Nimmer battles competitors and weather
Back to back victories for Uwadia
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour rolled into Bluffton, South Carolina on October 26-27. The Low Country Junior Shootout was hosted by Old South Golf Links. The junior golfers faced windy conditions, but were still able to post great rounds. AJGA Performance Stars were awarded to the champion in the Boys 15-18 division. Champions in all four divisions received South Carolina Junior Golf Association Heritage points and Tarheel Youth Golf Association Points. Winners in all four divisions also received an invitation to the 2013 Tour Championship and a $50 Kikkor Golf gift card. In addition, top ten finishers received points toward the inaugural Hurricane Cup as well as other end of the year honors like All-HJGT teams and state teams.
Bryson Nimmer from Bluffton, SC battle cold and windy conditions early on, but was able to walk away with the -4/140 victory in the boys 15-18 division. Nimmer finished strong with three birdies on the back nine on the final day. Consistent play led Nimmer to the victory, posting 7 birdies, 23 pars, and a field best performance on par-3 holes with a 2.8 scoring average. Finishing one stroke behind Nimmer was Andrew Orischak from Hilton Head, SC. Orischak tallied an eagle, four birdies, and 28 pars. Aaron Walker from Charlotte, NC rounded out the top three with rounds of 69 and 73 with a total of -2/142. Walker was also the EFX Birdie Challenge winner with 9 total birdies on the weekend.
Consistent playing led Nigeria’s Anita Uwadia to her back to back victory in the girls 15-18 division. She finished strong on day two scoring three birdies on the back nine holes. Uwadia was also the EFX Birdie Challenge winner when she had a field best 7 birdies and 22 pars for the weekend. She also led the field in par-4 and par-5 performance with average scores of 4.1 and 4.5 respectively. Finishing just three strokes behind Uwadia was Clemen Rodriguez from Hilton Head, SC who totaled +5/149. Clemen had 4 birdies and 23 pars. Rounding out the top was Kolby McWilliams from Tallahassee, Florida. Contributing to her rounds of 77 and 82, Kolby had 23 pars and the field best performance on par-3 holes with a 3.1 scoring average.
Patten Williams wins his second straight tournament in the boys 11-14 division. Williams was able to improve his first round score of 74 by six strokes to finish the tournament -2/142. He would also win the EFX Birdie Challenge with six birdies for the weekend. On top of those six birdies, Williams also added 26 pars and a field best performance on par-4 and par-5 holes. Finishing in a tie for second was Drew Weary from Bluffton, SC and Luka Karaulic from Lawrenceville, GA. Both Weary and Karaulic posted rounds of 76 and 73. Weary led the field in pars with 28 while Karaulic had the field best performance on par-3 holes with a 3.0 scoring average.
Similar to the final in the South Georgia Junior Classic, the Low Country Jr. Shootout came down to Sophie Guo and Dylaney Day in the girls 11-14 division. No playoff was needed this weekend as Guo from Bluffton, SC pulled away with the victory. Guo posted one eagle, one birdie, 20 pars, and the field best performance on par-4 and par-5 holes. Day from Canada finished 5 strokes behind Guo for a +9/163. Day would win the EFX Birdie Challenge with four on the weekend. Christine Scholten from the Netherlands would finish in third place with rounds of 100 and 87. Weather: Day 1- 70 Degrees with clear skies and a slight breeze. Wind would pick up as day went on. Day 2- Cold morning with weather getting warmer as the round went one. 70 Degrees by noon. Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18: 6,853 yards Girls 15-18: 5,860 yards Boys 11-14: 6,119 yards Girls 11-14: 5,325 yards EFX Birdie Challenge: Boys 15-18: Aaron Walker Girls 15-18: Anita Uwadia Boys 11-14: Patten Williams Girls 11-14: Dylaney Day Golf Pride Grips Comeback Player of the Week: Boys Division: Michael Nutter Girls Division: Christine Scholten 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, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Ohio. For more information regarding the Low Country Junior Shootout, 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.