Costello's consistency is key Vogel outlasts competition
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Anderson, South Carolina on April 19 and 20th for the Upstate Jr. Classic hosted at Cobb’s Glen Country Club. Each division was competitive throughout the two day event and many birdies were made. Winners from all divisions were invited to the Mid-Season Invitational and the Tour Championship. Also, the top ten finishers received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams and The Hurricane Cup. Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were awarded to all divisions as well as South Carolina Junior Golf Association Heritage points and Tarheel Youth Golf Association points.
Jonathan Costello of Duncan, South Carolina took home first place in the Boys 15-18 division. He fired a total weekend score of 146. Costello was consistent throughout the tournament, posting duel rounds of 73. Costello had three birdies on his opening nine holes during his Saturday round. He also carded two birdies during his final round. Jakkapat Horsangchai of Bangkok came in second place after rounds of 77 and 72. Horsangchai carded only one birdie on Saturday, but had three birdies on Sunday including back to back birdies on holes 14 and 15. He also posted 25 birdies on the weekend, the most in the division. Finishing in third place was Natchapol Srinoon of Bangkok. His total score of 151 included three birdies during his opening round and an impressive five birdies on Sunday. This was the most birdies in the division.
The Girls 15-18 division was won by Courtney Vogel of Greer, South Carolina. She posted scores of 78 and 80 for a weekend total of 158. Her lone birdie on Saturday and two birdies on Sunday helped her claim the first place trophy. Vogel’s three birdies were the most in the division. Panisara Chimsuti of Bangkok finished in second place after a weekend score of 161. Chimsuti stayed competitive with Vogel throughout the weekend as she posted scores of 80 and 81. Her only birdie came during her final round on the third hole. Chimsuti also had 21 pars, the most in the division. HJGT veteran Bella Harris of Greenville, South Carolina came in third place in the division. Harris was able to make ten pars during both of her rounds. She carded rounds of 82 and 87 for a weekend total of 169.
Benjamin Loudermilk of Anderson, South Carolina won the Boys 11-14 division by carding rounds of 82 and 79 for a weekend total of 191. Loudermilk made birdie on the weekend one time but posted par on 21 holes, the most in the division. The highlight of his tournament was when Loudermilk made an eagle on the long par five eighth hole on Sunday. He won the division by six strokes. Finishing in second place was Erik Forberg of Cumming, Georgia finished in second place. Forberg posted scores of 83 and 84 for a weekend total of 167. He made birdie on the par three third hole on Saturday and birdied the ninth hole on Sunday. His two birdies were the most in the division. Whit Larlee of Aiken, South Carolina finished in third place. He had rounds of 88 and 82 for a total weekend score of 170. The high point of Larlee’s round came when he birdied the sixth hole on Sunday.
Emily Dunlap of Greeneville, South Carolina won the Girls 11-14 division by six strokes. Dunlap came out victorious after rounds of 91 and 100. She made seven pars over the two days. Anna Grace Brock of Greenwood, South Carolina finished in second place. She posted round scores of 92 and 105. Brock carded eight pars on her way to a total score of 197. Weather: Saturday- Cloudy/windy and rain, high of 58 Sunday- Sunny and a high of 68 Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18- 6,853 yards Boys 11-14- 6,100 yards Girls 11-18- 5,650 yards About us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention 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 four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania. For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 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.