College Prep Series at the University of Virginia
(June 3 – 4, 2017)
On Thursday, June 2nd, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Charlottesville, VA to hold the College Prep Series at the University of Virginia hosted by the immaculately manicured, Birdwood Golf Course. Saturday and Sunday both saw borderline hot temperatures with breezy conditions for the players to tackle, and the field did just that. AJGA stars were up for grabs this week for the Boys 16 – 18 division champion and top 5 finishers. All in all, this weekend in early June brought nothing but sunshine and smiles for our competitors, and the scores showed that fact.
Benjamin Kruper is the Boys 16-18 champion. Kruper ensured he would take home the division by carding a 71 on Saturday, and a 76 on Sunday for a two-day total of 147. Gregor Meyer of Pittsburgh, PA finished in 2nd with a two-day total of 149 (75-74). 3rd place was taken home by Louis Revil-Flavier (74-77) and Cam Barackman (72-79) who carded a two-day total of 151. This division was excited to play against such stiff competition that resulted in an even more exciting finish. Boys 14-15
Kelly Chinn is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. A low second round was the key for Chinn as he posted a 76 on Saturday, and a 71 on Sunday for a 147 two-day total to claim the title. Ryan Moylan of Vero Beach, FL took home the second place trophy after finishing with a two-day total of 150 (77-73). Third place was taken home by Noah Siman of Rockville, MD who posted a two-day score of 153 (80-73). The Boys 14-15 division saw some fantastic competition that gave the entire field of spectators and HJGT staff an excellent show on the finishing holes.
Rohan Singh is the Boys 11-13 champion. A pair of 74’s was enough to secure the victory for the Ashburn, VA native, finishing with a two-day total of 148. Mehrbaan Singh of Ashburn, VA took home second place posting a two-day score of 157 (82-75). Jack Hoyle of Midlothian, VA took home 3rd place honors with a two-day total of 185 (95-90). This group of boys showed nothing but class, sportsmanship and gentleman like behavior as they battled through hot temperatures and a challenging course. Girls 14-18
Maggie He of Bradenton, FL is the Girls 14-18 champion. He paired an 81 Saturday with an 82 Sunday for a two-day total of 163 to edge out the competition and take the Girls 14-18 division. Finishing in 2nd from Herndon, VA was Danielle Suh who posted rounds of 83 and 81 for a two-day total of 164. Ji Woo Shinn finished in 3rd place with a two-day total of 171 (86-85). The ladies each enjoyed their experience, with some intense competition down the stretch. Girls Under 13
Kokoro Ouchi is the Girls under 13 champion. Ouchi of Bradenton, FL and the IMG Academy emerged victorious after posting a score of 78 for both rounds of competition. This netted Ouchi a score of 156 and a champion trophy to take back to Florida. Finishing 2nd was Victoria Matthews of Great Falls, VA posting a two-day total of 164 (80-84). The girls displayed tremendous fortitude while trekking through the difficult course layout. Boys 10U
Chenqi Wu from Bradenton, FL took home the 1st place trophy for the Boys 10U division. Wu posted a two-day score of 160 to become the champion of the College Prep Series at the University of Virginia. Jeremiah Smith finished with a two-day total of 207 (107-100) that was good enough for a second place finish and a new trophy for the collection. The field was particularly excited to see such lively play from golf. Weather June 3-4, 2017 Round 1: Low 55, High 87. Sunny, Wind 0-5 Mph Round 2: Low 57, High 89. Sunny, Wind 10-15 Mph Tournament Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,657 Boys 14-15: 6,657 Girls 14-18: 5,700 Boys 11-13: 5,700 Girls 13U: 5,049 Boys 10U: 4,904
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