Nashville Junior Open, October 29-30, 2016

Nashville Junior Open

 (October 29-30, 2016)

A Weekend in the Music City

  This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to take on King’s Creek golf course. It was a beautiful weekend as the golfers were able to handle the tough challenges the course had to offer. Thank you to King’s Creek for allowing HJGT to host this event at their wonderful course. Five age divisions were in play this weekend as Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were on the line. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. Additionally, the winner of each division will be invited to play in the National Championship held later this year in December.    Boys 16-18 Division  

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Ryan Bradshaw was the champion for this weekend shooting a 145 to close the tournament. Colin Murdock and Tate Chumley tied for second place shooting a 152. The player with the most birdies was Nate Neal, who finished with 8. Bradshaw was able to hold off competition by finishing holes par or better on more than 25 holes. Bradshaw lead on the front 9 while both second place finishers each tied for their score on the back 9. Holmes lead all competitors with 13 bogey free holes. Throughout the weekend all the young men showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the tournament. It was a pleasure to watch all participants this weekend.   Boys 14-15 Division  

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The champion for this division beat the rest of the field by more than 20 strokes. In first place, Daniel Love out of Owensboro, Kentucky shot a 141.  This score consisted of a 71 on day one and a 70 on the final day of competition. William Rieck came in second place, while Levi Craven came in third to round of the top three. Both young men shot in the 160’s. Love finished with the most birdies, finishing with 9 as well as going 11 additional holes bogey free.  All of the golfers had a great time competing against one another and look forward to competing again in the future.     Girls 14-18 Division 

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Out of Hoover, Alabama, Carson McKie was the champion. McKie finished the event with a 155 overall score. Jacque Crossland took home the second place trophy after shooting a 157. Shelly Jang was able to close in on the trophy ceremony, shooting a 163. Heidi Lawson shot the most birdies in the division with 6 this weekend. Three players were able to go 5 holes bogey free during the rounds. The most holes shooting par this weekend was the champion McKie with 23. McKie and Crossland split shooting the lowest scores on the front and back 9. These young women have dreams of playing in college in a few years, with their effort and dedication they put forth this weekend they will be doing just that.  Boys 11-13 Division

 

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The lowest round of the weekend came from this division. Evan Reed shot a 66 on day one of competition which set him in perfect position to bring home the first place trophy, and that’s exactly what he did. Ending just one stroke behind the champion Reed, was Dewitt Thompson who finished day two shooting just 1 over par. Coming in third place was Charles Warren who finished only 8 strokes behind the champion. The top two finishers each finished with 28 holes shooting par or better. Reed was the only competitor in the division to shoot an eagle during play. Two athletes had streaks of more than 10 holes without shooting bogey. All young men showed excellent sportsmanship toward their competition.   Girls U13 Division  

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The champion of this division was Macy Beeson. Beeson brought a steady consistency to the course this weekend, and displayed quite a bit of talent. This young lady finished just shy of 10 holes shooting par. Beeson shot better on the back 9 this weekend to bring home the trophy and more importantly progress her talents and step up against older competition without any fear. We hope to see more of Macy to see how the tournament enhance her skill set.   

Weather October 29-30, 2016:   Round 1: Low 55, High 85, Clear, Wind 5-10 mph Round 2: Low 56, High 88, Clear, Wind 5-10 mph     Tournament Division Yardages   Boys 16-18: 6,484 yards Boys 14-15: 6,484 yards Girls 14-18: 5,380 yards Boys 11-13: 5,380 yards Girls U13: 4,916 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 info@hjgt.org   Experience #TheHurricaneDifference     

  

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