Hurricane Cup First Round Recap

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made the postseason trip to Sea Island, Georgia for the 1st annual Hurricane Cup. The Sea Island Golf Resort, which offers three 18-hole courses, was rated the 4th best golf resort in the United States. The Seaside Course is home to the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic. The Hurricane Cup was played on the Retreat Course designed by Davis Love III and Mark Love. This postseason tournament was open to the top point scorers from the 2013 season, to comprise eight different teams. The format of the first round of the tournament included 5 pairings from each team. The front nine holes consisted of alternate shot, while the back nine was a two man best ball, taking the best score between partners for each hole. The top 4 out of 5 18-hole scores make up the first round scores. In addition to the players winning Hurricane Cup trophies and the Hurricane Tour Shop Item of the Month for free for the entire 2014 season (12 items), we would also like to recognize parents of players from the winning team by receiving $500 credit for entry towards 2014 HJGT Tournaments. Team Captains Alabama: Brett Batchelor – Madison Florida: Ray Navis – Ponte Vedra Beach Georgia: Brett Ammons – McDonough Kentucky: Mackenzie Peyton – New Castle Midwest: Logan Stewart – Crossville, TN North Carolina: Aaron Walker – Charlotte and Jonathan Henry – Cornelius South Carolina: Chase Cale – Greenville Wildcard: Max Rispler – Grand Rapids, MI   Weather Day 1—Low 50s, slight breeze, glimpses of the sun First Round Recap The first round of the Hurricane Cup comes to a close with the team from South Carolina holding a 1 stroke lead over Team Georgia. Jonathan Phillips from Hardeeville and Bluffton resident Alec Weary led the way for South Carolina with a 37 on alternate shot play and a 36 on best ball. Their total score of +1/73 was the best total score for the entire field in Hurricane Cup on Day 1. South Carolina’s total score for the day was 308. Team Georgia was led by Jake Milanowski from Peachtree City, GA and Zach Zediker from Gray, GA with a front nine 37 and back nine 38 for a +3/75. The total score for the round for Team Georgia was 309. Team Wildcard surprises the field by rounding out the top three, six strokes off the lead, with a 314. The wildcard team is comprised of players from all over the country. Leading the Wildcard team on Day 1 was the co-ed pairing of Anna Buchanan from Athens, GA and Ben Ramsey from Bluefield, Virginia who shot a 38 on both the front and back nine for a total of +4/76. Orlando residents, Shanren Brienen and Zach Hoskins, paced Team Florida into 4th place with a 40 on alternate shot and improved to a 36 on best ball for a total of +4/76. Florida is 9 strokes off the lead with a total of 317. North Carolina’s top pairing was Dustin Blank from Elon and Charlotte resident, Sam McGee. They scored a +6/78 on the day, shooting a 42 on alternate shot play and a 36 throughout best ball to put North Carolina 15 strokes off the lead going into the final round at 323. Leading Team Alabama was the pairing of Julie Baker and Carson McKie from Hoover by shooting +4 on the front nine and +3 on the back. Team Alabama goes into the final round 20 strokes off the lead with 328 total strokes. Going into the final round in 7th place is Team