St. Louis Junior Open at Crescent Farms Golf Club
(July 2-3, 2016)
Racking Up The Golf Stats
On Thursday, June 30, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Eureka, MO to host the St. Louis Junior Open at the beautiful Crescent Farms Golf Club. Saturday and Sunday had temperatures in the mid 60’s and constant rain throughout both days. The HJGT would like to thank The Crescent Farms staff for allowing us to host our St. Louis Junior Open at a great venue. AJGA Performance Stars were up for grabs this weekend, the top three winners in each age division were awarded an exemption into the 2016 National Championship in Champions Gate, FL on December 3-4th, and the top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors. Once that first tee shot soared through the air, the golfers were ready to put their clubs to the ball and make their mark on the course.
Boys 16-18 Division
Round one started out as a close race between Austin Hoerstkamp, of Washington, MO, Regan Roy, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Nick Westrich, of Farmington, MO. Westrich was leading by 1 stroke after round 1 with Hoerstkamp and Roy were not far behind. At the end of the second round Westrich came into the club house with a great round of 74, which was two over par and put him at the top of the leader board. With a tournament score of 75-74 for a total of 149, Westrich would take the title in the boys 16-18 division.
Boys 14-15 Division
Zach Walsh, of Clarkson Valley, MO, Michael Bugyis, of Des Peres, MO, and Joe Avery, of Kirkwood, MO all had a terrific first round scores of 81, 82, and 83 respectively. With a one-stroke lead for Walsh, he and his competitors battled the course for the final round of the tournament. Overall, all top three finishers finished strong on day 2. Coming in third place, Avery finished with a score of 82 for the day giving him a total score of 165 for the tournament. Bugyis finished with a total score of 77 on the second day, coming in at a total score of 159, which was good enough for second place. Walsh finished first place with a score of 74 making his overall total 155.
Boys 11-13 Division
The winner of the boys 11-13 division was Bubba Minor, of Colombia, MO. Minor shot a 74 in the first round and was able to best that score in the second round with a 73 for a total of 147. Coming just eight strokes shy of Minor was Kal Myers of St. Louis, MO. He had a good Saturday round of 79 and ended up shooting three strokes better in second round for a total of 155 for the tournament. Both Minor and Myers had good rounds this weekend at the St. Louis Junior Open at Crescent Farms and we look forward to seeing them play again with us soon.
Girls 14-18 Division
The girls 14-18 was another great competition between the top three contestants. Avery Rea, of Carterville, IL had a solid first round finishing at 86, which was good enough for the lowest score in her age division in the first round. She followed up a good first round with another good score of 95 in the final round to finish at a total of 181 for the tournament and secure her 4stroke victory. McKenna Stumph, of Boonville, MO and Brooke Granada, of St. Louis, MO both had good tournaments. Stumph finished with a total score of 185 and Granada with a 208. This was an excellent group of girls to watch and they played well all weekend.
With only one young lady in the girls U13 division, Izzy Arro fought her way through the steady rain both days to shoot 96 and 95. Her final round total was 191. Izzy played great both days and we are looking forward to seeing her in many more tournaments.
After an early WD on Saturday morning, young Savy Kandula was the only boy in his division. Despite the rain and cool temperatures, Kandula shot a 86 in round one and came out in the final round to shot a 87. His tournament total was 173. We look forward to seeing Savy in future events and wish him luck on the rest of the tournaments this summer.
Weather May 21-22, 2016:
Round 1: Low 60, High 70. Cloudy and Rainy, Wind 0-5 mph
Round 2: Low 60, High 70. Cloudy and Rainy, Wind 0-5 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,725 Yards
Boys 14-15: 6,725 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,786Yards
Boys 11-13: 5,786 Yards
Girls U13: 5,001 Yards
Boys U10: 5,001 Yards
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