Zhang Wins by a Stroke;Yang Shoots Impressive 6 Under

Zhang Dominates to Win

Yang’s -6 Score Clinches First

Orlando Junior Golf

KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA (April 22, 2012) – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Orange Lake Junior Open at the Reserve at Orange Lake, April 21-22, 2012. The tournament consisted of over 100junior golfers in competition. Players came from all over to compete in this weekend’s tournament. States and countries that were represented in the tournament were Florida, Georgia, California, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, and Mexico. The HJGT would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Reserve at Orange Lake that helped to make the Orange Lake Junior Challenge a successful tournament weekend. In the Boys 15-18 Division, Terrence Zhang of Orlando, Florida took home the first place trophy. Zhang posted a two day total score of 145 (71+74). Zhang had an impressive total of five birdies in his first round that ultimately gave him the competitive edge over the rest of the field to take first place. Zhang had six total birdies for the tournament, along with an astounding par four performance average (4.18), and a par 5 performance average of 4.67. Coming in at second place was Barry Babbitt of Winter Garden, Florida. Babbitt posted back to back scores of 73 giving him a two day total score of 146. The highlight of Babbitt’s tournament weekend was the eagle he managed to pull out on hole 10 that was a par 5. Babbitt was the only player to accomplish this impressive feat this weekend. Along with the eagle, Babbitt alsolead the field in in the best par 4 performance average (4.09). Although he was able to pull off an eagle in his second round, the scores that he posted over the weekend were not enough to get him the first place win. Third place was taken by Josh Crews of Albany, Georgia. Crews posted a two day total score of 149 (74+75). This weekend in the Girls 15-18 Division, JiaXin Yang of Lake Mary, Florida, shot two of the best rounds of golf that the HJGT has seen all season. Yang posted a two day total score of -6 (67+69=136). Yang had a total of five birdies in her first round accompanied by only one bogey and twelve pars. In her second round, Yang managed to pull off three more birdies to put her in the lead even further. Yang had the most pars or better (94.4%), and the most pars with a total of 26. Second place was taken by So Young Hwang of Bradenton, Florida. Hwang finished the weekend at even par by posting a two day total score of 142 (73+69). Hwang has won multiple tournaments this year and managed to improve her score by four strokes in her second round, but was not enough to take the lead away from Yang. Hwang had the most birdies in her division with a total of nine, best par 3 performance average (2.75), and the most par breakers (25%). Coming in at third in her division was Vivian Hsuan Chen of Taiwan. Chen posted a two day total score of 144 (70+74). The Boys 11-14 Division field was dominated by Michael Saccente of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.Saccente took first place posting a two day total score of 143 (71+72). Along with the first place trophy, Saccente lead his division with the most pars or better (83.3%), most birdies with a total of six, most par breakers (16.7%), best par four performance average (4.05), and the best par five performance average (4.83). The second place trophy was won by Sully Zagerman of Orlando, Florida.Zagerman posted a two day total score of 148 (74+74). Zagermanhad a five birdies total for the weekend.There was a three way tie for third place this weekend between Chase Cutshall of Melbourne, Florida; MattiasRuehle of Orlando, Florida; and Kyle Flexsenhar of Lake Mary, Florida. Cutshall posted a two day total score of 155 (80+75). Ruehle posted a two day total score of 155 (77+78). Flexsenhar posted a two day total score of 155 (73+82). The Girls 11-14 Division first place trophy was won byLuizaAltmann of Kissimmee, Florida. Altmann posted a two day total score of 148 (72+76).Altmann led the field in all categories some of which were the most birdies with four, best par four performance average (4.14), and the best par five performance average (5.33). QiQi Wang of Howey in the Hills, Florida, finished second with a two day total score of 170 (89+81). Third place was taken by Blake Yaccino of Bradenton, Florida. Yaccino posted a two day total score of 176 (94+82). For more information from the Orange Lake Junior Open, please visit the HJGT fan page on Facebook.com. To get up to the minute tweets during the tournaments and important HJGT news follow us on Twitter. Also, be sure to check out player quotes in our weekly video, which can be found on the HJGT website. For a direct link to the HJGT Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel and final round results please visit www.hjgt.org. Weather:   Saturday – Sunny, highs in the 70s Sunday – Mostly cloudy and breezy, high of 68     Tournament Yardages:   Boys 15-18: 6527 Boys 11-14: 6096 Girls 15-18: 5601 Girls 11-14: 5188 Tournament Awards: Boys 15-18 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Jack Brown SeaforthPar 4 Performance: Barry Babbitt Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Daniel Ishi Girls 15-18 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: So Young Hwang Seaforth Par 4 Performance: JiaXin Yang Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Sofia Molinaro Boys 11-14 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: Michael Saccente Seaforth Par 4 Performance: Michael Saccente Coolheads Par 5 Performance: Michael Saccente Girls 11-14 Division: EFX Birdie Challenge: LuizaAltmann Seaforth Par 4 Performance: LuizaAltmann Coolheads Par 5 Performance:  LuizaAltmann Bridgestone Challenge Winners: Boys 15-18 Division:

Connor David Girls 15-18 Division: Kristin Gonzalez Boys 11-14 Division: Andrew Alligood   Golf Pride Combeback Award Winners:Boys 15-18 Division:

Guillo Cortina Girls 15-18 Division: Millie Hill Boys 11-14 Division: Qi Ming Wong and Charlie Dubiel Girls 11-14 Division: Blake Yaccino

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