The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour raised the curtain in Clemmons, North Carolina to host the Winston-Salem Junior Shootout on November 4-5, hosted by Tanglewood Golf Club. The course provided beautiful conditions for the two-day event. The HJGT would like to thank the amazing staff members at Tanglewood for their hospitality and ensuring wonderful playing conditions for our field.
Our Boys 16-18 Champion is Carter Vance. The Radford, VA native was able to navigate the golf course and jump to an early lead that he held all the way through the event. Shooting an impressive 72 on day one and 77 on day two, he was able to hold off the competition and take home the first place trophy. In second place we have Cayd Pope of Johnson City, TN. Pope produced a 79 on Saturday and 80 on Sunday. His score of 159 was strong enough for second place. DJ Herman of Franklin, TN took home third place honors. Herman erased a four stroke deficit and put up an impressive 73 on Sunday to clinch third place.
Griffin Tarver of Tega Cay, South Carolina is our boys 14-15 Champion. Tarver posted a total score of 148. He was able to rebound from his 71 on day one to produce a 77 on Sunday, which gave him the first place trophy. In Second place we have Adam Budd. The Winston-Salem native shot a 77 and 80 on Saturday and Sunday respectively, which was good enough for the second place trophy. The third place trophy belongs to Joe O’Callaghan of Waxhaw. NC. O’Callaghan shot 77 on Saturday and 82 on Sunday.
One of younger groups out of the three boy’s divisions that competed at this weekend’s tournament consisted of young talented golfers. Peter Nusbaum of Pittsboro, NC finished with a total score of 154 crowning him the Boys 11-13 champion. Taylor Kuehn of Asheville, NC, another young-talented golfer and runner-up, shot an 84 on Saturday and a 77 on Sunday; finishing with a total score of 161. And in third place, from Alpharetta, GA, Brennon Cozad completed the tournament shooting a solid 162. All these young golfers displayed great sportsmanship and showed a glimpse of their promising futures.
The Girls U13 was the youngest group to compete during this weekend’s tournament. Kirstyn Page of King, NC battled through messy conditions throughout Saturdays and Sundays round. This young golfer displayed her talents by shooting a 93 on Saturday and a 93 on Sunday totaling a score of 186; taking the top spot of the Girls U13 division as this weekend’s champion.