The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) made itself at home at Myrtle Beach National (the west course) the weekend of September 27th and 28th. This weekend's event was a Major Championship tournament, meaning the points were doubled and caddies were allowed. The pressure was on for all of the players but it was handled incredibly well. The winners of this event are also invited to our Tour Championship at the end of the year.
The Champion of the Boys 15-18 Division was Jan Schneider, of Hilton Head Island, SC, with a two day total of 143 (one under par). He shot one under on Saturday with a 71 and had a great follow up round with 4 birdies helping him shoot a solid par, 72, on Sunday. There was a tie for second place in this division with a total score of 144. Taking one second place trophy was Jonathan Phillips from Hardeesville, SC, shooting a 73 Saturday and a 71 on Sunday. Taking the other second place trophy and shooting the exact same scores both days was Bryce Burke, who is from South Africa. Burke helped fend off a third place finish by scoring 4 birdies during his Sunday round.
With the lowest score of our tournament, the 11-14 Boys Division Champion was Braden Jones from Atlanta, GA, who shot a fantastic two day total of 140; 4 under par! Jones shot a 69 on Saturday and rounded out the tournament with a 71 on Sunday. He had 3 birdies during his round Sunday and an impressive eagle on hole 17, a par 5, to help him accomplish his 4 under par feat. Following up with second place was Carson Whitton of Newnan, GA with a two day total of 146, shooting a 73 both days of the tournament. Whitton only beat the third place finisher, Phil Jones by one stroke. Phil Jones, of Alpharetta, GA, shot a two day total of 147; shooting a 75 on Saturday and an impressive 3 stroke less round on Sunday with a score of 72. Jones made 4 birdies throughout the course during his round on Sunday.
Rounding out this tournament were the girls in our 15-18 Division. The Champion of this division was Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Student, Cristina Guiterrez of Veracruz, Mexico with a two day score of 146. Guiterrez shot a 74 on Saturday and finished the tournament strongly with an even par round, 72, with three birdies on Sunday. The second place finisher was Crockett Floyd, of Watkinsville, GA, shooting a two day total of 152. On Saturday, Floyd shot a 78 and had an impressive comeback on Sunday where she shot a 74, also complete with three birdies of her own! To round out this division with the third place finish was Madison Elliott, who is from North Myrtle Beach, SC. Elliott shot a two day total of 156; a 76 on Saturday and an 80 on Sunday. All of the players in this tournament played well and we are excited to see everyone back out on the course again! Weather: Saturday: High of 79, windy and rain throughout the day Sunday: High of 82, sunny and breezy Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18- 6,850 yards Boys 11-14- 6,150 yards Girls 15-18- 5,746 yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention 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 four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 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.