FarmLinks Junior Classic
January 10-11, 2015
(January 10, 2015) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) traveled to Sylacauga, Alabama on January 10-11 for the FarmLinks Junior Classic. Players battled extremely cold and windy conditions during both rounds. All divisions were ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS). 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.
Scores were tight in the Boys 15-18 division from the beginning on Saturday. Nicholas Scott dominated the first round shooting a two under par 70. Things would remain close throughout the weekend, especially between Scott and Thomas Luther, of Hoover, AL, being tied through 14 holes at one over par. Luther was only three strokes back after the first day and continued playing well on day two. However, Scott closed with his best golf of the weekend, carding eight birdies over two rounds. Over the last three holes, he dropped in two birdies and a par to card a final round of 74 finishing at even par to win the Boys 15-18 division by one stroke over Thomas Luther. Luther had a very strong round of 71(-1) on Sunday after opening with a 74 on Saturday. Mitchell Bowlin of Cordova, TN rounded out the Top three finishers with a weekend total of 149, just five strokes behind Scott. Fantastic golf by Scott and Luther down the stretch led to an exciting finish at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, AL.
In the Boys 13-14 division, Harrison Davis of Fort Payne, AL, had a good pair of rounds for the weekend, shooting a 75 and 76 respectively. Davis netted six birdies for both rounds. Reynolds Lambert of Birmingham, AL, came in second four strokes back of Davis. Owen Doherty topped out the three finishers with a strong even par final round, finishing six strokes back of the leader. All players played exceptionally well, battling adverse weather conditions, finishing with a notable golf weekend here at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, AL. In the Girls 15-18 division, Skylar Thompson of Buford, GA, playing with lots of enthusiasm, had two solid rounds of golf, finishing with a 77 and 76. Thompson played a solid first round, shooting a 77, adding a few birdies on the tough FarmLinks Golf Club course. In the final round, Thompson shot even better with a total of 76 adding two more birdies, finishing out the tournament on a positive note with a birdie on 18. Battling the unfortunate weather conditions we had this weekend, Thompson showed remarkable skill through 36 holes of golf here at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, AL. Weather: Day 1- Low 25, high of 35, sunny, winds 1-5mph Day 2- Mid 30’s, overcast, winds 5-10 MPH Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18-6,706 yards Boys 13-14-6,035 yards Girls 15-18 6,035 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 five age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-12, Boys 13-14, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, 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, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana and Connecticut. For more information regarding the 2015 HJGT season, 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