On Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Canongate Series #7 at Hamilton Mill Golf Club in Dacula, GA. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from four divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Justin Gahloff of Atlanta, GA captured the first-place finish at the Canongate Series #7 in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 148 (76-72). With solid play both days, Gahloff was able to hold off Drew Shell of Cumming, GA and Thomas Brumbeloe from Canton, GA by 1 shot. Shell bounced back in the second day carding a -1 round (71) while Brumbloe shot even par (72).
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Michael Dotson of Cumming, GA took home first place honors this weekend by firing consistent rounds of 75-76 which lead to a 9-shot victory over Garrett Armbrust of Woodstock, GA and Trevor Dozier of Atlanta, GA. Armbruster carded back to back rounds of 80 while Dozier fired 81-79 respectively to split the runner up finish.
Rahul Rajerdran of Alpharetta, GA did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 78-76 to win in his division by 3 strokes over Owen Baginski of Alpharetta, GA who carded back to back 79’s. Behind Baginski was Jacob Fortner of Dacula, GA who shot a 2-day total of 165 to take a solo 3rd place finish.
Sara Im of Duluth, GA ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a 36-hole total of 142. Im carded a first round 68 (-4) which gave her an 8 shot lead going into the second day. Sarah Hsu of Buford, GA took solo second in posting rounds 77-74. Madeline Ananthasane rounded out the division with a 3rd place finish carding a 2-day total of 156.