On July 27th and 28th, 2015, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to beautiful Armonk, New York to host the New York Summer Classic at Brynwood Country Club. The course was in good shape, playing conditions were great, and it was also a well-challenged tournament for the long two days of golf. On Monday, the first day of the tournament, there was a lot of sunshine and a nice breeze to make the first day even more enjoyable. On Tuesday, we were blessed to have some marvelous sunshine again, which was a great cap to the tournament. Winners in all four-age divisions received an automatic bid to the Tour Championship on December 5th and 6th, 2015. The top ten finishers also received points towards end year honors, which include state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
In the Boys 15-18 division, the West Islip, New York resident Joseph Tammaro took home the first place trophy as he really expressed his talent on the putting green. Out putting his competition on almost every hole all tournament, Tammaro ended the tournament just three strokes over par. Monday was a great day of golf for Tammaro as he ended the round in second place, and with a very impressive score of a 71, one stroke over par. On Tuesday, Tammaro made it interesting as he finished the second round shooting a 72, another great round of golf. Playing phenomenal golf on Tuesday, Tammaro featured one birdie, which really helped him finish in the top spot. Tammaro had a total of six birdies on the tournament. Finishing in second place was Brendan Hansen from Spring Lake, New Jersey. Hansen was even and in first place after Monday, as he played great golf all throughout the round. Finishing the tournament just six strokes out of the first place spot, Hansen finished the first round with a great score of a 70. Hansen then ended the second round shooting a 79, a very impressive score, just six strokes over par. Displaying a very impressive nine birdied holes this tournament, Hansen was very impressive off of the tee. Also going home with hardware, and finishing in third place was Jack Kane, from Berlin, Connecticut. Kane really opened some eyes this tournament, as he was very impressive in all three major aspects of the game. Kane shot his best score on the tournament, a 71 on Monday and then added to his good work on Tuesday, as he shot a 79. Kane’s drives were unmatched, as he proceeded to birdie three holes this tournament. Overall, the Boys 15-18 year-old division was very competitive this week, and all of the top finishers played very polished, and quality golf.
In the Boys 13-14 age division Ryan Gorman from Avon, Connecticut finished the tournament in the top spot. Gorman took the lead in the first round and it was good to see him play great golf under pressure and finish on top. Gorman played very competitive golf this tournament as he shot a great score of a 71 on the first round, and another great score, a 73 on the second round. Gorman featured a very strong game off of the tee this tournament, as he was unmatched off of the tee box on almost every hole. Gorman was in first place after the first round by one stroke, and then finished the second round with the best score, as he brought his same game with him to the course on the second day. To add to his impressive finish, Gorman featured six birdies this tournament, three in each round. Finishing right behind Gorman, and in second place was Alexander Gu, from Darien, Connecticut. Gu brought a lot of confidence with him from Darien, as he has been a very strong, and competitive golfer inside of our Hurricane events. That being said, we were pleased to welcome him back onto our tour for the week day tournament. Gu finished round one with a very impressive score of a 72, and in second place, and then took his talents, and his confidence into the second day as he finished Tuesday with another good score, a 79. Gu also featured one birdie on the tournament, and his game off of the tee box was polished. The Boys 13-14 division had a very exciting week, and every competitor in the field displayed two high quality rounds of golf.
Arguably one of the most impressive golfers this whole tournament was Tangmo Patchana, from Bangkok, Thailand. This is Patchana’s second victory on our tour in two consecutive weeks. Patchana finished the tournament in first place in the girls 15-18 division, and also had one of the most impressive scores of the entire tournament, even including the older boys division. Her Tuesday score, a 77, was one of the lowest scores of the entire tournament, including every competitor. A score of a 77 coming from the Thailand native, is something that makes our tour even more competitive. Patchana shot a 82 on Monday, which put her in third place after the first day, and she then brought her talents with her into Tuesday as she shot her 77 in the second round. Patchana had a total of one birdie this tournament, which helped her finish in the top spot. Finishing behind Patchana, and leaving the course with the second place trophy was Nicole Totland, from Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Totland played great golf this tournament as she competed in both rounds, shooting a 78 on Monday, and another great score, an 82 on Tuesday. Totland really has a future in golf ahead of her as she showed great talent all throughout her game this tournament. Leaving the course in third place, was Gabrielle Correia, from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Correia finished the weekend just 27 strokes over par, displaying an 82 on the first round, and an 85 in the second round. Correia, another familiar face on the Hurricane Tour, was very impressive off the tee box all tournament, as her drives were powerful, and really turned some heads. Correia really took a very competitive edge to the course this week and she didn’t fail to impress. Correia had par after par this week, and two birdies to help her take home some hardware.
The Boys 11-12 year old division also brought a lot of talent to our tournament this week. Michael Hanratty, from Avon, Connecticut took home the first place trophy as his drives were powerful and accurate all tournament long. As Michael is another familiar face on our tour, he featured three birdies this tournament as he shot an 84 on the first day, and an even better 81 on the second day. We will be excited to welcome Hanratty back onto our tour in the near future, as he never fails to bring great talent tour our tournament play. Finishing behind Hanratty, and Hanratty’s only compitition this weekend was Jack Hardy, from Jacksonville, Florida. Hardy is another very familiar face on our tour and it was great to see him back for this tournament as he always brings a competitive edge to our play that makes our tour even better. Featuring a 104 on the first round, and an even better, 93 on the second round, Hardy was great off of the tee box all weekend. Overall, the boys 11-12 year old division really brought some talent this tournament and we were pleased to see two great rounds of golf coming from both competitors. Weather: Monday: Mid 80’s, Clear, Wind 5-10 MPH Tuesday: Low 90’s, Clear, Wind 5-10 MPH Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18- 6,311 YDS Girls 15-18/Boys 11-12- 5,450 YDS Boys 13-14- 5,808 YDS 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 email@example.comExperience #TheHurricaneDifference