San Francisco Junior Open
(July 29-30, 2017)
On July 30th, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled Rancho Solano Golf Course, in Fairfield California. The course was setup fantastically, although the conditions were dry and hot and stayed like that throughout the weekend, which led to some lower scores from all age groups. There was a lot at stake during this tournament with the top 3 in each division receiving exemption into the 2017 National Championship. The top 10 in each division will receive points towards end of the year honors which includes state teams, All HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup. Boys 16-18
The Boys 16-18 winner was Nicholas Klock he shot a pair of 70s to go 4 under par for a total of 140. This gave him a 4 shot victory over Jack Gardner. Gardner shot 144 (73-71) for an even par total for the tournament. Michael Kwiatowski came in third place, who shot 158 (79-79). These boys showed great skill as they took on this difficult course. Boys 14-15
The Boys 14-15 champion was Connor Wierman, shooting a total of 151 (75-76). This gave him a 12 shot victory over his playing competitor Richard Zhang. Zhang shot an 84 on Saturday and followed that with a 79 on Sunday to give him a total of 163. These boys demonstrated great fortitude while trekking through this difficult course.
Benjamin Cai of Shanghai, China was the Boys 11-13 winner. Cai had a tournament total of 148. He shot a 1 under par 71 on Saturday and followed that with a 77 on Sunday for a 4 over par total of 148. Bowen Yin received second place after scoring 78 on Saturday and following that with a 76 on Sunday. Joji Morikawa received third place after shooting an 84 on Saturday and an 81 on Sunday for a total of 165. These boys demonstrated maturity beyond their years throughout the tournament.
Madeline Zunino was the Girls 14-18 champion after she shot a 75 on Saturday and followed it with a 73 on Sunday, to give her a total of 148. Dymphna Ueda received second place after she shot a 75 on Saturday and 77 on Sunday for a 152 total. Helen Ye received third place after she shot a 77 on Saturday and a 78 on Sunday for a 155 total. These girls showed great skill and sportsmanship all weekend long.
Celine Ho of San Jose, CA was the Girls 13U winner. Ho’s total of 150 (75-75) led to a 3-shot victory. Darla May Dela of Fairfield, CA finished second. Her two-day total was 153 (80-73). Brielle Bedard of San Francisco, CA came in third. Bedard had a two-day total of 197 (94-103). All three players in the Girls 13U field played incredibly during both rounds and seemed to be having a fun time out on the course.
July 28th-29th, 2017
Round 1: Low 80, High 86. Sunny, Wind 0-20 Mph
Round 2: Low 80, High 90. Sunny, Wind 0-20 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,434
Boys 14-15: 6,434
Girls 14-18: 5,722
Boys 11-13: 5,722
Girls 13U: 5,081
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 www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org