National Championship at the ChampionsGate National Golf Course (December 3-4, 2016)
On Thursday, December 1st, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Kissimmee, Florida to host the National Championship. The National Championship for Boys 14-15 was held at The Legends at Orange Lake. Sunshine was abundant throughout the day, however mornings were quite chilly. Temperatures started in the 50s and reached the low 80s in the afternoon. The HJGT would like to thank The Legends at Orange Lake staff for allowing us to host our tournament at a great venue. The tournament field was open to all Boys 14-15 division players who have been invited based on performance, points leaders, special exemptions, and staff invites.
Jim (Yichen) Cai, Boys 14-15 National Champion
Boys 14-15 Tournament Summary
Jim (Yichen) Cai of Bradenton, Florida took home the National Championship of the Boys 14-15 division. Cai was able to secure the first place trophy after an intense playoff with Artem Yalovenko of Windermere, Florida. Both gentleman shot an outstanding two-day total of 147 and had to return to the 1st hole to decide a winner. Cai was able to edge out Yalovenko by safely two putting for par, while latter could not save par after having a couple tough shots out of the bunkers. Cai shot even at 72 during the first round to keep pace with the Yalovenko, who shot an impressive 71 total on day one. Cai was able to get the playoff on the second day which lead to his eventual victory. When it was all said and done, the Boys 14-15 National Championship was very exciting and the players had a blast during the event. We would like to thank all the players for participating!
Weather December 3-4, 2016:
Round 1: Low 58, High 79. Partly Cloudy, Wind 5-10 mph
Round 2: Low 56 High 80. Sunny, Wind 4-8 mph
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