On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Birmingham, AL to host the Birmingham Junior Challenge at the beautiful Oxmoor Valley. The players battled through a windy weekend in Birmingham, but the wind wasn’t too strong to keep us all from having some fun! The HJGT would like to thank the amazing staff of the Oxmoor Valley Golf Course for their hospitality and ensuring excellent conditions for the field of play.
Carter Goodwin of Birmingham, AL is the Boys 16-18 champion. Goodwin solidified the victory in his division by carding a 74 on Saturday and a 78 on Sunday for a two-day total of 152. Will Cantrell of Atlanta, GA finished in 2nd with a two-day total of 168 (83-85). 3rd place was tied between Connor Utley (87-83) and Patrick Minor (88-82) at 170. The players had a great time competing against some of the best junior golfers in the country.
Drew Wilson of Potts Camp, MS is the Boys 14-15 champion. After an 83 on Saturday, Wilson scored Sunday with an 86 to secure the victory finishing with a two-day total of 169. Pierce Garland came in 2nd with a two-day total of 172 (83-89). Palmer Kahren finished in 3rd place with a two-day total of 175 (92-83). The boys were very close throughout, which made the competition even more exciting.
Jake Dalton of Gillsville, GA is the champion of the Boys 11-13 division. Dalton posted a round of 93 Saturday and 94 Sunday for a two-day total of 187. This was Jake’s first tournament with HJGT and he enjoyed his time with Graden Lomax.
Carson McKie is the Girls 14-18 champion. McKie of Hoover, AL emerged victorious after posting a two-day total of 151 (74-77). Sarah Utley came in 2nd with a total of 164 (82-82). In 3rd was Bela Mead with a first round score of 93 and 85 on Sunday with a total of 178.
Elle Webber took home the 1st place trophy for the 13U. Webber ended Saturday with a score of 97. She achieved a Sunday score of 95 to finish with a total of 192. Alley Beth Waldrop finished with a two-day total of 194 (102-92) to come in 2nd place. Coming in 3rd in the Girls U13 division was Bella Warwick who finished with a total of 199 (95-104).
Boys 10 Under
Graden Lomax of Odessa, FL is the Boys 10U champion. Lomax had an 89 on Saturday, and followed that with an 80 on Sunday for a two-day total of 169. Graden was paired amongst Jake Dalton of the Boys 11-13 division and the two were matched very well.