LPGA Junior Challenge
(June 21-22, 2017)
On Tuesday June 20, the HJGT headed down to Daytona Beach, FL to host the LPGA Junior Challenge. This tournament was hosted at the LPGA International- The Hills Course, we would like to thank them for allowing us to come out and compete on such a beautiful course. There was quite a bit at stake during this tournament. The top three finishers in each division would receive an exemption into the 2017 National Championship on December 2-3. The top 10 finishers would receive points towards year end honors include state teams, All HJGT Team, and the Hurricane Cup. Some excellent golf was played this weekend on a beautiful course. Boys 16-18
Jia Jin Tee of Tampa, FL was your Boys 16-18 Champion. He got off to a rough start by shooting an 80 with six bogeys, and one double bogey. TJ came back the second day and shaved five strokes off his first day score. Shooting a solid 75 for the day for a 2 day total of 155. Coming in second place just one stroke behind the champion was Louis Revil-Flavier of Bradenton, FL. Louis showed great consistency shooting a 78 on both days for a two day total of 156. Rounding out the top three was Kuihao Huang of Bradenton, FL who shot (81, 76) for a two day total of 157. This division provided great excitement for spectators with the winner decided on the last hole.
Derek Sanderson was our Boys 14-15 division winner. Derek, who is out of New Smyrna Beach, FL won his division comfortably by fourteen strokes by shooting a (77, 80) for a 157 two day total. Derek only made three birdies all tournament, but was able to remain consistent throughout to come away victorious. Soloman Park, from Windermere, FL came in second place with a (87, 84) for a two day total of 171. This was Soloman's first time competing in a competitive golf tournament, great job to our first time competitor. Rounding out the field in third place was Juan Martinez Hernandez from Bogota. Juan shot a (90, 97) for a two day total of 187. These boys did a great job performing on a very difficult course. Boys 11-13
Our winner in the Boys 11-13 division was Anthony Chen out of Wesley Chapel, FL. Anthony shot a (77, 80) for a two day total of 157. Anthony shot a very impressive 7 birdies on the tournament. Coming in second was Leo Xu of Windermere, FL who shot a (79, 80) for a 159 two day total. Rounding out the field in third place was Phillip Kamelgarm of Ormond Beach, FL who shot an (88. 91) for a two day total of 179. These boys all have very bright futures in the sport of golf. Girls 14-18
Maggie He of Bradenton FL, will take home the Championship trophy for the Girls 14-18 division. Maggie demonstrated that consistency is key by shooting a very impressive 79 for both days, totaling 158 on the tournament. Coming in second place was Ji Woo Shin, a teammate of Maggie at the IMG Academy. Ji shot a (71, 79) to finish with a total of 160 just two strokes behind the champion, Maggie. Coming in third place was Alex Crafton of Lake Mary, FL who shot a (86, 82) for a 168 total. These girls demonstrated excellent fortitude conquering a very difficult course. Girls 13U
Kokoro Ouchi of Bradenton, FL put on an absolute show for the spectators and staff alike. She shot an incredible 69 on the first day followed by a 77 on the second day to post a two day total of 146 which was good enough to win the Girls 13U by 36 strokes. Coming in second place behind Kokoro was Sophie Anand of the Bahamas. Sophie shot a (90, 92) for a two day total of 182. Coming in third place was Katie Cranston of Oaksville, Ontario who shot a (90, 100) for a two day total of 190. These three girls showed excellent sportsmanship and skill as they played this course. Boys 10U
Chenqi Wu might have been the only player in his division, but that didn’t stop him from being competitive. Chenqi, who is originally from China, and now goes to IMG academy in Bradenton, FL shot an exceptional 74 the first day followed by a 77 the second day for a two day total of 151. Chenqi holed four birdies the first day, and two the second day. Chenqi showed tremendous confidence while playing against older boys. Thank you for coming out and playing with us Chenqi.
Weather June 21-22, 2017
Round 1: Low 75, High 85. Partly Cloudy, Wind 10-20 Mph
Round 2: Low 78 High 90. Sunny, Wind 5-10 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,735
Boys 14-15: 6,735
Girls 14-18: 5,738
Boys 11-13: 5,738
Girls 13U: 5,146
Boys 10U: 4,9753
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 2017 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