Hurricane Tour Shop Series (KY) March 29-30

Wilson wins by two strokes Scala owns her division

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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Lexington, Kentucky on March 29-30 for the Hurricane Tour Shop Series (KY). Saturday was doomed from the start with it being rained out before the first group even teed off. Sunday had chilly temperatures throughout the day but the sun was out and all divisions were able to play. Winners in all divisions received an invitation to the 2014 Tour Championship and Mid-Season Invitational. The top three finishers and ties in all divisions received an invitation to the Hurricane Tour Shop Invitational. The top ten finishers received points towards end of the year honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup. Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were awarded to the field as well.

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With the tournament being only 18 holes due to Saturday being rained out, Sunday was a pivotal day. Kellen Wilson of Somerset, Kentucky came out on top in the Boys 15-18 division by posting a birdie on hole seven. He finished with a score of 76. Wilson played consistent on both nines posting 38’s. He also had 12 pars during the round, the most in the division. Finishing two strokes behind Wilson was Ethan Breeden of Mt. Washington, Kentucky. He came out of the gates strong by being even through seven hoes, but he fell just short of first at the end, posting a score of 78. Breeden had one birdie and 11 pars. Mason Lenhart of Prospect, Kentucky and Grant Godfrey of Delaware, Ohio tied for third in the divison. They posted scores of 79 and each had one birdie. Lenhart’s birdie occurred on hole 11 while Godfrey’s occurred on hole eight.

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The Girl’s 11-18 division was dominated by Amanda Scala of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Scala posted a score of 93, including four pars on this challenging course. Taylour McMullen of Dayton, Ohio and Sydney Leyerle of Helena, Ohio tied for second place. Both girls carded scores of 113. McMullen totaled two pars and Leyerle finished with one par. In a close match, the Boys 11-14 division ended with many ties. First place went to Jay Kirchdorfer of Louisville, Kentucky. He posted a score of 75, ten strokes better than second place. Kirchdorfer won easily with the help of his two birdies on holes two and 17. Second place ended in a tie between Ben Foltz of Solon, Ohio and Andrew Sullivan of Louisville, Kentucky. Both boys fired 85’s in the round. They played consistent golf throughout the round. Sullivan had one birdie and four pars while Foltz had nine pars. Weather: Day 1- High of 45, low of 30 with heavy rain and wind gust of 15 mph – causing cancellation of the round Day 2- High of 56, low of 38 with no precipitation and wind gust of 12 mph Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18: 6,708 yards Boys 11-14: 6,090 yards Girls 11-18: 5,606 yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the 2014 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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