New England Major Championship
(July 29 – 30, 2017)
On Thursday, July 27th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Wayland, MA to hold the New England Major Championship hosted by Sandy Burr Country Club. Our field saw stunning conditions on Saturday, followed by equally gorgeous weather for our final round on Sunday. Top finishers from each division received points towards year-end honors and an opportunity to make a splash in Florida at the end of the year for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s National Championships. The HJGT would like to thank the wonderful staff members and administrators of Sandy Burr Country Club for their hospitality and providing such wonderful playing conditions for our field. Overall, New England provided wonderful conditions for low scores and tight competition for each and every player. Boys 16-18
Bobby Manion is the Boys 16-18 champion. The Chambersburg, PA native took home the division by holding off the field in a tightly contested race. Our division champion posted a 77 on Saturday and a 76 on Sunday for a two-day total of 153 in route to a victory. John Cammarano of Arlington, MA finished in second with a two-day total of 154 (80 – 74). Weiao Lin (79 – 76) of Pebble Beach, CA and Cole Vacca (78 – 77) of Needham, MA, split third place honors with a two-day score of 155. The field, spectators, and staff were excited to see such a tight finished provided by this division full of some of the nation’s most talented competitors. Boys 14-15
Trevor Lopez is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. A focused mindset combined with playing the weekend’s best golf netted Lopez the win for the Major Championship. The victor, from Winchester, MA, posted rounds of 72 and 70 for a two-day total of 142. Ethan Phillips of Bowmanville, ON took home the second place trophy after finishing with a two-day total of 162 (81 – 81). Third place was split between Thomas Singleton (85 – 82) of New York, NY and Brian Murdock (88 – 79) of Bergenfield, NJ who each posted two-day scores of 167. The Boys 14-15 division saw some fantastic competition that gave the entire field of spectators and HJGT staff a fantastic show over the weekend.
Brian Adams is the Boys 11-13 champion. An 83 on Saturday and a 79 on Sunday were enough to secure the victory for the North Hampton, NH native, finishing with a two-day total of 162. Bijah LaFollette of New York, NY took home second place posting a two-day score of 179 (94 – 85). This group of boys showed a wonderful passion for the game, all while bringing their A-game to compete. Girls 14-18
Emma Beaulieu of Longmeadow, MA is the Girls 14-18 champion. Beaulieu paired an 81 Saturday with an 82 Sunday for a two-day total of 163 to edge out the competition and take the girls 14-18 division. Finishing in second from Newton, MA was Jordan Hamelsky who posted rounds of 82 for a two-day total of 164. Hannah Blonder of Westwood, MA took home third place with a two-day total of 171 (84 – 87). The ladies each enjoyed their experience, with some intense competition down the stretch.
Girls Under 13
Gianna Papa is the Girls under 13 champion. Accurate drives and an agile touch around the green were key for the Foster, RI native. A division low 79 on Saturday, paired with an 80 Sunday were enough for a two-day total of 159 and to secure Papa’s first Major Championship victory. Finishing second was Vincenza Papa of Foster, RI posting a two-day total of 177 (89 – 88). Third place was taken home by Phoebe Chamian of Belmont, MA who posted a two-day total of 217 (110 – 107). This was a division full of character, class, and most importantly talent that kept the field, spectators, and staff on the edge of their seats for the entire weekend. Boys 10U
Dane LaFollette from Basking Ridge, NJ took home the 1st place trophy for the Boys 10U division. LaFollette posted a two-day score of 200 (99 – 101) to become champion of our 10U division at Sandy Burr. LaFollette showed some exceptional play over the course of the weekend, showcasing his smooth stroke and endlessly positive attitude, no matter the situation he found himself in.
Weather July 29 – 30, 2017
Round 1: Low 51, High 73. Mostly Sunny, Wind 0 – 5 Mph
Round 2: Low 53, High 81. Mostly Sunny, Wind 0 – 5 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,338
Boys 14-15: 6,338
Girls 14-18: 5,606
Boys 11-13: 5,606
Girls 13U: 4,887
Boys 10U: 4,670
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