Dana Rader Jr. Challenge Sept. 19-20

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made another stop in the Carolinas this week, this time at Red Bridge Golf Club in Locust, North Carolina. The players took on a difficult course with mounds and hazards on just about every hole. With perfect weather and greens the players enjoyed the weekend at Red Bridge Golf Club. There were four divisions Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, and Girls 11-18 were all in one division together. The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is excited to continue its partnership with the Dana Rader Golf School, the sole Golf Channel Academy in the Carolinas.  We would like to thank Dana and the Academy for supporting the tour and for developing junior golfers in the area. The winners in each division received an invitation to the 2015 Hurricane Junior Golf Tour National Championship. Additionally, the top ten finishers in each division received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.  

Dana Rader B 15-18 Scott Campbell

Boys 15-18 The older boys division was dominated by two players from the North Carolina area. Scott Campbell and Grant Powell put on a show together. After firing a 68 on day one Scott Campbell of Colfax, North Carolina led Greensboro, North Carolina’s Grant Powell by 2 after Powell’s first round two under par 70. The lead switched hands a few times Sunday, but after 36 holes the players were tied at four under par and headed to the first tee for a sudden death playoff. Campbell and Powell would tie the first two holes before Campbell would stick his approach on the par 5 3rd hole and have an easy two putt birdie to win the tournament. Both players had an outstanding tournament and led the way in just about every statistical category.    

Dana Rader B 13-14 Alex Rubino

Boys 13-14 Alex Rubino of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina would turn a Saturday lead into a Sunday victory. Rubino led by one shot after Saturday’s first round one over 73. The course was a few shots harder on Sunday, but Rubino played consistent golf throughout the tournament and was able to stretch his one shot lead to 5 before the tournament was over. After bogeying the par 3 second to fall into a tie with Jack Heath, Rubino quickly birdied the par 5 third hole to regain his lead. Alex Rubino used his tournament leading 6 birdies to pull away from the field. Jack Heath finished 2nd place and Zane Sullivan finished 3rd to grab themselves a trophy as well. Congrats to Sean Anderson as well for getting a hole in one on Saturday giving him the only eagle for the tournament in the boy’s 13-14 division!   


Dana Rader B 11-12 Perrry-Austin Kilburn

Boys 11-12 The boy’s 11-12 division was close after day one. Perry-Austin Kilburn led Nick Rubino by two strokes before teeing off for Sunday’s final round. Kilburn came out on fire and spread his lead to 4 shots on Sunday with birdies on holes 1 and 2 and never gave in. Kilburn who is from Monroe, Georgia was able to better his Saturday score by 2 shots and shoot a final round four over 76 and win the tournament comfortably. Nick Rubino led the tournament with 3 birdies and Kilburn led the tournament in par 4 scoring with an average of 4.1. 2nd place went to Charlotte’s Nick Rubino and in 3rd place was Chase Cheatham of Lincolton, North Carolina.    

Dana Rader G 15-18 Moon Cheong

Girls 11-18 The girls were all in one division this week and Moon Cheong of Charlotte, North Carolina shot 72, 69 to win the tournament with a final score of three under par. Cheong had a tournament leading 8 birdies and used those birdies to run away from the field. Alyssa Campbell from Lake Wylie, South Carolina came in 2nd place after a final round two over 74 allowed her to jump from 4th to 2nd place and Waxhaw, North Carolina’s Emily Song finished in 3rd place for the tournament. Another congratulations to Parker Melting who had one of the only two eagles of the entire tournament for every division. Alyssa Campbell led the girls in par 3 scoring with a perfect even par 3.0 and Moon Cheong led in par 4 scoring with an average score of 3.9.     Weather: Day 1 -   Low 60 Degrees, High 90 Degrees Day 2 -   Low 68 Degrees, High 91 Degrees Tournament Yardages Boys 15-18 – 6571 yards Boys 13-14 – 6051 yards Girls 11-18/Boys 11-12 – 5442 yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intent 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 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the HJGT tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org Experience #TheHurricaneDifference

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