College Prep Series at UK, (April 8-9, 2017)

College Prep Series at UK,

University Club Kentucky

(April 8-9, 2017) 

  On April 8th and 9th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its’ spring season at the gorgeous University Club in Kentucky. The first round on Saturday was completed under fairly good weather conditions, while the second round on Sunday was met a little wind and a bunch of sunshine. The players all provided a great and competitive atmosphere for all of the spectators who came out to support them. The fantastic attitudes from the players made for an excellent tournament. The winners of all six of the age divisions will receive an invitation to the Tour Championship later on this year and the top ten finishers also received points towards the end of the year Hurricane Cup.   Boys 16-18 Division 

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In the Boys 16-18 Division, Jeremiah Cox from Franklin, Tennessee took home the first place trophy. His scores for the tournament were an impressive 72-76-148. Jeremiah had a very impressive tournament and started off hot from the start. Jeremiah started the first round at four under par for the front nine. Cox virtually led from the start of the tournament until the end. However, there was no shortage of competition behind Cox as there was a three-way tie for second place. Lane Hooper from Greenbrier, Tennessee, and Carson Holmes from Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Bryson Morrell from Knoxville, Tennessee were all heavily in contention. Lane registered scores of 80-73-153, Carson scored 76-77-153, and Bryson put together a 76-77-153 for the tournament. Lane showed impressive improvement by shooting seven strokes better for the final round. Carson finished the final round on Sunday strongly by registering six straight pars to finish the tournament. Bryson also showed to be rather consistent with a total of 24 pars for the tournament.   Boys 14-15 Division 

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In the Boys 14-15 Division, Hayes Mason from Campbellsville, Kentucky succeeded in a competitive boys division by bringing home the first place prize. Hayes registered scores of 76-78-154 for the tournament. Hayes performed very well on difficult par five holes throughout the tournament by averaging 4.83 strokes per par five. Coming right behind Hayes was Colin Alexander from Brentwood, Tennessee. Colin finished one stroke behind Hayes and registered scores of 80-75-155. With shooting an impressive 75 for the second round, Colin managed to hole four birdies during the round. Coming not far behind Colin was Drex Gillaspie from Prospect, Kentucky. Drex was able to shoot a consistent 81-81-162. Gillaspie showed improvement on the back nine by shooting three strokes better in the final round than in the first.   Boys 11-13 Division 

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In the Boys 11-13 Division, Cayden Pope from Lexington, Kentucky came away with the first place trophy. Pope put up scores of 73-76-149 for the tournament. In the final round, Pope was able to finish strong by shooting one stroke under par on the back nine. Pope also registered a birdie on a difficult par five on the 18th hole. Coming in second was Mason Hamrick from Richmond, Kentucky. Hamrick registered scores of 76-77-153. Mason was able to improve on his front nine score on Sunday by two strokes. Coming in third place was Drew Wallace from La Grange, Kentucky. Wallace had scores of 77-78-155. Drew was able to shoot three more birdies on Sunday than he had on Saturday.   Boys 10U Division 

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In the Boys 10U Division Micah Sheffer from Brownstown, Indiana was able to take home the first place trophy. Sheffer shot an impressive 80-84-164. Sheffer was consistent on the front nine for both rounds by shooting the same score. Micah also shot an impressive 39 on the back nine in the first round. Coming in second place was Bradford Lacefield from Versailles, Kentucky. Bradford shot scores of 95-95-190. Bradford was able to drive the ball far under windy conditions at the end of the day on Sunday. Not far behind Bradford was Sage Bradshaw from Chesterfield, Missouri. Sage shot scores of 92-100-192. Sage finished the first round strong by shooting for par on a tough 18th hole.   Girls 14-18 Division 

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In the Girls 14-18 Division Megan Furtney from South Elgin, Illinois was able to come away with the first place trophy. Megan shot impressive scores of 72-71-143. Furtney got off to a strong start that put her in the lead group for the final round on Sunday. Furtney finished even stronger on Sunday by shooting even par for the round. Coming in second place not far behind Furtney was MacKenzie Neal from Richmond, Kentucky. Neal put up scores of 69-76-145 for the tournament. Neal’s fast start for the tournament was able to put her under par for the first round. MacKenzie was the only player to shoot under par for a round. Finishing close to Neal was Rylea Marcum from Georgetown, Kentucky who came in third place. Marcum registered scores of 81-73-154. Marcum was able to show steady improvement by shooting eight strokes better in the final round. This improvement was able to vault her into the top 3.   Girls 13U Division 

In the girls 13U division Kirsty Mitchell from Ontario, Canada was able to come away with the first place trophy. Mitchell shot a 102-103-205 for the tournament. Mitchell was able to birdie a tough 17th hole that was filled with hazards in the final round. Coming in second place was Abbie Pietila from Brighton, Michigan. Abbie was able to shoot twelve strokes better on Sunday than on Saturday showing that she had improved overnight.

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. 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.  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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