As we move through June, we’ve reached the midseason mark of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s 2013 schedule. With that, the Hurricane Cup standings are beginning to take shape. The Hurricane Cup is a new event being introduced by the HJGT this season and features a team event where golfers will represent their home states. There will be a team representing Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, and a final team with players from other states and internationals. The Hurricane Cup will be November 30th – December 1st. Each team will be made up of four boys and four girls from the 15-18 divisions as well as two boys and two girls from the 11-14 divisions. Players who have earned the most points throughout the 2013 season will be selected to play and represent their state. Players can begin to accumulate points at the very first event on the 2013 schedule and the race will end the weekend of November 16-17. To accumulate points and become eligible for the Hurricane Cup, players must be a member of the HJGT. The Retreat Course at Sea Island Golf Resort in Sea Island, GA has been selected as the site for this special event. The Retreat Course, designed by Sea Island resident Davis Love III, is one of the top golf resorts in the world. Players will be pampered all weekend and showered with gifts. The event will kickoff with a welcome dinner on Friday evening followed by year-end player awards. The format of the event on day one will be nine holes of two-man best-ball and nine holes of alternate shot with states taking their top four of six scores. Day two will feature 18 holes of stroke play with states taking their top eight of twelve scores. The state with the lowest two-day total will take home the inaugural Hurricane Cup. The event is sure to feature some great golf with many of the top golfers in the southeastern U.S. sure to make the teams. Here’s a look at what the standings look like right now: Florida For the Boys 15-18 division, Zach Hoskins holds the number one spot in the Sunshine State with 3,833.33 points, fueled by his win at the Major Championship at Phoenix and his two top five finishes. Ryoto Furuya holds strong in the two spot with 3,525 points after his win at the 54 Hole Challenge at Falcon’s Fire. Furuya also won the Ft. Lauderdale Junior Open and had two other top five finishes. Shanren Brienen, who’s competed in 12 events this season is in the third spot with 3,487.5 points. Brienen has one win and three other top five finishes. In fourth, with 3,350 points is Jack Comstalk. Jack has two wins in four events. For the Girls 15-18 division, Macy McRaney leads with 4,225 points. Macy has won two of the five events she’s played in and placed second at another. Katie Holt is the second place player with 3,075 points. Katie has placed in the top ten in all five of the events she has played in. Lauren Gros is in third place with 2,500 points. Gros has played in two events and won both of them with sub-par scores. Michelle Yan rounds out the older girls division with 2,300 points. Yan has two second place finishes and has been in the top five in all four of her events. In the Boys 11-14 division, Ray Navis has a large lead with a total of 6,012.5 points thanks to his three HJGT victories. Robby Eisch holds the final spot in the younger boys division with 3,950 points. Eisch has two victories of his own and has been in the top five in all four events he has played in. Lastly, the Girls 11-14 division is dominated by the Hoskins sisters. The older sister, Sabrina is leading her little sister with 17,237.5 points. Sabrina has played in 17 events and won ten of them. The younger, Sydney has 11,062.5 points with one win and 13 top five finishes. Georgia Georgia’s Boys 15-18 division team is led by Zach Zediker who has 3,937.5 points with two wins on the year. Zediker’s most recent win came at the Bluffton Junior Open where he shot a two day total of 143. Barrett Waters is sitting in the second place spot with 3,225 points fueled by his win at the 54 Hole Challenge at The Brickyard. Waters also placed in the top three in his other three events. In third, with 2,095.83 points is S.M. Lee, a winner at the Chateau Elan Junior Shootout. In the fourth spot is Pep Brown. Pep has played in three events and has 1,775 points. Haley Austin is on top of the Girls 15-18 division with 1,825 points. Austin has played in three events and has finished in the top ten in every event including a victory at Nike Cup Series Event #4. Sarah Harrison and Janet Mao are tied in second place with 1,250 points. Sarah has placed in the