Major Championship at Buffalo Grove
(June 11-12, 2016)
Birdies, Bunkers, and Buffalo Grove
This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour took on the Buffalo Grove Golf Club in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Despite harsh weather predictions, sun was in abundance all weekend. Thank you to Buffalo Grove Golf Club for allowing HJGT to host this event at their wonderful course. All six age divisions were in play this weekend as Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were on the line. The winners in each division will receive an exemption into the 2016 Tour Championship invitation on Dec. 3-4, 2016. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. From the first tee shot to the final putt, the golfers displayed their immense talents throughout the weekend.
Boys 16-18 Division
Cole Kempinski was the winner of the boys 16-18 division. The North Barrington, Illinois, native shot a 72 on the first day and a 69 on the second to finish the tournament three strokes under par. Justin Seymour from Wheaton, Illinois finished second, after shooting a 155 overall. Kiefer Surkamer out of Mullett Lake, Michigan took home third place, by shooting a 163 overall for the tournament. Kempinski led the division with 10 birdies throughout the weekend. Justin Seymour led the division with a total of 22 pars. All of the golfers had a great time competing against top competitors from across the nation.
Boys 14-15 Division
Mark Noonan from Vernon Hills, Illinois was the winner of the boys 14-15 division. Noonan shot a 75 on Saturday and a 73 on Sunday. She finished the tournament with a 148 overall. Matthew Garside out of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota took second place after finishing the tournament with a 151 overall. Michael Hauer Jr., a native of Faribault, Minnesota finished third with a 155 total for the weekend. Mark Noonan and Jacob Radis led the division with five birdies each for the weekend. Noonan also finished with the longest bogeyless streak after starting the first 11 holes of the first round without a bogey. These golfers had a great time competing against each other, while pushing each other to compete their hardest.
Girls 14-18 Division
Rutkowski was the winner of the girls 14-18 division. The Parkridge, Illinois native shot a 74 in the first round and a 81 in the second. She has an impressive score of 155 overall. Molly Lyne from Cary, Illinois took second place after fishing the tournament with a 160 for the weekend. Third place went to Madison Labedz from Hinsdale, Illinois after shooting a 162 for the tournament. Rutkowski had six birdies throughout the tournament to lead the division. She led the field with 36.5 scoring average for every 9 holes played. These golfers were very competitive through the weekend and showed great sportsmanship
Boys 11-13 Division
Clint Bailes from Lake Forest, Illinois was the winner of the boys 11-13 division. Bailes shot a 75 in the first round and a 81 in the second round to finish the tournament with a 156 overall. Bailes led the division with 17 pars and five birdies. Pierce Grieve, also from Lake Forest, Illinois finished in second place after posting a 162 overall. Troy Nason from Northbrook, Illinois took third place after finishing the second round with an 80, which was the best score for the second round in the division. Congratulations to all of the golfers for putting on a great display of golf throughout the entire weekend.
Girls U13 Division
Gianna Clemente from Warren, Ohio, was the winner of the girls U13 division. She shot an 87, followed by an 89, to seal her victory with a 176 overall. She finished just two strokes ahead of Lexi Schulman, who finished with a 178 overall. The Vernon Hills, Illinois, native shot a 90 on the first day and an 88 on the second. Ella Greenberg from Rockford, Illinois, finished in third place with a 179 overall. Clemente led the field in birdies finishing with three for the tournament. Ella Greenberg and Lexi Schulman led the division with 10 pars each. These golfers had a great time displaying their talents against some of the best young golfers in the country.
Boys U10 Division
Jack Mulligan was the winner of the boys U10 division. The Burr Ridge, Illinois native shot an 84, which was followed by an 81. Congratulations to Muligan for finishing with a 165 overall. Callan Fahey from Wheaton, Illinois took home second place after posting a 180 for the tournament. Henry Reiland out of Chicago, Illinois finished in third place and fell one stroke behind Fahey for second. Fahey had the only birdie for the division, which he will remember forever. Mulligan finished 21 pars. Wow, what an amazing round for Mulligan.The golfers had a great time showing off their talents all weekend and displayed a high quality of sportsmanship.
Weather June 11-12, 2016:
Round 1: Low 59, High 92, Mostly Sunny, Wind 5-10 mph
Round 2: Low 53, High 68. Mostly (type of weather), Wind 10-15 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,662 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,662 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,759 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,759 yards
Girls U13: 5,267 yards
Boys U10: 5,267 yards
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 2016 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