Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island

On Sunday, June 10 – Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Mid Season Invitational at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia. The three-day, 54- hole tournament that happened at the Sea Island-Plantation consisted of players from all our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Boys U10 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island

Matthew Soucinek of Lake City, Florida captured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division finishing -1 with 215 strokes. He made 8 birdies and his playing field with the lowest scoring average of 71.7. Second-place finisher was Jaden Weisman of Malvern, Pennsylvania who shot 223 for a +7 finish. There was a three-way tie for third place as Preston Smith (Charleston, IL), JD Del Priore (Charlotte, NC), and Worth Pickens (Saint Simons Island, GA) all shot 227 for a +11 total over the three-day tournament.

Top 3 Leaders:
Matthew Soucinek
Jaden Weisman
Preston Smith
JD Del Priore
Worth Pickens

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Charles Warren of Huntsville, Alabama placed first with a three-day total of 225 (+9). He made 2 birdies and had the lowest scoring average, of 75, in his field. Payne Elkins of Valdosta, Georgia finished second at +10 after making 12 birdies, the most in his playing field. Third-place finisher was Ryan Macri, from Wake Forest, North Carolina, who finished +14 on the weekend.

Top 3 Leaders:
Charles Warren
Payne Elkins
Ryan Macri

Ernie Els 11-13

Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island

Reed Lotter of Savannah, Georgia and Chapman Barnett of Duluth, Georgia, were Co-Champions in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division after both finishing at +1 through 45-holes, due to weather on Tuesday. Lotter and Barnett had the top two lowest scoring averages in their playing field with 71 and 72, respectively. Third-place winner was Luke Powell of Laguna Niguel, California who finished +4 with 184 strokes.

Top 3 Leaders:
Reed Lotter
Chapman Barnett
Luke Powell

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island

Sarah Edwards of Jay, Florida was victorious in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division after finishing +8. Her 4 birdies and low scoring average of 74.5 helped her place first in the tournament. Lauren Davenport of Delray Beach, Florida, placed second after making 5 birdies to help her finish at +10. Christian Williams (Tallapoosa, GA) and Julia McLaughlin (Princeton, NJ) tied for third-place after both finishing at +15. Williams made 3 birdies and McLaughlin made 4.

Top 3 Leaders:
Sarah Edwards
Lauren Davenport
Christian Williams
Julia McLaughlin

Justin Rose Girls U13

Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island

In the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division, McKenzie Mages of Marietta, Georgia took home the first-place trophy after finishing +8 with 188 strokes. She made 5 birdies and had the lowest scoring average in her playing field at 76. Second-place finisher, Amanda Phillips of New York, New York, shot +9 with 189 total strokes and 2 birdies. Savannah, Georgia’s Mary Miller finished third at +14 with 3 birdies.

Top 3 Leaders:
McKenzie Mages
Amanda Phillips
Mary Miller

Boys 10 Under

Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island

In the Boys U10 Division, Carson Higginbotham of Clarksburg, West Virginia, took home the first-place title after finishing +12 over the course of the three-days. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (76) and the most birdies (7). Powell, Ohio’s Jackson Harris finished second after making 230 strokes for a +14 finish. Third-place finisher was Mason Howell of Tallahassee, Florida who shot +16.

Top 3 Leaders:
Carson Higginbotham
Jackson Harris
Mason Howell

Weather

Round 1.
Round 2.

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6634
Boys 14-15:
6634
Girls 14-18:
5649
Boys 11-13:
5649
Girls 13U:
5155
Boys 10U:
4882

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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