College Prep Series at UF, May 6-7

College Prep Series at UF

(May 6-7, 2017)

  On Thursday, May 4th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Gainesville, FL to host The College Prep Series on University of Florida’s Mark Bostik Golf Course. The weekend was typical Florida weather, as Saturday was sunny and breezy with the high of 80 and Sunday being a calmer with the high of 87. The HJGT would like the thank the staff at Mark Bostik Golf Course for allowing us to host our tournament at such a beautiful venue. This event had a great turnout, as we had 90 golfers participating during the weekend. Boys 14-18 and Girls 14-18 divisions were competing for Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings this weekend. Also, the top 3 golfers in each division will receive exemption into our mid-season and end of season invitationals, and the top ten golfers also received points towards year-end honors. The tough course layout allowed golfers to display their skills from the tee box, to the green.   Boys 16-18  

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Dragon Theam, from Jacksonville, Florida, is the Boys 16-18 champion. Theme finished Saturday with a 78, then rallied to shoot a low score of 70 to earn his 1st place finish. His score totaled to 148 (78-70). Alex Austin, also from Jacksonville, Florida, tied 2nd place after finishing with a score of 149 (76-73). Jackson Crandall, from St. Augustine Florida, also shot a 149 for a second-place finish (76-73). The intensity showed on the closing holes as these players were determined to finish strong.           Boys 14-15  

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Tyler Wilks, from Tampa Florida, is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. Tyler took a commanding lead Saturday, finishing with a 70. On Sunday, Tyler stayed focused as he finished with a 32, totaling to a low 139. Jake Davis, a Gainesville native, came in 2nd after scoring a 75 on Saturday, and a respectable 70 on Sunday to total 145. James Ballato, of Fernandina Beach Florida, scored a consistent 75 on both Saturday and Sunday for a total of 150. The players had a great time navigating a challenging course layout and competing against some of the best junior golfers the in the country.       Boys 11-13  

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Yuzhe Zhang from Winter Garden Florida, is the champion of the Boys 11-13 division. With a score of 150 (79-70), Yuzhe pared every hole on the front 9 Sunday to help secure his lead from Saturday’s round. Aaron Huang, from Bradenton Florida, took home second place with a score totaling 152 (80-72). Harris Barth scored a total of 158 for 3rd place in the tournament. Harris scored with an 83 on Saturday and a 75 on Sunday. The boys had a fun time navigating through the course and showed maturity beyond their years in attacking its many challenges.       Boys U10 

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Gavin Fleming of Jacksonville, FL is your Boys under 10 champion. Gavin won the event with a score of 159 (84-75). Gavin attacked each pin with precise accuracy. Finishing in 2nd was Dallas Torres, with posting a score of 172 (90-82). Dallas impressed others with his skill set during the tournament. Surely, this will not be the last time we see these two holding our trophies on tour.            Girls 14-18  

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Yoon Min Han from Pung Am Dong, South Korea is the Girls 14-18 champion. After scoring an impressive score of 70 at the first round, Yoon Min Han kept pushing on and shot a 73 to keep her lead for a total of a 143. Carol Pyon, of Macon Georgia, shot 151 (78-73) for a strong second place finish. Jennifer Jung of Orlando Flordia, finished Sunday with a total of 152 (75-77), rewarding her a third-place finish. These girls didn’t hold back from this course’s intimidating layout. Their aggressive approach to this course made it fun for the spectators watch them perform at their highest level.       Girls U13  

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Ava Marano of Jupiter Florida, is the Girls Under 13 champion. Ava shot a combined final score of 159, which included 2 birdies on her first round of holes 7 and 12. She was the only girl in her division to get birdies on those holes. Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville Florida, finished second with a score of 163 (82-81). Menglu Zhu of Bradenton Florida placed third with a final score of 165 (80-85). These girls held nothing back as they played aggressive throughout the whole day, and gave every shot everything they had. We look forward in seeing that persistence in our future tournaments to come.    

Weather October 1-2, 2016

Round 1: Low 50, High 82. Sunny, Wind 20-25 Mph

Round 2: Low 55, High 88.. Sunny, Wind 10-15 Mph

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18/Boys 14-15: 6,400

Girls 14-18/ Boys 11-13: 5,483

Girls U13: 5,035

Boys U10: 4,810

 

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. 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 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org

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