Louisville Junior Challenge, October 22-23, 2016

Louisville Junior Challenge

 (October 22-23, 2016)

 

Louisville Slugging through 18

  This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to take on the Oxmoor Country Club golf course. It was a beautiful weekend as the golfers were able to handle the tough challenges the course had to offer. Thank you to the Oxmoor Country Club for allowing HJGT to host this event at their wonderful course. All age divisions were in play this weekend as Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were on the line. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. Additionally, the winner of each division will be invited to play in the National Championship held later this year in December.    Boys 16-18 Division

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Our champion for this group finished under par for the tournament. Shooting a 68 during the first round and following that up with a 71 to finish 139 for the weekend. Alex Cobb from Brentwood, Tennessee was the champion. In second place Micah Knisley who also finished under par for the weekend with a total score of 142. Jansen Preston finished in third shooting a 150 for the weekend. Cobb and Knisley each led all competitors in birdies, finishing with 7 and 8. The leaders each had more than 30 holes shooting par or better. Preston lead this division in shooting consecutive birdies with 3 in a row. All the young men showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the tournament. It was a pleasure to watch all participants this weekend.   Boys 14-15 Division

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Drew Doyle was the champion for this division, shooting 151 for the weekend. Right behind was Coleton Burch with a 151. Third place went to Campbell Kremer. All men were from Louisville, Kentucky to complete the sweep. Our top three finishers all finished with the most birdies in the group to propel them into the leaderboards. The most pars in this division came from George Schmid, who finished with 21. Doyle played very consistent throughout the weekend and he was able to finish second on total scoring on the front and back 9. All of the golfers had a great time competing against one another and look forward to competing again in the future.  Girls 14-18 Division

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There was a playoff after 36 holes in this division. The playoff was between eventual champion Taylor Edlin and second place finisher Lucy Suo. The playoff took three holes to decide the victor. Both young women finished with 161. In third place was Keista Elder, who finished just 5 strokes behind the leaders. Third place finisher Elder had the most birdies in this division. Suo had the most pars with 21. Suo also had the most holes consecutively without shooting bogey. The young ladies this weekend were all able to finish with a smile on their faces. It was a great pleasure to meet all of them this weekend and we hope to see them all again.  Boys 11-13 Division

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After day one there was a tight race for the top spot. After 36 holes were completed, it was Matthew Troutman from Louisville, Kentucky who took first.  He posted a 151 over the course of the competition. Coming in second was Cayden Pope, with a 154. Rounding out the top three we had Mason Hamrick who finished 5 strokes behind the champion Troutman. Pope finished with the most birdies with 5, followed by first and third place finishers, Hamrick and Troutman. The top three finishers and Luke Henderson each finished with over 20 holes shooting par or better. Hamrick was the only competitor this weekend to get back to back birdies within the division. Each participant throughout the competition showed their love for the game. We cannot wait to see each of these young men again to help showcase their talents.   Girls U13 Division

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Our champion for this division won in a runaway, finishing 30 strokes below her nearest competition. Haili Moore out of Prosper, Texas shot a 79 day one and bettered her score by 5 strokes the second day of competition to finish with a 153. Second place finisher was Emily Warner. Third place was Amy Suo to complete the top three. Moore finished with 4 birdies and 27 holes shooting par or better. The tournament was very lucky to been able to work with all three of these young women. Each of the competitors showed excellent sportsmanship and pride in their golf play,  Boys U10 Division

The champion for this division, Landon Howard, is no stranger to the winner’s circle. Landen posted a first round score of 105, and then went on to better that result by 8 stokes in round 2. It was a positive reflection of the second half effort he demonstrated. The back 9 was where Landen made his mark. Landen really knows when it is time to turn up his game, playing his best golf down the stretch. The HJGT really looks forward to watching Landen’s game progress in the future.  Weather October 22-23, 2016:

  Round 1: Low 45, High 61, Clear, Wind 5-10 mph Round 2: Low 47, High 68, Clear, Wind 5-10 mph     Tournament Division Yardages   Boys 16-18: 6,605 yards Boys 14-15: 6,605 yards Girls 14-18: 5,631 yards Boys 11-13: 5,631 yards Girls U13: 5,631 yards Boys U10: 4,934 yards  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 info@hjgt.org   Experience #TheHurricaneDifference     

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