The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Orlando, Florida from June 6-8, 2015 for the Club Chef Junior Open. Top three place winners in all divisions received an invitation to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational and 1st place winners in each age division received an invitation to the HJGT National Championship . Qualification into the 2015 Trusted Choice Big I National Championship at Prairie Dunes, Kansas was awarded as well. The Boy’s 15-18 Division champion received 4 AJGA Stars while the top five finishers received one each. The Girl’s 15-18 champion received 4 AJGA stars while the top three finishers each received one. Our girl’s 11-14 division champion winner received 1 AJGA star. Three divisions were ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, the top ten finishers in each division received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup.
Georgia Tech commit, Anton Serafini of Lake Mary, Florida shot an impressive six under, three-day total of 210 to pace his way to a three-stroke victory in the Boy’s 15-18 division. He finished three ahead of Delray Beach, FL native Eduardo Blochtein who shot a final round 71 to solidify himself in second and finish a stroke ahead of Eric Shelly of Fernandina Beach, FL. Serafini’s win Earns him an invite to both the Big I National Championship as well as the HJGT National Championship. Orlando native, Austin Cherichella, used a second day, one-over 73 to separate himself from the rest of the field and earn himself the four-stroke victory in the Boy’s 13-14 age division. His three-day total of 228 was good enough to garner him the victory over second place finisher Matthew Soucinek and third place finisher Grant Gobezie. With the win, Cherichella moves to third place in the 13-14 HJGT Player of the Year rankings. There were only two players in our Boy’s 11-12 division this week in Orlando but winning big was Orlando native, Brendan Valdes. Valdes shot a fifteen over, three-day total of 231to gather a fifty four-stroke victory over second place finisher Sam Boddie. Along with taking the trophy home, Valdes also walks home currently in second for the Player of the Year race. Valdes has won three times on the tour in 2015. New to HJGT, Sam Boddie walks home with a trophy as well as points for the Player of the Year competition. Boddie pared 12 holes this weekend to aid him to take home second place.
Juli Camargo of Colombia won a one-hole sudden death playoff to win the Girl’s 11-14-age division over second place finisher Emma Zhao of Windermere, FL. Both players shot a final round 74 to both get to a three day total of 232. A playoff ensued at the par five, 10th hole, which Juli birdied to get the victory. This is now Camargo’s fourth victory on tour this season and puts her in third place in the Player of the Year race.
In the Girl’s 15-18 division, Anita Uwadia of Hilton Head, South Carolina held off Cindy Kou and shot a tournament low nine under, for a three-day total of 207. Consistency was key for Uwadia as she followed a day one 67, with a 68 on the second day and a 72 on the final day. Eleven-year-old Cindy Kou shot a final round 68 to put pressure on Uwadia, but ultimately Kou’s efforts were futile and Uwadia cruised to a three stroke victory. This is Uwadia’s first win on tour this season and qualifies her for the HJGT National Championship . Weather: Day 1- Low of 87 to high of 93, scattered clouds Day 2- Low of 90 to high of 94, scattered clouds, sunny in afternoon Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18-6,849 yards Boys 13-14-6,228 yards Boys 11-12-5,793 yards Girls 15-18-5,793 yards Girls 11-14-5,369 yards About us:
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intent 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 five age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, 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, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information regarding the 2015 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email email@example.comExperience #TheHurricaneDifference