On Saturday October 7th, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted a Major Championship at The Wilds Country Club in Prior Lake Minnesota. The HJGT would like to thank the gracious and beyond helpful staff at the Wilds Golf Club for allowing us to host our event at such a great venue. Through a weekend of cold rain, and blistering winds, the players played through and were rewarded with some much-needed sun and low scores. Overall through the weekend we witnessed some great golf full of intense competition and exemplary sportsmanship.
Muzzy Donohue from Mendota Heights, MN ran away with our Boys 16-18 trophy. Consistency was key for Muzzy as he posted a 73 on Saturday and a shot a 70 on Sunday to claim his victory. In second place was Aaron Kuznik with 77 - 73 - totaling with a 150 for the two rounds. Our third place finisher for the Boys 16-18 division this weekend was Jacob Pedersen with a 151 overall score for the weekend.
Ben Warian, from Stillwater MN finished this weekend as our Boys 14-15 champion. Warian preserved through a tough first round and rallied back on day two to secure his victory. Warian posted a 77(Rd1) and a 72(Rd2). Ihle Majeres was the second place finisher, with 76 and 78 for the two rounds, adding up to an overall score of 154. Brady Holland finished 3rd place with an overall score of 155 for the two days.
Pranay Singh from Eden Prairie, MN is our Champion of the Boys 11-13 division. Pranay had a strong weekend finishing strong and battling through some very tough competition. Pranay posted an 82 in round one. On Sunday Singh shot an 86 to hold on and become our Champion. Noah Kirsch came in second, with an overall score of 174 for the two days. Noah was followed by Henry Reiland, who finished 3rd with an overall score of 176 for the two days.
The Champion of the Girls 14-18 division is Aayushi Sarkar from Woodbury, MN. Aayushi kept her cool through the constant pressure from those chasing her lead and was able to shoot critical shots when needed to come away with the victory. Sarkar shot a two-day total of 156 (80,76). Shannyn Vogler came in second with an 84 for the first round and 74 for the second. Our 3rd place finisher was Ananda Zhai with an overall score of 165 for the weekend.