Huntsville Junior Classic
Hampton Cove – Highlands Course – Huntsville, AL
On, March 25th and 26th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its spring season at the renowned Hampton Cove Golf Course. Both the weather and course were challenging throughout the weekend. Players took advantage of these great conditions by entertaining spectators with two impressive rounds of golf. Winners in all five 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. Boys 16-18 Division
In the Boys 16-18 Division, Matt Copeland from Maryville, Tennessee, took home first place and entertained spectators with consistent golf throughout the weekend. He captured the title with a two-day total of 152. His impressive rounds of 76 and 76 put him ahead of his competitors in a tight field. He clinched the victory with twelve pars and one birdie each round. Finishing second place was Conner McMillan, from Oxford, Indiana. He shot a 78 on Saturday and a 76 on Sunday for a total score of 154. Also earning a trophy and finishing in third place from Chattanooga, Tennesse was Joe Reilly. Joe showcased his talent by shooting a two-day total of 155. Overall, the Boys 16-18 Division was competitive this weekend and the top finishers played great golf. Boys 14-15 Division
In the Boys 14-15 Division, Evan Reed from Shelbyville, Tennessee, finished in first place after winning a two-hole-playoff. After a tough round on Saturday, Evan claimed the title by shooting four birdies and nine pars on Sunday. Evan shot a 84 in the first round and an impressive 73 in the second round for a two-day total of 157. Will Klecka, from Huntsville, Alabama, finished in second place. He shot a two-day total of 157. Carter Anderson, from Rome, Georgia, had a strong tournament as well, claiming third place. Carter shot a two-day total of 159. The Boys 14-15 Division had an exciting week, and every competitor in the field displayed two high-quality rounds of golf. Boys 11-13 Division
The Boys 11-13 Division has some promising talent. Nathan Fenza from Huntsville, Alabama, 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 161. Shooting a 79 on Saturday and a 82 on Sunday, Nathan finished the weekend with two birdies and nineteen pars. Coming in second place was Charles Warren from Huntsville, Alabama. Charles shot a 81 on Saturday and an 84 on Sunday, finishing with a score of 165 for the tournament. Finishing in third place was Trent Trousdale from Huntsville, Alabama. He finished with a total score of 170. Overall, the Boys 11-13 Division brought their talent to the tournament and we were pleased to see great rounds of golf. Girls 14-18 Division
The Girls 14-18 Division was competitive this weekend. Coming in first with a two-day total of 161 was Sophia Kalusche from Frankfurt, Germany. She posted an 82 in her first round. She clinched the title with a solid 79 in the second round. Coming in tied second place was Faith Martin from Rockfield, Kentucky, and Julia Simon from New Orleans, Louisiana. Both had a two-day total of 164. In third place from Brentwood, Tennessee, was Emma Phillips. Her two-day total was a solid 170. The Girls 14-18 Division once again proved to be one of the tightest groups this weekend. Girls 13U Division
Our Girls 13 and Under Division played well in stormy conditions. Jinger Heath from Decatur, Alabama, claimed first place with a two-day total of 172. She shot a 92 in the first round and 80 in the second round to take home the victory. Jinger played well, shooting three birdies throughout the weekend. She earned her trophy by playing great golf throughout the tournament. Finishing in second place was Katelynn Altese from Diamondhead, Mississippi. She shot a 92 on Saturday and a 82 on Sunday for a two-day total of 174. In third place was Anne Griffin from Nashville, Tennessee with a two-day total of 186. The girls 13 and under division has a lot of potential and we are excited to see them again this spring.