Major Championship at Diablo Grande Golf Club
(October 29-30, 2016)
On Friday October 28th, 2016, The Hurricane group set the stage for a competitive and exciting Major Championship. Some of the best players around brought their caddies and their will to compete through less than ideal conditions and a tough course to compliment. The aggressive gusts of wind were eventually followed by a rain and lightning storm that caused some delay in action. Once the delay was over, the groups got back to work on the beautiful but difficult Diablo Grande golf course. Boys in the 16-18, 14-15, and U10 year old divisions were competing to earn Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.
Boys 16-18 Division
The Boys 16-18 division was made up of seven competitors, all fighting for the top spot. Returning HJGT player Trey Davis of Olivehurst, CA found himself in third place after a day one score of 76, two strokes off the lead. However, Trey left Sunday with a new, shiny first place trophy after shooting the division’s best day two score of 74. Nicholas Klock of Moraga, CA led the pack after a day one 74. The rainy conditions proved to be a large hurdle when Nicholas shot an 84 on Sunday. Nicholas did finish third in the end, behind fellow competitor Nick Orecchia of Pleasanton, CA. Nick recorded a day one 75 and a day two 81 which proved to be enough to snag the second place trophy. This group proved to have resilience, pushing through the conditions to shoot three of the four best scores for the competition. We look forward to seeing everything these athletes have to offer in the future.
Boys 14-15 Division
The Boys 14-15 division provided some fun entertainment with their gutsy shots and competitive nature. The pair of golfers with the same name set the tone early. Garrett Takeuchi of Fresno, CA and Garrett Boe of Clovis, CA shot Saturday scores of 78 and 81 respectively. These two finished Sunday in the same positions they started. Garrett Takeuchi finished first with a two-day total of 162. Garrett Boe was not far behind with a two-day total of 167. The story of the day, however, came from Alexander Iniakov of Prunedale, CA. Alexander shot a best in the division 82 on Sunday. This brought his two-day total to 169, sealing a third place finish in the division. This division will continue to be a competitive one and we look forward to seeing them grow in the future.
The Boys U10 division brought some serious competition and a large spectator group. As play started, no one could question why this group of boys had an abundance of fans. The competition stayed tight through both days this weekend with some players falling to the bottom and some rising to the top. Matthew Almajano of Fremont, CA had a strong Saturday, finishing with a 78 and in second place. Luke Montoya of Arroyo Grande, CA finished Saturday with a fourth place 81. However, Luke didn’t let that get to his head, finishing Sunday with a shared division best of 80. This score was enough to leapfrog Matthew and finish in first, while Matthew played well enough to finish in third. Andre Chung of San Francisco, CA played with his heart to earn him a hard fought first place finish. Andre recorded the best two day scores for the division with a day one 77 and a day two 80. This group was a treat to enjoy this Halloween weekend and we look forward to seeing them compete again soon.
Weather: October 29-30, 2016:
Round 1: Low 70, High 85. Clear and Sunny Skies, Wind 7-10 mph Round 2: Low 55, High 70. Cloudy Skies and Rain, Wind 9-12 mph Tournament Division Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,707Yards Boys 14-15: 6,707 Yards Boys U10: 5,087 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 email@example.com Experience #TheHurricaneDifference