Southwest Florida Jr. Challenge April 12-13


The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will be in Bradenton, Florida on April 12-13 for the Southwest Florida Junior Challenge. The event is being played at the beautiful IMG Academies Golf and Country Club. Slender pines, majestic oaks and native foliage along with scenic lakes, provide the setting for a fun, enjoyable course set among the natural Florida Habitat. The Southwest Florida Junior Challenge is open to all junior golfers between the ages of 11-18. This tournament has plenty up for grabs. The champion in each division will win AJGA Performance Stars if their respective field size requirements are met. Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings and Florida Junior Tour Exemptions will be awarded to all divisions. The winners in each division will receive an automatic bid into the HJGT 2014 Tour Championship and Mid-Season Invitational. Additionally, the top ten finishers will receive points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup. The tournament will be a two day, 36-hole, stroke play event. The first round will begin on Saturday with a double tee start running from 7:30AM – 9:30AM. The second round, on Sunday, will also be a double tee start with times ranging from 7:30AM-9:30AM. The registration fee is $185 for members and $215 for non-members. For 2014 membership information please refer to our website. The natural beauty of IMG Academy Golf Club is both rivaled and complimented by a great golf experience. Members, as well as current and future PGA and LPGA stars, can all improve their skills on the Club’s 18-hole championship layout. It is a true test and also eminently playable as many consider it extremely fair, spacious and interesting. Opened in 1972, the course was given a $2.5 million renovation by renowned golf architect Gene Bates. The “new” IMG Academy Golf Club reopened in 2003 as the region’s most playable, scenic and technically advanced golf course. The renovation is highlighted by a spectacular island green for hole 10 and an all-around new course feel. The grass, TifEagle, is a state-of-the-art hybrid developed specifically for southern courses. The renovation project also included replacement of the irrigation-drainage system with additional lush landscaping and revamped sand traps. The course provides a rewarding golf experience at every level.

Southwest Florida Junior Challenge April 12-13, 2014 IMG Academies Golf and Country Club Bradenton, FL Registration Deadline: April 2, 2014

About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention 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 four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania. For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 Tour, please visit our website at, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email

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