Southern California Summer Challenge
(July 22-23 2017)
On July 22nd, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled Temecula Creek Golf Course, in Temecula California. The course was setup fantastically. These conditions were the same throughout the weekend, which led to some lower scores from all age groups. The HJGT would like to thank the Temecula Creek Golf Course for allowing us to host this wonderful event at their facility. There was a lot at stake this weekend with the top 3 in each age group receiving exemption into the 2017 National Championship. The top 10 in each division will receive points towards end of the year honors which include State teams, All HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup.
The Boys 16-18 winner was Zachary Kauffmann of Chino Hills, CA. Kauffmann shot a two-day total of 145 (73-72) to claim the victory. Coming in second was Lak Genenbacher of Decatur, IL. Genenbacher finished with a total of 153 (80-73). Eric Doerschmann of Wolfsburg, Germany came in third. Doerschmann had a two-day total of 155 (78-77). This division put on a show for staff and spectators alike. Boys 14-15
Yuxuan Xing of Chonquing, China was the Boys 14-15 winner. Zou had a two-day total of 156 (81-75). Second place was Graham Nash of Westlake Village, CA. Nash had a total of 177 (90-87). Both players in the boys 14-15 field had a good weekend.
Benjamin Cai of Shanghai, China was the Boys 11-13 winner. Cai had a tournament total of 159 (84-75) to win. James Whitworth of Carlsbad, CA came in second. Whitworth shot a total of 165 (84-81) to claim second. Eddie Zhang of Rowland Heights, CA came in third. Zhang had a total of 166 (85-81). All the players in the Boys 11-13 field showed maturity beyond their years in attacking this difficult course. Boys U10
Saketh Amble was the Boys U10 champion after he won in a one hole playoff against Sebastian Glenn. Amble shot an 88 on Saturday and an 83 on Sunday. Glenn received second place after he shot an 87 on Saturday and an 84 on Sunday. Kai Salinas received third place after he shot an 88 on Saturday and an 89 on Sunday. This division provided quality competition throughout the tournament with a great finish at the end. Girls 14-18
Kaitlyn Vasquez of Downey, CA was the Girls 14-18 winner. Vasquez two-day total of 163 (86-77) lead to her victory. Chiashuo Hu of Shanghai, China and Averee Dovsek tied for second. Hu had a total of 170 (83-87) and Dovsek had a total of 170(86-84). These ladies showed great skill and sportsmanship all weekend.
Michelle Wang was the Girls 13 and under champion. She shot a 97 on Saturday and followed that with an 87 on Sunday which led her to a 15-shot victory. Bailey Vaughn got second place as she shot a 104 on Saturday and followed that with a 95 on Sunday. These girls did an excellent job all weekend.
July 22nd-23rd, 2017
Round 1: Low 63, High 93. Sunny, Wind 0-15 Mph
Round 2: Low 65, High 91. Sunny, Wind 0-10 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,659
Boys 14-15: 6,659
Girls 14-18: 5,791
Boys 11-13: 5,791
Girls 13U: 5,082
Boys 10U: 5,082
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 email@example.com