Williamson uses two under par rounds to take the win.
Tillo’s strong first round play helps propel her to victory.
St. Augustine, FL (June 22nd, 2012) – The Hurricane Collegiate Amateur Tour hosted the second collegiate event of the year at the King and Bear Golf Course at the World Golf Village on Thursday and Friday. We saw collegiate players from all over the eastern United States come for a chance to be crowned the World Golf Village Champion. The tournament saw players from colleges in Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, Mississippi, and Alabama. The weather was overcast on both days with strong winds on Thursday and patches of rain on Friday. The howling wind on Thursday proved to have a strong effect on the players while the rain on Friday halted play for 25 minutes. Luckily the players had no issues completing their round after the brief patches of heavy rain on Friday. Colleges and Universities Represented:
- · University of Tampa
- · Coastal Georgia
- · Boston University
- · Daytona State University
- · Mercer University
- · Mississippi College
- · Bowling Green State University
- · Brevard Community College
- · Georgia Southern University
- · University of Central Florida
- · Florida State College at Jacksonville
- · Saint Leo University
- · Princeton University
- · Brewton-Parker College
- · Andrew College
- · Jacksonville University
- · Armstrong Atlantic State University
- · Florida Southern University
- · Alabama State University
The Men’s Collegiate Division first place trophy was captured by Travis Williamson of Brunswick, Georgia and Williamson is currently attending Armstrong Atlantic State University. Williamson turned in a three day total of 212 (69 + 71 + 72), finishing at 4 under par for the tournament. Williamson’s outstanding play was propelled by his thirteen birdies and one eagle that he carded during the three tournament rounds. Williamson’s play can also be attributed to his play on the par 5’s and 4’s. He averaged a 4.33 on par 5’s and a 4.03 on par 4’s both led the field. Williamson also had a par or better average of 79.6% and a par breaker average of 25.9%, which also led the field this week. Second place honors went to Clarke Stresing of Newberry, Florida and he will be attending Georgia Southern University. Stresing finished his last two rounds a total of two under which helped him land a spot in the award ceremony. Stresing carded a total of nine birdies during his rounds which proved to be a major factor in moving up the leaderboard. Stresing led the field with a par or better average of 87% and he was second in the field was a par breaker average of 16.7%. Stresing also led the field with a par 3 average of 3.08. Third place honors were received by Colin Monagle of Jacksonville, Florida. Monagle was able to card two eagles during the week which led the field. Along with making eagles, Monagle was also able to provide a par 3 and 4 average that was in the top 5 in the field this week with a 3.25 and 4.10 averages. In the Woman’s Collegiate Division Emily Tillo of Jacksonville, Florida and a student at Boston University was able to bring home first place honors. Tillo carded a three round total of 230 (72 + 79 + 79). Tillo jumped out of the gates with a first round 72 and she never looked back from that point. Tillo provided the only eagle of the women’s division and she had two times as many birdies as anyone else in the field. Tillo also led the field in par 5 average with an impressive 4.58 average. Tillo’s par breaker percent of 25.9% was also tops in the field. Second place honors in the Women’s Division went to Erin Selfridge of Orange Park, Florida and Selfridge is currently attending Daytona State University. Selfridge’s play was led by a total of five birdies and a leading par 4 average of 4.33. Selfridge also led the field with a total of 34 pars and a par or better average of 77.2%. Along with a leading par 4 average Selfridge also had par 3 and par 5 averages that ranked in the top three in the field with 3.50 and 5.00 averages respectively. Third place honors were received by Megan Kiley of Lakeland, Florida. Kiley is attending Florida Southern University. Kiley’s play was sparked by a total of 4 birdies and 33 pars, both were in the top three in the field for the week. She was also able to provide a strong par or better average of 68.5%, which ranked second in the field this week. Kiley’s par 4 and par 5 averages were also in the top three of the field with averages of 4.37 and 5.08. Weather: Thursday- Overcast and windy with a high in the mid 80’s Friday- Overcast with patches of heavy rain in the morning and a high of mid 80’s Tournament Yardages: Men’s Division- 7021 Women’s Division- 6047 About Us The Hurricane Collegiate Golf Tour (HCAT) was founded in 2012 with the intention of providing collegiate and amateur golfers between the ages of 18-24 an opportunity to play exceptional golf courses in a competitive environment. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, The Hurricane Collegiate Amateur Tour administers events in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.