Mancinotti wins event on second playoff hole
Moir wins HJGT event by five strokes
Harrison, OH (May 19, 2013)- The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its expansion into Ohio with a trip to Harrison for the Cincinnati Junior Open. The tournament was hosted by the Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Club which boasted lush fairways, rough and beautiful greens. Coming into the weekend it looked as if the weather may be an issue, but the opposite was true. Temperatures soared into the low 80s on both days and clouds were scarce for most of Sunday. Winners of all four divisions receive an invitation to the 2013 Tour Championship. Top ten finishers in all four divisions receive points towards year end honors including All-HJGT Teams, State Teams, and the Hurricane Cup. The event was ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
The boy’s 15-18 division was the most exciting division of the weekend with several players vying for the title. The division ended up coming down to a playoff between Jack Mancinotti of Toledo, OH and Paul Huber of Edgewood, KY. The playoff couldn’t have been more exciting with both players shooting a par on the first hole before Mancinotti came away with the victory on the second hole. Both players had finished at five over par for the tournament with Mancinotti shooting 75-72 and Huber shooting 72-75. Mancinotti had one of only two eagles in the entire field. Mancinotti led his division in scoring average on both par threes and par fives. Huber did his work on par fours where his 4.09 average was the best in the division. Huber also had the second most birdies in the division with a total of five over the weekend. Kevin Crone and Mitchell Kontak came in a tie for third place after they both finished at seven over par for the tournament. Both players placed in the top four for total pars over the weekend. Kontak had a total of 25 and Crone had 22 for the tournament.
Frequent HJGT top-three finisher Cullan Brown came away with his first victory after shooting a ten over par for the tournament. Brown shot a six over 77 on day one before improving to a 75 on day two. Brown had the most birdies in his division with four and was also tied for the lead in pars with 15. Brown did most of his damage on par fives where his 5.00 scoring average was a sixth of a stroke better than anybody else fared. Ben Foltz took home second place after shooting 17 over par for the tournament to finish two strokes ahead of the third place finishers. Foltz had the third most birdies in the division with three over the weekend. Brandon Petzak and Tommy Sullinger finished in a tie for third place shooting 19 over par for the tournament. Petzak had the third most birdies in the division with two and Foltz had the third most pars in the division with 16 total.
Meredith Moir ran away from the rest of the field in the girl’s 15-18 division to take home the first place trophy. Moir, a Louisville, KY native was most impressive on the second day when she shot a three over par 74. Moir had the second most birdies in the division and had the most pars with 18 total. Moir was most impressive on par threes and fours where she led the field in scoring average. Ashley DeMoss finished five shots back of Moir with an 18 over par for the tournament. DeMoss was extremely consistent over the weekend shooting an 81 on Saturday and following that up with a 79 on Sunday. DeMoss had the second most pars in the division with 16. Miranda Dubler finished in third place two shots back of DeMoss. Dubler had the most birdies in the division with four.
Sabrina Hoskins won once again, this time in a runaway. Hoskins shot a very consistent 77-78 for the tournament for a 13 over par total. Hoskins had the most birdies in the division with a total of four. Hoskins also led in pars and scoring average on par threes, fours, and fives. Sabrina’s sister Sydney took home second place finishing at 40 over par for the tournament. Sydney’s one birdie throughout the tournament was good enough for second most in the division. Ashley Knight took home third place with a 51 over par. Knight had the most improved score in the division improving from a 101 on Saturday to a 92 on Sunday. Weather:Saturday:
Mostly Cloudy, Low 70s to low 80s, Light Winds Sunday: Partly Cloudy, Low 70s to mid 80s, Light Winds Tournament Awards:EFX Birdie Challenge:
Boys 15-18 Division: Tate Smith Girls 15-18 Division: Miranda Dubler Boys 11-14 Division: Cullan Brown Girls 11-14 Division: Sabrina Hoskins Golf Pride Comeback Player of the Week Boys 15-18 Division: Chris Mazzaro Girls 15-18 Division: Breanna Post Boys 11-14 Division: Eric Mancinotti Girls 11-14 Division: Ashley Knight 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 tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18 Division, Boys 11-14 and Girls 15-18 Division and 11-14 Division. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the southeast as well as Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.