Toledo Junior Challenge
(June 11-12, 2016)
Never Give Up
On Thursday June 9, 2016, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Ottawa Lakes, MI to host the Toledo Junior Challenge at the beautiful Legacy Golf Course. Sunshine was abundant on both days with temperatures in the 90’s on Saturday and 70’s on Sunday. The HJGT would like to thank The Legacy Golf Course staff for allowing us to host our Toledo Junior Challenge at a great venue. What was at stake for selected divisions were Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings and the winner in each division will receive an exemption into the 2016 Tour Championship invitation on Dec. 3-4, 2016. The top ten finishers also received points towards year-end honors, which include state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Boys 16-18 Division
Round one started out as a close race between Jack Hanus, of Bowling Green, OH, Justin Schnebelen of Maumee, OH, and Ian Hilliker, of Clyde, OH. Hanus led by 4 strokes after the first round over both Schnebelen and Hilliker. At the end of round two, Hanus came in with a solid round of 3 over (75) to give him a total score of 153 for the tournament. That was enough to seal up the victory over Schnebelen by 9 strokes. It wasn’t an easy battle and it tested the will of each golfer.
Girls 14-18 Division
The girls 14-18 had great competition between the top three contestants. Macy Hanus, of Bowling Green, OH had a solid first round finishing at 84, which put her in third place after the first round in her age division. She followed up a good first round with an even better socre of 73 in the final round. That put her at a total of 157 for the tournament and secured a 6 stroke victory over Lexi Knight of Sylvania, OH. Knight gave her a run for her money, but just couldn’t get over the hump. She had an impressive total of 163 and continues to take excellent strides in her golf carrer. This was an excellent group of girls to watch and they played well all weekend.
Weather May 21-22, 2016:
Round 1: Low 75, High 95. Mostly Sunny, Wind 20-25 mph
Round 2: Low 58, High 75. Mostly Sunny, Wind 15-20 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,617 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,725 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