Winston Salem Junior Shootout, November 5-6, 2016

Winston Salem Junior Shootout

 

 (November 5-6, 2016)

 

The Tournament at Tanglewood

  This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Winston Salem, North Carolina to take on Tanglewood golf course. It was a beautiful weekend as the golfers were able to handle the tough challenges the course had to offer. Thank you to Tanglewood for allowing HJGT to host this event at their wonderful course. Four age divisions were in play this weekend as Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings were on the line. The top ten finishers in each division will receive points towards the Hurricane Cup. Additionally, the winner of each division will be invited to play in the National Championship held later this year in December.    Boys 16-18 Division  

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Justin Morgan was the champion for this weekend shooting a 144 to close the tournament. John Hatcher Ferguson finished in sole second place shooting a 152. In third place, with a first day 71 and 154 overall was Zander McCall. Morgan and Ferguson each led the charge with 5 total birdies over the weekend. Morgan had 6 more holes with par or better than the closest competition. Throughout the weekend all the young men showed excellent sportsmanship.       Boys 14-15 Division  

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The hometown hero this week was Rob Salisbury.  Hailing from Winston Salem, North Carolina, Salisbury was able to shoot a 143 overall.  This gave him the best finish of the event across all divisions. Hayden Blair, of Tullahoma, Tennessee came in second place with a 147.  Blair shot a first round 69, which was the only under par round of the event. Mitchell Hummel, of Haymarket, Virginia rounded out the top three. Blair and Salisbury tied for the most birdies in the division, with 7 each.  All of the golfers had a great time competing against one another and look forward to competing again in the future.       Girls 14-18 Division  

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Taylor Waller, of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania led the charge.  She fired off a second round 76 on route to a total of 159 and the victory. Maya White, of Fletcher, North Carolina finished in second with a 168. Aiyana Chopra rounded out the top three. Waller finished the event with the most pars and birdies in the division, at one point going 13 straight holes at par or better. These young women have dreams of playing in college in a few years, and with effort and dedication their futures are certainly bright.       Boys 11-13 Division  

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The champion of this division was Anthony Maglisco. The Syracuse, New York Native was able to ride a first round 76 to best the competition.  Finishing in second place was Drew Coppin, of Denver, North Carolina. Maglisco led the way with three birdies during the tournament, while Coppin chimed in with two. Each player had stints of at least 5 straight holes played at par or better. Both young men showed excellent sportsmanship toward their competition.         Weather November 5-6, 2016:   Round 1: Low 52, High 81, Clear, Wind 5-10 mph Round 2: Low 41, High 66, Clear, Wind 5-10 mph       Tournament Division Yardages   Boys 16-18: 6,426 yards Boys 14-15: 6,426 yards Girls 14-18: 5,467 yards Boys 11-13: 5,467 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 info@hjgt.org   Experience #TheHurricaneDifference     

 

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