Toledo Junior Shootout – April 25-26, 2015
Mancinotti impresses, wins Boys’ 15-18 Division Win racks up a victory, Patterson pushes towards top of podium
(April 26, 2015) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made a pit stop in to The Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, Ohio for the 2015 Toledo Junior Shootout. The weather conditions were rough on both Saturday and Sunday, with winds taking the headlines away from the avid golfers, but competition remained blustery as ever. Trophy winners in all five divisions received an invitation to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational and first place winners received an invitation to the 2015 HJGT National Championship. Additionally, the top ten finishers in each division received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and the Hurricane Cup.
Ohio State Buckeyes commit Jack Mancinotti of Toledo, OH made the scarlet and grey faithful proud with his victory this weekend in the Boys 15-18 Division. Mancinotti had a two-day total of 148, with a final round score of 73 leading the charge this weekend. His round was highlighted by four birdies and combined to shoot seven over the weekend. The win was his first of the season on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and was also his first win in general in 2015. Elsewhere on the podium was Jack Kunkel of Sylvania, Ohio and Trevor Dominique of Wauseon, Ohio who shot 156 and 159 respectively.
The Girls 15-18 Division was won by Lizzie Win of Sylvania, Ohio. Win lived up to her last name with a two-day total of 164-, +20 being enough to edge out Kylie Greulich of Huron,OH. who came two strokes shy of tying Win for the lead in the division. Maria Connelly of Waterville, Ohio rounded out the podium with a 168, +24. Win tallied two birdies on Sunday which, given the two-stroke difference between herself and Greulich, was enough to be a large benefactor in the end result.
Miles Patterson, a native of the South Loop of Chicago, Illinois outpaced Carson Sager of Holland, Ohio to win the Boys 11-12 Division championship. Patterson’s two-day total of 176 was enough to hold a significant lead over Sager, who shot a two-day total of 227, +42 in the Toledo Jr. Shootout. Patterson has racked up multiple wins this season on the tour, with four first-place finishes on the year after winning his third HJGT event last weekend at the Chicago Kickoff at Cantigny. Patterson currently sits fourth in the Boys 11-12 Division points leaderboard.
Finally, in the Girls 11-14 Division, Sydney Leyerle was one-upped in her attempt at winning back-to-back tournaments by Pinya Pipatjarasgit. The Sylvania, Ohio native scored a 164, +20 on the weekend to net her win at the event over Leyerle, who fell 10 strokes back of the lead shooting a 174, +30. Secilia Ho of Wadsworth, Ohio shot a 181, +37 to finish out the top three. Pipatjarasgit peppered the division with four total birdies including three on Saturday afternoon. Weather: Day 1- Low of 37 to high of 48, Cloudy, winds 15-20 MPH Day 2- Low of 46 to high of 58, Sunny, winds 10-15 MPH Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18 -6370 yards Boys 13-14 -5975 yards Girls 15-18 -5409 yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than another other tour. The HJGT has been able to achieve this goal by running the most professional events and providing an exceptional value to all of our players and families over the last 8 years. There are several factors that set us apart from the competition which we call #TheHurricaneDifference. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the country. In 2015 the HJGT will conduct events in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Juniors will compete in 1 of 5 divisions which are: Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Memberships for the 2015 season start at $139 and tournament fees range from $189-$229 for 36 hole events. The HJGT season is based on a calendar year and players earn points throughout the season towards year end honors beginning January 1. For more information regarding the HJGT, 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