Nemacolin Junior Shootout, October 22-23, 2016

Nemacolin Junior Shootout at Nemacolin Woodlands Golf Club-

Mystic Rock in Farmington, Pennsylvania


(October 22-23, 2016)


 Shooting through the Breeze

  On Thursday, October 20th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Farmington, Pennsylvania to host the Nemacolin Junior Shootout at Nemacolin Woodlands Golf Club- Mystic Rock.  The weather was very cold on Saturday, with the wind chill making it feel like the temperature was in the 20’s. The golfer did not let the cold, rainy weather affect their focus of winning the Hurricane Tournament. By Sunday, the weather was much better with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 60’s.  The HJGT would like to thank Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for allowing us to host our tournament at such a great venue. The staff was very nice and accommodating to all of our needs. Also, the grounds crew did an amazing job making the course playable with the amount of rainfall it received. Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were up for grabs this weekend as 39 players were battling for their respective age division titles. The players congregated from all over the north east, and as far as Canada for a chance at an HJGT title.     Boys 16-18 Division    


Jack Perfett of Moon Township, Pennsylvania won the Boys 16-18 Division.  Jack was very consistent with his shots on both days regardless of the cold and rainy weather, firing This rounds of 82, 79 (+17). Taking second place was Parker Lucas of Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Parker shot an amazing -3 on his front nine Sunday, which helped him finish with a 77 on the day after shooting 88 on Saturday; he finished at (+21). Rounding out the top 3 was Dan Soucie of Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Through the bad weather on Saturday Dan shot very consistent, driving the ball well both days. He shot identical scores for both rounds; 83, 83 (+22). Boys 14-15 Division    


Jeff Mankins of Greensburg, Pennsylvania won the Boys 14-15 Division. Jeff dominated both days of the tournament and driving the ball really helped him put away the first place trophy. This weekend he shot 80, 76 (+12). Coming in second place was Angus McHolme from Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania. Angus improved a lot during his final round, he had a great back nine, and finished seven strokes better than his first round. He shot this weekend 86, 79 (+21). Finishing third was Justin Atkinson of Brookfield, Ohio. Justin was very consistent with his shots, and drove the ball very well. He finished this weekend with scores of 87, 82 (+25).       Girls 14-18 Division 


Emily Kase of North Tonawanda, NY won the Girls 14-18 Division in dramatic fashion. After tying with Vileska Gelpi of Markleton, Pennsylvania, they headed into a playoff to decide their fates. After tying the first hole, Emily drilled a long putt to seal her first place crown. Both girls really played their hearts out to try to win first place, but there could only be one champion. Emily finished with rounds of 95, 92 (+43), while Vileska shot 93, 94 (+43). Coming in third place was Grace Mitchell of Kitchener, Ontario.  A real trooper, she came down from Canada to play this weekend in colder conditions than back home. After struggling Saturday, she still came in with a positive attitude and shot eleven strokes lower than her first round. Grace finished with rounds of 104, 93 (+53).    Boys 11-13 Division



Chuckie Tragesser of Murrysville, Pennsylvania won the Boys 11-13 Division. Chuckie was down one stroke heading into the final round, but felt very confident throughout the weekend that he was going to win this tournament. Though he struggled with his putter, he drove the ball very well and finished with rounds of 85, 75, to finish at +16. Coming in second place was Ellian Ascencio of Venetia, Pennsylvania. Ellian shot very well in the final round, with his ball striking from the fairway delivering the most success. This weekend he shot 90, 81 (+27). Taking third place was Charlie Bundy of Frederick, Maryland after shooting rounds of 84, 95 (+35). Charlie was the 18-hole leader heading into the final round, but had difficulty getting anything to go his way Sunday. Despite his struggles, Charlie was able to keep it together and clinch a third place finish.     Weather October 22-23, 2016:   Round 1: Low 34, High 46. Rain and Windy Round 2: Low 50, High 60. Mostly Sunny and Breezy     Tournament Division Yardages   Boys 16-18: 6,595 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,595 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,609 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,609 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, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email   Experience #TheHurricaneDifference          

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