Fenton Cup at Flat Creek
(September 18-19, 2016)
On the Eighteenth day of September, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour landed in Peachtree City, Georgia, a quiet town south of Atlanta ruled by golf carts. The staff had their eyes set on Flat Creek Golf to host the Fenton Cup for the second year running. Scoring conditions were prime as the first round began, with temperatures staying below ninety degrees thanks to dense cloud cover. The final round was far from dry as play was suspended twice before calling the tournament in the early afternoon due to excessive rainfall. The staff at the Hurricane Junior Golf Course would like to thank Flat Creek for allowing us to host this large event at their facilities. We would also like to thank the Fenton family for allowing us to host your beloved event. Important factors that were at risk for the players were; the top 10 finishers received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup and winners in each division will receive an exemption into the 2016 National Championship December 3-4, 2016. As soon as the first ball left the tee at twelve o’clock noon on saturday, the players were ready to fire away at both of the courses, Graveyard and Homestead.
Boys 16-18 Division
Rece Moore of Dallas, Georgia came out on top after firing an even par 72. This was the score to beat as play was called Sunday afternoon and his fellow competitors were not able to catch him with the tournament closing after 18 holes of competition. Peter Hinnant was just a shot behind at 73, finishing 2nd. A tie for 3rd was held by Stefan Blain, and Jack Brennan at 74. The competition was certainly a close one.
Boys 14-15 Division
Finishing with an impressive 3 under 69 on the first day, Liam Shinn of Norcross, Georgia secured 1st place in his division. Liam capitalized on the great conditions on Saturday to create some separation between him and his competitors. However just 2 shots back, was Jason Quinlan who took 2nd place. Finishing 3rd was Mark Brown with a first round total of 75. These impressive scores showed the true potential of our junior golfers. We wish them the best as they continue to develop their respective games.
Boys 11-13 Division
Reed Sweigart of Roswell, Georgia is the winner of the Boys 11-13 division, his first round 74 was enough to stay in front of the field. Second place was awarded to Luke Pezold with an 81 total. In third place, Renato Gerena Jr. shot 82 to secure his trophy. We are lucky to fill our tournament with players carrying such great attitudes and we look forward to seeing them again.
Girls 14-18 Division
Louise Yu of Duluth, Georgia, took home the 1st place trophy in the Girls 14-18 division. Louise capitalized on the great conditions provided to her on saturday firing a 1-over 73. Second place was awarded to Sophia Kalusche and Tori Owens with a final score of 76, just 3 shots off the lead. Lastly, the third place trophy was awarded to Courtney Lewis with a final score of 76.
Girls U13 Division
Thienna Huynh of Lilburn, Georgia, took home the first place award after a first round 78. Finishing second from Cleveland, Tennessee was Hannah Grace Nall with a final score of 79. Third place trophy was taken home by Loralie Cowart, of Winston, Georgia with a total score of 82.
Weather September 17-18, 2016: Round 1: Low 68, High 89. Sunny, Wind 8-10 mph Round 2: Low 65, High 83. Rainy, Overcast, Wind 5-10 mph Tournament Division Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,653 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,653 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,353Yards Girls 14-18: 5,353 Yards Girls U13: 5,171 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