The “Mistake Free Golf” Junior Classic at Falcons Fire in Kissimmee, Florida took place from June 7-9th. The tournament was a three day 54-hole tournament. At stake during this tournament was JGS rankings and Florida Junior Tour Exemptions. The top 15 finishers in each division received points toward year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup. Aalso at stake was the Big I Qualifier for the State of Florida.
Boys 15-18 The Boys 15-18 division was a closely contested tournament from the start to finish. Brett Beazant of Orlando, Florida, played an outstanding third round to hold off Bebe Bouahom of Windermere, Fl, Michael Cecelia of Clermont, Fl, and Shanren Brienen of Orlando, Fl. Beazant shot a final round 69 after posting a 72 in the first round and a 73 in the second and finished with a 2 under par 214. During his final round Bouahom, was 5 under par from holes 7 to 14, but could not overcome his opening home double bogie. He shot a 70, after posting a 75 on Saturday and a 71 on Sunday to finish at level par 216. There was a tie for third place at two over par 218. Michael Cecelia shot a 75 Saturday but came back with a 71 Sunday and a final round 72. Shanren Brienen also finished at two over par after being the opening day leader on Saturday posting a 71. However the difficulty of Falcons Fire got to him Sunday when he finished with a 79, but made a charge on Sunday shooting a final round 68. 240 birdies and 3 eagles were made throughout the tournament, with Bouahom leading the way with 11 and Beazant in second in birdie totals with 10. Beazant played steadily Saturday and Sunday and came into Monday at one over par, but took advantage of great early morning scoring conditions to fire the second lowest round of the tournament with a 69. The rest of the field improved as a whole by lowering the scoring average from 79.7 to 77.8 on Sunday to a 77.23 on Monday.
Girls 15-18 Latanna Stone of Ruskin, Florida was the winner in the Girls 15-18 division. Stone was tied for second going after two rounds. Stone’s phenomenal third round score of 68 was the difference maker at Falcons Fire. In the final round alone, Stone posted five birdies, four of those coming on the front nine. Finishing in a tie for second place was Radi Sauro of Lake Worth, Florida. Sauro improved her score all three rounds posting a 76, 74 and finally a 73 in the third and final round. Also, finishing in a tie for second was Mami Yamamoto of Howey in the Hills, Florida. Yamamoto was very consistent on the weekend posting a 75 in the first two rounds and finally a 73 in the third round. Yamamoto led the entire division through three rounds with eight birdies, while Angela Xu of Howey in the Hills, Florida came in close second with seven birdies. Emma Yolanda Mesta led the division by producing a birdie or better, with three in a row all on the back nine to finish strong on the weekend.
Boys 11-14 James Waldon of Duluth, Georgia became the Boys 11-14 division winner at Falcon’s Fire in Dr. Bob Winters “Mistake-Free” Golf Junior Classic. Finishing the first round tied for the lead with a score of 72, Waldon came back on Sunday to score a 77, losing his share of first place. Waldon came back on Monday to shoot three birdies and score another 72. He finished with a grand total of 221. This is Waldon’s second Hurricane Championship of the 2014 season out of three tournaments, and his first 54-Hole Tournament. Tied for second place just one stroke behind our champion with a score of 222 was Thammalack Bouahorn from Windermere, Florida and Nick Bessire from Orlando, Florida. Bouahorn improved from a 77 to a 71 from the first to the second day, making an eagle on the 10th hole in the second round. Only one other player in the 11-14 division recorded an eagle. Nick Bessire had a very consistant weekend. He shot for even par in the first round and shot a 75 on both the second and third day. He shot seven total birdies, coming in second for most birdies in his division.
Amelia Root of Jacksonville, Florida outlasted her competitors in the Girls 11-14 division at Falcon’s Fire through the three days of competition. Root consistently improved each day of play going 74 the first day, 72 the second, and 71 the last day. Root had an outstanding eagle in the second round on the 14th hole. Root had a total of six birdies and 30 pars. Root outlasted her competitors by two stroke to give her the first place title. Cindy Kou of Ponte Windermere, Florida was tough competitor for root as she came in second place. Kou improved drastically from round two to three having only one bogey in the third round and cutting her score down by 10 stroke. Kou’s scores for the weekend were 74, 81 and 71. Kou had a total of three birdies and an impressive 37 pars. Britney Mangan, of Clermont, Florida, had a very consistent weekend with scores of 79, 79, and 76. Mangan had a total of seven birdies and 25 pars to help her get to her third place victory. Mangan only had a total of three double bogeys for the weekend.
Weather: Day 1- High of 89, low of 70 with scattered thunderstorms and a slight breeze Day 2- High of 87, low of 68 with scattered thunderstorms and a slight breeze Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18: 6,849 yards Boys 11-14: 6,099 yards Girls 15-18: 5,822 yards Girls 11- 14 5,5168 yards About us: 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 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania. 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.