College Prep Series at Penn State
(June 11-12, 2016)
Conquering Mount Nittany
On Tuesday, June 7, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to State College, Pennsylvania to host the College Prep Series at Penn State at the amazing blue course at Penn State University. Sunshine was abundant all weekend with temperatures ranging in the mid to high 70’s. The HJGT would like to thank Penn State golf course for allowing us to host our tournament at this wonderful facility. The top performers and champions of the boys and girls divisions received valuable points for Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking. Also AJGA stars were up for grabs this weekend for the boy 14-18 and girls 14-18 divisions. The winners all age division will be awarded an exemption into the 2016 Tour Championship on Dec. 3-4, 2016. The top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors. That incudes state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Chris Tanabe from Sewickley, Pennsylvania was the champion of the boys 16-18 division. Tanabe started the day four strokes off the lead, but he played lights out on Sunday shooting a 69 and edging J.W. Cunningham by one stroke. J.W. Cunningham from McMurray, Pennsylvania took home second place after shooting a total of 145 for the tournament. Tanner Johnson from Venetia, Pennsylvania took home third place. J.W. Cunningham led the division with 10 birdies. The longest bogey free streak goes to Noah Frase with 14 holes. The players had an amazing experience competing in a very competitive field.
For the boys 14-15 division, the player who took home the first place trophy was Coley Hunter from Rockville, Maryland. Coley started the last round with the lead and never looked back, shooting 76 for both rounds. Gregor Meyer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania took home the second place trophy after shooting a total of 157 for the tournament. Alex Kiepert took home the third place trophy with a total score of 160 for the to6urnament. Coley Hunter ended in a four way tie for most birdies in the division with 5. Hunter was also the leader for most pars in the division with 21. The largest bogey free streak is was held by hunter, who kept the streak alive through 10 holes. We foresee a bright future for this young boy.
Carter Hassenplug from North East, Pennsylvania took home the first place trophy for the boys 11-13 division. Hassenplug had a shaky start bogeying three of his first four holes, but this young man managed to maintain his composure carding an 82 for the last round. Rocco Salvitti from Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania took home second place by shooting a two-day total of 168. The third place trophy went to Jack Urban from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania who carded a two-day total of 170. Hassenplug was the leader in birdies for the division with 4. Rocco Salvitti led the division with the most pars with a total of 17. Each and every player enjoyed the experience of playing competitive golf.
The first place trophy for the boys U10 division went to Nicholas Gross from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Gross had an up and down day with a diverse scorecard that included pars, birdies, bogeys, and double bogeys. His two shot lead from the first round was enough to give him the victory. Gross shot an 84 on the last round. Maxwell Wager from State College, Pennsylvania took home the second place trophy with a tournament total of 167. Gross had the longest bogey free streak with 7 holes.
Julia Alhemoud from Johnstown, Pennsylvania was the champion for the girls 14-18 division. Alhemoud was able to seal her victory by shooting a 72 in her last round. Taylor Waller from Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania took home the second place trophy by shooting a two-day total of 154. Taylor Miano from Dobbs Ferry, New York took home third place with a three-day total of 155. Alhemoud ended in a three way tie for most birdies in the division with 5. Katie Li and Taylor Miano tied for the highest bogey free streak for the division with a total of 8 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.
Vileska Gelpi from Markleton, Pennsylvania took home the first place trophy for the girls U13 division. Gelpi shot an amazing score of 78 to seal her victory. Amanda Gerrish finished in second place with a two-day total of 181. Gelpi had the largest bogey free streak with 11 holes. The girls enjoyed playing against each other and playing in a competitive environment.
Weather June 11-12, 2016
Round 1: Low 60, High 80. Sunny Skies, wind 15-20 mph.
Round 2: Low 69, High 78. Sunny Skies, wind 20-25 mph
Tournament Division Yardages:
Boys 16-18: 6,750 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,750 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,748 yards
Boys U10: 4,795 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,748 yards
Girls U13: 5,100 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 firstname.lastname@example.org