Spencer-White Sets Blistering Pace; Yi Continues Success on Tour

Spencer-White Comes Through in Big Way

Yi Continues Her Dominance on Tour

 

Kiawah Island, South Carolina (February 12th, 2012) - The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made their way down to Cougar Point golf course at Kiawah Island this weekend. The field consisted of 82 players from all around the world, ranging from Lagos, Nigeria all the way to Toronto, Canada. The weather played a major role during both rounds with wind gusts up to 30mph Saturday and temperatures in the low 30’s Sunday.  The blistering winds and low temperatures made for an exciting and challenging tournament, one that was full of great shots and some troubling holes. We would like to send a special thanks to Cougar Point for being prepared for such conditions and their beautiful course. The boys 15-18 played very well with Charlie Spencer-White out of Bluffton, SC leading the way finishing at -4 with a 2 day total of 140. Spencer White led the division in par 3 (2.88), par 4 (4.05), par 5 (4.50) performance as well as having the most birdies (8) and pars (25). Coming in second was Ewen Ferguson all the way from Scotland. He had a 2 day total of 147 (75+72) which put him at a final score of +3. Ferguson was in the top 3 for both the Par 3 (3.00) and Par 4 (4.10) performance while also posting the second most pars with 24, only one behind Spencer-White. Rounding out the top 3 was Toks Pedro from Bowie, MD. He finished at a competitive +5, 2 shots out of second. Toks shot a competitive 73 on Sunday to stay in the hunt. The girls 15-18 division played a bit closer with Eunice Yi from Evans Georgia taking home 1st place with a 2 day total of 156 (77+79) and finishing +12. Yi led the division in total birdies posting 5 throughout the tournament as well as posting the 2 best rounds on each day. Taylor Dodson out of Aiken, SC came in second 4 shots behind Yi with a 2 day total of 160 (80+80). She played the most consistent and was able hold off Brandi Hammonds (Bluffton, SC) who finished one shot behind. Hammonds rounded out the top 3 posting a 161 (83+78) while compiling 3 birdies and 18 total pars. Hunter Dunagan out of Martinez, GA won the boys 11-14 division by 3 shots while posting a 150 (77+73). Dunagan led his division with a 4.30 par 4 performance and tallied the most pars with 26. Coming in second was States Ford from Evans, GA with a +9 finish (78+75=153). States led his division with a 2.88 average on all par 3’s and had 3 birdies.  Will Sheppard finished in 3rd only one shot behind Ford posting a +10 (79+75).  He totaled 22 pars, 3rd most in the division. Taking first place in the girl’s 11-14 division was Anita Uwadia from Lagos, Nigeria, she won by 5 shots finishing at +10 (76+78=154).  Uwadia led her division with the most pars with 26 and had the best par 4 performance posting a 4.40 average. Coming in second was Emilie Paltrinieri with a two day total of 159 (75+84). She played very competitively round one and was able to hold on during day 2.  Finsihing 3rd was Kate Harper from Isle of Palms, she finished at +24 (89+79 = 168). For more information about the HJGT, please visit the HJGT fan page on Facebook.com. To get up to the minute tweets during the tournaments and important HJGT news follow us on Twitter. Also, be sure to check out player quotes in our weekly video, which can be found on the HJGT website. For a direct link to the HJGT Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel and final round results please visit www.hjgt.org.   Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18 = 3446 Girls 15-18 = 2910 Boys 11-14 = 3035 Girls 11-14 = 2552   Tournament Awards: Boys 15-18 EFX Birdie Challenge: Charlie Spencer-White Seaforth Par 4 performance: Charlie Spencer-White CoolHeads Par 5 performance: Charlie Spencer-White Girls 15-18 EFX Birdie Challenge: Eunice Yi Seaforth Par 4 performance: Brandi Hammonds CoolHeads Par 5 performance: Taylor Dodson Boys 11-14 EFX Birdie Challenge: Jake Carter Seaforth Par 4 performance: Hunter Dunagan CoolHeads Par 5 performance: Jake Carter Girls 11-14 EFX Birdie Challenge: Emilie Paltrinieri Seaforth Par 4 performance: Anita Uwadia CoolHeads Par 5 performance: Emilie Paltrinieri

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