Columbus Junior Open, July 15-16, 2017

Columbus Junior Open

(July 15-16, 2017)

  The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was in Columbus, Ohio this weekend for the Columbus Junior Open at Cumberland Trail. Heavy rain set in the Thursday before the tournament making it seem like there was a possibility that the tournament would’ve been canceled. Thankfully the staff at Cumberland Trail could get the course in playable shape. The players brought their A-game’s this weekend.     Boys 16-18

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In the Boys 16-18 Division, Drew Salyers was crowned champion. He showed off his game against the rest of the field. He was able to take home the title with an impressive first round of 69 then followed it up with a 72 second round for a 2 day total of 141. Coming in second place with a two day total of 145 was Austin Schone of Galena, OH. Rounding out the top three was Owen Malcolm of Atlanta, GA who shot a (75, 74) 149. These boys showed off their skill by shooting very low rounds.     Boys 14-15   

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In the Boys 14-15 Division, Jonathan Green proved that he was a force to be reckoned with and not to be left in the dust. Green shot a first round 79 and then followed it up with a very impressive 71 second round to post a 150 total. Coming in second place was Aidan Schumer of Columbus, OH who shot a (75, 76) 151. Taking home third place was Jack Neville of Terrace Park, OH who posted an (81, 80) for a two day total of 161. These boys showed tremendous fortitude while trekking through a difficult course.        Girls 14-18

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In the Girls 14-18 Division, Jenna Vivo showed why she was rightfully the champion on top through all the close competition. After posting a 74 on Saturday, Jenna followed that up by posting an equally impressive 73 on Sunday to finish with a two day total of 147. Coming in second place was Lizzy Steffensmeier of Columbus, OH who shot a (74, 75) for a two day total of 149. Coming in third was Emma Caroline Phillips of Brentwood, TN who shot a (77, 75) for a 152 two day total.

Weather July 15-July 16, 2017

Round 1: Low 62, High 83. Rain

Round 2: Low 68, High 89. Rain

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18: 6,652

Boys 14-15: 6,652

Girls 14-18: 5,625

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 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email

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