On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Kissimmee, FL to host the 4th Annual Academy Cup at the amazingly beautiful Celebration Golf Course. The players battled through a very warm weekend in Kissimmee, all the while trying to dodge the series of thunderstorms that were coming through. Yet, the junior golfers persevered through in order to notch this tournament in the books as one to remember! The HJGT would like to thank the amazing staff of Celebration Golf Course for their hospitality and ensuring excellent conditions for the field of play. After a highly competitive weekend, The Academy finishers were Gary Gilchrist at 1023, IJGA at 1057, and then Saddlebrook at 1058 for 3rd place.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

4th Annual Academy Cup

Evan Callaghan of Canada from Shattuck St. Mary’s is the Boys 16-18 champion. Callaghan solidified the victory in his division by carding a 71 on Saturday and a 74 on Sunday for a two-day total of 145. Jee Won Park of Lake Mary, FL and Alexandre Liu of Longpont-sur-Orge tied for 2nd with a two-day total of 146 (71-75) and (76-70). The players had a great time competing against some of the best junior golfers this country has to offer.

Top 3 Leaders:
Evan Callaghan
Jee Won Park
Alexandre Liu

Will Smith Boys 14-15

4th Annual Academy Cup

Kenneth Thu of Mandalay is the Boys 14-15 champion. After a 75 on Saturday, Thu scored Sunday with a 72 to secure the victory finishing with a two-day total of 147.  Tristan Galant came in 2nd with a two-day total of 150 (74-76). Nicholas Estrada and Luke Lyu tied for 3rd place with a two-day total of 152 (75-77) and (80-72). The boys were very close throughout, which made the competition even more exciting.

Top 3 Leaders:
Kenneth Thu
Tristan Galant
Nicholas Estrada
Luke Lyu

Ernie Els 11-13

4th Annual Academy Cup

Aaron Zhang of Lake Mary, FL is the champion of the Boys 11-13 division. Zhang posted a round of 71 Saturday and 76 Sunday for a two-day total of 147. Ken Shibata came in 2nd after shooting a two-day total of 148(70-78). Shawn Lalmoni and Caden Burr tied for 3rd place with a weekend total of 149 (74-75) and (76-73). The boys were neck and neck through the entire weekend, which made for an exceptionally exciting couple of rounds.

Top 3 Leaders:
Aaron Zhang
Ken Shibata
Shawn Lalmoni
Caden Burr

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

4th Annual Academy Cup

Isabella Cardenas is the Girls 14-18 champion. Cardenas, a member of Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy emerged victorious after posting an impressive two-day total of 143 (72-71). Pin Wen Lu came in 2nd with a total of 145 (70-75).  In 3rd, also representing Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, with a first round score of 72 and 76 on Sunday with a total of 148.

Top 3 Leaders:
Isabella Cardenas
Pin Wen Lu
Tiffany Arafi

Justin Rose Girls U13

4th Annual Academy Cup
Top 3 Leaders:
Coming soon

Boys 10 Under

4th Annual Academy Cup
Top 3 Leaders:
Coming soon

Weather

Round 1.
Low 75, High 87. Sunny, Wind 0-5 Mph
Round 2.
Low 75, High 87. Sunny, Wind 0-5 Mph

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6,593
Boys 14-15:
6,593
Girls 14-18:
5,714
Boys 11-13:
5,714
Girls 13U:
Boys 10U:

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

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 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (407) 614-2962, or email info@hjgt.org.

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