Northern Virginia Junior Open
(August 13-14, 2016)
Tending the Grounds at Bristow Manor
This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Bristow, Virginia, to take on Bristow Manor Golf Club. Despite the sweltering heat, the golfers were excited to take on the difficult challenges the course has to offer. Thank you to Bristow Manor Golf Club for allowing HJGT to host this event at their wonderful course. Five age divisions were in play this weekend as Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and AJGA stars were on the line. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. Additionally, the winner of each division will be invited to play in the National Championship held in early December. The temperature was high but the scores were low as the golfers fought through the heat from the opening tee.
Boys 16-18 Division
Bruce Stouffer was the champion of the boys 16-18 division. The Zion Crossroads, Virginia native, shot a 72 in the first round and a 75 in the second round to finish in a first place tie with Eli Newman after 36 holes. On the third hole of the playoff, Stouffer was able to stick his tee shot close and putt in for a birdie on the par three to solidify his victory. Newman out of Leesburg, Virginia, finished in second after he shot a 74 on Saturday and a 73 on Sunday for a 147 overall. Justin Griffith from Allison Park, Pennsylvania, and Garrett Ganley out of Leesburg, Virginia, tied for third after both finished with an overall score of 150 for the tournament. Jonah Covitz finished the tournament with seven birdies to lead the division. Stouffer had a 12 hole bogeyless streak to lead the division in this category. All of the golfers had a great time competing against each other and look forward to competing again in the future.
Boys 14-15 Division
Benjamin Kruper was the champion of the boys 14-15 division. The Woodbridge, Virginia, native was able to shoot a 72 in the first round and a 77 in the second round for a 149 overall to finish at the top of the division. Mikey Brennan out of Leesburg, Virginia, took home second place after he shot a 75 on Saturday followed by a 77 on Sunday to finish the tournament with a 152 overall. Yida Wong from Potomac, Maryland, shot back-to-back 80’s in each of the two rounds for an overall score of 160 to lock up a third place finish. Kruper finished the weekend with a division leading 24 pars. Brennan finished with four birdies throughout the tournament to lead the division in this category. Despite the harsh weather condition, the golfers were able to fight through the heat to make for a very competitive tournament.
Girls 14-18 Division
Bailey Davis was the champion of the girls 14-18 division. Davis out of White Plains, Maryland, was able to solidify her victory after she shot an impressive 72 in the first round and an 83 in the second round to finish the weekend with a 155 overall. Arisa Kimura from Bethesda, Maryland, finished in second place and just one stroke behind Davis for the lead after she was able to shoot a 77 on Saturday followed by a 79 on Sunday to finish the weekend with a total score of 156. Amanda Levy, who also resides in Bethesda, shot back-to-back 80’s in each round to take home third place in the division. Davis had a three-hole birdie or better streak to lead the division. Kimura led the division with a total of 21 pars throughout the weekend.
Boys 11-13 Division
Jack Pogorelc was the champion of the boys 11-13 division. The Bethesda, Maryland, native was able to shoot a 75 in the first round and a 76 in the second round for a 151 overall to lock up his first place finish. Tomas Mician finished in second place and just one stroke behind Pogorelc after shooting a 79 on Saturday and a 73 on Sunday to finish the weekend with an overall score of 152. Zachary Maloy out of Potomac, Maryland, took home third place with an overall score of 156 after he shot an 80 in the first round followed by a 76 in the second round. Maloy led the division with a total of five birdies throughout the weekend. Mician had an 11 hole bogeyless streak to lead the division in this category. All of the golfers had a great time competing against each other and look forward to competing against each other again in the future.
Girls U13 Division
Victoria Matthews was the only competitor in the girls U13 division so she competed with the girls 14-18 division. The Great Falls, Virginia, native shot an 87 in the first round and an 89 in the second round to finish the tournament with a 176 overall. Matthews will be invited to participate in the National Championship held in Florida later this year. All of the golfers were able to show a great deal of sportsmanship and competitiveness throughout the weekend despite the hot weather.
Weather August 13-14, 2016:
Round 1: Low 79, High 97, Sunny, Wind 5-10 mph
Round 2: Low 75, High 93. Mostly Sunny, Wind 5-10 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,738 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,738 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,701 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,701 yards
Girls U13: 5,107 yards
Boys U10: did not participate
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 email@example.com