Player of the Year and All HJGT Team Press Release

 

ALL HJGT TEAM: 

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Boys 15-18 Division

 

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 Player of the Year: Takafumi Shimoji Takafumi Shimoji, 14, of Suwanee, Georgia is this year’s Player of the Year in the  Boys 15-18 Division. Takafumi played in 15 of our events this year. He finished in  the top 10 at 11 different tournaments and placed first at the College Prep Series at  UGA, which had 49 players in his field. Because of his win at Georgia, he was  invited to play in the Tournament of Champions at our National Championship. He  played the best 44 boys on our tour and placed third. Takafumi also competed in  the 3rd Annual Hurricane Cup this year on Team Georgia. Takafumi’s best score of the season, a 69, was during the first round of the Mid-Season Invitational. He finished the year with 8,291.67 points. We congratulate Takafumi and cannot wait to see him next year, as he tries to defend his title!

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    2nd Place: Brendan Hansen Brendan Hansen, 15, of Spring Lake, New Jersey finished the year second on the  All HJGT Team. He came in a close second with a total of 8,238.89 points.  Brendan participated and played well in 12 events this season. He placed first at  four tournaments close to home, including the North Jersey Junior Open, New  Jersey Spring Challenge, Jersey Shore Junior Classic, and Central New Jersey  Junior Challenge. He also had four second place finishes. Brendan’s lowest score  of the season was at the NY Summer Classic with a 70. Brendan participated in the Tournament of Champions as well and tied for nineteenth out of 44 players. Congratulations on making the 2015 All HJGT team, Brendan, and we look forward to seeing you on tour with us again next year!

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 3rd place: Logan Perkins Logan Perkins, 16, of Locust Grove, Georgia comes in third place this year on the  All HJGT Team. He played in 11 events this year and received 7,716.67 points  through four first place finishes. He won the Central Alabama Junior Open,  Canongate Series #2, Bears Best Junior Shootout, and Canongate Series #5. He  recently tied for 11th at the Tournament of Champions and managed to receive nothing over ninth place the remainder of the year. His lowest score was a 70, shot at three different tournaments: Canongate Series #5, Canongate Series #6, and Bears Best Junior Shootout. Congrats Logan!       All HJGT Team: 

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Boys 13-14 Division  

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 Player of the Year: William Mirams William Mirams, 14, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is this year’s Player of the Year in  the Boys 13-14 Division. William played in 9 of our northern events this year. He had  an impressive six first place finishes throughout the season and he recently placed  third at the HJGT National Championship out of 83 boys. William’s best score of the  season was a 69 during the first round of the Major Championship at Longaberger against 49 players. He also played a low score of 71 during the 54 Hole Challenge at Crystal Springs, where he went on to win the tournament. He finished the year with 11,200 points. We look forward to having William’s talent on tour with us again next year!  

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  2nd Place: Gavin Noble   Gavin Noble, 14, of Ringgold, Georgia finished the year second on the All HJGT Team. He placed first through five tournaments, including the Major Championship at Gettysvue, and four more tournaments containing over 80 players- College Prep Series at UK, 54 Hole Canongate Series #3, Canongate Series #7, and Canongate Series Invitational. He also had three second place finishes. Gavin’s lowest score of the season was at the Chattanooga Junior Challenge with a 70 during the second round. He finished the year with 10,650 points. Congrats on your accomplishments this year Gavin!

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 3rd place: Brandon Cho Brandon Cho, 13, of Suwanee, Georgia comes in third place  this year on the All HJGT Team. He played in 19 events this  year and received 9,093.75 points through two first place  finishes. He has played in more tournaments than anybody in  his age division. For sixteen out of the nineteen tournaments, he  placed in the top 10. His lowest score was a 71, shot at  Canongate Series #5. Congratulations Brandon, we look forward to seeing you again next year!       All HJGT Team: 

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Boys 11-12 Division  

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 Player of the Year: Evan Reed Evan Reed, 12, of Shelbyville, Tennessee is this year’s Player of the Year in the  Boys 11-12 Division. Reed played in 14 of our events this year. He won an  impressive 11 tournaments and was seated no higher than fifth place all year. He  recently placed fifth at the Tournament of Champions out of 83 players and he also  won the Mid-Season Invitational. Reed’s best score of the season, a 72, was during  the second round of the Canongate Series #6. He finished the year with more points  than anyone on the entire tour with 18,400 points. We look forward to watching this talented young golfer play next year on tour with us!  

