Cog Hill Junior Championship
(July 22-23, 2017)
On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Lemont, IL to host the Cog Hill Junior Championship at the famous Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. Luckily, the weather held off the first day, but the second day brought a massive thunderstorm that swamped the golf course, which kept the players from going back out to complete their second round. We made this event a 27-hole event, but players will still get JGS points. The top 3 in each age group will receive exemption into the 2017 National Championship. The top 10 in each age group will receive points towards end of the year honors which include state teams, All HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup.
Benjamin Krapfl is the Boys 16-18 champion. Benjamin started off strong by getting as eagle on the first hole of the first round. Ben finished the day with a very impressive 69 for the first day. Due to a rainout on the second day, only the first 9 holes were played. Ben shot a 35 on the first 9 for a two day total of 104. There was a three way tie for second place at a 106 total. Anthony King of Hinsdale, IL, Zach Williams from Mt. Vernon, IL and Nate Gorniak of Barlett, IL all posted a 106 total. These boys gave the audience a show in a very well contested age division. Boys 14-15
Our Boys 14-15 division winner was Benjamin Sluzas, from Lockport, IL. Ben shot a 67 the first round and followed that up with a solid 37 on the nine that was counted on the second day for a two day total of 104. Coming in second place was Dylan Lahey of Geneva, IL who shot a two day total of 110 (75, 35). Rounding out the top 3 was Timothy Berger of Lakeville, MN who shot a two day total of 112 (72, 40). These boys showed tremendous fortitude while trekking through a difficult course.
Juney Bai of New Lenox, IL was crowned champion of the Boys 11-13 division by winning in a scorecard playoff. Juney shot a (75, 39) for a 114 total. Coming is second place in the scorecard playoff was Joseph Sluzas of Lockport, IL who shot a (73, 41) for a 114 total. Rounding out the top 3 just one stroke back was Jackson Hulsey of Saint Charles, IL (77, 38) for a 115 total. These boys showed maturity beyond their years as they attacked this difficult course.
Jenny Myslinski of Palatine, IL was our Girls 14-18 winner. Jenny played great the first day, rattling off a very impressive 74, she followed that up with a 35 on day two for a total of 109. Coming in second place was Megan Gabor of Wilmette, IL who shot a (79, 37) for a 116 total. Rounding out the top 3 there was a 4 way tie at a 117 total between Allison Miller of Princeton, IA, Elizabeth Anderson of Lockport, IL, Lilly Gentzkow of Wilmette, IL and Nicole Jordan of Saint Charles, IL. These girls showed great skill and sportsmanship all weekend long.
Lisa was the only girl in her division, so she actually played with the older girls the first day, and the 10U boys the second. That still didn’t bother Lisa, shooting a 90 on her first day, and a 34 for the first seven holes of the second day. Lisa proved she is one to watch out for in the near future.
Bear Carraher, from Crown Point, IN was crowned champion of the Boys 10U division. Bear shot an impressive 89 on day one and followed that up with a 34 on day two for a 123 total. Coming in second place was Matthew Lim of Naperville, IL who shot a (103, 36) for a two day total of 139. It was excellent to see such great golf out of golfs future leaders.
Weather July 22-23, 2017
Round 1: Low 65 High 89. Partly Cloudy, Wind 10-20 Mph
Round 2: Low 69, High 90. thunderstorms, Wind 5-10 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,255
Boys 14-15: 6,255
Girls 14-18: 5,658
Boys 11-13: 5,658
Girls 13U: 4,983
Boys 10U: 4,983
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 firstname.lastname@example.org