Richmond Junior Challenge, October 29-30 2016

Richmond Junior Challenge at Providence Golf Club in Richmond, Virginia

(October 29-30 2016)


 Driving Through the Challenge


On Thursday, October 27th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Richmond, Virginia to host the Richmond Junior Challenge at Providence Golf Club. The weather was beautiful and sunny both days, with temperatures in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. This nice of weather was not expected at the end of October, but parents and golfers certainly weren’t complaining. The HJGT would like to thank Providence Golf Club for allowing us to host our tournament at such a great venue.  The staff was friendly to our needs and very accommodating. The grounds crew did a fantastic job this weekend with the course. Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were up for grabs this weekend as 34 players were battling for their respective age division titles. Players congregated from all over the northeast and as far as Canada and Illinois for a chance at an HJGT title.

    Boys 16-18 Division  


Sam McNamara of Charlottesville, Virginia won the Boys 16-18 Division. Sam shot -1 on Saturday, and held onto to his lead Sunday by driving the ball very well.  Sam this weekend shot 70, 72 (E). Bruce Stouffer of Zion Crossroads, Virginia finished in second. Bruce drove the ball very consistently, and putted fairly well. This weekend he scored 72, 75 (+5). Finishing in third place was Cameron Moore of Glen Allen, Virginia. This was Cameron’s first Hurricane Tournament and he did not disappoint one bit. His shot selection was superb all weekend, which helped him score in the mid 70’s both days. His scores this weekend were 76, 75 (+9).   Boys 14-15 Division    


Cadeon Giroux of Washington, DC won the Boys 14-15 Division this weekend. This was Caedon’s first Hurricane Tournament, and boy was it a successful one. Caedon’s shots all around were very consistent all weekend, and putted well which helps. His scores this weekend were 72, 79 (+9).  Placing second was Patrick Gallaher of Midlothian, Virginia. Patrick had a great front nine on Saturday, but had a rough back nine so he made a promise to himself to have a solid round Sunday. Sunday his back nine was a lot better which he shot a 37. Patrick’s scores this weekend were 77, 76 (+11). Taking third place was Thomas Otteni of Staunton, Virginia. Thomas shot very consistent which kept his final scores in upper 70’s and low 80’s. His scores this weekend were 81, 79 (+18). Pictured from left:  Girls 14-18 Division



Pasqualina Tartaglione of Pine Bush, New York won the Girls 14-18 Division. This was Pasqualina’s first Hurricane Tournament victory which is impressive because she has only been playing golf for a couple of years. She credited her driving the ball helped her seal the victory this weekend. Her scores were 72, 76 (+6). Taking second place was Parker Perry of Richmond, Virginia. Parker shot very consistent in the fairways which helped her clinch second place. Her scores this weekend were 77, 82 (+17). Placing third was Bethany Chen of Potomac, Maryland. Bethany putted fairly well, and shot the fairways superb which helped her edge off Amanda Tully and take third by two strokes. Her scores this weekend 84, 78 (+20).     Boys 11-13 Division 



Quint Dingledine of Richmond, Virginia won the Boys 11-13 Division. Quint came into Sunday tied as the 18 hole leader with Bach Ngo +3. Quint drove the ball very well all day crediting his driver was the reason why he played great on Sunday. Quint scores were 74, 76 (+8).  Finishing second was Bach Ngo of Frederick, Maryland. Bach played great on Saturday, but unfortunately hole eight on Sunday cost him a chance to take first place. Overall, Bach did well all weekend. His scores this weekend were 74, 79 (+11). Taking third place was Gavin Ganter of Sawn Point, Maryland. Heading into Sunday, Gavin was tied for third with Charlie Bundy with scores of 83. On Sunday, Gavin shot a stroke better than his first round score, and finished his holes very well, which helped him clinch third place over Charlie. His scores this weekend were 83, 82 (+23).    Weather October 29-30, 2016:

  Round 1: Low 56, High 76. Sunny Round 2: Low 52, High 80. Sunny     Tournament Division Yardages   Boys 16-18: 6,356 Yards Boys 14-15: 6,356 Yards Girls 14-18: 5,446 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,446 Yards   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 2016 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email   Experience #TheHurricaneDifference          

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