Major Champ at Bear Trace October 19-20

Stewart comes from behind for win

A dominating performance for Moir


The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made the journey to Crossville, Tennessee to host the Major Championship at Bear Trace. The tournament was hosted by Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain on October 19-20 and was be ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Winners in all four divisions received an invite to the HJGT’s 2013 Tour Championship. Top 20 finishers also received considerably more points than a standard HJGT event, points that go towards all end of the year honors which include All-HJGT teams, state teams, and points for the Hurricane Cup. With this being a major championship, players in all divisions were allowed to use a caddie.


Boys 15-18: Logan Stewart of Crossville, Tennessee trailed Chase Cale of Greenville, South Carolina by 1 stroke after round one and came back on round two to shoot the only total score under par in the Boys 15-18 Division. Stewart started Sunday’s round strong by birdieing 4 holes on the front 9; however, he triple bogeyed 10, double bogeyed 13, and bogeyed 14. Stewart then battled through adversity and birdied 3 of the final 4 holes to hold off Cale. Cale finished the weekend with an eagle, three birdies, and 24 pars. Finishing in a three way tie for third was Spencer Cross from Sevierville, TN, Allen Hamilton from Louisville, KY, and Russ Quinlivan from Huntsville, AL, all finishing with a two day total of 151.


Girls 15-18: Meredith Moir from Louisville, Kentucky had the best score each day for the 15-18 Girls and won by 22 strokes. Moir led the division with an average score of 5.1 on Par 5 holes and a 4.6 average on Par 4 holes. Moir also won the EFX Birdies Challenge with 3 birdies throughout the tournament. Finishing 22 strokes behind Moir was Blythe Scrivner from Powell, Tennessee who shot rounds of 91 and 93. Scrivner would have one birdie and 10 pars for the weekend. Rounding out the top was Jenna McGuire from Cresent Springs, Kentucky with rounds of 98 and 95. McGuire had seven pars, one birdie and led the field in par three performance with a 3.5 scoring average.


Boys 11-14: Luke Scealf and his rainbow-colored Loudmouth pants were victorious at Bear Trace this weekend as he shot -1/143 to hold off Jay Kirchdorfer. Scealf dominated the Par 5 Holes by birdieing 6 out of the 8 holes for a 4.4 average score. Scealf also led the division with a 2.6 average score on Par 3 Holes. The lead swung between Scealf and Kirchdorfer throughout Sunday’s round, but Scealf held on for good after birdieing the 15th and 16th holes. Alex Markham from Dacula, Georgia placed for the 2nd straight tournament, after winning the Major at Pebble Creek last weekend.


Girls 11-14: Lizzie Loy from Jamestown, Kentucky started the final round 2 strokes behind Skylar Thompson, but was able to come back and hold on for the championship. Loy and Thompson, from Buford, Georgia were going back and forth throughout all of Sunday’s round and neither was able to get a comfortable lead over the opponent. Loy was leading Thompson by only 1 stroke going into the final hole and was able to hold on to win the Major. Thompson improves from her 3rd place finish at Pebble Creek last weekend to earn 2nd here. The third place finisher was Ryan Bender from Louisville, Kentucky with rounds of 103-95. Weather: Day 1- 54 degrees, windy, cold throughout entire round Day 2- 63 degrees, clear skies, sunny Tournament Yardage: Boys 15-18: 6,706 yards Girls 15-18: 5,619 yards Boys 11-14: 6,267 yards Girls 11-14: 5,619 yards EFX Birdie Challenge: Boys 15-18: Logan Stewart (11) Girls 15-18: Meredith Moir (3) Boys 11-14: Luke Scealf (9) Girls 11-14: Ryan Bender (2) Golf Pride Grips Comeback Player of the Week: Boys 15-18: John Hines (10) Girls 15-18: Zach Young (16) Boys 11-14: Jenna McGuire (3) Girls 11-14: Ryan Bender (8) 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 11-14 and Girls 15-18. 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 Major Championship at Bear Trace, please visit our website at, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email

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