Champion Trace Jr. Challenge November 9-10

Zach Adams reigned supreme

Ashley Knight ends victorious

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Nicholasville, Kentucky was the latest stop for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as they hosted the Champion Trace Junior Challenge at Champion Trace GC on November 9-10. Winners in all divisions were awareded an invitation to the HJGT’s 2013 Tour Championship. Those winners will also receive a $50 Kikkor Golf gift card. The winners, along with other top ten finishers will receive points towards year-end honors, which will also count towards the 2013 Hurricane Cup.

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Zach Adams of Union, KY reigned supreme over the competition this weekend at the Champions Trace Junior Challenge. With the less than pleasant conditions, it wasn’t always pretty for Adams as he bogeyed five of the first nine holes on Saturday. Zach was able to create some momentum on the backside finishing with five pars and a birdie on the 16th hole. Sunday started the same way it had on Saturday for Adams as he bogeyed five holes on the front side including three double bogeys. On the backside Adams performed better posting four pars and a birdie on the 10th hole. Michael Sass of Louisville, KY finished 2nd on Sunday after shooting an 82 on Saturday and an 83 on Sunday. Michael got off to a great start on Saturday by making five pars and a birdie on the front side, however he struggled to keep up the good play on the backside with six bogeys including two double bogeys. Like the day before, Michael was able to sink two birdies and three par putts on the front side, but down the final nine hole’s, he struggled with six bogeys with two of them being double bogeys. Blake Cartwright of Winchester, KY tied with Daniel Hamrin of Louisville for 3rd place. Blake had a great start to the weekend with six pars and a birdie on the opening nine holes, but like the others had trouble on the backside with six bogeys to finish out his first round. Unfortunately for Cartwright, Sunday started just how Saturday ended with seven bogeys on the front side, which included a double on the 5th hole. Although he made a small rally having four pars and a birdie on the final six holes, Cartwright couldn’t dig out of the early hole he created. Hamrin had a bad round on Saturday that saw him finish with nine bogeys and four double bogeys. Sunday was a much better day for Hamrin as he finished with five pars and five birdies on the day.

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In the girls division, Ashley Knight of Sylvania, OH was victorious on Sunday. Ashley had a very rough start to her first round as she bogeyed every hole on the front side, including five double bogeys. The backside was a welcomed sight to Knight as she was able to par five holes. Sunday was another rough day for Knight but she was able to sink two birdies on the front side which really separated her from the rest of the field. Although she bogeyed her final nine holes, it was enough for Knight to hang on to the win. Morgan Tinsley of Louisville placed 2nd with rounds of 107 and 89. Saturday was a horrible day for Morgan as she struggled the whole round with seven bogeys and nine double bogeys. Sunday was a much better day for Tinsley as she had six pars in the round and cut down on the bogeys as she had seven of them. Ryan Bender of Louisville came in 3rd on Sunday. On Saturday, Ryan was able to make four pars on the day while struggling with eight double bogeys and six bogeys. Sunday was another rough day for Bender, she started with two pars on the first two holes but proceeded to have three double bogeys and three bogeys on the next six holes. On the backside, her struggles continued as she had five double bogeys and four bogeys to finish her round.

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In the younger boys division, Zach Miller of Richmond, KY came home with the winners trophy on Sunday. Miller had a solid Saturday with nine pars and a birdie on the 7th hole, yet he couldn’t keep away from some trouble himself as he also finished with eight bogeys, five of which came on the backside. Zach had an even better day on Sunday as he shot even par on the front side and had five pars and a birdie on the back. Mason Lenhart of Prospect, KY and Andrew Sullivan of Louisville, KY tied for 2nd place on the Sunday. Mason and Andrew had some struggles on Saturday as Mason had four bogeys on the front side and Andrew had five. Mason was able to rebound on the backside as he shot five pars and a birdie but Andrew’s struggles continued as he had five more bogeys on the backside. Like the day before, both Mason and Andrew struggled as Sunday started with Mason bogeying five of the first nine holes and Andrew bogeying four, although Andrew was able to birdie two holes. Both players shot 40’s on the backside with four bogeys and five pars each. Thomas Sullinger of Sylvania, OH came in 3rd after having a rough Saturday that saw him finish with six bogeys and five double bogeys. Sunday was a better round for Thomas as he sunk seven par putts and even two birdies on back-to-back holes.  Weather:

Day 1- 54 Degrees with 20 mph wind gusts Day 2- 50 Degrees with 15 mph winds Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18: 6,870 yards Girls 11-18: 5,600 yards Boys 11-14: 6,216 yards EFX Birdie Challenge: Boys 15-18: Daneil Hamrin Girls 11-18: Ashley Knight Boys 11-14: Zach Miller Golf Pride Grips Comeback Player of the Week: Boys Division: Kyle Souleyrette Girls Division: Morgan Tinsley     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, and Ohio. For more information regarding the Champion Trace Jr. Challenge, 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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