Louisville, Kentucky: October 25-26, 2014 This week, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the College Prep Series at University of Louisville. It was an absolutely fantastic two days for golf, with both Saturday and Sunday in the 60’s with wind here and there. The players began play on Friday at 12:30 PM then at 9:30 AM on Sunday. The field consisted of 60 players so they were lucky enough to have us start them off both 1 and 10 so they could play at a more enjoyable pace. Both the first and second rounds went well, leading to great reviews by parents and players. This was also our last week working with the Susan G. Koman Foundation as a part of our breast cancer awareness month initiative. This is something we were really excited and passionate about and wer more than happy to help raise awareness for this past month. In regards to the tournament, the players competed for a few different kinds of rankings, points, and qualifiers. These included the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings (JGS), Tour Championship bids for the winners of each divisions, and Hurricane Cup points. Boys 15-18
In the Boys 15-18 Division, Mason Lenhart out of Prospect, Kentucky took the field by storm. Lenhart shot an even par 72 on Saturday and never gave up the lead, winning on Sunday with a +1 for the tournament (72,73 =145). Lenhart outdueled Kyle Jury and Drew Burke for second and third place respectively. Jury held his own throughout the weekend by finishing the tournament with scores of 75 and 76 respectfully for a total of 151, 6 shots behind Lenhart. Burke, also had a good weekend shooting 75, 77 respectfully, for a total of 152. Neither Jury nor Burke could make enough birdies on the second day to challenge Lenhart. Boys 11-14
For the Boys 11 – 14 division, Drew Doyle out of Louisville, Kentucky was crowned the champion after a two-hole playoff with Andrew Sullivan. Both finished with a two-day total of 157. These two players were in a battle all weekend from the moment they hit the tee on Saturday afternoon putting on an amazing display. Evan Bone also placed as he took home third with an overall score of 162. Bone was right in the thick of the winner’s circle until a difficult back nine on Sunday separated him from Doyle and Sullivan. Girls 15 – 18
In the Girls 15 – 18 division, Sarah Son put on a clinic with a solid performance, winning out right by 13 shots over Ashley Knight. Son came out on Friday very confident and it propelled her to victory with a score total of 156. Knight finished in second place with a two-day total of 169 while Erin Perkins came in third with a two-day total of 179. However, Knight and Perkins showed a lot of mental toughness, which left them feeling good about the weekend and beyond. Girls 11 – 14
For the Girls 11 – 14 division, Erin Rowland out of Louisville, Kentucky outdueled Izzy van der Beast on Sunday for the title winning by 3 strokes. Rowland shot a two-day total of 159 while Izzy posted a 162. Also placing was Ryan Bender who took third with a two day total of 166 seven behind Rowland. The outright support by family and friends for these three girls stood out this week and it was clear that it was a big motivator for all of them. Weather: Saturday – Low 60’s and Mid 40’s, Windy at times Sunday – High 60’s and low 50’s, Light breeze at times 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 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 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.