On Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22 the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was in Sarasota to host the Sarasota Junior Classic at the beautiful Palm Aire Country Club. The players battled through a windy weekend, but it wasn’t too much to keep us all from having a good time! The HJGT would like to thank the amazing staff of the Palm Aire Country Club for their hospitality and ensuring excellent conditions for the field of play.
Erik Fahlen of Rockford, MI is the Boys 16-18 champion. Fahlen had a 1st round of 69 on Saturday and a 2nd round of 71 on Sunday. He won first place after a solid birdie putt on the first playoff hole. Dean Naime of Cairo, Egypt came in 2nd with a two day total of 140. Naime had a 1st round of 71 and 2nd round of 69 coming away with a 140 total. 3rd place was given to Frederick Eisenbeis who carded a two-day total of 141 (70-71). The players had a great time competing and their close scores made it even more exciting.
Kyo Morishita of Hyougo is the Boys 14-15 champion. After a strong 72 on Saturday, Morishita only improved with a 68 on Sunday for a two-day total of 140. Luke Bigelow of Sharon, Ontario came in 2nd with a two-day total of 145 (71-74). Armand Loscalzo of Tampa, FL finished in 3rd place with a two-day total of 146 (75-71).
Zheng Yi (Louie) Lu of Bradenton, FL is the champion of the Boys 11-13 division. Lu only got better as the days went on with a 73 on Saturday and a 69 on Sunday for a 142 two-day total to claim the title. Wyatt Plattner came in 2nd after finishing with a two-day total of 146 (74-72). 3rd was awarded to Chu Han Zhou who totaled 150 (78-72). This division had great competition and each player can walk away proud of their effort.
Jacqueline Putrino of Sarasota, FL is the Girls 14-18 champion. Putrino scored a 73 on Saturday, and a 74 on Sunday for a two-day total of 147. Finishing in 2nd from Plant City, FL was Taylor Dedmen who posted rounds of 78 and 70 to finish with a total of 148. 3rd place was awarded to Rachel Carlson of Bradenton, FL who shot 75 on Saturday and 80 on Sunday for a two-day total of 155. The girls all performed well and enjoyed the competition.
Boys 10 Under
Alexander Kaufman, of Sarasota FL took home the 1st place trophy for the Boys under 10 division. Kaufman ended Saturday with a score of 80 and a Sunday score of 73 for a two-day total of 153. 2nd place was awarded to Graden Lomax of Odessa, FL who had a first and 2nd round score of 79 with a two-day total of 158. Ferguson McLeod of Bradenton, FL came in 3rd with a two-day total of 165 (86-79). The boys all played well and came away with great scores.