Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
Major Championship at Heartland Crossing
(July 2-3, 2016)
Becoming a Major Champion
On Thursday, June 30, 2016 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to the breathtaking Indianapolis, Indiana to host the Major Championship at Heartland Crossing at the amazing Heartland Crossing Golf Club. Sunshine was abundant on Saturday, but on Sunday the weather took a turn for the worst with steady rain the whole day that will challenge the player’s strategy and patience during the final round. The HJGT would like to thank Heartland Crossing Golf Club for allowing us to host our tournament at this magnificent facility. The top performers and champions of the boys and girls divisions received valuable point for Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking. The winners in each division will receive an exemption into the 2016 Tour Championship December 3-4, 2016 and the top 10 finishers receive points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Neil Hart from Lafayette, Indiana was the champion of the boys 16-18 division. Hart started the day with a one shot lead and managed to grind a final round of 80 to win by two shots. Addison Greenwell from New Albany, Indiana finished in second place with a two-day total of 158. JT Forbes finished in third place with a two-day total of 164. The longest bogey free streak goes to Neil Hart with 11 holes. It was a fun weekend for the player and know each will have a bright future.
For the boys 14-15 division, the player who took home the first place trophy was Chase Claymier from Evansville, Indiana. Claymier started the final round tied for the lead with Josh Holtschlag, but Claymier managed to shoot a final round 76 to edge Holtschlag by three strokes. Jake Holtschlag from Brentwood, Tennessee took home the second place with a two-day total of 154. Reid VonDielingen from Zionsville, Kentucky took home the third place trophy with a two-day score of 157 for the tournament. Claymier and VonDielingen tied for the lead on the birdie category with 6 for the tournament. Claymier and VolnDielingen also tied in the total pars category with a total of 22 pars. The players had an amazing experience competing in a very competitive field.
For the boys 11-13 division, Dylan Gabbart from Bradenton, Florida took home the first place. Gabbart started the day three shots off the lead behind Mark Sebben II, but Gabbart managed to shoot a final round of 87 to edge Sebben II by four strokes and take home the victory. Mark Sebben II from Merrillville, Indiana finished in second place with a two-day total of 178. The streak for most birdies goes to Gabbart with 2. The longest bogey free streak goes to Sebben II with 4 holes.
Boys 10 Under
Landon Gilmore from Bloomfield, Indiana took home first place for the boys 10 under division with a two-day total of 180. Gilmore had a total of 13 par, 1 birdie. He also had a bogey free streak of 4 holes.
Reagan Sohn from Evansville, Indiana was the champion for the girls 14-18 division. Sohn started the day with a two shot lead, but Jasmine Yi mange to shoot a final round of 79 to tied Sohn for the lead. That caused a playoff situation, which was not an easy task. On the first playoff hole both players had par, on the second playoff hole Sohn managed to sink a 5-foot par putt to take home the victory over Yi Jasmine. Yi from Arlington Heights, Illinois finished in second place with a two-day total of 162. Sophia Alexander from Fisher, Indiana finished in third place with a two-day total of 171. Sohn was the leader in the birdie category with 3. Sohn was also the leader in the bogey free streak category with 6 holes. The girls had a lot of fun this weekend and enjoyed being surrounded by a lot of great players who made this tournament a competitive one.
Weather June 29-30, 2016
Round 1: Low 62, High 70. Sunny Skies, wind 10-15 mph.
Round 2: Low 63, High 66. Sunny Skies, wind 5-10 mph
Tournament Division Yardages:
Boys 16-18: 6,742 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,742 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,750 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,750 yards
Boys 10 Under: 5,048 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