The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Jacksonville, Florida from June 15-16, 2015 for the The Perfect Putter Jacksonville Jr. Open. Top three place winners in all divisions received an invitation to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational and 1st place winner in each age division received an invitation to the HJGT National Championship. 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.
Native JAX-er Zach Evans shot an impressive three under, two-day total of 139 to take the Boy’s 15-18 division crown. It was a tight race both days as Evans was tied for second with eventual runner up Alex Austin with Jax native Noah Bailey in first. After Bailey shot a second day 76, it left the door open for Evans to go low and shoot a final round 68 en-route to a two-stroke victory. This is Evan’s first win on tour this year and with the win, Evans will now be eligible for the HJGT National Championship.
Matthew Soucinek of Lake City, Florida took a commanding first day lead after he shot a first round 69 and held on for the one stroke victory on day two after Logan Conway of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida went low with a 71 and Soucinek shot a final round 76. Soucinek’s first round score was his “lowest score in a tournament,” he said and it provided him with the Boy’s 13-14 division crown. It is his first win this year on tour and propels him to 8th in the Boy’s 13-14 division player of the year race.
For the Girl's 15-18 divion Gary Gilchrest Academy member and player, Sofia Gomez, wowed everyone in the tournament on her way to a five-stroke victory over dual Tallahassee natives Teresa Conroy and Vickie Kwak. Gomez shot a first round 72 to coast to victory on the second day. This is her first win on tour and with this, is now invited to the HJGT National Championship. Good luck!
Only three girls participated in the Girl’s 11-14 division with St. Johns, Florida native Tori Mouton taking the crown with a thirty-one over, two-day total of 173. Good enough for a one-stroke victory over Lake City native Tiara Carter and four-strokes better than Sloan Lanier of Blackshear, Georgia. Weather: Day 1- Low of 87 to high of 93, scattered clouds Day 2- Low of 90 to high of 94, scattered clouds, sunny in afternoon Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18-6,623 yards Boys 13-14-6,166 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