On Saturday October 6 – Sunday October 7, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the 5th Annual Academy Cup at Celebration Golf Course in Celebration FL. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from six divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson Dechambeau Division Boys U10, Justin Rose Division Girls U13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.

Specific to the Academy Cup is the addition of a 10-man team format.  Each team is split up by academy with only the top 7 scores of each team counting toward the overall score.  This year, Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy won the 5th Annual Academy Cup to repeat as back-to-back champions!

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

5th Annual Academy Cup

Khavish Varadan captured the first-place finish at the 5th annual Academy cup in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 138 (66-72). With solid play both days, Varadan was able to hold off Steven Strasheim, who finished 6 shots back with a 2-day total of 144 (69-75). Gabriel Restrepo, Junfan Wang, Mariano Ayora all rounded out the division with the 3rd place finish shooting a 2-day total of 145.

Top 3 Leaders:
Khavish Varadan
Steven Strasheim
Gabriel Restrepo
Junfan Wang
Mariano Ayora

Will Smith Boys 14-15

5th Annual Academy Cup

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division, Jason Hsu took home first place this weekend by shooting a 2-day total of 146. Solid play in the second round allowed Hsu to take victory over Nils Nottebohm with a total score of 149. Rounding out the division Owen Mullen for third with a total of 151.

Top 3 Leaders:
Jason Hsu
Nils Nottebohm
Owen Mullen

Ernie Els 11-13

5th Annual Academy Cup

Reggie Zhu did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 77-73 to win in his division over Jiacheng Xu of Winter Garden, FL who carded rounds of 80-76 to claim 2nd place. Ken Shibata shot a 2-day total of 160 (77-83) to take a solo 3rd place finish.

Top 3 Leaders:
Reggie Zhu
Jiacheng Xu
Ken Shibata

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

5th Annual Academy Cup

Lisa Marie Rudometkin ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 145 (76-69).With consistent rounds, Rudometkin was able to hold off Tina Jiang by 1 shot and claiming 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Susan Olivares and Thin Wai Khaing who both shot a 2-day total of 148 to finish in a 3rd place tie.

Top 3 Leaders:
Lisa Marie Rudometkin
Tina Jiang
Susana Olivares
Thin Wai Khaing

Justin Rose Girls U13

5th Annual Academy Cup

In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division, Chemari Pratt took home a solo first place victory with a two day total of 299.

Top 3 Leaders:
Chemari Pratt

Boys 10 Under

5th Annual Academy Cup
Top 3 Leaders:
Coming soon


Round 1.
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Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
Boys 14-15:
Girls 14-18:
Boys 11-13:
Girls 13U:
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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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