College Prep Series at USF - April 16-17

College Prep Series at the University of South Florida

Golfers Get a Taste of Division I Golf

On Thurs., April 14, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Tampa, Fla., to host the College Prep Series at the University of South Florida. Sunshine was abundant on both Saturday and Sunday with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. The HJGT thanks The Claw at USF staff for allowing us to host our College Prep Series at USF out at a great venue. Both Boys and Girls 14-18 champions received five AJGA Performance Stars, while the top five boys and top three girls ages 14-18 received one star. Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking was available for Boys 11-13, Boys 14-15, Boys 16-18 and Girls 14-18. The top three finishers in each age division received invitations to the 2016 Mid Season Invitational at Chateau Elan on June 11-13. Winners also received invitations to the 2016 National Championship on Dec. 3-4. The top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors, which include state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.

Boys 16-18 Division

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Gustav Tegel[/caption] Round one started out as a close race between Ryder Sutcliffe of Jupiter, Fla., and Gustav Tegel, of Stockholm, Sweden with both finishing at 75. Clay Gibbs of Wellington, Fla., trailed by just one shot, setting up for an exciting finish on Sunday. Coming into the 18th hole in round two, Tegel was just one stroke behind Sutcliffe. With a well-played par by Tegel, and an untimely bogey from Sutcliffe, they were tied up for both the day (77) and for the tournament (152). After two playoff holes, Tegel’s par on the third playoff hole, the par-4 No. 17, the Swede hung on for victory. Taking third place out of 35 was Luke Liu of Wesley Chapel, Fla.    

Boys 14-15 Division

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Carl Corpus

Carl Corpus[/caption] Carl Corpus, of Valley, Calif., and Bryce Walker of Bartow, Fla., finished off a great first round coming in at 81 on a very challenging course. With at least a two-stroke lead over everyone else, they battled the Claw at USF for the final round of the tournament. Corpus started out strong, making par on the first five holes as Walker had a more challenging start on the first few holes. Overall, all top three finishers finished strong on day two. Coming in third place out of nine was Josh Mosher of Wesley Chapel, Fla., who finished with an 83 and a 168 total. Walker also finished with an 83 for the day and a 164 total. Thanks to a division-best 77 in the final round, Corpus won by six with a total of 158.    

Boys 11-13 Division

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Gregory Solhaug

Gregory Solhaug[/caption] Some of the best rounds during the College Prep Series at USF came from the Boys 11-13 division. The two leaders finished just two shots apart after day two and played fantastic rounds on both days. The winner of the nine-player division was Gregory Solhaug of Bradenton, Fla. Solhaug shot a marvelous 73 on Saturday and followed it up with another solid score of 74 on Sunday. Coming just two strokes shy of Solhaug was first round co-leader, Egor Eroshenko, of Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Eroshenko poured in three birdies en route to his second runner-up finish on the HJGT. Rounding out the top three was Armand Loscalzo of Tampa, Fla with scores of 81 and 74 to finish eight off the lead.    

Girls 14-18 Division

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Latanna Stone

Latanna Stone[/caption]

The Girls 14-18 division featured another great competition between the top three contestants. Christen Simons, of Davie, Fla., had a phenomenal round one of 72 that gave her a three-stroke lead entering Sunday. A challenging round of 86 on Sunday dropped her down the leaderboard, but her 158 total was good for third place out of 14. Just one stroke ahead of Simons was Sarah-Eve Rheaume of Lac Delage, Quebec, Canada. Rheaume shot 79 on Saturday and improved for a 78 on Sunday to move from second to third. Coming in first for the Girls 14-18 was Latanna Stone, of Riverview, Fla., who carded rounds of 75 and 80. Stone carded three birdies and only had one hole worse than bogey.


Girls 13U Division

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Kaja Krasova

Kaja Krasova[/caption] Kaja Krasova, of Ricany, Czech Republic and Chloe Trinh of Bradenton, Fla., went head to head in the Girls 13 and under division. Ricany took a comfortable lead after round one, making three birdies to score five-over- par 76 on the round. Trinh improved her day one to day two score by four strokes, however Krasova secured the first-place finish, recording another 76 in round two for a two-day total of 152. Trinh had a two-day total of 180.      

Weather for April 16-17, 2016

Round 1: Low 70, High 84. Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers, Wind 10-15 mph Round 2: Low 64, High 84. Mostly Sunny Skies, Wind 10-15 mph

Tournament Division Yardages

Boys 16-18: 6,592 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,592 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,773 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,773 Yards Girls 13U: 5,301 Yards

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