On May 30th-31st, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Blackstone National Golf Course, In Sutton, Massachusetts for The Major Championship tournament. The weekend was filled with talent as participants from all throughout the east coast competed in the championship. The course was in marvelous shape, and was also a good challenge for the participants, as the greens were playing fast. The weekend ended eighteen holes early due to inclement weather. The rain and lighting may have shortened the tournament by eighteen holes, but didn't stop the participants in playing extremely competitive golf. Winners in all four-age divisions will receive an automatic bid to the Tour Championship on December 5th and 6th, 2015. The top three finishers in each age division will also receive an automatic bid to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational at Chateau Elan June 20-22. The weekend was yet another one filled with excellent talent and competition, and the top ten finishers also received points towards end year honors, which include state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
In the Boy’s 15-18 division, Sean Bellemore from Haverhill, Massachusetts, took the first place trophy. Sean played some of his best golf throughout the whole weekend. Bellemore had four birdies throughout the weekend, and really turned some heads with his putting game. Bellemore shot a very impressive 75 on the first round, the best total score of the entire tournament. Bellmore’s second round was cut short due to rain, but the golf that he did play in the second round was also very impressive as he had another birdie. Alan Smith took home the second place trophy as Smith shot the second best score in the first round of golf with a 77. Smith featured four birdies on the weekend, and showed that weather sure doesn't affect his golf game as he was consistently making very impressive shots throughout the tournament. Both Noah Peterson, and Michael Pergamo tied for third place, as both competitors shot a score of 78. Peterson battled throughout his round as he was impressive off of almost every tee, out driving his competition. Pergamo, the Belmont Massachusetts resident, had three birdies on the weekend and made some very tough shots to stay alive in the top three.
In the Girls 15-18 division featured the top three placers all-finishing within three strokes of each other. This division was the most competitive of all of the other divisions, and almost every player within it played great, very impressive golf. Taking the first place trophy was the Feeding Hills, Massachusetts resident, Angela Garvin. Garvin shot a 78 in the first round, featuring two birdies, one coming on a par four, and one on a par three. Garvin was behind by two strokes going into the ninth hole in the first round, but battled to come from behind and take the leader spot. Coming in second place was Alex Yarosh, from East Falmouth, Massachusetts. Yarosh played great golf all weekend, as she was not bothered by the tough greens. Yarosh showed that her putting game is above her competition, which lead her to shoot a 79 in the first round, with two birdies to show off. Finishing in third place was Gabrielle Shieh, from Carlisle, Massachusetts. Shieh, an eighth grader, played great golf throughout the whole weekend, as she didn't let her youth come in the way of her talent. Even as one of the youngest players in the tournament, she out drove her competition of the tee on almost every single hole. Overall, the ladies played a great weekend of golf, and were very impressive in on all three major aspects of the game.
In the Girls 11-14 age division, Maisie Filler, from Bloomfield Connecticut took the first place trophy. Filler had a great weekend of golf, as she finished her first round with a very impressive score of just 76 strokes total. Filler hag two birdies on the weekend, which really helped her shoot her impressive score of a 76. The 12 year old shot a score of just four strokes over par, which shows that she definitely has some potential to be a real star in the future. Following Filler, and finishing in second place was the Scituate, Massachusetts resident, Kaitlynn Washburn. Washburn also turned some heads this weekend as she birdied one hole, and really showed strength driving off of the tee. Washburn finished her round with a solid score of an 85. Washburn, a new face on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was very impressive, and we hope to see her back soon. Following Washburn, and the finishing in third place was Olivia Durant. Durant, the Airport, New York resident, really has potential for future success as her short game showed strength. Overall, the younger girls battled, and competed the whole weekend to round out all of the talent at Blackstone National for the Major Championship Tournament. Weather:
Saturday: Mid 80’s, Sunny. Wind N-NW 5-10 MPH Sunday: Low 60’s, Heavy Rain, Wind: 15-25 MPH Tournament Yardages
Boys 15-18: 6,861 Girls 11-18: 5,640 About Us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intent 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 five age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, 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, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information regarding the 2015 HJGT Tour, 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