Joe Dumphy Memorial Classic
(June 25-26, 2016)
This week the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour took on Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The tournament was in honor of Joe Dumphy, a talented young golfer whose life was tragically lost last summer. This event was part of an effort to raise money for a scholarship fund that is in his name. It was a hot weekend on the course as the temperatures were in the 90’s both days. Thank you to Royal Lakes for allowing HJGT to host this event at their wonderful course and to the Dumphy family for helping us put together such a successful tournament. Four age divisions were in play this weekend as Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and AJGA stars were on the line. AJGA stars were awarded to the top finishers in the girls 14-18 division and the boys 14-15/16-18 divisions. The winners of each division will also be invited to play in the National Championship held in December 2016. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. With heavy hearts, the golfers went out there and gave it their all. For more information about the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund please visit their website at joedumphygolf.org
Boys 16-18 Division
Tanner Merck was the champion of the boys 16-18 division. The Gainesville, Georgia native shot a 67 on Saturday followed by a 75 on Sunday to finish the tournament two strokes under par with a 142. Parker Stone from Savannah, Georgia took second place after shooting a 70 and 74 in back-to-back days to finish the tournament at an even 144 par. Hunter Hatsavongsa out of Suwanee, Georgia, finished in third place after shooting 77 in the first round and a 75 in the second round to finish with a 152 overall. Merck finished the tournament with a total of eight birdies to lead the division. Jack Mitnitsky and Zach Mullet each had an eagle in the second round, which were the only eagles in the division. The golfers had a great time competing against some of the best golfers in the country.
Boys 14-15 Division
Myles Jones was the champion of the boys 14-15 division. Jones from Suwanee, Georgia shot a 69 on the Saturday and a 74 on Sunday to finish the tournament one under par with a 143 overall. Brandon Cho, who also resides in Suwanee, Georgia finished in second place with a total of 147 after shooting a 72 in the first round and a 75 in the second. Blake Parkman finished in third place after he shot a 75 on Saturday and a 76 on Sunday. Myles Jones led the division in birdies and bogeyless streak after he finished with 12 birdies and a 12 hole bogeyless streak. Jack Weaver had a total of 24 pars to lead the division. The golfers showed a great deal of sportsmanship and competitiveness throughout the weekend.
Girls 14-18 Division
Louise Yu was the champion of the girls 14-18 division. Yu, a Duluth, Georgia native was able to solidify her victory after shooting a 76 on Saturday and a 69 on Sunday to finish the tournament with a final score of 145. Kelly Strickland and Amy Ng from Alpharetta, Georgia, and Cameron Daniel from Sharpsburg, Georgia tied for second place after they all finished the tournament with a 156. Kelly Strickland came into Sunday just four strokes back of Ng and Daniel, who shot a 73 on Sunday to solidify her second place finish. Daniel, Ng, and Yu all finished with a total of 26 pars to lead the division. Yu also led the division with an impressive 18-hole streak without a bogey. All of the girls had a great time competing against each other until the last putt dropped.
Boys 11-13 Division
Maxwell Ford was the champion of the boys 11-13 division. Ford, a Peachtree Corners, Georgia native, shot a 73 in round one and a 70 in round two to solidify his victory with a total score of 143. Bruce Murphy from Johns Creek, Georgia finished in second place and just one stroke behind Ford for the lead. Murphy shot a 73 on Saturday and a 71 on Sunday to lock up a second place finish. Frederick Bruce out of Atlanta, Georgia finished in third place after he finished the tournament with an overall score of 147. Bruce and Murphy each had an eagle in the second round to lead their division in this category. Ford had a total of 29 pars and had a 17 hole bogeyless streak to lead the division in each of these categories.
Weather June 25-26, 2016:
Round 1: Low 74, High 98, Mostly Sunny, Wind 5-10 mph
Round 2: Low 72, High 90. Mostly Sunny, Wind 10-15 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,665 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,665 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,765 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,765 yards
Girls U13: Did not participate
Boys U10: Did not participate
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