Canongate Series #3, (April 22-23)

Canongate Series #3

Traditions of Braselton – Braselton, Georgia

(April 22-23)

  On April 22th and 23th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its spring season at the renowned Traditions of Braselton Golf Club. Both the weather and course were challenging throughout the weekend. Players entertained 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, Jordan Secret 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 150. His impressive rounds of 77 and 73 put him ahead of his competitors in a tight field. He clinched the victory with three birdies and eleven pars on Sunday. Finishing second place was Felix van Kleef from Starnberg, Germany. He shot a 77 on Saturday and a 75 on Sunday for a total score of 152. Also earning a trophy and finishing in third place from Atlanta, Georgia was Marc Mitchell. Marc showcased his talent by shooting a two-day total of 154. Overall, the Boys 16-18 Division was highly competitive this weekend and the top finishers played great golf.       Boys 14-15 Division

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In the Boys 14-15 Division, Nicholas Gibson from Duluth, Georgia, finished in first place. Nicholas claimed the title by shooting five birdies throughout the weekend. Nicholas shot an impressive 79 in the first round and a 75 in the second round for a two-day total of 154. Tied for second place were Will Stakel from Duluth, Georgia, and Myles Jonas from Suwanee, Georgia. Both shot a two-day total of 156. 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. Ethan Gao from Alpharetta, 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 150. Shooting an 76 on Saturday and an 74 on Sunday, Ethan finished the weekend with four birdies and twenty-three pars. Coming in second place was Andrew Garger from Sharpsburg, Georgia. Andrew shot a 74 on Saturday and an 83 on Sunday, finishing with a score of 157 for the tournament. Finishing in third place was Marshall Butler from Macon, Georgia. He finished with a total score of 159. 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 154 was Thienna Huynh from Lilburn, Georgia. She posted a 77 in both rounds. Tied in second place were Carissa Wu from Dublin, California, and Elizabeth Moon from Forrest City, Arkansas. They had a two-day total of 155. The Girls 14-18 division once again proved to be one of the tightest groups this weekend.             Girls 13 and Under division

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Our Girls 13 and under Division played well in stormy conditions. Hailey Han from Duluth, Georgia, claimed first place with a two-day total of 176. She shot an 83 in the first round and 93 in the second round to take home the victory. Hailey played well, shooting eleven pars throughout the weekend. She earned her trophy by playing great golf throughout the tournament. Finishing in second place was Ally Buchanan from Athens, Georgia. She shot an 88 on Saturday and an 89 on Sunday for a two-day total of 177. In third place was Kelli Scheck from Greensboro, Georgia with a two-day total of 188. The Girls 13 and Under Division has a lot of potential and we are excited to see them again this spring.        

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About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

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.

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 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email

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