Southern Ohio Jr. Challenge June 13-14

College Corner, OH: (June 14, 2015) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to College Corner, OH on June 13-14 for the Southern Ohio Junior Challenge. Saturday’s round began right on time at 8:00 AM with warm weather and eager junior golfers. The weather was even better Sunday, with clear and sunny skies, temperatures settling in the 80’s, and a cooling breeze. Add this to the fact that Hueston Woods was in fantastic shape, setting the stage for an amazing two rounds of golf. Trophy winners in all three divisions received an invitation to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational and additionally received an invitation to the 2015 HJGT National Championship. The top ten finishers in each division received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup, along with Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings for qualified divisions

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The Boy’s 15-18 Division was a tight battle both days at Hueston Woods. Nathan Arnold of Milford, OH opened with a 74, good for a 2 shot lead on Union, KY’s Austin Zapp. Zapp would come out firing on Sunday, birdying 3 holes on the front nine and claiming the 27-hole lead. The two would trade pars and bogeys before Arnold would make birdie on the par-3 18th hole to pull even with Zapp at 151 and force a playoff. Arnold would continue his strong play down the stretch by hitting his approach shot onto the green from under a tree to finish the playoff hole with par and a win. 3rd Place finisher Isaac Vock of Loveland, OH played two quality rounds of golf as well. He would lead the field with 5 birdies and an eagle. Vock played well enough to earn a spot in the playoff, but a bogey on the final hole caused him to fall short by a single stroke. Congratulations to Nathan Arnold on his playoff victory at Hueston Woods!

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The Girl’s 15-18 Division also featured a close race at the top of the leaderboard. Kacie Bradfish (Liberty Township, OH) and Alyssa Burritt (Bellbrook, OH) each shot below par in the first round of play, posting matching 71s. The ladies would continue to successfully attack the flagsticks in the final round to distance themselves from the field. In the end, Bradfish’s efficiency on Hueston Woods’ par 5s would be the difference. Bradfish (146) would average 4.6 strokes on the par 5s, while Burritt (148) would average only 5.6 strokes. Kacie Bradfish’s round would be the lowest of the weekend across all divisions; congratulations to her on her performance at Hueston Woods!

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Zane Sullivan would play consistent golf on his way to a comfortable victory at the Southern Ohio Junior Challenge for the Boy’s 13-14 age division. Sullivan, of Charlotte, NC, would finish 80-79 for a first place total of 159. He made an impressive 5 birdies over the two rounds of play. In just his second start of the season, Sullivan improved his round by 14 strokes to claim his first win of the season. Sullivan would average 3.9 on par 3s, 4.3 on par 4s, and 5.2 on par 5s.Cincinnatti, OH’s Henderson would finish in second with a two-day total of 182. Congratulations to Zane Sullivan on his HJGT win!   Weather: Day 1: Low 69. High 90. Sunny Skies. Wind 10-15mph Day 2: Low 70. High 88. Sunny Skies. Wind 15-20mph   Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18: 6,847yards Boys 13-14: 6,230 yards Girls 15-18: 5,732 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, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Connecticut. 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 info@hjgt.org Experience #TheHurricaneDifference

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