Clemmons, North Carolina: (November 1st, 2015). Former PGA Championship host Tanglewood Golf Club welcomed the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour this week in near Winston Salem, North Carolina. The course, which hosted the 1974 PGA Championship where Lee Trevino won his 5th major, was as hard as any course the tour has visited this year. Not only was the course difficult on its own, but Saturday featured a constant, cool rain. Then the players woke up on Sunday morning to much cooler weather that included wind up to 15 mph. The winners in each division received an invitation to the 2015 Hurricane Junior Golf Tour 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.
Boys 15-18 Braxton Tracy of Huntersville, North Carolina opened up the Winston Salem Junior Shootout with an even par 70 at Tanglewood Golf Club and he was able to sleep on a seven shot lead before Sunday’s final round. Last year’s champion, Louis Lambert, was also in the field and was in 2nd place after the first round. Tracy was able to cruise to victory on Sunday with a 6 over par 76 and a two day total of 148, a very impressive score on a championship level course. The top 3 for the tournament were Braxton Tracy, 2nd place was Zander McCall, and 3rd place was Jacob Feldner.
Boys 13-14 Three players were within four shots headed into the final round on Sunday as Hayden Blair shot a 77 to lead Sean Anderson and Parker Shrimp by 4. Blair struggled early on in Sunday’s final round, but had a run of three birdies in five holes to regain control and eventually win the Winston Salem Junior Shootout with a final round 75. Blair led the tournament in birdies with 6 total. Anderson came in 2nd place and Parker Shrimp came in 3rd.
Girls 15-18 An opening round 73 would give Alexis Sudjianto the separation she needed to coast to victory on Sunday. After the opening round of three over par Sudjianto would return Sunday to shoot an 80 which would give her a six shot victory for the tournament. Sudjianto had 4 birdies and Sidney Kadlic had 3 to lead the field. Sudjianto also led the field with a perfect par average on the par threes. Second place was Sidney Kadlic and Katherine Schuster came in 3rd. Weather: Day 1 - Low 56 Degrees, High 72 Degrees, Wind from 5-10 mph Day 2 - Low 47 Degrees, High 56 Degrees, Wind from 0-15 mph Tournament Yardages Boys 15-18 – 6529 yards Boys 13-14 – 5849 yards Girls 11-18 – 5284 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, Florida, 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, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the 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 Experience #TheHurricaneDifference