Dana Rader Junior Shootout
(September 17-18, 2016)
On Saturday, September 17th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Jacksonville team hosted a junior event at Albermarle, NC. The event was called the Dana Rader Junior Challenge, and was held at the stunning Red Bridge Golf Course & Country Club. HJGT would like to thank the Red Bridge staff for allowing us to host our tournament at such a great venue. A combination of heat and hills was a great test for every player in our field and made for quite a few close finishes by the end of the second round. The golf course was in great condition, and there was no better place to have this event. Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings will award each division winners with an exemption into the 2016 Tour Championship on December 3-4, 2016. The Top 10 players will also receive points towards year end honors which include, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup. The weekend was full of great play and exciting shots which were highlighted with a hole-in-one and a hole-out eagle to force a playoff for the Boys 14-15! There is nothing better than seeing a smile on a player’s face at the end of the day.
Boys 16-18 Division
Zander McCall of Statesville, NC was the champion of the Boys 16-18 division. The competition of the Boys 16-18 was fierce this weekend with the final round threesome coming down to the wire with Zander coming out with the win! Zander set a blistering pace during the first round with a 75 that proved to be too much for the rest of the field. The only thing nicer than the weather this weekend would have to be this young man’s swing!
Boys 14-15 Division
Narayan Mohan of Charlotte, NC was the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. The first round might not have been what Narayan was looking for however, that didn’t seem to bother him at all with the only under par round of the weekend (71) during round two. With a hole-out eagle on the par five 18th to force a deciding play-off hole to where Narayan would keep that 18th hole magic alive to come away with the victory. What and exciting way to end the weekend, congratulations Narayan!
Girls 14-18 Division
Kat Floyd of Chapel Hill, NC was the champion of the Girls 14-18 division. The lone girl in her field Kat faced the toughest competition there is in golf, the inner monologue. With a low score for the girls (79) Kat was able to put two rather impressive round together and from her interview was able to birdie her least favorite hole on the course which may have been just as rewarding as that trophy she ended up holding after her final round.
Boys 11-13 Division
Will Conway of Weddington, NC was the champion of the Boys 11-13 division. This young man is well on his way to becoming an all-around golfer. With the lowest score in his age division it was nothing but another day on the course for Will. With a masterful (79) in his first round young Will Conway cruised to the finish line with a big win and a big smile!
Girls 13 Under Division
Kat Floyd of Rock Hill, SC was the champion of the Girls 13 under division. A playoff hole after 36 holes may have been the tightest race we had this weekend but these girls came down to one stroke! The first round turned out to be the deciding factor (88), as the pairing stayed neck-and-neck during the final round. You could tell how great the competition was with the reflection of her infectious smile in that trophy during the final interview!
Weather August 17-18, 2016: Round 1: Low 78, High 82. Mostly Sunny Skies, Wind 5-10 mph Round 2: Low 81, High 88. Mostly Sunny Skies, Wind 5-10 mph Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 14-15/16-18: 6,606 Yards Girls 14-18/ Boys 11-13: 5,716 Yards Girls U13: 5,149 Yards Boys U10: 5,716 Yards 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 2016 HJGT 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 Experience #TheHurricaneDifference