College Prep Series at UGA, Athens GA
(July 16- July 17, 2016)
Battle of the Bulldogs
On Friday July 15, 2016 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Athens, GA to host the UGA College Prep Series at the stunning University of Georgia Country Club. The first day of competition started out with clear skies, but quickly turned into scattered thunderstorms causing a two hour rain delay. However, the second day of competition was nothing, but clear skies with temperature reaching into the mid 90’s. The HJGT would like to thank the University of Georgia Country Club staff for allowing us to host our tournament at their gorgeous venue. AJGA Performance Stars were up for grabs this weekend, the top three winners in each age division were awarded an exemption into the 2016 National Championship in Champions Gate, FL on December 3-4th, and the top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors. Once that first tee shot soared through the air, the golfers were ready to put their clubs to the ball and make their mark on the course.
Boys 16-18 Division
The boys 16-18 age group had some extrmemly tight competition this weekend with the first, second, and third place finishers only being seperated by one stroke a piece. The first place finisher was Thomas Luther for Hoover, AL who finished with a 70 on the first day. The extreme heat on the second day seemed to affect Luthers game slightly forcing him to shoot 5 storkes worse on the second day for a tournament total of 145. Hunter Hatsavongsa of Suwanee, GA finished in second place with a first day socre of 72 and a second round score of 74 for a total score of 146 strokes. The third place finisher was Chandler Dixon, who shot a total of 147 strokes on the weekend. Conner Conkel was a close third place finisher shooting a tournament total of 150. Overall the boys in the 16-18 division had an extremely competitive weekend and it was enjoyable to watch the boys duke it out till the last putt.
Boys 14-15 Division
Myles Jones smoked the competition this weekend finishing with a total score of 145 strokes, shooting an impressive score of 68 on the second day of competition. Blake Parkman was the second place finisher in the boy’s 14-15 division. Parkman had a strong first day shooting a 76, 1 stroke better than the tournament champion entering the second day. Despite shooting a 71 on the second day for a total of 147, it wasn’t enough to beat out Jones. Brandon Cho also received a second place trophy for shooting a tournament total of 147. Finishing in third place was Peyton Balent of Suwanee, GA. Balent shot an 76 on the first day and came back much improved the second day shooting a 74 for a tournament total of 150 strokes, just beating out the fourth place finisher.
Girls 14-18 Division
Wen Qi Zhu of Ahtens GA was the first place finisher for the girl’s 14-18 division. Zhu had an impressive first day shooting a 70, two storkes under par. Her second day wasn’t as good, but was still impressive shooting a 75 for a total score of 145 strokes. Tess Davenport and Christyn Carr tied for second place with a total score of 154 storkes. Third place finisher was Tori Owen of Chatsworth GA. She finished her first round with a score of 74 and a second round of 81 for a total score of 155, just one stroke of the second place finishers.
Boys 11-13 Division
Jake Peacock of Alpharetta, GA was the first place finisher for the boys 11-13 division. Peacock had two impressive rounds shooting 68 on both days for a total score of 136 and impressive 8 under tournament par. Perry-Austin Kilburn was the second place finisher for this division shooting a 77 on the first day and a 78 on the second day for a total score of 155. Finally, finishing in third place was Reed Sweigart with a total score of 156 strokes finishing just one stroke behind Kilburn.
Girls 13 & Under
Thienna Huyhn of Lilburn, GA was the first place finisher for the girls 13 and under division. Huyhn had a first round of 76 and a second round of 74 for a tournament total of 150. Second place was claimed by Ava Merrill and Sara Im, both finishing with a total score of 160. Katie Scheck took third place with a tournament total of 162.
Weather June 4-5, 2016:
Round 1: Low 70, High 92. Mostly Sunny, Wind 10-15 mph
Round 2: Low 80, High 92. Scatted thunder Storms, Wind 15-25 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,709Yards
Boys 14-15: 6,709Yards
Boys 11-13: 5,745 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,745 Yards
Girls 13 & Under: 5,148
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