HJ Glove North Texas Jr Open, (May 6-7)

HJ Glove North Texas Jr Open

Southern Oaks Golf Club – Burleson, Texas

(May 6-7)

    On, May 6th and 7th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its spring season at the renowned Southern Oaks Golf Club. Both the weather and course were beautiful throughout the weekend. Players took advantage of these great conditions by entertaining spectators with two impressive rounds of golf. Winners in all six age divisions will receive an invitation to the Tour Championship later on this year and the top ten finishers also received points towards the end of the year Hurricane Cup and HJGT teams.  

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In the Boys 16-18 division, Pierson Farnell from Burleson, Texas, took home first place and entertained spectators with consistent golf throughout the weekend. He captured the title with a two-day total of 155. His impressive rounds of 79 and 76 put him ahead of his competitors in a tight field. He clinched the victory with fifteen pars and six birdies throughout the weekend. Finishing second place was Evan Hopkins, from Arlington, Texas. He shot a 75 on Saturday and a 82 on Sunday for a total score of 157. Also earning a trophy and tying in third place from Fort Worth, Texas was Zach Willard and from Springdale, Arkansas, Garrett Covington. They showcased his talent by shooting a two-day total of 159. Overall, the Boys 16-18 division was competitive this weekend and the top finishers played great golf.    

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In the Boys 14-15 division, Brayden Ingebrigtsen from The Woodlands, Texas, finished in first place. Brayden claimed the title by shooting seven birdies and nineteen pars throughout the weekend. Brayden shot a 73 both rounds for a two-day total of 146. Connor Myrick, from Fort Worth, Texas, finished in second place. He shot a two-day total of 189. The Boys 14-15 division had an exciting week, and every competitor in the field displayed two high-quality rounds of golf.          

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The Boys 11-13 division has some promising talent. Kyle Nguyenphu from Allen, Texas, took home first place this weekend. He won with a determined mindset and was able to put together a great tournament, scoring a total of 160. Shooting an 80 on both days, Kyle finished the weekend with three birdies and seventeen pars. Coming in second place was Braxston Dean from Rockwall, Texas. Braxston shot a 81 on Saturday and an 84 on Sunday, finishing with a score of 165 for the tournament. Overall, the Boys 11-13 division brought their talent to the tournament and we were pleased to see great rounds of golf.        

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The Girls 14-18 division was competitive this weekend. Coming in first with a two-day total of 162 was Courtney Gisburne from Arlington, Texas. She posted an 80 in her first round. She clinched the title with an 82 in the second round. Coming in second place was Lauren Nguyenphu from Allen, Texas. She had a two-day total of 167. In third place from Arlington, Texas, was Serena Martinez. Her two-day total was a solid 169. The Girls 14-18 division once again proved to be one of the tightest groups this weekend.          

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Our Girls 13 and under division played well in beautiful conditions. Kelsey Kline from Keller, Texas, claimed first place with a two-day total of 171. She shot a 90 in the first round and an 81 in the second round to take home the victory. Kelsey played well, shooting two birdies throughout the weekend. She earned her trophy by playing great golf throughout the tournament. Finishing in second place was Carmen Pate from League City, Texas. She shot a 94 on Saturday and a 104 on Sunday for a two-day total of 198. The Girls 13 and under division has a lot of potential and we are excited to see them again this spring.      

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The  Boys 10 and under division has some promising talent. Wyatt Nickson from Abilene, Texas, took home first place this weekend. He won with a determined mindset and was able to put together a great tournament, scoring a total of 167. Shooting an 86 on Saturday and an 81 on Sunday, Wyatt finished the weekend with two birdies and twelve pars. Coming in second place was Bryson Clark from Lamesa, Texas. Bryson shot a 90 on Saturday and an 89 on Sunday, finishing with a score of 179 for the tournament. Overall, the boys under 10 division brought their talent to the tournament and we were pleased to see great rounds of golf.  

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world. 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 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org

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