Eagle Bend in Lawrence, KS
(June 4-5, 2016)
One Swing at a Time
This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour took on Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence, Kansas. The weather was perfect throughout the entire weekend and the golfers were able to handle the tough challenges that come with the course. We would like to thank the staff at Eagle Bend for the wonderful hospitality they showed all weekend and for keeping the course in fantastic condition. What’s at stake is AJGA Stars and Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings for selected divisions. Now, get ready to see how each division performed.
Boys 16-18 Division
Brandt Radloff came out of the gate firing in the first round of the Kansas Kickoff. He was able to make par, or better, on 15 of 18 hole to finish off the day with an impressive 75 overall. The Blair, Nebraska, native held just a two stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. He was able to hold his lead throughout for first place. Radloff finished the final round with a 76 to close out the tournament and end with a 151 overall. Cannon Miller came into the second day just four strokes back of Radloff for the lead. Miller, out of Kansas City, Missouri shot an 80 in the final round to finish off the tournament with a 159 overall. That score was propelled him into second place. Clete Carlson finished third for the division. Carlson, from Chanute, Kansas shot an 82 in the first round and a 79 in the second. He was able to finish the tournament with a 161 overall. Each golfer had a blast, while making friendships and competing against some of the best competition in the area.
Boys 11-13 Division
The 11-13 boys division did not disappoint as the first and third place finishers were separated by just three strokes. Will Hedges, a Lawrence, Kansas, native came into the second day with the lead and was able to sustain that lead throughout the final round. He shot an impressive 76 on the first day, which was followed by an 86 on the second day to finish the tournament with a 162 overall to take home the championship. Will Rau, out of Lawrence, Kansas took second place after shooting an 82 on the first day, which was followed by an 81 on the second of the tournament. He was on the leaders tale, but finish the tournament just one stroke behind Hedges for the win. Brock Snyder finished in third for the division. Snyder, from Ames, Iowa shot an 83 in the first round and an 82 in the second round to finish the tournament with a 165 overall. We would like to thank all of the participants for a great weekend of golf and displaying great sportsmanship throughout.
Girls 14-18 Division
Gaume shot a 76 in the first round of the Kansas Kickoff to take a one-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. The Mission Hills, Kansas native was able to sustain her lead throughout Sunday’s final round after making birdies on the 6th, 8th, and 9th holes to take home the championship for her division. She finished off the tournament with a 152 overall, which were just two strokes ahead of Britta Snyder. Snyder, from Ames, Iowa shot back-to-back 77’s in each round to take home second place in the tournament. She finished with a 154 overall. Julia Misemer finished third in the division and just seven strokes back of the lead. Misemer, out of Overland Park, Kansas shot an 81 on the first day and an 80 on the second to finish the tournament with a 161 overall. With such an impressive performance by this age group, we at HJGT would like to say thank you for such a competitive tournament.
Boys 16-18 yardage: 6,762 yards
Boys 11-13 yardage: 5,738 yards
Girls 14-18 yardage: 5,738 yards
About The 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 email@example.com