College Prep Series at Clemson
(July 18-19, 2016)
Walking at Walker
On Monday, July 18-19, 2016 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour took on The Walker Course at Clemson in Clemson, South Carolina. It was a hot and humid a couple of days as the golfers displayed their talents on this beautiful course. Thank you to The Walker Course at Clemson for allowing HJGT to host this event at their wonderful course. Four age divisions were in play this week as Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and AJGA stars were on the line. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. Additionally, the winner of each division will be invited to play in the national championship held in December. The golfers came to Clemson ready to display their talents on this beautiful course and they did just that throughout the tournament.
Boys 16-18 Division
Preston Wagaman was the champion of the boys 16-18 division. The Martinez, Georgia native shot a 72 in the first round and a 74 in the second round to finish the tournament with a 146 overall. Patrick Jean-Pierre from Augusta, Georgia finished in second place after he was able to shoot a 73 on Monday and a 75 on Tuesday to finish the tournament just two strokes behind Wagaman. Whit Larlee out of Aiken, South Carolina took home third place after shooting a 75 in the first round and a 78 in the second to finish with a 153 overall. The highlight of the tournament came when Matt Zehner hit a hole in one. The Rehoboth Beach, Delaware native was able to sink his tee shot on the fourth hole of the second round from 150 yards out to record his first ever ace. Wagaman led the division with a total of seven birdies. Jean-Pierre had an impressive 13 hole bogeyless streak to lead the division in this category. All of the golfers had a great time competing again each other and showed a great deal of sportsmanship.
Boys 14-15 Division
Jay Spivey was the champion of the boys 14-15 division. Spivey, who resides in Macon, Georgia shot back-to-back 75’s to solidify his victory in the division. Drew Lanier from Maitland, Florida took home second after he shot a 152 overall after shooting a 76 in each round of the two-day event. Mason Kleinlein out of Statesboro, Georgia finished in third place after shooting a 74 in the first round and an 81 in the second round to finish the tournament with 155 overall. Spivey led the division with a total of five birdies throughout the tournament. Kleinlein was able to make par on 21 of 36 holes to lead the division in this category. The golfers had a great time competing against each other in this tournament and look forward to competing again in the future.
Girls 14-18 Division
Stephanie Carras was the winner of the girls 14-18 division. Carras out of Midland, Michigan was able to solidify her victory after shooting a 72 in the first round and a 73 in the second round to finish the tournament with a 145 overall. Sarah Hauenstein from Wheaton, Illinois took home second place after shooting a 74 on Monday and a 75 on Tuesday to finish with an overall score of 149. Abby Broom out of Ashburn, Virginia shot back-to-back 78’s for a 156 overall to take third in the division. Carras had an eight hole bogeyless streak to lead the division in this category. Hauenstein led the division with a two-hole birdie or better streak. All of the golfers showed a great deal of competitiveness throughout and had a great time competing against some of the best golfers in the country.
Girls U13 Division
Savannah Hylton was the winner of the girls U13 division. The Hilton Head, South Carolina, native shot a 72 in the first round and a 77 in the second round for a 149 overall to solidify her victory in the division. Sierra Fink out of Peachtree City, Georgia took home second place after she shot a 78 on Monday followed by an 80 on Tuesday to finish the tournament with an overall score of 158. Hylton led the division in birdies after she was able to make a total of eight throughout the tournament. She also had a total of 17 pars to lead the division in this category as well. The golfers had a great time competing against each other throughout the two-day event and look forward to competing against one another again in the future.
Weather June 11-12, 2016:
Round 1: Low 72, High 92, Sunny, Wind 5-10 mph
Round 2: Low 71, High 91. Partly Cloudy, No wind
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,739 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,739 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,771 yards
Boys 11-13: Did not participate
Girls U13: 5,085 yards
Boys U10: Did not participate
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