On September 2nd, 3rd and 4th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour kicked off Labor Day weekend with a tournament at the White Oak Golf Club located in Newnan, GA. Players from all over Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Pennsylvania traveled to the White Oak Golf Club. Our weather conditions were nothing but sunshine and blue skies, which played out for an excellent weekend of golf.
In the Boys 16-18 division, Rece Moore of Dallas, GA, secured his first victory with rounds of 75-70-73 for a total of 218. His first round started out rough with four bogeys on the front nine, but he fought back and shot one under in the second round to end just three under par. Moore complete his round with five birdies on the back nine and secured first place.
Jake Nigro of Peachtree City, GA, placed second after he shot rounds of 75-75-74 for a total of 224. To round out the top three finishers was Blake Kollin of Milton, GA, with rounds of 75-77-74 for a total of 226.
In the Boys 14-15 division, William Patrick of Oneonta, AL, secured his first victory in his first HJGT appearance with rounds of 79-71-73 for total of 223. He finished the first round four strokes behind, but clawed back to lead the tournament and scored a remarkable 71 in the second round.
There was a two-way split for the second place position between Sam Brummett of Newnan, GA, and Tyler Latimer of Canton, GA. Brummett scored rounds of 75-78-79 for total of 232 and Latimer scored rounds of 76-78-78 for a total of 232.
In the Boys 11-13 division, Bo Maradik of Nashville, TN, brought home the first place trophy after a great come back. Maradik was down four strokes entering the third round, and he fought extremely hard to end up winning by four strokes in the third round. He finished with an 81-77-75 for a total of 233.
The second place trophy was presented to Marshall Butler of Macon, GA. Butler finished his third round with five birdies. He finished with an 84-78-45 for a total of 237. It was a two-way tie between Anish Reddy of Duluth, GA, and Wyatt Skeilkop of Suwanee, GA for the third place trophy. Reddy finished with an 82-76-80 with a total of 238. Skeilkop finished with a 78-82-78 for a total of 238.
In the Girls 14-18 division, Ahra Suk Ko of Suwanee, GA, started out her first round solid. Ko opened up with her very first hole-in-one on the third hole. She was the only player that led into the second round with par. She shot the second round just two over par with four birdies to complete the round. Ko shot an impressive one under par to end the third round to take home the first place trophy with rounds of 72-74-71 for a total of 217.
The second place winner was Megan Tang of Memphis, TN. Tang followed Ko with two strokes over par to enter the second round. Tang outshot her opponents on the second round with one birdie and fifteen holes parred. She ended her rounds with a 74-73-80 for a total of 227. Taylor Waller of Canonsburg, PA, finished with an 82-74-74 for a total of 230 to take home the third place trophy.