PGA West Junior Open
(July 1st-2nd 2017)
On July 1st, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to La Quinta to host the PGA West Junior Open at the Nicklaus Course at PGA West. The course was setup fantastically, although there were some dry and hot conditions. These conditions were the same throughout the weekend, which led to some lower scores from all age groups.
Gunnar Murray of Valencia California was the Boys 16-18 champion. He shot 75 on the first day and followed that up with a 73 on Sunday for a four over total of 148. Then there was a tie for second place with John Cook and Jackson Lawlor. John shot 77 on Saturday and followed that with a 76 on Sunday for a total of 153. Jackson shot 75 on Saturday and followed that up with a 78 on Sunday for a total of 153. These boys demonstrated their skill in a very well contested division. Boys 14-15
Carter Lewis of Ponte Verda Beach, Florida is the Boys 14-15 champion. He shot 75 on Saturday and followed that with an 81 on Sunday which gave him a four-shot victory over his competitor. Andrew Fiori got from Glendale, California got second place after shooting 87 on Saturday and a 73 on Sunday which gave him a total of 160. Zach Doyle from San Carlos California got third place after shooting a 90 on Saturday and following that up with an 84 on Sunday. These boys all had fun playing on this beautiful golf course. Boys 11-13
Luke Montoya from Arroyo Grande, California was the Boys 11-13 champion after he shot a pair of 79s on Saturday and Sunday to give him a total of 158. Justin Pak from Redondo Beach, California received second place after he shot an 83 on Saturday and followed that up with a 79 on Sunday for a total of 162. Macky Nanpei from Tamuning, Guam received third place after he shot a 90 on Saturday and an 84 on Sunday. These boys showed maturity beyond their years as they attacked this difficult course. Boys U10
Joseph Gutierrez from Whittier, California was the Boys U10 champion after he shot an 81 on Saturday and followed that up with a 76 on Sunday. Saketh Amble from Peoria, Arizona received second place after shooting a 97 on Saturday and following that up with an 80 on Sunday. Chi Yeung from Hong Kong received third place after shooting a 94 on Saturday and following that up with a 86 on Sunday. Great job this weekend to golfs future leaders. Girls 14-18
Madi Voisard from Scottsdale, Arizona was the champion for the Girls 14-18 division, after she shot a 72 on Saturday and a 75 on Sunday. Nicole Suppelsa from Rollin Hills Estates, California received second place after she shot an 80 on Saturday and followed that with a 75 on Sunday. Kailee Welch from Huntington Beach, California received third place after she shot an 81 on Saturday and followed that with a 78 on Sunday. These girls showed tremendous fortitude while attacking this difficult course. Girls 13U
Isabelle Olivas-Lowell from Monrovia California was the girls under 13 champion, after she shot an 85 on Saturday and followed that with a 80 on Sunday. Great job this weekend Isabelle. Thank you for coming out and competing with us.
July 1st-2nd, 2017
Round 1: Low 85, High 110. Sunny, Wind 0-15 Mph
Round 2: Low 85, High 110. Sunny, Wind 0-10 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,750
Boys 14-15: 6,750
Girls 14-18: 5,750
Boys 11-13: 5,750
Girls 13U: 5,112
Boys 10U: 4,944
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 2017 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