On Saturday the 19th, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Peachtree City, Georgia to host the Canongate Series #6 at the Braelinn Golf Club. The golfers enjoyed great weather as the summer winds down and transitions into fall. Overall, the players had a wonderful weekend playing under some beautiful summer sun, where some impressive scores were recorded.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Shyam Joshi of Dacula, Georgia is the boys 16-18 champion. Joshi posted a 76 on Saturday and a 70 on Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 146. He beat out Jake Nigro of Peachtree City, Georgia for the win. Jake, who was leading the field going into Sunday had a 71 on the first day, finished with a two-day total of 147. Joey Collins from McDonough, Georgia tied with Matthew Song of Waxhaw, North Carolina for third. Collins posted a 74 on Saturday and a 74 on Sunday and Song shot a 75 and 73. The players had a great time competing against some of the best junior golfers in the country, and most golfers were able to improve on the second day.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Will Stakel was the champion of the boys 14-15 division. Stakel posted an impressive 68 on Saturday and a 72 on Sunday for a 140 two-day total to claim the title. Liam Shinn of Norcross, Georgia and Jackson Buchanan tied for second finishing with two day totals of 145. Just like the Boys 16-18 division, many players improved in the second day, posting many scores around par.
Ernie Els 11-13
Lucas Jinglov from Marietta, Georgia is the Boys 11-13 champion. After an 76 Saturday, Jinglov closed the final round with a 75 to secure the victory with a two-day total of 151. Andrew Kim of Alpharetta, Georgia came in second with a total of 154 (76-78). Southpaw Aidan Cohl was peppering flag sticks on both days with a 159 (79-79) who tied with Renato Gerena Jr who also had a good two days of golf at 158 (82-76). The boys showed maturity in dealing with the course’s many challenges.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Thienna Huynh of Lilburn, Georgia is the Girls 14-18 champion. Huynh posted a 79 Saturday and followed that with an impressive 72 on Sunday for a two-day total of 149. Finishing in second was Kelly Strickland from Alpharetta Georgia posted rounds of 75 and 74 to score a total of 151. Michelle Cao of Duluth, Georgia finished just short of first and finish second place with a two-day total of 152 (72-80). Ahra Suk Ko of Matthews, North Carolina finished third with a total of 155 (79-76). The ladies enjoyed their experience and the intense competition all weekend.