Golden Bear Junior Shootout
(September 3-4, 2016)
Grip It and Rip It
On Thursday, September 1, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Hilton Head, SC to host the Golden Bear Junior Shootout at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. Despite Hurricane Hermine rolling through the region Thursday night into Friday, the weather turned out to be beautiful for the weekend with temperatures in the low 90s. The HJGT would like to thank The Golden Bear staff for allowing us to host our tournament at a great venue. AJGA Performance Stars and Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings up for grabs this weekend as 65 players were vying for their division title. Thanks to the hard work from the grounds crew cleaning up the course, players were able to tee off Friday afternoon, getting both rounds in for the weekend.
Boys 16-18 Division
Nelson Ou of Foshan, China, was the champion of the Boys 16-18 division firing rounds of 73, 73 (+2). Nelson was able to capture the crown after winning in a playoff against fellow competitor, Charles Collings who also shot +2 over two days. Coming in 3rd was Alan Smith of Winchendon, Massachusetts with rounds of 74, 73 (+3). Each player gained valuable experience that they can take with them going into the tail end of the season.
Boys 14-15 Division
William Patrick of Oneonta, Alabama, took first place in the Boys 14-15 division after shooting rounds of 75, 75 (+6). Andrew Choi of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, came in a close second at +7. Rounding out the top 3 was Willis Rogers of Charleston, South Carolina at +10. All the young men showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the tournament. It was a pleasure to watch all participants this weekend.
Boys 11-13 Divison
Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina took first place in the Boys 11-13 division after firing a tournament low 67 in round one, followed by a 73, to finish at -4. Coming in second was Reed Sweigart of Roswell, Georgia with rounds of 72, 74 (+2). The 3rd place trophy went to Andrew Propes of Charleston, South Carolina, finishing at +11. These young men all have great potential and we hope to see them competing in additional tournaments in the future.
Girls 14-18 Division
Hanna Kiefer of Kronberg, Germany, won the Girls 14-18 division after firing rounds of 76, 82 (+14). Coming in a close second was Vivian Yen of Tapei, finishing at +16. Rounding out the top 3 was Lexi Clark of Fairfax Station, Virginia, finishing at +19. Each player had a rewarding experience, competing against very stiff competition.
Girls U13 Division
Savannah Hylton of Hilton Head, South Carolina won the Girls under 13 division after shooting rounds of 81, 87 (+24). Coming in second was Carter Jules of St. Simons, Georgia at +27. Finishing in 3rd was Camila Burnett of Bluffton, South Carolina at +31. Each of the competitors showed excellent sportsmanship and pride in their play. Everyone had a great time and made the most out of their experience.
Weather September 3-4, 2016:
Round 1: Low 65, High 93. Partly Cloudy, Wind 5-10 mph
Round 2: Low 64, High 92. Mostly Sunny Skies, Wind 10-15 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,596 Yards
Boys 14-15: 6,596 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,557 Yards
Boys 11-13: 5,557 Yards
Girls U13: 5,557 Yards
Boys U10: 4,880 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