On Wednesday, July 25 – Thursday, July 26, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open in Duluth, Georgia. The two-day, thirty-six-hole course held at the TPC Sugarloaf – Stables/Meadows consisted of players from all six of our divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open

Blake Kollin of Milton, Georgia captured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division as he totaled +4 through the two days. He made 5 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average of 74. Second-place finisher was Jackson Buchanan of Dacula, Georgia who made 150 strokes for a +6 finish. Keith Watkins of McDonough, Georgia placed third after making 151 strokes throughout the thirty-six holes to result in a +7 finish.

Top 3 Leaders:
Blake Kollin
Jackson Buchanan
Keith Watkins

Will Smith Boys 14-15

TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, it was James Baker of Johns Creek who took first place with his +6 total. He made 3 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average of 75. Duluth native, Mason Dean placed second after making 154 strokes for a +10 finish. As for third-place, there was a two-way tie between Luke Ferrara (Atlanta, GA) and Andrew Kim (Alpharetta, GA) as they each finished their thirty-six holes at +13.

Top 3 Leaders:
James Baker
Mason Dean
Luke Ferrara
Andrew Kim

Ernie Els 11-13

TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open

Duluth native, Chapman Barnett secured the victory in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division after an impressive first round finish of 69 helped him finish the tournament at -1. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (71.5), the most birdies (6), and the longest birdie or better streak (2). Second-place finisher, Nicholas Schwendiman of Suwanee, Georgia shot 152 strokes resulting in a +8 finish. Barnett and Schwendiman tied for the lowest Par 3 average in their division, each averaging 2.9. Clayton Couey of Johns Creek placed third at +15 due to his 159 strokes. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Chapman Barnett
Nicholas Schwendiman
Clayton Couey

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open

Alice Acosta was successful with her +6 total in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division as she went on to capture the victory. She made 4 birdies and led her playing field with the lowest scoring average of 75. Duluth native, Meghna Grover placed second after she made 157 strokes, totaling a +13 finish. Third-place finisher was Sarah Hsu of Buford, Georgia whose 159 strokes resulted in a +15 finish. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Alice Acosta
Meghna Grover
Sarah Hsu

Justin Rose Girls U13

TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open

Kylee Lynn of Opelika, Alabama walked away the champion in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division with a +26 total through the thirty-six holes. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average of 85. Rachel Hoang of Lawrenceville, Georgia claimed second-place after making 178 strokes that resulted in +34. Farmingdale’s Peyton Cerminaro placed third with 182 total strokes for a +38 finish at the end of the two rounds.

Top 3 Leaders:
Kylee Lynn
Rachel Hoang
Peyton Cerminaro

Boys 10 Under

TPC Sugarloaf Junior Open

The Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 tournament champion was Connor Brummitt of Abingdon who shot 169 strokes through the two-day tournament to finish at +25. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average of 84.5. William Kilborn of Atlanta, Georgia completed the thirty-six holes with 173 strokes (+29) to secure the second-place spot. Both Brummitt and Kilborn led their playing field with the most birdies as they each made 1. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Connor Brummitt
William Kilborn


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Tournament Yardages

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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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