Bohl deals with the wind and blows through the competition
Walker wins by one stroke after coming on strong on back nine of day two
Delaware, OH (April 7, 2013) – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made its first ever visit to Ohio for the Ohio Kickoff at Delaware in Columbus, Ohio. The event was hosted by the deceptively challenging Delaware Golf Club. The weather this weekend was part of the reason as to why the course was so challenging with winds reaching 30 mph. Saturday was chilly and moderately windy. Sunday was a much warmer day, but was also much windier causing several higher scores on day two. The event was ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and the winners of all four divisions received automatic bids to the 2013 Tour Championship. Top ten finishers in all four divisions receive points towards year-end honors including state teams, All-HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Ohio native Brady Bohl won the boy’s 15-18 age division after shooting a solid 78-80 (158) for a three-stroke victory. Bohl led his division in best par 4 performance (4.18). Bohl also had the second most birdies in the division with four and had a pars or better percentage of 55.6% which was the also the second best. Bohl did his best work on the front nine where he shot 39 on both days. Finishing in second place were Jack Mancinotti, Danny Zahn and Curtis Salmans, all of whom are from the Buckeye State. Mancinotti and Zahn shot identical scores of 79-82 and Salmans shot 78-83, all for a two-day total of 161. Mancinotti finished second in the division with an impressive 18 pars. Salmans led the field in most pars or better (61.1%) and had the second best average on par fives where he averaged exactly par. Zahn led all players in par 3 performance (3.50). Zahn was extremely consistent throughout both rounds never having a nine hole split above 42.
Ale Walker from Paintsville, KY won the girl’s 15-18 age division after posting scores of 77-82 (159). Walker led after day one by one stroke, but was down four strokes going into the back nine. Walker then proceeded to play her best golf in the crunch time finishing the back nine at just three over par. Walker did her damage on par fours where she led the field with a 4.50 average. She also led the division with the most birdies (4). Coming in second place was Alice Ho with scores of 78-82 (160). Ho led the field with most pars of better (55.6%) and par 5 performance (4.83). Ho also had the second most pars in the division finishing with 18. Ho did her best work on the front nine where she was only three over par for the tournament. Lexie Long from Dublin, OH finished third with a two-day total of 84-78 (162). Long had the most pars in the field with 19. Long also had the best par-three performance in her division with a 3.50 average.
The boy’s 11-14 age division was won by Benjamin Jones by two strokes with a 36 hole total of 80-81 (161). Jones led the division in pars with 18. Jones had the second most birdies in the division with three. Jones led the field in both par four and par five performance averaging 4.55 and 5.33 respectively on these holes. Jack Herceg finished second with a total of 88-75 (161). Herceg’s second round total of 75 was the best round from the tournament. Herceg had three more birdies than anybody else in the division finishing with six total. Tejas Sinha finished third with scores of 87-81 (168). Sinha had the best par 3 performance (3.38) and had the second most pars in the division with 17.
The girl’s 11-14 age division was won by Lizzie Win who won by an incredible 22 strokes. Win had the most pars in her division (15) and dominated every other statistical category. Win’s second round 80 was nine strokes better than any other competitor shot over the two days. Ashley Knight shot a 102-89 (191) to finish in second place. Knight’s seven pars were the second most in the division and her 4.00 average on par threes was also second best. Riley Dean finished third shooting a 109-95 (204). Dean had four pars in the tournament which was good enough for third in the category. Weather: Saturday: Chilly and cloudy, low 40’s to 50’s, winds up to 20 mph Sunday: Party sunny, high 50’s to high 60’s, winds from 20-30 mph Tournament Yardages: Boy’s 15-18 division: 6,719 Boys’ 11-14 division: 6,067 Girl’s 15-18 division: 5,631 Girl’s 11-14 division: 5,237 Tournament AwardsEFX Birdie Challenge
Boy’s 15-18 division: Jason Garnet Girl’s 15-18 division: Ale Walker Boy’s 11-14 division: Jack Herceg Girl’s 11-14 division: Lizzie Win Most Improved (Golf Pride Grips) Boy’s 15-18 division: Alex Herman Girl’s 15-18 division: Brianna O’Toole Boy’s 11-14 division: Jack Herceg Girl’s 11-14 division: Riley Dean About Us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18 Division, Boys 11-14 and Girls 15-18 Division and 11-14 Division. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the southeast as well as Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.