Won Jun Jun Lee wins in fashionable style Anderson takes first by five strokes
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Ocala, Florida on February 1st and 2nd for the Central Florida Junior Classic held at Juliette Falls Golf Course. The field played through foggy conditions during both rounds, but there were still many low scores posted. Winners in all divisions received an invitation to the 2014 Mid-Season Championship and 2014 Tour Championship. The top ten finishers received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup. Additionally, all divisions were ranked by the NJGS and earned Florida Junior Tour Exemptions.
Won Jun Jun Lee from Wesley Chapel, Florida won the Boys 15-18 division after posting a score of 72 on Saturday followed by a score of 73 on Sunday. He won by two strokes over Siyan Lui of Jacksonville, Florida. Won Jun Jun Lee had two birdies on Saturday and an eagle on the par five sixth hole. On Sunday, he carded all pars except for a lone bogey on the seventeenth hole. Siyan Lui had scores of 74 and 73 for a total score of 147. He had three birdies in his first round to open the tournament with a 74. Lui had an even better second round with birdies on four holes, including back to back birdies on holes fourteen and fifteen. Juan Castellanos from Wesley Chapel, Florida and Kyler Tate from Winter Garden, Florida tied for third place. Castellanos fired scores of 76 and 73 on his way to a weekend score of 149. Tate scored a 77 on Saturday and then even par, 72, on Sunday.
In the Girls 15-18 division, Cosette Anderson from Wesley Chapel, Florida won with scores of 75 and 81. On Saturday, she made birdies on holes eleven and fourteen. Anderson started strong on Sunday with a birdie on the first hole. Her total score of 156 was five strokes ahead of the second place finishers. Madison Glennie of Clearwater, Florida and Gillian Alexander of Rices Landing, Pennsylvania tied for second place after scores of 161. On Saturday, Glennie made nine pars in a row on her way to an opening round score of 77. Alexander also had two strong rounds of 80 including two birdies on Sunday.
Sam Lister of Gainesville, Florida won the Boys 11-14 division by an impressive nine strokes. Lister’s back to back birdies on holes fourteen and fifteen during his final round helped him to improve his Sunday score by two strokes to finish at even par. Justin Rickerson, from Eustis, Florida finished in second after scores of 79 and 76. He carded a total of four birdies throughout his two rounds. After shooting a weekend score of 156, Pierre Viallaneix from Apopka, Florida finished in third place. His two birdies on holes eleven and seventeen helped him shoot a final round score of 75.
Zhem Xie, from Lakewood Ranch, Florida won the Girls 11-14 division after two consistent scores of 79 and 79. She was able to birdie holes one and fifteen during her final round. Haley Danford of Longwood, Florida fired a pair of 87’s on her way to a weekend score of 174. Victoria Hwang from Orlando, Florida finished third in her division after carding a 92 on Saturday and an 84 on Sunday. Weather: Saturday- mid 70’s AM fog and PM cloudy Sunday- upper 70,’s, AM fog and PM partly cloudy Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18- 6,800 Boys 11-14- 6,023 Girls 15-18- 5,773 Girls 11-14- 5,163 About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14, and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the HJGT, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org or call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.