Major Championship at Redhawk
Redhawk Golf Course – Temecula, CA
April 30 – May 1, 2016
On Thurs., April 28, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Temecula, Calif., to host the Major Championship at Redhawk Golf Course. With great weather in the forecast, the kids were ready to make their mark on the tour’s first major championship in Southern California. Saturday’s weather was partly cloudy with a breeze, which made for a great way to start out the tournament. The weather was better on Sunday, featuring sunny skies and a slight breeze. The HJGT would like to thank the Redhawk Golf Course staff for allowing us to host our Major Championship at a great venue. Winners of each division received invitations to the 2016 National Championship on Dec. 3-4 and top three in each division were invited to the Druh Belts Mid Season Invitational on June 11-13. Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking was awarded to Boys 14-15, Boys 16-18 and Girls 14-18 divisions.
Boys 16-18 Division
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Sebastian Winfield[/caption] Sebastian Winfield of Fallbrook, Calif., was the champion of the Boys 16-18 division. Winfield was able to seal up the first place position after shooting a 78 in round one and a 75 in round two. His tournament was highlighted by six birdies, including three in five holes in round two, en route to his first win in three starts on the HJGT. Tyler Schafer of Long Beach, Calif., took home the second place trophy after shooting a 154 for the tournament (77-77). Schafer is a past winner on the HJGT as well, claiming victory at the California Kickoff in February. Taking third place out of 17 was Ryan Hoffenberg of Simi Valley, Calif., who also won on tour at Southern California Junior Challenge in March. He improved by six strokes on Sunday (82-76). Winfield was also the division’s birdie leader with six. Patrick Tran of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., had the longest bogey-free streak with 10 holes.
Boys 14-15 Division
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Jason Snow[/caption] The Boys 14-15 division was clearly led by front-runner Jason Snow of Burbank, Calif., who took home the first place trophy. Snow shot an 82 in round one and improved for a 77 in round two to top his four competitors. Eric Means of San Marino, Calif., placed second after shooting a 175 for the weekend (89-86, +31). The third place trophy went to the most improved player, Raymond Kim of Irvine, Calif., who shot a 181 (98-83, +37). Snow was also the division’s birdie leader with a total of five. Eric Means and Jason Snow tied for the longest bogey-free streak at five holes.
Boys 11-13 Division
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Luke Potter[/caption] The Boys 11-13 division first place champion was Luke Potter of Encinitas, Calif. Potter shot a 74 to take a one-stroke lead after round one, but he was only just beginning. On Sunday, Potter fired a scorching six-under-par 66 to claim a six-stroke victory. Potter’s front nine total of six-under-par 30 in round two was the lowest front nine score on tour this season. Second place finisher, Connor Williams of Escondido, Calif., also found red figures on Sunday in posting a one-under-par 71 following a 75 in round one. Taking third place out of four was another Encinitas native in Jonas Appel, who posted rounds of 82 and 81. Potter led the division with nine total birdies and had a 20-hole bogey free stretch between both rounds.
Boys 10U Division
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Luke Montoya[/caption] The first place trophy in the Boys 10 and under division went to a familiar face in the HJGT winner’s circle, Luke Montoya of Arroyo Grande, Calif. Montoya grabbed his fourth HJGT victory in five starts thanks to rounds of 84 and 81. Just three strokes behind Montoya was Matthew Diehl of Redlands, Calif., who shot 84 on both days to take second place out of four. Jaydon Barnes of Carson, Calif., was the third place finisher with rounds of 116 and 113.
Girls 14-18 Division
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Kasey Torres[/caption] The Girls 14-18 division champion was Kasey Torres of Los Angeles, Calif., who broke through for a win after three top-five finishes on tour. Torres fired a division-low 74 in round one and backed it up with an 80 on Sunday for a smooth eight-stroke victory. Allison Gallegos of Pomona, Calif., placed second out of 15 after rounds of 83 and 79. The third place trophy went home with Elison Alaan of Glendale, Calif., who shot a 165 for the weekend (81-84, +12). Shani Waite of El Segundo, Calif., was the division’s birdie leader with five.
Weather for April 30 – May 1
Round 1: Low 59, High 72. Chilly Morning, Partly Cloudy Round 2: Low 62, High 75. Chilly Morning, Clear Skies, Sunny
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,700 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,700 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,761 Yards Boys 10U: 4,952 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,761 Yards