Charlotte Junior Challenge Locust, NC Sept. 19-20
This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Locust, North Carolina for the Charlotte Junior Challenge at the Red Bridge Golf Club. The players were welcomed with nothing but sunshine during the two-day tournament. The course proved to be a challenge but nothing the players couldn’t handle. There was plenty to play for this weekend, with the winners receiving an automatic bid to the 2014 Tour Championship in December and points toward year-end honors. Players also earned South Carolina Junior Golf Heritage points and Tarheel Youth Golf Association points. The Players enjoyed the competition and weather. Boys 15-18
This weekend’s champion, Zander McCall of Statesville, North Carolina won the Boys 15-18 with a two-day total of 155. McCall was challenged during his two days but managed to come out with four birdies. This was McCall’s first win but he definitely earned it. Placing second was Jack Brea of Charlotte, North Carolina. Brea finished with a two-day total of 158 and three birdies. This is the highest finish for Brea this season. Coming in third this weekend, Connor Armistead of Charlotte, North Carolina finished with a two-day total of 159. All of these players came out and gave it their best, but most importantly had fun. Boys 11-14
Champion Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina played two great rounds this weekend. Bhatia finished with a 147 for the two days, topping the charts with five birdies and 23 pars for the weekend. Alex Dundorf and Will Sleeper of Charlotte, North Carolina and Tyler Haines of Waxhaw, North Carolina tied for second with a two-day total of 161. Dundorf finished with four birdies, Sleeper finished with 21 pars, and Haines finished with a bogey-free streak from holes 13-18. Girls 15-18
This weekend proved to be a challenge, but the girls didn’t let that stop them. Morgan Laird of Waxhaw, North Carolina and Alexis Whitney of Charlotte, North Carolina held a sudden death playoff with Laird coming out on top with par on the first hole of the playoff. Laird and Whitney both shot a 167 two-day total, with Whitney coming out with six birdies and Laird coming out with 13 pars. Parker Melting of Mint Hill, North Carolina was close behind with a 177 two-day total. She had a bogey-free streak from holes three to eight. Girls 11-14
Alexis Jarrell of Davidson, North Carolina and Alexis Sudjianto of Charlotte, North Carolina were good competitors this weekend. Jarrell finished with a weekend total of 171 and three birdies. Sudjianto finished with a two-day total of 184 and nine pars. Both ladies took on the tough course with great drives and timely putting.
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, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania.
For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email email@example.com