The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Atlanta, Georgia from June 20-22, 2015 for the Pin High Mid-Season Invitational. Winners in all divisions received an exemption into the 2015 Tour Championship December 5-6, 2015. Top 20 finishers received points towards year-end honors, which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup and all divisions were ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Georgia native, Peter Chung, shot an impressive four under, three-day total of 211 to take the Boy’s 15-18 division crown. It was a tight race the first two rounds as Chung was tied for first with eventual runner up Trevis Bell. After Bell shot a 75 for the final round, it left the door open for Chung to go low and shoot a final round 67 en-route to a seven-stroke victory. This win for Chung gives him an invite to the HJGT National Championship.
Taylor John McGerity of Lake Mary, Florida took a commanding first day lead after he shot a first round 71 and held on for a three-stroke victory after shooting a 69 for the second round. Nicholas Gibson of Lawrenceville, Georgia went low with a 72 and McGerity shot a final round 74. McGerity’s second round score, 69 was his “lowest score in a tournament,” he said and it provided him with the Boy’s 13-14 division crown. It is his second win this year on tour and propels him to 2nd place in the Boy’s 13-14 division player of the year race.
Mid-Season Invitational Champion Evan Reed of Shelbyville, Tennessee took the Boy’s 11-12 division by ten strokes over fellow competitor Anthony Ford II, shooting a final round 81 to take the crown. Finishing in third, from Chicago, Illinois, was Miles Patterson who shot a three day total of 246. Reed finished the three days with a total of 234, while Ford finished with a total of 243. This is Reed’s tenth win on the tour and puts him in 1st place in the Boy’s 11-12 division player of the year race.
Consistency was key for Windermere, Florida native Cindy Kou as she posted three rounds in the seventies to take the Girl’s 15-18 division crown. Rounds of 70, 73, and 74 for a four over par three-day total of 217 beat the rest of the field and separated her from second place finisher Amanda Gartrell by four. Gartrell, from Lakeland, Florida finished with a three-day total of 221 after an impressive final round 71. Finishing in third was Caroline Craig from Niceville, Florida who shot a final round 76 en route to a three day total of 222. This was Kou’s fifth win on the tour this year is and earns a bid to the HJGT National Championship with the win.
Juli Camargo from Windermere, Florida shot a final round of 70 to partition herself from Tess Davenport of Buford, Georgia, and take the Girl’s 11-14 division by five strokes. Only up by three strokes after the second round, Camargo shot a division low, of 70 in the final round to separate herself from the field. Davenport finished the three days at 228 while Alia Scotka of Crestview, Florida finished in third with a sixteen over par score of 229. This is Camargo’s fifth win first win this year and helps push her into the top twenty in the player of the year race. Weather: Day 1- Low of 74 to high of 97, scattered thruderstorms Day 2- Low of 76 to high of 94, scattered clouds, sunny in afternoon Day 3-Low of 76 to high of 98, sunny Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18-6,786 yards Boys 13-14-6,153 yards Boys 11-12-5,634yards Girls 15-18-5,634 yards Girls 11-14-5,118 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 five 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, Louisiana, Connecticut and Massachusetts. 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.comExperience #TheHurricaneDifference