Nimmer Shoots Second Round 69 to Win in Charleston
Bogache Outlast Competitors to Win Charleston Junior Open
Charleston, SC (July 27-28) - Charleston, South Carolina was the latest stop for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as Patriots Points Links hosted the Charleston Jr. Open on July 27-28. Players were presented with gorgeous weather both days that made it a great event. As players were finishing their rounds, the winds picked up and made it difficult to score well on the beautiful, par 72, Patriots Point Links. There were AJGA Performance Stars available for champions in the Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14 and Girls 15-18 divisions. Also at stake were SCJGA and TYGA points. Winners in all four divisions received an invitation to the 2013 Tour Championship and a $50 Kikkor Golf gift card. In addition, top ten finishers also came away with points that go toward the inaugural Hurricane Cup as well as other end of the year honors like All-HJGT teams and state teams.
In the Boys 15-18 Division, it was won by Bryson Nimmer of Bluffton, SC. Nimmer trailed by two strokes after the first round. Nimmer responded on day two by shooting a 69, fueled by a 34 on the back nine. Nimmer ended up with a two day total of 142 (-2). Nimmer was second in par four performance in the division with a 4.05 average. Nimmer carded a total of six birdies for the weekend. In second place was Adam Woodridge of Murrells Inlet, SC. Woodridge was tied with Nimmer after a round one 73. Woodridge finished the event with a solid four birdies. There was a three way tie for third between Peyton Shore of Saluda, SC, Fran Hernandez of Cancun, Mexico and Bryce Miley of Lexington, SC. Hernandez was the first round leader after a round of 71 but could not hold off Nimmer on day two. In other awards, Peyton Shore won the EFX Birdie Challenge Bracelet with eleven birdies. Both Shore and Stephen Davison of Augusta, GA took home the Golf Pride Comeback Players of the Week after 9 stroke improvements.
The Girls 15-18 Division was won by Pendleton Bogache of Myrtle Beach, SC after shooting a 72 (E) on day two. Pendleton is definitely heating up as the summer winds down as this was her second win in as many tournaments. Bogache would lead the division in par four performance with a 4.30 average and would make 25 pars and 2 birdies over the two days. Second place went to Kylie Nizolek of Bluffton, SC with a 155 (+5). Nizolek held a one shot lead coming into Sunday and made birdie on the first hole to set a positive tone, but she found trouble on the eighth hole as she made a double bogey. Nizolek was second in the division with 23 pars. In third place was Hannah Berman of Jacksonville, FL. Berman finished with a score of 156 (+4) after a Sunday 76. Berman had three birdies and averaged par on the Patriots Point par fives. Berman would win the EFX Birdie Challenge with three birdies. Kiana Jones of Columbia, SC would take home Golf Pride grips after a 12 stroke improvement.
Christian Nido of Palmetto Bay, FL used a solid, 74 on Saturday and 75 on Sunday to win the Boys 11-14 Division by two strokes. Nido, who averaged 3.12 on the par threes, was tied for the lead coming into Sunday and didn’t seem to be pressured by the lead as he cruised to the two shot victory. Nido was tied for second for most birdies with six. Evan White came in second for the tournament with a 151 (+7). White shot a one over 73 on day two but it wasn’t enough to catch Nido. White was first in the division in Par 3 performance playing them at a stellar 2.88. In third, it was Jack Friedman of Mount Pleasant, SC who shot a 153 (+9). Friedman has a rough front nine with six bogeys on Sunday but played one under on the back to finish with a solid 75 for the day. James May of Ninety Six, SC won the EFX Birdie Challenge Bracelet with seven birdies. Carson Crocker of Mount Pleasant, SC won the Golf Pride Comeback Player of the week with a eleven shot difference from Saturday to Sunday.
Finally, in the Girls 11-14 Division, Riley Dean of, Lewis Center, OH used a 178 (+15) to win the division, five shots in front of second place finisher Carson McKie. Dean shot 91 and 87 respectively as she won her first tournament of the season. Dean had two birdies and led in pars with 13. Dean also led the division with a 5.15 average on the par fours at Patriots Point. Carson McKie, of Hoover, AL shot 183 (+22). McKie was second in the division with eleven pars. In third place was Sarah Kennedy of Greenville, SC. Dean took home the EFX Bracelet with her two birdies. Dean also won Comeback Player of the Week honors and Golf Pride grips as she improved Saturday’s 91 to an 87 on Sunday. Weather Saturday: Partly Cloudy, high 80s low 90s, winds 15-25 mph Sunday: Partly Cloudy, high 80s low 90s, winds 10-20 mph Tournament Yardages Boys 15-18: 6,880 yards Girls 15-18: 5,600 yards Boys 11-14: 6,223 yards Girls 11-14: 5,600 yards Tournament AwardsEFX Birdie Challenge
Boys 15-18: Peyton Shore Girls 15-18: Hannah Berman Boys 11-14: James May Girls 11-14: Riley Dean Golf Pride Comeback Player of the Week Boys 15-18: Peyton Shore and Stephen Davison Girls 15-18: Kiana Jones Boys 11-14: Carson Crocker Girls 11-14: Riley Dean 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 15-18 and Girls 11-14. 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.