Watertown Junior Classic
(July 24 – 25, 2017)
On Monday, July 24th , the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Watertown, CT to hold the Watertown Junior Classic hosted by Watertown Golf Club. Our field fought through wet and rainy conditions and a rain delay on Monday, followed by wet conditions paired with a cloud cover on Tuesday. Top finishers from each division will receive points towards year-end honors and an opportunity to make a splash in Florida at the end of the year for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s National Championships. All in all, Watertown Provided a fantastic two days for low scores and competitive play for each and every golfer.
Spencer Olson is the Boys 16-18 champion. The Bethel, CT native took home the division by holding off the competition with focused play. Our division champion posted a consistent 75-75 for a two-day total of 150 in route to a victory. Weiao Lin from Pebble Beach, CA forced a tie-breaker by posting a 76-74 a two-round total of 150. Olson birdied the first hole in a sudden death playoff. Lin and Olson played together both rounds and were able to feed of the each other’s good play. Rounding out the top 3 there was a tie between Tristan Hochman of Westport, CT (78, 76) 154 and Nicholas Jindal of Armonk, NY (78, 76) 154. These boys showed great composure in a very well contested competition. Boys 14-15
Max Orwicz is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. Composure was key for Orwicz as he was up 10 strokes after the first round. The victor, from New Canaan, CT posted rounds of 76 and 84 for a two-day total of 160. For the conditions played in, the first round score of 76 was a game changer for Orwicz leaving too big of a margin for any challenger to overcome. This was Orwicz first Hurricane Junior golf tour tournament and he was pleased with his two rounds. Coming in second place was Michael Donnelly of Brewster, NY who shot a (86, 85) for a 171 total. Coming in third place was Tyler Flood from Southbury, CT. Tyler shot a (89, 86) for a 175 total. This field showed tremendous fortitude while trekking through this difficult course.
Kyle St. Pierre is the Boys 11-13 champion. A 86 and 73 were enough to secure the victory for the Shelton, CT native, finishing with a two-day total of 159. St. Pierre was highlighted by three birdies in the second round to close out the competition. Coming in second place was Connor Goode of Glastonbury, CT, he shot a (82, 82) 164. Bijah LaFollette of New York, NY rounded out the top three with his total of 177 (94, 83). These boys showed class, good sportsmanship and encouragement to fellow players as they fought through rain, cold, and wind. Girls 14-18
Charlotte Kwong of Kent, CT is the Girls 14-18 champion. Kwong paired a 75 Monday with a 75 Tuesday for a two-day total of 150 to edge out the competition and take the Girls 14-18 division. Coming in second place was Sarah Houle of Sandy Hook, CT who shot a (83, 75) for 158 total. Rounding out the top 3 was Allie Tully of Bristol, CT who shot a (86, 79) for a 165 total. These girls showed great skill and sportsmanship all weekend long. Girls Under 13
Melissa Yuan is the Girls under 13 champion. Yuan, of Short Hills, NJ, became the wire-to-wire champion of the Watertown Junior Classic by pairing a 101 Monday with an 103 Tuesday. This netted a score of 204 and a champion trophy to take back to Short Hills.
Weather July 24 - 25, 2017
Round 1: Low 50, High 64. Overcast/ Heavy Rain/Partly Cloudy, Wind 10 Mph
Round 2: Low 50, High 64. Overcast/ Cloudy, Wind 5-15 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,606
Boys 14-15: 6,606
Girls 14-18: 5,635
Boys 11-13: 5,635
Girls 13U: 5,174
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