top five in two of her three events while Janet has placed in the top five in both events she played in. In fourth is Savannah Rainbolt with 1,125 points. She has two top ten finishes on the season. In the Boys 11-14 division, Jake Bayer is in the top spot with 4,150 points. The left handed Bayer has five top five finshes and two wins. Daniel Fienemann trails Bayer with 3,475 points. Fienemann has finished second three times this season, but has yet to win on tour this season. In the younger girls division, Annika Blanton leads the way with 2,775 points. Blanton, who has yet to win this season, has finished in the top five in all six of her 2013 events. Skylar Thompson, who trails Blanton with 2,325 points has played in five events this season and has placed as high as third. South Carolina In South Carolina, Bryson Nimmer leads the Boys 15-18 division with 2,600 points thanks to his two second place finishes and four top five finishes. In second, Drake Cassidy, who has 1,500 points has played in four events and has placed second and third among his three top ten finishes. Jonathan Hardee, who has signed to play with the University of Alabama in the fall, is in a tie for third with 1,000 points. He has played in one tournament and won the event. Cole Self is the other player with 1,000 points. Self has played in three events, and earned his points with his win at the Greenwood Junior Challenge. For the Girls 15-18 division, Jaelyn Tindal leads with 1,950 points. Tindal has one win and three top five finishes on the year. Courtney Vogel, with a total of 1,100 points, is in second place. She has finished in the top five twice in the two events she’s played in the older girls division. Savannah Hallman and Nathalie Lezcano are tied in fourth 700 points. Lezcano finished second in the one event she played in, and Hallman has two top ten finishes. In the Boys 11-14 division, the Weary brothers are holding the top two spots in the division. Alec Weary, a four time winner this season, has 6,475 points while his younger brother, Drew is in second with 3,725 points. Drew has played in eight events and has seven top five finishes. Mattie Dew and Sophie Guo are tied in the younger girls division with 550 points. Mattie has played in two events and placed third and fourth in those events. Guo has played one event, in which she placed third. North Carolina TBird Eldridge leads North Carolina’s Boys 15-18 division with 1,500 points. Eldridge earned all his points by playing in one event. Eric Edwards trails with 1,150 points. Edwards has won one event and placed 15th at the Major Championship at Jekyll. Alex Smalley is in a tie for third place in the division with 1,050 points which he has earned in one event. Also with 1,050 points is Luke Farley. Farley has played in two events and won the Raleigh Junior Open. In the Girls 15-18 division in North Carolina, Savannah Gowarty leads with 1,750 points. Savannah has placed second in both of the events she played in this season. Cameron Little is in second place with 1,000 points. Cameron has played in three HJGT events and finished in the top ten every event. Sam Bennett is in third place with 450 points. Bennett earned those points with a sixth place finish at the College Prep Series at NC State. Kristen Jones wraps up the division for North Carolina with 300 points as a result from a sixth place finish at the Raleigh Junior Open. The younger boys division is led by Sam McGee with 2,775 points fueled by his win at the Augusta Junior Shootout. In second is Dustin Blank. Dustin has 1,525 points thanks to his second and third place finish in his two HJGT events he’s played in this season, Holly McCann and Preeya Shah lead the Girls 11-14 division with 1,000 points each. McCann and Shah each earned their points with one event on the season. Tennessee Zach Haynes is the leader for the Volunteer State’s Boys 15-18 division with 1,443.75 points. Haynes has participated in three events and placed second twice. Benjamin Huskey is in second place with his 700 points he earned at the Tennessee Spring Challenge. Third place is occupied by Davis Shore and Harris Dodson. Davis earned his 550 points at the Knoxville Junior Open while Harris placed third at the Tennessee Spring Challenge for 550 points. In the Girls 15-18 division, Katie Bishop leads with 2,300 points with one win and four top five finishes. Megan Beane is in second place with 1,675 points after her win at the Nike Cup Series Event #3. Blythe Scrivner holds the third spot with 400 points from her fourth place finish at the Knoxville Junior Open. Samantha Griffith