Consistency Pays off for Eisch; Garris Extends Lead on Sunday

Eisch stays consistent, breezes by competition

Paige Lee takes home first

 

Tarpon Springs, Florida (February 26, 2012) The Hurricane Junior Golf tour closed out February on a high note this past weekend at Crescent Oaks Country Club. Countries such as Mexico, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States all had great players representing them this weekend at our Bobby Grace Jr. Open event. It wasn’t perfect weather but the players battled through some rainy conditions to make for a great weekend. A special thanks goes out to Crescent Oaks Country Club and all their staff members that helped us make sure this tournament was a successful one. In the boys 11-14 division Robby Eisch from Tampa, Florida took home first place with a two day total of 152(77+75).  Eisch was also tied for the lead in overall pars with a total of 21. What kept Eisch ahead of his competition were his pars or better percentage at 69.4.  Diandian Hu from Orlando, Florida along with Jake Ludwick (St. Augustine, FL) and Ryan Hicks (Clearwater, FL) tied for second place with a tournament score of 157. Ludwick led the trio after round one shooting a 79 but Hu shot a tournament low 74 to help him close the gap. Hicks also picked up ground on day two posting a competitive 76. Along with winning the tournament Eisch also had the best par 4 performance with a 4.15 average and won Seaforth rain gear for his efforts. With overall birdies we had another tie with 6 players making four birdies throughout their rounds. Although Guillermo Cortina didn’t crack the top 3 he was able to win a CoolHead by having the best par 5 scoring average at an even 5.00. On the girls side, Paige Lee Garris from West Palm Beach, FL was the champion in the 11-14 division with an impressive two day total of (84+82) 166. Paige Lee posted the most birdies in her division with 2 and pars, with 17. Kelsy Holbert out of Lutz, FL came in second after a score of (93+84) 177, eleven shots behind the leader. Paige Lee also posted a competitive 5.12 on all par 5 holes and was the deserving winner of Par 5 performance CoolHead. For more information about the HJGT Tour Championship please visit the HJGT fan page on Facebook.com. To get up to the minute tweets during the tournaments and important HJGT news follow us on Twitter. Also, be sure to check out player quotes in our weekly video, which can be found on the HJGT website. For a direct link to the HJGT Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel and final round results please visit www.hjgt.org.   Weather:   Saturday: 70 and sunny Sunday: 63 and cloudy with light a.m. rain   Yardages:   Boys 11-14: 6269 Girls 11-14: 5156   Tournament awards:   Boys 11-14   EFX Birdie Challenge: Guillermo Cortina   Par 4 Challenge: Robby Eisch   Par 5 Challenge: Guillermo Cortina   Girls 11-14   EFX Birdie Challenge: Paige Lee Garris   Par 4 Challenge: Paige Lee Garris   Par 5 Challenge: Paige Lee Garris

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