College Prep Series at IU Sept. 6-7

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Bloomington, IN on September 6-7 for the College Prep Series at Indiana University. Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings were at stake in the Boys 15-18 Division while winners in all divisions received an invitation to the 2014 Tour Championship and points towards the 2014 Hurricane Cup. After battling through the elements on Saturday, two players stood atop the Boys 15-18  leader board entering the final round. Tristen Atwood and Christopher Heck would post opening round 75s before eventually falling out of contention on Sunday. It would be Tom Weaver of St. Louis, MO who would come out on top after firing the lowest round of the event on Sunday. After posting an opening round 77, Weaver would come back on Sunday to shoot 71 (Even) to claim a three shot victory over Austin Vukovits and Robbie Keyes (151). Weaver came out of the gates quickly on Sunday making the turn at three under par before giving away three shots on the back nine. Weaver tied Tom Morrison in scoring average on par 3s (3.0) for the weekend. Runner up, Robbie Keyes would lead the field in par 4 scoring (4.1). Ethan Breeden and Christopher Heck would both tie in par 5 scoring average (5.0) for the weekend. Weaver’s win is his first on tour and earns him a spot in the 2014 Tour Championship in Orlando, FL. “The difference a day makes” , was the storyline in the Boys 11-14 Division. Christian Olsen would claim the victory after closing with a 3 over par 74 on Sunday following an opening round 80 on Saturday. Olsen was two shots back of eventual runner up finisher Alex Heck entering the final round; however, a hot start from Olsen with birdies on the first two holes would propel him into the lead. Olsen actually began the tournament with a less than desired start on Saturday. Stumbling out of the gates on Saturday with three bogeys and a double bogey on his first four holes, Olsen regained his composure to finish with an 80. Heck withstood Olsen’s pace until the start of the final nine holes on Sunday. Heck would finish five shots back of Olsen to finish in 2nd place while Wilson Andress of Macon, GA claimed 3rd place. Heck would actually lead statistically in par 3 and par 5 performance averaging 3.0 and 5.2 respectfully. Olsen credited his red numbers for his win after leading the field in birdie performance (5) for the weekend. Jaycee Bunner claimed the title in the Girls 15-18 Division over her sister, Casey Bunner. Jaycee began the tournament with a birdie on her opening hole before posting an opening round 78 and would play her final four holes in -1 to post a final round 79. Jaycee Bunner lead the division in par 4 scoring (4.4) and par 5 scoring (5.5) while being tied with her sister, Casey, in par 3 scoring (3.5). Jaycee also led the division in birdies with a total of 3 over the 2 days. She gave her accuracy off the tee as credit for her win on the extremely narrow fairways at Indiana University Golf Course. The win this weekend allows Jaycee a spot into the 2014 Tour Championship in Orlando, FL December 6-7. Weather: Day 1- Low of 65, high of 81. Light rain and cloud cover much of the day. Day 2- Low of 52, Sunny, high of 74. Winds 10-15 mph. Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18: 6,681 yards Girls 15-18: 5,603 yards Boys 11-14: 6,000 yards   About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Mississippi. For more information regarding the College Prep Series at IU, 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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