New Jersey Fall Challenge, October 8-9, 2016

New Jersey Fall Challenge at Mountain View Golf Club in Ewing, New Jersey

(October 8-9 2016)


 Challenge Accepted in Jersey

  On Thursday, October 6th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Ewing, New Jersey to host the New Jersey Fall Challenge at Mountain View Golf Club. The weather was not what we expected for fall season, it was cold and rainy both days, with temperatures between the upper 50’s and upper 60’s.  Sunday’s rainfall caused a delayed start, which resulted in the final round becoming a shotgun.  The rainy and chilly weather did not stop the golfers from performing the best they could. The HJGT would like to thank Mountain View Golf Club for allowing us to host our tournament at such a great venue. The staff was very professional, and accommodating to whatever the Hurricane staff needed. Also, huge thanks to all the parents for their patience and their cooperation for turning Sunday’s shotgun into a success. Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were up for grabs this weekend as 43 players were battling for their respective age division titles. The players congregated from all over the northeast, and as far as Columbia for a chance at an HJGT title.   Boys 16-18 Division  


William O’Neill of Morristown, New Jersey was the Boys 16-18 Division Champion. After the first round William claimed at the scoring table it was the “round of his life”. He Shot a blistering -7 to take the lead. He was able to hold onto his lead in the final round giving him the championship. His totals both days were 65 and 82 (+3).  Second place was a tie between Nicholas Stewart of Cranbury, New Jersey, and Sebastian Trujillo Rodriguez of Ibague, Tolima. Both golfers not only had identical scores both rounds, but shot very consistent this weekend. Both should be proud of how well they finished.  Their weekend scores were 76 and 79 (+11). Boys 14-15 Division  


Liam Boyle of Baldwin, New York won the Boys 14-15 Division Championship. Liam was very consistent with his shots and putting that gave him the advantage both rounds this weekend. He shot 76 and 79 (+11). Taking second place was Eddie McGreevy of Bayonne, New Jersey. Eddie had a very strong second round which helped him clinch second place. This weekend he shot 83 and 76 (+15). It was great to see Eddie take second place solo, he usually ties for second. It just shows that his hard work, and dedication to his game paid off. Taking third place was Tyler Galantini of West Orange, New Jersey. Tyler shot in the low 80’s both days which really helped him stay in contention in the standings, and to clinch third place. His weekend rounds were 83 and 81 (+20).     Boys 11-13 Division 


Cole Ekert of Chatham, New Jersey won the Boys 11-13 Division Championship. Cole dominated from the very start by shooting -1 in the first round. His weekend rounds were 71 and 80 (+7). Taking second place was Matt Messenger of Moorestown, New Jersey. Matt always seems to have a nice friendly rival with Cole which does not disappoint. Matt shot consistently both days scoring 84 and 83 (+23). Taking third Isiah Marseille of Linden, New Jersey. Isiah held his own by shooting in the 80’s which enough for him to take home the third place trophy. He shot 84 and 86 (+26).     Girls 14-18 Division 


Rina Jung of Briarcliff Manor, New York was the Girls 14-18 Division Champion. Rina both days shot in the 70’s which controlled her standing as the champion of this weekend. Her putting was superb which helped a lot. Her weekend scores were 75 and 74 (+5). Coming in second place was Pasqualina Tartaglione of Pine Bush, New York. Pasqualina worked very hard this weekend, and was poised to take home some hardware. She shot identical scores this weekend which helped her clinch second place. Her scores this weekend were 83 and 83 (+22). Taking third place was NoraNoel Nolan of Winton, Connecticut. This was NoraNoel’s first Hurricane Tournament, and she did not disappoint. Her mid 80 scores helped her stay in contention of striking top three. He scores were 85 and 88 (+29).     Weather October 8-9, 2016:   Round 1: Low 56, High 67. Cloudy and Rain Round 2: Low 43, High 62. Cloudy and Rain     Tournament Division Yardages   Boys 16-18: 6,559 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,559 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,679 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,679 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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