took home the second place trophy after finishing with a two-day total of 153 (77-76). Third place was taken home by Hamilton McNaughton who posted a two-day score of 172 (84-88). The four-hole playoff enjoyed by the spectators and staff alike was a further testament to the strong play and stiff competition this division fielded.
Davis Perry is the Boys 11-13 champion. A 96 and 79 were enough to secure the victory for the Basking Ridge, NJ native, finishing with a two-day total of 156. Perry continuously showed class, good sportsmanship and encouragement to his fellow players as they fought through rain, heat, and humidity to ultimately bring it home on the final day of competition. Thank you for coming out and competing with us Davis. Girls 14-18
Kaitlyn Lees of Bryn Mawr, PA is the Girls 14-18 champion. Lees paired a 73 Saturday with a 75 Sunday for a two-day total of 148 to edge out the competition and take the Girls 14-18 division. Finishing in 2nd from Mavern, PA was Maya Torpey who posted rounds of 80 and 78 for a two-day total of 158. Ananya Barthakur of New Delhi, India took home 3rd place with a two-day total of 160 (80-80). The ladies each enjoyed their experience, with some intense competition down the stretch. Girls Under 13
Kiera Bartholomew is the Girls under 13 champion. Bartholomew, of Westampton, NJ, became the wire-to-wire champion of the Brooks Brothers Challenge by pairing a 90 Saturday with an 87 Sunday. This netted Bartholomew a score of 177 and a champion trophy to take back to Westampton. Finishing 2nd was Sydney Yermish of Wynnewood, PA who posted a two-day total of 186 (92-94). A job well done to both of these girls this weekend. Boys 10U
Thomas Wen from Basking Ridge, NJ took home the 1st place trophy for the Boys 10U division. Wen posted a two-day score of 161 (78-83) to become champion of our 10U division at Foxchase Golf Course. Wen showed some exceptional play over the course of the weekend, showcasing his smooth stroke and remarkable talent around the green. The field was particularly excited to see such lively play from one of golf’s future leaders.
Weather June 17 - 18, 2017
Round 1: Low 69, High 85. Overcast/Rain/Partly Cloudy, Wind 0-5 Mph
Round 2: Low 74, High 88. Sunny, Wind 5-15 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,487
Boys 14-15: 6,487
Girls 14-18: 5,680
Boys 11-13: 5,680
Girls 13U: 5,118
Boys 10U: 4,752
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 firstname.lastname@example.org