Brooks Brothers Open at Champions Run, June 17-18

Brooks Brothers Open at Champions Run

(June 17-18)

    This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Champions Run in Rockvale, Tennessee for a great weekend of golf. Being Father’s Day weekend we would like to wish a happy Father’s Day to all. This week’s tournament brought players in from coast to coast ranging from the sunshine state of Florida all the way out to the west coast of California. We had great weather up until thunderstorms hit Sunday afternoon but we got every player through nine holes and shortened the event to 27 holes. Each of our winners will receive an invitation to our Tour Championship at the end of the year, and the players finishing in the top ten for each age division will also get points toward the Hurricane Cup.         Boys 16-18

Boys 16-18 champions run

Starting off the event was the Boys 16-18 age division which consisted of a great field of players. Our first-place golfer for the Brooks Brothers Open was Buchanan Miller of St. Simons Island, Georgia who had rounds of 78-39 and an overall of 117. He would squeeze by his competition and take first by one stroke beating out our second-place golfer William Levinson of Ponte Vedra, Florida who had rounds of 78-40 and an overall of 118. Going into the final round tied, Buchanan would buckle down after getting out to a great 2 under start. Buchanan would go into the weather delay with a one stroke lead and upon the cancellation of the event he would end of the tournament with a one stroke victory. In third place, we had Will Hacker of Lexington, Kentucky who wasn’t far behind the leaders with rounds of 81-40 and an overall of 121. These boys all did an excellent job conquering a difficult course.       Boys 14-15  

Boys 14-15 champions run

The second group to round out this tournament was the Boys 14-15 division which had all Tennessee locals. Our winner of the division was Colin Alexander of Brentwood, Tennessee who had rounds of 76-41 and an overall of 117. Colin would overcome injuries from a previous tournament and in his first tournament back in action take home first place. Finishing in second place was Joe Carter of Chattanooga, Tennessee who only trailed Colin by a few shots and finished with rounds of 80-41 and an overall of 121. Taking home the third-place prize was J.D. Jordan of Hendersonville, Tennessee with rounds of 84-47 and an overall of 131.        Girls 14-18  

Girls 14-18 champions run

Just beating out the storms was the Girls 14-18 division which was a real nail bitter. Coming down to a scorecard playoff our first-place winner with rounds of 75-38 and an overall of 113 was Ali McCarthy of Gallatin, Tennessee. Finishing in second place because she scored one stroke higher on the final round than our champion was McKinley Cunningham of Clarksville, Tennessee with rounds of 74-39 and an overall of 113. Unfortunately, weather cut the tournament short and we could not see this tight finish unravel on the course. Rounding out the top three was Jacque Crossland of Manchester, Tennessee who fell short of our leaders just by a few strokes recording rounds of 77-40 and an overall score of 117. All around it was a great Father’s Day weekend full of amazing golf.      

Weather June 17-18, 2017

Round 1: Low 63, High 90. Sunny, Wind 0-10 Mph

Round 2: Low 64, High 90. Thunderstorms, Wind 0-10 Mph

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18: 6,666

Boys 14-15: 6,666

Girls 14-18: 5,723

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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