Cleveland Junior Shootout, July 22-23, 2017

Cleveland Junior Shootout

(July 22-23, 2017)

  The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend at Ellsworth Meadows. Hints of rain throughout the weekend had the players curious if they need to prepare for the worst, but with a little shower the morning of the first round the rest of tournament play stayed completely dry. There was a lot at stake this weekend with the top 3 in each division receiving exemption into the 2017 National Championship. The top ten in each division would receive points towards end of the year honors which include state teams, All HJGT team and the Hurricane Cup.   Boys 16-18

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In the Boys 16-18 Division, Dylan Fitchet was crowned champion. Dylan shot a (74, 67) for a 141 total. Dylan beat out Arya Achar in a playoff hole. Arya also shot a 141 total (74, 67). Coming in third place was Roni Shin who shot a (79, 66) 145. These boys played incredibly well and showed tremendous poise in a well contested division.           Boys 14-15        

boys 14-15 cleveland

The Boys 14-15 division was also decided by a playoff. Andrew Wyss came out on top by winning in a playoff hole and shooting a (72, 76) 148. He beat out Colton Levey in the playoff. Colton shot a 148 (74, 74). Coming in third place was Aditya Achar who totaled 151 (78, 73). All of these boys demonstrated excellent fortitude while trekking through this difficult course.           Girls 14-18

girls 14-18 cleveland

In the Girls 14-18 Division Iris Shin was crowned champion. Iris shot a very impressive (73, 75) for a two day total of 148 to secure her title. Coming in second place just a mire one stroke back was Maddie Smithco who shot a (77, 72) 149. Rounding out the top 3 was Natalie Welsh who shot a (75, 77) for a 152 two day total. These girls showed excellent skill and sportsmanship all weekend long.           Girls 13U Division  

girls 13u cleveland

In the Girls 13U Division, we saw and watched the familiar face of Greta Gobezie. Greta demonstrated her dominance while always keeping a smile on her face. Greta remained very consistent during the tournament shooting an impressive (91, 90) for a 181 total to bring home another first place trophy. She said in her post round interview that she felt like she had done enough to go home and rest.  

Weather July 22-23, 2017

Round 1: Low 66 High 73. Partly Cloudy, Wind 10-20 Mph

Round 2: Low 63, High 92. thunderstorms, Wind 5-10 Mph

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18: 6,354

Boys 14-15: 6,354

Girls 14-18: 5,488

Girls 13U: 4,792

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon.

For more information regarding the 2016 HJGT Tour, 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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