On Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Coastal Carolina Junior Open in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament that took place on the Palmetto Dunes – George Fazio Golf Course consisted of players from four of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, and the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Coastal Carolina Junior Open

Hunter Stracci of Crown Point, Indiana came out on top in the playoff for first in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division. Stracci and second-place finisher, Ryan McHugh of St. Simons Island, Georgia, both made 146 strokes for a +6 finish through the thirty-six holes. They tied for the lowest scoring average in their field (73). Hilton Head Island native, Chase Phillips place third as he made 147 strokes to finish at +7. Stracci and Phillips led their playing field with the most birdies as they each made 7.

Top 3 Leaders:
Hunter Stracci
Ryan McHugh
Chase Phillips

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Coastal Carolina Junior Open

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Gautam Potdukhe of India completed the thirty-six holes at +16 to capture the victory. He made 4 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (78). Second-place finisher, Logan Nerad of Charlotte, North Carolina made 157 strokes for a +17 finish. Charlie Miller of Savannah, Georgia finished the two-day tournament at +20. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Gautam Potdukhe
Logan Nerad
Charlie Miller

Ernie Els 11-13

Coastal Carolina Junior Open

Troup Wallace of Brentwood was victorious in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division thanks to his +4 finish on the weekend. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average of 72. There was a tie for second-place between Cameron Biddle (Aiken, SC) and Dallas Johnson (Mount Pleasant, SC) as they each made 145 strokes for a +5 finish. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Troup Wallace
Cameron Biddle
Dallas Johnson

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Coastal Carolina Junior Open

Mary Hunt Murray of Augusta, Georgia captured the first-place title in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division as she finished the thirty-six holes at +12. She made three birdies and led her playing field with the lowest Par 3 average (3.1) and the lowest scoring average (76). Jessica Shao of North Myrtle Beach made 155 strokes (+15) to help her secure second place. Third-place finisher was Caroline Kurtt of Fresno whose 166 strokes allowed her to finish at +26 at the end of the two-day tournament. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Mary Hunt Murray
Jessica Shao
Caroline Kurtt

Justin Rose Girls U13

Coastal Carolina Junior Open
Top 3 Leaders:
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Boys 10 Under

Coastal Carolina Junior Open
Top 3 Leaders:
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Tournament Yardages

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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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