Major Championship at Persimmon Ridge
(June 3-4, 2017)
On Thursday, June 1st, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to host the Championship at Persimmon Ridge. We would like to thank Persimmon Ridge for allowing us to host this great event at their facility. The players endured a high of 89 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday, with only blue skies and a hint of morning wind. With the great weather at hand players stepped up to the challenge of Persimmon Ridge and gave it everything they had. There was a lot at stake during this tournament. The top 3 finishers in each division will receive an exemption into the 2017 National Championship December 2-3, 2017, while Top 10 finishers receive points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Dawson McDaniel from Bowling Green, Kentucky was the winner of the Boys 16-18 division. He shot a 72 1st round, and a 74 2nd round, for a total of 146. The second place finisher was Alex Doss from Campbellsville, Kentucky. The 1st round he shot a 72, and a 75 the second round for a total of 147. The third place was awarded to Frankie Morgan from Louisville, Kentucky. He shot a 76 the 1st round, and a 73 the second round for a total of 149. All of these young gentlemen did an excellent job battling a difficult course.
Collin Alexander from Brentwood, Tennessee won 1st place in the Boys 14-15 age divisions shooting a 74 in the first round and a 79 in the second round for a total of 153. Collin was able to take home first place in a playoff hole against the 2nd place player, Tarun Hoskere. Tarun Hoskere from Jonesborough, Tennessee placed 2nd in this division shooting a 76 first round and 77 second round for a total of 153. Third place winner from this age division was William Herman, from Prespect, Kentucky. He shot a 76 first round and 81 second round for a total of 157. The Boys 14-15 age division put on an exciting showing for fans. Boys 11-13
Cayden Pope from Lexington, Kentucky took home 1st place in a playoff against Matthew Troutman. Cayden shot a 73 first round and a 72 second round for a total of 145. Matthew Troutmen, from Louisville Kentucky, took second place with a 73 first round, 72 second round for a total of 145. Third place went to Drew Wallace of La Grange, Kentucky. He shot a 74 first round and 81 second round for a total of 155. Girls 14-18
Conner Geralds from Tompkinsville, Kentucky took first place in the Girls 14-18 age division. She shot a 77 first round, and an 85 for a total of 162 on the weekend. Second place went to Mallory Lovell, from Georgetown, Kentucky, who managed to shoot a 82 first round and a 81 second round for a total of 163. Third place went to Madison Ferrie, from Campbellsville, Kentucky who was able to shoot an 88 first round and a 77 second round for a total of 165. All these girls played excellent golf this weekend. Girls 13U
The winner of this age divisions was Mary Keene Mars, from Lexington, Kentucky. She shot a 97 first round and a 94 second round for a total of 191. Second place went to Amy Suo, from Louisville, Kentucky, who scored 99 first round and a 96 second round for a total of 195. Third place went to Brianna Kirsch, from Lancaster, Wisconsin, scoring 121 in the first round and a 142 in the second round, for a total of 263. Great job to all of these girls this weekend. Boys U10
The winner of the Boys U10 division was Carson Higgineotham, from Clarksburg, West Virginia. He shot a 84 first round, and a 79 second round for a total of 163 on the weekend. Second place went to Weston Miller, from Jackson, Kentucky, who managed to shoot a 81 in the first round, and an 87 second round for a total of 168. Great job this weekend boys, thank you for coming out and competing with us.
Weather June 3-June 4, 2017
Round 1: Low 62, High 90. Round 2: Low 68, High 89. Sunny, Gust of winds at 8 MPH. Tournament Yardages Boys 16-18: 6,740 Boys 14-15: 6,740 Girls 14-18: 5,776 Boys 11-13: 5,776 Girls 13U: 5,186 Boys 10U: 5,111
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