College Prep Series at Maryland
(July 20-21, 2016)
Swinging to Victory
On Monday, July 18, 2016 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to the amazing University of Maryland Golf Club to host the College Prep Series at Maryland. Sunshine was abundant on Saturday and Sunday with temperatures ranging in the high 80s. The HJGT would like to thank University of Maryland Golf Club for allowing us to host our tournament at this magnificent facility. The top performers and champions of the boys and girls divisions received valuable point for Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking. Also winners in each division will receive an exemption into the HJGT Tour Championship on December 3-4, 2016 and the top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors. Once that first tee shot sored through the air, the golfers were ready to put their clubs to the ball and make their mark on the course.
Nicholas Mejia from Woodstock, Maryland was the champion of the boys 16-18 division. Mejia started the day with a one shot lead. Mejia managed to shoot an outstanding final round of 69, including two birdies and one eagle on the back nine to cap off an amazing two days of golf and take home the victory. Trey Kuntz from Lancaster, Pennsylvania finished in second place with a two-day total of 144. William Garrett from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland finished in third place with a two-day total of 146. The longest bogey free streak goes to William Garrett with 11 holes. We foresee a bright future for this young boy.
For the boys 14-15 division the player who took home the first place trophy was Angus Ricks from Arlington, Virginia. Ricks started the final round tied for the lead with Andrew O’Berry, but Ricks managed to shoot a final round of 75 to edge O’Berry by two shots and take home the victory. Andrew O’Berry from McLean, Virginia took home second place with a two-day total of 152. Zach Kerr from Potomac, Maryland took home the third place trophy with a two-day score of 153 for the tournament. Zach Kerr was the leader on the birdie category with 5 for the tournament. Andrew O’Berry was the leader in the total pars category with a total of 24 pars. The players had an amazing experience competing in a very competitive field.
Lena Capoccia from Bethesda, Maryland was the champion for the girls 14-18 division. Lena started the day tied for lead with Cameron Fish, but she managed to shoot a final round of even par that include a clutch birdie on the 18th hole to take home the victory. Cameron Fish from Panama City Beach, Florida finished in second place with a two-day total of 149. Kayla Perkins from Bethesda, Maryland finished in third place with a two-day total of 157. Capoccia and Fish tied for the lead in the birdie category with 4. Capoccia was the leader in the bogey free streak category with 14 holes. The girls had a lot of fun this weekend and enjoyed being surrounded by a lot of great players who made this tournament a competitive one.
For the girls 11-13 division Mehrbaan Singh from Ashburn, Virginia took home the first place. Singh started the day with a one shot lead over Cole Ekert and managed a nice round of 76 to win by two shots. Cole Eker from Chatham, New Jersey and Bach Ngo finished in a tie for second place with a two-day total of 154. Mehrbaan Singh and Cole Ekert tied for the lead in the birdie category with 4. The longest bogey free streak goes also to Singh with 9 holes.
Weather July 20 -21, 2016
Round 1: Low 78, High 88. Sunny Skies, wind 5-10 mph.
Round 2: Low 77, High 89. Sunny Skies, wind 5-10 mph
Tournament Division Yardages:
Boys 16-18: 6,611 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,611 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,694 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,694 yards
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 email@example.com