College Prep Series at Penn State #2

On Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the College Prep Series at Penn State #2 in State College, Pennsylvania. The two-day, thirty-six-hole course held at the Penn State Golf Club - White consisted of players from five of our divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

College Prep Series at Penn State #2

Evan Sitts’ round one (70) helped him total -1 at the end of the two rounds to win the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division. The Oneonta, New York native made 3 birdies, had a Par-3 average of 3.0, and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average of 71.5. As for second-place, there was a three-way tie as Brett Ostroski (Shavertown, PA), Parker Johnson (Venetia), and Un Ning (Macau, CA) all made 145 strokes to finish at +1.

Top 3 Leaders:
Evan Sitts
Brett Ostroski
Parker Johnson
Un Ning

Will Smith Boys 14-15

College Prep Series at Penn State #2

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Jack Urban of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania captured the first-place trophy after totaling +5 through the thirty-six holes. He made 4 birdies and led his playing field with the longest birdie or better streak (2) and the lowest scoring average (74.5). Zachary Locke (Horsheads, NY) and Michael Snyder (Frederick, MD) tied for second as they both made 153 strokes over the course of the two days to finish +9. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Jack Urban
Zachary Locke
Michael Snyder

Ernie Els 11-13

College Prep Series at Penn State #2

State College native, Maxwell Wager was victorious with his +14 total in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division. He led his playing field with the most birdies (6), the longest birdie or better streak (2), and the lowest scoring average (79). Henry Stone of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania placed second after completing the thirty-six holes at +16. Third-place finisher was Griffin Walizer of Mill Hall who made 172 strokes for a +28 finish. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Maxwell Wager
Henry Stone
Griffin Walizer

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

College Prep Series at Penn State #2

Pan Yiting of Shanghai claimed the title in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division with her two-day total of +8. She made 2 birdies, had a Par-3 average of 3.2, and led her playing field with the lowest scoring average of 76. There was a tie for second-place between Angelina Tolentino (Mount Laurel, NJ) and Kiaira Porter (Monaco, PA) as they each made 154 strokes through the thirty-six holes to finish at +10. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Pan Yiting
Angelina Tolentino
Kiaria Porter

Justin Rose Girls U13

College Prep Series at Penn State #2

The Justin Rose Girls U13 Division’s tournament champion was Kayla Maletto of Sinking Springs who dominated the two days with a total of +17. She made 2 birdies and led her playing field with the lowest Par-3 average (3.2) and the lowest scoring average (80.5). Second-place finisher was Lihini Ranaweera of Cranberry Township who made 173 strokes for a +29 finish. Marissa Malosh of South Fayette, Pennsylvania shot 174 strokes through the thirty-six holes to result in a +30 finish, claiming the third-place spot.

Top 3 Leaders:
Kayla Maletto
Lihini Ranaweera
Marissa Malosh

Boys 10 Under

College Prep Series at Penn State #2
Top 3 Leaders:
Coming soon

Weather

Round 1.
Round 2.

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6237
Boys 14-15:
6237
Girls 14-18:
5651
Boys 11-13:
5651
Girls 13U:
5105
Boys 10U:

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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