Major Championship at Bridlewood
Bridlewood Golf Club at Flower Mound, Texas
(May 21-22, 2016)
Strong Play Through Warm Days
On May 21st and 22nd, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to beautiful Flower Mound, Texas to host the Major Championship at Bridlewood Golf Club. The course was in great shape and provided a great challenge for the long weekend of golf. Winners in all six age divisions will receive an automatic bid to the HJGT National Championship on December 3rd and 4th, 2016. The weekend was unbeatable all around, and the top ten finishers also received points towards the end year honors, which include state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Boys 16-18 Division
In the boys 16-18 division, Robert Garcia Jr., from Lewisville, TX took home the first place trophy and was the overall champion of the tournament. Garcia finished the weekend off with a very impressive 140 two-day total. Garcia started off with a -1 71 for Saturday with 5 birdies, sending him to day two with the lead. Garcia posted a -3 round with 4 birdies and only one bogey to put him -4 for the top slot. Brandon LaRosa from Keller, TX placed second. LaRosa started the tournament off with a score of 77 for round one, with two birdies, and a 78 on Sunday during round two. He followed up with two birdies to give him a 155. Sully Thompson from Arlington, TX had a day one score of 77, with two birdies, and a day two score of 79 to give him a third place score of 156. Overall the boys 16-18 age division was very competitive this weekend and all of our top finishers played impressive golf.
Boys 14-15 Division
In the boys 14-15 age division, Austyn Reily, from Pottsboro, TX took home the first place trophy after winning the playoff hole. Reily finished the weekend off with a nice 153 two-day total. On Saturday, Reily had a round one score of 76. Reily posted a second round score of 77, while finishing with four birdies. Daniel Shofner from Lewisville, TX started the tournament Saturday with a score of 72 and two birdies, and an 81 Sunday. After the playoff hole, Shofner was awarded second place. Mathew Chairuangdej from Allen, TX took home the third place title with a two-day total of a 155. Chairuangdej had a first day total of 80 and cut off five strokes on Sunday for a 75with two birdies, which gave him a tournament total of 155. With talking to players in the 14-15 age division, everyone had a blast and played outstanding golf.
Boys 11-13 Division
In the boys 11-13 age division, Nick Hance, from Irving, TX fought hard for the first place trophy. Hance went through three playoff holes when tied at 150 with fellow competitor and friend Advait Chutke. After hitting his ball out of bounds on the second playoff hole, Hance chipped in to take them to the third playoff hole where he won it. Hance had a first round total of 74 and a second round total of 76 with 5 birdies in the tournament. Advait Chutke from Flower Mound, TX came in second place after the playoff holes posting a two day total of a 150. Chutke started the tournament off with a score of 77 on round one and cut off 4 strokes for a 73 in day two. Third place was a tie between Rohit Madireddi of Flower Mound, TX and Ethan Korock of Kingwood, TX. Both players had a score of 155.
Boys 10 and Under Division
In the boys 10 and under age division, there was plenty of style and energy with the two competitors. After playing side by side both days John Elter from Naples, FL took home first place with a 172. Elter had a day one score of 89 and dropped six strokes for a second day score of 83. Dylan Ford from Sonora, TX came in second place posting a score of 179. Ford finished day one with a 95 and dropped 11 strokes to a score of 84 on Sunday.
Girls 14-18 Division
In the girls 14-18 division, Aoife O’Donovan from Monroe, LA finished the tournament in the top spot. On Saturday, O’Donovan scored two birdies and a 77. O’Donovan dropped one stroke on Sunday to a score of 76 for a winning score of 153. In second place was Serena Shah from Carrollton, TX. Shah had a round one score of 79 and scored three birdies. On day two, Shah posted a score of 76 for a two-day total of 155. Third place was a tie between Savanah Snyder of Wichita Falls, TX and Grace Pettijohn of Plano, TX. Both girls came in with a score of 159.
Girls 13 and Under Division
In the girls 13 and under age division, Brooke Morales from McKinney, TX took home the first place trophy with two nice rounds. Saturday, Morales came in with a score of 73 and four birdies. She finished the tournament with an 80 on day two, giving her a total of 153. Avery Zweig of Dallas, TX finished in second. Zweig posted a day one score of 81. She came in day two with a score of 79, ending the tournament with a score of 160 and four birdies. Paige Wood of McKinney, TX took home third place. Wood had a day one score of 84 and a day two score of 89 for a total of 173. Each of our top finishers played some extraordinary golf this weekend in one of the most competitive fields of the year, while each of these girls showed that they have a very bright future ahead of them in golf.
Saturday: Low to Mid 80’s, Sunny
Sunday: Low to Mid 80’s, Sunny, Wind 9-15 MPH
Boys 16-18/Boys 14-15: 6,648 yards
Girls 14-18/Boys 11-13: 5,647 yards
Girls U13: 5,016 yards
Boys U10: 5,102 yards
About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
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 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Girls 14-18, and Girls 11-13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, California, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and more.