Kentucky. They are 24 strokes off the lead with 332 strokes. Team Kentucky was led by Mackenzie Peyton from New Castle and D.J. Vogt from Louisville with a 43 on alternate shot and 37 on the back side. And rounding out the field 27 strokes off the lead is Team Midwest. They are comprised of players from Tennessee and Ohio. Cooper Sears from Old Hickory, TN and Logan Stewart out of Crossville, TN shot an impressive 37-38 for a total of +3/75, which was tied for the 2nd best score on Saturday afternoon. Tomorrow’s format will go back to the traditional 18-hole singles play. Scores for every single player in the field will be counted towards who will decide the champions of the 1st Annual Hurricane Cup.   1st South Carolina (308) Jonathan Phillips (Hardeeville)/Alec Weary (Bluffton) 37-36-73 Drew Weary (Bluffton)/Evan White (Hilton Head Island) 37-40-77 Will Hicks (Camden)/Peyton Shore (Saluda) 42-36-78 Chase Cale (Greenville)/John McCallum (St. Simons Island, GA) 42-38-80 Bella Harris (Greenville)/Emma Parson (Bluffton) 50-42-92 2nd Georgia (309) Jake Milanowski (Peachtree City)/Zach Zediker (Gray) 37-38-75 Joey Lawrence (Augusta)/Skylar Thompson (Buford) 39-37-76 Madison Caldwell (Dawsonville)/Henry Gee (Hiram) 43-35-78 Daniel Fienemann (Peachtree City)/Alex Markham (Dacula) 42-38-80 Brett Ammons (McDonough)/Hannah Solesbee (Winston) 43-38-81 3rd Wildcard (314) Anna Buchanan (Athens, GA)/Ben Ramsey (Bluefield, VA) 38-38-76 Tyler Dawson (Woodstock, GA)/Noah Purvis (Katy, TX) 40-37-77 Connor Creasy (Abingdon, VA)/Meghan Nay (Canton, GA) 41-38-79 Callahan Elzey (Fort Wayne, IN)/Phil Jones (Alpharetta, GA) 44-38-82 Brandon Petzak (Ypsilanti, MI)/Max Rispler (Grand Rapids, MI) 48-37-85 4th Team Florida (317) Shanren Brienen (Orlando)/Zach Hoskins (Orlando) 40-36-76 Ray Navis (Ponte Vedra Beach)/Daniel Core (Sorrento) 40-37-77 Sydney and Sabrina Hoskins (Orlando) 39-40-79 Michael Mattiace (Jacksonville)/Jake Nelson (Jacksonville) 47-38-85 Cynthia Navis (Ponte Vedra Beach)/Kolby McWilliams (Tallahassee) 46-40-86 5th Team North Carolina (323) Dustin Blank (Elon)/Sam McGee (Charlotte) 42-36-78 Mason Elmore (Charlotte)/Cameron Little (Charlotte) 42-39-81 Rachel Kuehn (Asheville)/Aaron Walker (Charlotte) 41-41-82 Blind Draw 82 Jonathan Henry (Cornelius)/Holly McCann (Raleigh) 46-40-86 6th Team Alabama (328) Julie Baker (Hoover)/Carson McKie (Hoover) 40-39-79 Brett Batchelor (Madison)/Chip Willoughby (Albertville) 44-37-81 Dylan Ford (Homewood)/Cody Maddox (Guin) 43-39-82 Katelyn Gilmore (Muscle Shoals)/Sydney Turner (Montgomery) 44-42-86 Ashton Maddaloni (Eclectic)/Madison Sanders (Clanton) 49-39-88 7th Team Kentucky (332) Mackenzie Peyton (New Castle)/D.J. Vogt (Louisville) 43-37-80 Ryan Bender (Louisville)/Zach Smith (Mt. Sterling) 43-40-83 Cullan Brown (Eddyville)/Madison Thomas (Shelbyville) 47-37-84 Joseph Steier (Louisville)/Morgan Tinsley (Louisville) 42-43-85 Jenna McGuire (Crescent Springs)/Meredith Moir (Louisville) 49-39-88 8th Team Midwest (335) Cooper Sears (Old Hickory, TN)/Logan Stewart (Crossville, TN) 37-38-75 Kyle McCafferty (Westlake, OH)/Danny Zahn (North Olmstead, OH) 45-40-85 Katie Bishop (Cleveland, TN)/Alexis Cadle (Canfield, OH) 43-43-86 Kennedy Anne Noe (Knoxville, TN)/Dani Swaggerty (Knoxville, TN) 48-41-89 Jacob Braskett (Ashville, OH)/Bennett Noe (Knoxville, TN) 55-

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