Canongate IV Locus Grove, GA
(August 6 – August 7, 2016)
Blast-off at Canongate
On Saturday August 6, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Locus Grove, GA to host the Canongate IV Junior Tour at the stunning Heron Bay golf course. We had clear skies during the competition with temperatures reaching the low 90’s. Despite the intense heat and crippling humidity the junior golfers still produced some amazing scores! The HJGT would like to thank the Heron’s Bay staff for allowing us to host our tournament at their gorgeous venue. AJGA Performance Stars were up for grabs this weekend, the top three winners in each age division were awarded an exemption into the 2016 National Championship in Champions Gate, FL on December 3-4th, and the top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors. Once that first tee shot soared through the air, the golfers were ready to put their clubs to the ball and make their mark on the course.
Boys 16-18 Division
The boy’s 16-18 year old age group had some extrmemly tight competition this weekend with the first, second and third place finishers only being seperated by one stroke a piece. The first place finisher was Mitchell Kahlert, who finished with a 74 on the first day. Despite the extreme heat on the second day Raney managed to shot two stroke better finishing off the round with a score of 72 for a tournament total of 146 strokes. Lorenzo Elbert and Mathew Leemantied tied in second place with a tournamnet total of 147 strokes. The third place finisher was Ryan Robichaud, who shot a total of 148 strokes on the weekend.
Boys 14-15 Division
Gage Smith of LaFayette, GA smoked the competition this weekend finishing with a total score of 142 strokes, 1 stroke better than the second place finisher. Smith shot consistently both days finishing each day with a total of 71 strokes. Myles Jones of Suwanee, GA was the second place finisher in the boy’s 14-15 division. Jones had a strong first day shooting a 68, leading his division heading into the second day of competition. The heat seemed to affect Huang’s game slightly on the second day shooting a 75 for a tournament total of 143. Finishing in third place was Luigi Phillips of Peachtree City, GA. Kaplan shot an 71 on the first day and came back the second day shooting a 76 for a tournament total of 147 strokes, just beating out the fourth place finisher by one stroke.
Girls 14-18 Division
Carol Pyon of Macon, GA was the first place finisher for the girl’s 14-18 division. Pyon put together two impressive rounds shooting 73 both days, finishing just two strokes over tournament par. Victoria Ramirez of Altanta, GA was the second place finisher with a total score of 149 storkes, just 5 over tournament par. Heather Kipniss of Alpherette, GA took home third place with a tournament total of 151 strokes.
Boys 11-13 Division
Robert Lyle of Ringgold, GA was the first place finisher for the boy’s 11-13 division. Lyle had two impressive rounds of 77 and 75 for a total score of 152 strokes on the tournament. Charles Warren was the second place finisher for this division shooting a 78 on the first day and a 79 on the second day for a total score of 157. Finally finishing in third place was Will Jones of Alpharetta, GA with a total score of 158 strokes.
Weather June 4-5, 2016:
Round 1: Low 70, High 92. Mostly Sunny, Wind 10-15 mph
Round 2: Low 80, High 92. Scatted thunder Storms, Wind 15-25 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,665 Yards
Boys 14-15: 6,665 Yards
Boys 11-13: 5,759 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,759 Yards
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