Miller surges in Round 2; Hillow wins by 5

Miller charges ahead on day 2

Hillow leads throughout

Tampa, Florida (April 1,2012) – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its 2012 season with another great outing this past weekend at the College Prep Series at South Florida. This weekend’s event was played at The Claw at the University of South Florida. Players from all over came outthis weekend, we had representatives from Florida, New York, Georgia, Canada, and Brazil. The course played smoothly this weekend and weather wise, it was a great weekend for golf. Bridgestone Golf the official ball of the HJGT was the title sponsor for the first ever college prep series. All participants received a dozen of B330 golf balls and got a taste of what its like to play college like yardages. A special thanks to the staff at The Claw for providing the players with a well manicured golf course.  In the boys 15-18 division, Jordan Miller from Bradenton, Florida took home first place. Miller finished with a two day total of 150 (80+70).  Miller also led his division in overall birdies with 6 and had the second best par 4 average (4.23). In addition, Miller had the third best par 5 average (4.83) and was the only golfer to score under par during round two. Coming in second was Yuvish Singh, also from Bradenton, Florida. Singh finished just a single shot off the leader posting a two day total of 151 (75+76). Singh had the best par 3 average (3.00) and the third most pars (21). Singh played very consistently and was able to hold off his competitors in a very competitive finish. Rounding out the top three was Nicolas Osorio from Bradenton, Florida. Osorio had the second most birdies (5) and shot a competitive score for his par 4 average (4.36). This was a very competitive weekend with only ten shots separating first and tenth place. The girls 15-18 division was won by Mary Fran Hillow from Orlando, Florida. Hillow won by five shots and finished with a two day total of 153 (78+75). Hillow led her division in many categories such as par 3 average (3.12), par 5 average (4.17) and the most total pars (21). Jasmine wade out of Oldsmar, Florida came in second scoring a 158 (83+75) for the tournament. Wade finished with 21 total pars, the third best par 3 average (3.12) as well as the third best par 4 average (4.50). Diana Carolina Gonzalez and Kelsey Jensen from Bogota, Florida and Plant City, Florida respectively tied for third place. Both Jensen (81+81) and Carolina Gonzalez (80+82) finished with a two day total of 162. Carolina Gonazalez had the best par 4 average (4.41) whereas Jensen finished with the third most pars (19). Just like the older boys division, this division played very competitively with only seven shots separating second place from sixth place. In the boys 11-14 division Chase Cutshall from Melbourne, Florida finished on top with a two day total of 146 (74+72). Cutshall finished with four more birdies than his closest competitor with a total of 8. Cutshall also had the best par 4 average (4.09) as well as the third most pars (18). Cutshall’s key to success was playing very consistently during round two where he didn’t record his first bogey until the twelfth hole. Second place finisher was Robby Eisch from Tampa, Florida who posted a tournament score of 149 (74+75). Eisch had the most total pars (25) the second best par 4 performance (4.27). Eisch also had the second best par 3 average (3.12) and the third best par 5 average (5.00). Coming in third place was Mattias Ruehle from Orlando, Florida who scored a 154 (77+77). Ruehle finished with the second most pars (21) and the third best par 4 average (4.41). In the girls 11-14 division Abby Burditt from St. Augustine, Florida took home the first place trophy with a two day score of 177 (85+92). Burditt had the most pars (11) and recorded the best par 5 average (6.50). Paige Lee Garris out of West Palm Beach, Florida came in second finishing with a two day total of 179 (95+84). Garris was the only player to score more than one birdie with 5 and also had the best par 3 average (3.12). Daniela Gonzalez from Bogota, Florida rounded out the top three and finished with a 180 (93+87). Gonzalez had the best par 4 average (4.91) and the third best par 3 average (3.75).   For more information about the HJGT, please visit the HJGT fan page on Facebook.com. To get up to the minute tweets during the tournaments and important HJGT news follow us on Twitter. Also, be sure to check out player quotes in our weekly video, which can be found on the HJGT website. For a direct link to the HJGT Facebook page, Twitter account,YouTube channel and final round results please visit www.hjgt.org.   Weather: Saturday: Low to Mid 80’s with partial cloud cover Sunday: Low 80’s with a slight breeze  Tournament Yardages:

Boys 15-18: 6850 Boys 11-14: 6121 Girls 15-18: 5858 Girls 11-14: 5334   Tournament Awards: Boys 15-18 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Jordan Miller Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Ryan Wolfe Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Michael Visacki   Girls 15-18 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Lauren Coe Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Diana Carolina Gonzalez Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Mary Fran Hillow Boys 11-14 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Chase Cutshall Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Chase Cutshall Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Myles Jacobs Girls 11-14 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Paige Lee Garris Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Daniela Gonzalez Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Abby Burditt

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