rounds out the division with 375 points. In the younger boys division, Luke Scealf leads with 2,750 points after finishing in the top five in all four events including one win. Micah Knisley is in second with 1,800 points and one win. Mikayla Bardwell leads the Girls 11-14 with 1,400 points fueled by three top ten finishes. Kennedy Anne Noe is in second with 700 points after a second place finish at the Tennessee Spring Challenge. Kentucky In Kentucky, the Boys 15-18 division is controlled by Zach Smith with 1,525 points. Smith won the Tennessee Spring Challenge. Carter Skipworth trails Smith by a small margin with 1,500 points. Skipworth got the bulk of his points from his win at the College Prep Series at UK. In third is Blake Cartwright. Blake has two top three finishes on the season. Billy Basham is in the last spot with 1,300 points after a second place finish at the College Prep Series at UK. On the girls side, the older division is currently led by Jenna McGuire who has played in six events and has two top five finishes. Madison Thomas is in second place with 1,050 points with a second place finish at the College Prep Series at UK. Maddie Hamilton, Meredith Moir, and Kenzie Peyton are all currently tied for the last two spots with 1,000 points. In the younger boys division, Cullan Brown, winner of the Cincinnati Junior Open is leading with 3,150 points. In second is Chase Landrum who has won both events he has played in for a total of 2,500 points. In the Girls 11-14 division, Mallory Lovell leads with 1,700 points and one win. Ryan Bender is in second place with 1,225 points after two top five finishes. Alabama In Alabama, the Boys 15-18 division is led by Chase Williams. Chase has 1,050 points after a second place finish at the College Prep Series at Auburn. Brett Batchelor occupies second with 400 points. Tim Turnham is in third with 150 points. On the girls side, Ashton Maddaloni leads with 1,050 points after her second place finish at Auburn. Sydney Turner has 500 points in second place after her two events. Elizabeth Moultrie is in the third spot with with 375 points. Ohio The Buckeye state is controlled by Jack Mancinotti in the Boys 15-18 division with 2,250 points. Mancinotti won the Cincinnati Junior Open. Luke Campbell has 1,675 points and two top five finishes, good enough for second place. Danny Zahn, in third place, has three top ten finishes and 1,225 points. Fourth place is currently occupied by Brady Bohl. Bohl won the Ohio Kickoff Event at Delaware. On the girls side, the 15-18 division is led by Alice Ho. Alice has 1,250 points after a second and third place finish. Felicia Davenport has 1,000 points and sits in second place. Alexis Cadle is in third place with 900 points in three events. Abigail Wellens has 825 points from her third place finish at the 54 Hole Challenge at The Brickyard. Wellens holds the fourth spot. In the Boys 11-14 division, Kyle McCafferty leads with 1,650 points after three top ten finishes. Dave Sexton has 1,00 points and is in second after one event. The Girls 11-14 division, Lizzie Win leads with 2,100 points with one win and a third place finish. Ashley Knight holds the final spot for Ohio with 1,650 points in three events. International/Other States For the Int’l/Other States team, Ewen Ferguson leads the older boys division with 4,325 points. Ferguson has played in three events and won two of them. Oliver Lehman, winner of the Major Championship at Jekyll, is in second with 2,825 points. In third is Toks Pedro with 2,362.5 points. Pedro has played in five events and has two top five finishes. Max Rispler, a two time champion in 2013 is in fourth with 2,000 points. On the girls side, the older division leader is Isidora Quevedo with 5,675 points. Isidora has won three of the six events she has played in. Anita Uwadia has won twice and is in second place with 4,100 points. Maho Hayakawa has three top three finishes and is in third with 2,150 points. Fourth place is occupied by Jaclyn Fanola who won the Major Championship at Phoenix. Fanola has 2,000 points. In the younger boys division, the leader is Brandon Petzak with 3,500 points and one victory on the year. Teddy Tetak has the other spot with 2,200 points. Lastly, in the Girls 11-14 division, Daniela Gonzalez leads with 1,500 points. In second is Lucy Hou with 1,000 points after winning the Orlando Junior Challenge. For more information regarding the Hurricane Cup, 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. 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 15-18 and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Ohio.