Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf

On Thursday, September 7th, the Hurricane Junior Tour, headed for Minneapolis, MN to set up shop at Legacy Golf for the Minneapolis Junior Open. The early mornings brought in some heavy winds and a cool breeze, but as both days progressed, the sun came out and delivered perfect golf weather. The HJGT would like to give a huge thanks to the staff at Legacy Golf for providing an amazing golf atmosphere for this weekend’s tournament, Reliance Bank for donating money to help with hurricane relief, and Shattuck – St. Mary’s.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf

Juho Moilanen of MN, is the Boys 16-18 Division champion after finishing Saturday with a 69 and Sunday with a 72; finishing with a significant gap of 7 strokes under second placeholder’s Connor Krenos and Nathaniel Adams. Krenos and Adams both completed the event with a total of 148. The players competed at the highest level to secure their sports at the top.

Top 3 Leaders:
Juho Moilanen
Connor Krenos
Nathaniel Adams

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf

The Boys 14-15 Division was a tight race amongst the top three. There was a 7-stroke difference between first and third place, and a 2-stroke difference on who was crowned champion. Ian Meyer of Deephaven, MN was crowned the Minneapolis Junior Open Boys 14-15 champion shooting a 145 for both rounds. Michael Hauer of Faribault, MN was only a few strokes away from first shooting a 147 (78-69). And in third place, from Elk River, MN Ihle Majeres completed the tournament shooting a solid 152.

Top 3 Leaders:
Ian Meyer
Michael Hauer
Isle Majeres

Ernie Els 11-13

Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf

Ken Shibata of Carlsbad, CA finished with a total score of 150, crowning him the Boys 11-13 champion. Zachary Stennes of Minnetonka, MN, another young-talented golfer and runner-up, shot a 90 on Saturday and an 89 on Sunday. He finished with a total score of 179. Both of these young golfers displayed great sportsmanship and showed a glimpse of their promising futures in the sport.

Top 3 Leaders:
Ken Shibata
Zachary Stennes

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf

Sophia Yoemans is the Girls 14-18 champion. Shooting a 74 and a 73 helped secure the crown for the Red Wing, MN native with a total 147 for the weekend. Brooke Boardman (77-72) representing Waukee, IA finished this weekend’s tournament with a total of 149. Rounding out the top three, Cayla Kim the Woodbury, MN native shot a 79 on Saturday followed by an 82 on Sunday to secure her third place position in a group of talented golfers.

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Top 3 Leaders:
Sophia Yoemans
Brooke Boardman
Cayla Kim

Justin Rose Girls U13

Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf
Top 3 Leaders:
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Boys 10 Under

Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf

The Boys U10 was the youngest group to compete during this weekend’s tournament. Carver Larson of Alexandria, MN battled through the heavy winds throughout Saturdays and Sundays round. This young golfer displayed his talent by shooting a 91 on Saturday and a 100 on Sunday, totaling a score of 191. Larson took home the championship in the Boys U10 division.

Top 3 Leaders:
Carver Larson

Weather

Round 1.
High of 72/ Low of 64. Sunny, Winds at 16 mph
Round 2.
High of 72/ Low of 64. Sunny, Winds at 16 mph

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6,365
Boys 14-15:
6,365
Girls 14-18:
5,750
Boys 11-13:
5,750
Girls 13U:
Boys 10U:
4,908

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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