(October 4, 2015) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made a stop at Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary, Florida to host the Orlando Jr. Open. Day one was filled with sunshine and great weather as the first tee started off on time, and day two with the turnaround of cloudy skies, light winds, and a drizzle here and there. Each division winner will get an invite to the 2015 HJGT Championship.
The Boys 15-18 division was won by Eric Zhang of Lake Mary, Florida. He came out on top scoring a -2, 70 on day one. Zhang followed up with an impressive -4, 68 for day two. Jacob Soucinek of Lake City, Florida came in second with a two day of 144. Ethan Dong of Lake Mary Florida came in a close third with a two day total of 146, followed closely by Tommy Cao of Lake Mary, Florida with 147. On day one, Soucinek punched in a -1, 71 and +1, 73 on day two. Dong made it through with a -4, 68 on day one and a +6, 78 on day two. Cao ended with a +1, 73 for day one and a +2, 74 the next day. At the end of it all, the Boys 15-18 division saw a decent showing the whole way through.
In the Girls 15-18 division, Katie You from Windermere, Florida just barely lead the field by 1 with a two day total score of 146. You recorded a -1, 71 on day one, but slipped a little on day two with a -3,75. Amy Zhang from Lake Mary, Florida, a familiar face to our tour took second place this weekend. Zhang put down a +5, 77 in round one, but brought it back strong with an impressive -2, 70 on day two. Amanda Gartrell from Lakeland came in a close third. She finished the tournament one behind Zhang with 148 for both days.
While the older boy and girl divisions saw battles, the Boys 13-14 saw some space at Timacuan. Matthew Soucinek was able to pull away from the field with a win for the boys. Soucinek recorded a +4, 76 in round one and a +6, 78, finishing with a two day total of 154. Common to the other fields, things were tight for the next two placings in this division. Second place went to Danny Nguyen and third place went to Lambert Lan. Nguyen finished both days with a +7, 79. Lan finished the first day with a +5, 77 and the second day with a +10, 82.
The Girls 11-14 division lacked in field size this weekend because of a few withdrawals, but that didn’t stop Juli Camargo of Windermere, Florida away from hanging on to clinch the 1st place trophy. Juli took the whole field with a two day total of 150. Coming in a close second was Izzy Pellot from Apopka, Florida, ending with a two day total of 151. Camargo showed stamina in round two and bounced back from her +5, 77 on day one to a +1, 73 on day two. Pellot played almost evenly both days with a +4, 76 on Saturday and a +3, 75 on Sunday. Weather: Day 1- Low of 69 to high of 79, Cloudy, winds 13 MPH Day 2- Low of 74 to high of 88, Sunny, winds 14 MPH Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18: 6740yards Boys 13-14: 6173yards Girls 15-18: 5731yards Girls 11-14: 5085 yards 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 four 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, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Connecticut. 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.com Experience #TheHurricaneDifference