The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Jacksonville, Florida from July 20-21, 2015 for the The Perfect Putter 1st Coast Jr. Open. The winner in each age division received an invitation to the HJGT National Championship. Girls 11-14 division winner received one performance star towards the AJGA. All divisions were ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard., the top ten finishers in each division received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup.
Palm City native, Michael Hulle, outlasted a tough Boys 15-18 field to gather his first Hurricane victory of the season. His two day total of 149 was good enough to best Boca Raton native, Harry Brenner, by eight strokes and Lake City native Jacob Soucinek by ten. He used an under first nine on the second day to separate himself from the field and gather the trophy.
Matthew Soucinek of Lake City, Florida used a tournament-low first round 74 to propel himself to his second victory in Jacksonville this season on the Hurricane Tour. His two-day total of 150 was good enough to best Tampa, Florida native, Carson Moran, and Joshua Braverman, a native of Naples, Florida by 5 strokes apiece. The win moves Soucinek to 7th place in our Player of the Year race for the National Championship.
Eric Brumme of Ferdinanda Beach, Florida blew away the Boys 11-12 division field winning by twelve strokes over fellow Hilton Head, SC residents Kaung Myat Kyaw and Min Than Lwin Aung, winning by twelve strokes over Kyaw and eighteen over Aung. This is “Big E’s” first win on tour this season.
Only three girls participated in the Girls 11-14 division with Hilton Head, SC native Thin Wai Kahing winning in a sudden death playoff over Monticello, Florida native, Megan Schofill. Both finished 36 holes tied with a two-day total of 162 both shooting 79 on the first day and 83 on the second day with Khaing victorious after the first playoff hole with a par. Jacksonville native, Celeste Valinho, finished in third with a two-day total of 164, two strokes back of the leaders.
Micaela Farah of Lima, Peru squeezed out a close victory over Jacksonville natives, Hannah Berman and Harlie Valinho, by two and five strokes respectively earning her first win on the Hurricane Tour this season. Highly consistent, Farah shot dual 75’s both days to secure her victory in the Girls 15-18 division. Congratulations to every winner and thank you for playing! Weather: Day 1- Low of 87 to high of 93, scattered clouds, rain/thunder in afternoon Day 2- Low of 90 to high of 98, Sunny Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18-6,823 yards Boys 13-14-6,266 yards Boys 11-12-5,705 yards Girls 15-18-5,679 yards Girls 11-14-5,679 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, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Connecticut and Massachusetts. 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 email@example.comExperience #TheHurricaneDifference