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  2nd Place: Brendan Valdes Brendan Valdes, 13, of Orlando, Florida finished the year second on the All HJGT Team. He came in second with a total of 11,233.33 points. Brendan participated and played very well in 12 events this season. He placed first in 5 tournaments and never finished lower than sixth place. He was invited to the National Championship and was included in a three way tie for second, two points behind the champion. Brendan’s lowest score of the season was at the South Florida Junior Open with a 72. Congrats Brendan for making the All HJGT Team!  

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 3rd place: Jake Peacock Jake Peacock, 12, of Alpharetta, Georgia managed to only play  in five tournaments this year and make it onto the All HJGT  Team at third place. He was a first place winner at four  tournaments and received third place at the College Prep Series  at UGA. More importantly, he recently won the National  Championship for the boys 11-14 Division, out of the 83 best  players in this age group from the tour. His lowest score was a 71 during the first round at the Canongate Series Invitational. He finished with 10,325 points. Congratulations Jake!    

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ALL HJGT TEAM: Girls 15-18 Division  

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 Player of the Year: Xin Kou Xin “Cindy” Kou, 12, of Windermere, Florida is this year’s Player  of the Year in the Girls 15-18 Division. Cindy played in 10 of our  events this year and had five first place finishes. Playing up to  15-18 girl’s yardages, this twelve year old didn’t place less than  sixth all year. She shot a 70 during the Mid-Season Invitational  and during the 54 Hole Club Chef Junior Open at Falcon’s Fire.  She finished the year with 11,725 points. Congratulations Cindy on being Player of the Year  

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  2nd Place: Carol Pyon Carol Pyon, 15, of Macon, GA finished the year second on the All HJGT Team. She fell behind Cindy with a total of 7,775 points. Carol participated in 13 events this season; 12 of these 13 tournaments placing below sixth place. She won the 54 Hole Challenge at Brickyard and the Canongate Series #5. Carol’s lowest score of the season was at the 54 Hole Club Chef Junior Open at Falcon’s Fire with a 68. We can’t wait to have you again on tour with us next year!  

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 3rd place: Skylar Thompson Skylar Thompson, 15, of Buford, Georgia comes in third  place this year on the All HJGT Team. She played in 9  events this year and received 6,725 points through three  first place finishes. She won the FarmLinks Junior Classic, Greenville Junior Shootout, and the Carolina Spring Challenge. She placed no lower than fifth place for the remaining tournaments. Her lowest score was a 73, shot at the Canongate Series #8. Congrats on making the All HJGT Team Skylar!    

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ALL HJGT TEAM: Girls 11-14 Division Player of the Year: Sarah Scott

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Sarah Scott, 14, of Oviedo, Florida is this year’s Player of the  Year in the Girls 11-14 Division. Sarah played in more events  than anyone else on tour this year, traveling during every month  to play in 22 tournaments. She won three tournaments including;  Tampa Bay Junior Open, Central Florida Junior Classic, and the  College Prep Series at USF. She finished the year with  15,762.50 points. Congratulations Sarah- we look forward to seeing you again next year!    

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2nd Place: Juli Camargo Juli Camargo, 12, of Windermere, Florida finished the year second on the All HJGT Team. She followed behind Sarah with a total of 13,162 points. Juli participated in 11 events this season and won six tournaments. She had one second place win, three third place finishes, and one fourth place finish. She recently received third at the National Championship, shooting her lowest score of the year, a 69, during the second round. Thanks for playing with us this year on tour!  

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 3rd place: Sydney Leyerle Sydney Leyerle, 12, of Helena, Ohio comes in third place  this year on the All HJGT Team. She played well during  11 events this year and received 10,200 points through  four first place finishes. She also finished second in five  tournaments, including the College Prep Series at UK,  Toledo Junior Shootout, Dayton Junior Classic, Canton  Junior Classic, and the Louisville Junior Challenge. She also had two fourth place finishes. Congrats Sydney!    

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