Ohio Kickoff at Delaware, Delaware Golf Club- April 1-2

Ohio Kickoff at Delaware,

Delaware Golf Club- April 1-2

  On April 1st and 2nd 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its’ spring season at the gorgeous Delaware Golf Club. The first round on Saturday was completed under very cold conditions, while the second round on Sunday was met a little wind and a bunch of sunshine. The players all provided a great and competitive atmosphere for all of the spectators who came out to support them. The fantastic attitudes from the players made for an excellent tournament. The winners of all five of the age divisions will receive an invitation to the Tour Championship later on this year and the top ten finishers also received points towards the end of the year Hurricane Cup and HJGT teams.   Boys 16-18  Division 

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In the Boys 16-18 Division, Charlie Toman from Chardon, Ohio took home the first place trophy. His scores for the tournament were an impressive 71-69-140. Charlie had a very impressive tournament by being the only person to register scores under par for the tournament. Charlie also registered the most birdies for the tournament with a total of nine. Toman virtually lead from the start of the tournament until the end. However, there was no shortage of competition behind Toman as there was a tie for second place. Quinn O’Leary from Beverly Hills, Michigan and Curran Gimeson from Worthington, Ohio were head to head for second place. Quinn registered scores of 79-75-154 while Curran scored 76-78-154 for the tournament. On Sunday, Quinn had an impressive eagle on a tough par five on hole 13. Curran also impressed with five birdies in the first round on Saturday.     Boys 14-15 Division 

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In the Boys 14-15 Division, Colton Levey from Twinsburg, Ohio succeeded in a competitive boys division by bringing home the first place prize. Colton registered scores of 78-79-157 for the tournament. Colton showed to be consistently good especially on hole seven where he shot for birdies for both rounds. Right behind Colton was Kahmar Byers from Columbus, Ohio who came in second place. Kahmar finished three strokes behind Kahmar and registered scores of 82-78-160. Byers showed that the second round’s weather helped improve his game by shooting four strokes better on Sunday. Coming close to Byers was Alex Hadden from Eminence, Kentucky. Hadden registered scores of 79-82-161 falling one stroke behind Byers. Hadden also showed to be consistent by having ten pars on both days.     Boys 11-13 Division 

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In the Boys 11-13 Division, Braeden Casto from Galena, Ohio came away with the first place trophy. Casto put up scores of 93-93-186 for the tournament. Casto was able to come home with first in a competitive boys division. Coming in second was Vaughn Harber from Blacklick, Ohio. Harber registered scores of 95-101-196. Vaughn was able to improve on his front nine score on Sunday by two strokes. Coming in third place was Austin Duelley from Powell, Ohio. Duelley had scores of 100-97-197. Duelley was also able to show improvement by shooting three strokes better on the final round.   Girls 14-18 Division 

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In the Girls 14-18 Division Taylor Kehoe from Ontario, Canada was able to come away with the first place trophy. Taylor shot impressive scores of 73-76-149. Kehoe got off to a strong start that put her in the lead group for the final round on Sunday. Kehoe was consistently good throughout both rounds and was able to record 11 pars on both days. Coming in second place not far behind Kehoe was Katie James from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. James put up scores of 78-76-154 for the tournament. James was came close to the lead in the final round when she shot even par on the front nine. Finishing very close to James was Madison Spiess from New Albany, Ohio who came in third place. Spiess registered scores of 81-75-156. Spiess was able to show steady improvement by shooting six strokes better in the final round. This improvement was able to vault her into the top 3.     Girls 13U Division 

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In the Girls 13U Division Amanda Ruminski was able to come away with the first place trophy. Ruminski shot a consistent 81-81-162 for the tournament. Ruminski’s great attitude after poor shots put her in great position to win the event this weekend. Coming in second place was Lilia Henkel from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lilia registered scores of 87-89-176. Henkel had a very impressive birdie putt on hole 13. Rounding out the top 3 of the girls 13U division was Kirsty Mitchell from Ontario, Canada. Mitchell was able to shoot eight strokes better on the final round of the contests.

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. In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.   For more information regarding the 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org  

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