Canongate Series #2, April 1-2, 2017

Canongate Series #2

Whitewater Creek Country Club – Fayetteville, Georgia

(April 1-2)

  On April 1st and 2nd 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its spring season at the renowned Whitewater Creek Country Club. Both the weather and course were beautiful throughout the weekend. Players took advantage of these great conditions by entertaining spectators with two impressive rounds of golf. Winners in all five age divisions will receive an invitation to the Tour Championship later on this year and the top ten finishers also received points towards the end of the year Hurricane Cup and HJGT teams.   Boys 16-18 Division

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In the Boys 16-18 division, Mitchell Kahlert from Atlanta, Georgia, took home first place and entertained spectators with consistent golf throughout the weekend. He captured the title with a two-day total of 146. His impressive rounds of 76 and 70 put him ahead of his competitors in a tight field. He clinched the victory with an eagle, two birdies and thirteen pars on Sunday. Finishing second place was Carter Pendley, from Dalton, Georgia. He shot a 73 on Saturday and a 74 on Sunday for a total score of 147. Also earning a trophy and finishing in third place from Canton, Georgia was Jack Vajda. Jack showcased his talent by shooting a two-day total of 150. Overall, the Boys 16-18 Division was competitive this weekend and the top finishers played great golf.   Boys 14-15 Division

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In the Boys 14-15 Division, Luke Phillips from Peachtree City, Georgia, finished in first place. Luke claimed the title by shooting five birdies and an eagle throughout the weekend. Luke shot an impressive 74 in the first round and an 80 in the second round for a two-day total of 154. Tied for second place were Nicholas Gibson, from Duluth, Georgia, and Ryan McHugh from St. Simons Island, Georgia. Both shot a two-day total of 163. The Boys 14-15 Division had an exciting week, and every competitor in the field displayed two high-quality rounds of golf.         Boys 11-13 Division

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The Boys 11-13 Division has some promising talent. Wyatt Seilkop from Suwanee, Georgia, took home first place this weekend. He won with a determined mindset and was able to put together a great tournament, scoring a total of 162. Shooting a 79 on Saturday and an 83 on Sunday, Wyatt finished the weekend with one birdie and nineteen pars. Coming in second place was Conan Pan from Vernon Hills, Illinois. Conan shot a 79 on Saturday and an 85 on Sunday, finishing with a score of 164 for the tournament. Finishing in third place was Tejas Alandur from Cumming, Georgia. He finished with a total score of 169. Overall, the Boys 11-13 Division brought their talent to the tournament and we were pleased to see great rounds of golf.       Girls 14-18 Division

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The Girls 14-18 Division was competitive this weekend. Coming in first with a two-day total of 147 was Charlotte Hillary from Englewood, Colorado. She posted an 72 in her first round. She clinched the title with a solid 75 in the second round. Coming in second place was Elyse Stasil from Chesterton, Indiana. She had a two-day total of 148. In third place from Alpharetta, Georgia, was Amy Ng. Her two-day total was a solid 155. The Girls 14-18 Division once again proved to be one of the tightest groups this weekend.           Boy 10 and Under Division

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Our Boy 10 and Under Division was a two-horse race. Andy Cruz from Duluth, Georgia, claimed first place with a two-day total of 180. He shot a 90 in the first round and 90 in the second round to take home the victory. Andy played well, shooting two birdies throughout the weekend. He earned her trophy by playing great golf throughout the tournament. Finishing in second place was YoYo Lee from Lake Forest, Illinois. He shot a 98 on Saturday and a 104 on Sunday for a two-day total of 202. The Boys 10 and Under Division has a lot of potential and we are excited to see them again this spring.       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. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

 

For more information regarding the 2017 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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