New Orleans Junior Classic
Wall cruises to victory Gordon wins playoff to come out victorious
(February 1) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour visited the coveted TPC Louisiana to hold the inaugural New Orleans Junior Classic. Day one was filled with cool temperatures and cloudy skies as the first tee started off on time, and day two with the turnaround of sunny skies with some rain showers mixed in. The field was tight in the 15-18 Boys Division. All the winners of each division will get an invite to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational at Chateau Elan and the 2015 HJGT Championship.
Some players seemed to navigate the tough TPC Louisiana pretty well both days. Although the scores were close after day one, one player seemed to pull away on day two. Stephen Wall of Madisonville, Louisiana came out on top with 36, E on the front nine, and 35, -1 on his back nine of day one. He would finish with birdies on hole 2, 11, 13 and 17. Wall came out with a 38, +2 on the front nine, and 36, E on the back nine of day two. Wall was in first after day one while shooting a 71, -1 on day one, and stayed there by shooting a 74, +2 one day two. He finished with four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey. Beau Briggs of Covington, Louisiana took second place by shooting a 73, +1 on day one, with two birdies and three bogeys, and an 80, +8 on day two with one birdie on the day. Coming in third place was Joey Partin of Gonzales, Louisiana. Partin shot an 81, +9 on day one and stormed back after shooting a 74, +2 on day two with one birdie. At the end of it all, the Boys 15-18 division was handled with ease.
The Girls 15-18 division came down to a sudden death playoff between Madeline Gordon of Kenner, Louisiana and Angelica Harris of Harvey, Louisiana. They both finished their final round with a total score of 172 and would go to a playoff that ended up going to two holes. Gordon won the second hole and ultimately the age division. Gordon shot an 82, +10 on day one with three birdies, and a 90, +18 on day two. Harris would end up placing second after shooting an 84, +12 on day one, and an 88, +16 on day two with two birdies, and was defeated in the playoff. Alisa Clark of Navarre, Florida would place third after shooting an 88, +16 on day one, and an 85, +13 on day two with a final score of 173. She would have one birdie on each day. It was exciting golf to witness here at TPC Louisiana.
Although the Boys 13-14 division was a small field with only three players it was a tight race to the finish. Matt Weber of Scott, Louisiana would come out victorious after shooting an 80, +8 on day one with one birdie, and an 88, +16 on day two. He would finish with a total of 168. Christopher Wilson of Mandeville, Louisiana would finish second after shooting an 85, +13 on day one, and an 87, +15 on day two. He would finish just four shots behind Weber with a two day total of 172. Rounding out the division and coming in third place was Zaire Stevenson of New Orleans, Louisiana. He had a day one score of 97, +25 and a 98, +26 on day two. His two day total was a 195.
The Girls 11-14 Division was also a small field with just three player but showed some great scores. Madeline Boudreau of Harvey, Louisiana would come out victorious after shooting an 87, +15 on day one with one birdie, and an 89, +17 on day two for a two day total of 176. Coming in second place was Cassidy Lambert of Gretna, Louisiana. She would shoot a 92, +20 on day one and an 89, +17 on day two for a two day total of 181. Rounding out the division was Hannah Grace Nall of Starkville, Mississippi. She shot a 104, +32 on day one and a 94, +22 on day two. It was a close fight between these three players until the end.
In the Boys 11-12 division,Trey Morse of New Orleans, Louisiana from hanging on to clinch a first place trophy. Trey was very impressive both days and finished with a two day total of 161. Morse would shoot an 83, +11 one day one and would improve on that score by shooting an impressive 78, +6 on day two. Peyton Canter of St. Amant, Louisiana would come in second after shooting a 105, +33 on day one and a 93, +21 on day two for a two day total of 198. Coming in third and rounding out the division was Quinn Garcia of Covington, Louisiana. Garcia shot a 112, +40 on day one and a 109, +37 on day two. Weather: Day 1- Low of 45 to high of 60, Partly Cloudy, winds 15-25 MPH Day 2- Low of 60 to high of 73, Partly Sunny, winds 10-15 MPH Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18: 6,667 yards Boys 13-14: 6,020 yards Boys 11-12: 6,020 yards Girls 15-18: 5,588yards Girls 11-14: 5,588yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of five age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information regarding the 2015 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 Experience #TheHurricaneDifference