First round 67 leads Comstock to 3 shot victory
Uhland runs away with victory winning by 21 strokes
dina Beach, FL (January 13, 2013) - The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour spent the weekend a stone’s throw away in the city of Fernandina Beach. The event was the Amelia National Jr. Shootout hosted at the Amelia National Golf Club. The tournament was the second of the alluring 2013 schedule. Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked the tournament and the winners for each of the four divisions earned 1,000 points toward the Hurricane Cup. Saturday and Sunday were equally magnificent days for golf, with continuous sunshine right around 80 degrees. Scores fluctuated drastically between the top and bottom contenders due primarily to the abundance of water on the course, which resulted in a plethora of hazards. Th
e Boys 15-18 Age Division yielded impressive scores for the two-day event. Sitting atop the competition was Jack Comstock from Jacksonville, Florida. Comstock stunned everyone within earshot of the event by tallying a day one score of 67. Four birdies and an eagle to finish off the front 9 helped Comstock’s confidence through 18. Comstock’s second day started less smoothly than the first with a triple and double bogey on the first two holes. Comstock showed extreme perseverance by bouncing back to shoot nine straight pars on holes 3-11. Comstock ended the day shooting 78 for a two-day total of 145. Second place resulted in a three-way tie between competitors Eric Havixbeck, Sam Uhland, and Park Brady who posted scores three shots behind Comstock with 148. Havixbeck had a 83.3% par or better and had 26 pars and 4 birdies through 2 rounds. Uhland led the competition in eagles with 2 and shot 23 pars along with fellow second place finisher Park Brady. Brady’s scorecards tallied 5 birdies along with his plethora of pars. Em
Uhland of Jacksonville Florida, sister of Sam Uhland who placed second in the boys 15-18 division, won the Girls 15-18 Age Division by an impressive 21 strokes. Uhland shot scores of 78 and 77 for a two-day total of 155. Uhland shot an impressive four birdies and 20 pars through the two days of play. Uhland led all major statistical categories for her division and exhibited great poise in her victory. Elizabeth Burns who tallied 14 total pars won second place. Burns struggled slightly on day two after posting a respectable 84 the day prior. Kayla Smith trailed Burns and finished third in the tournament. Smith had 10 pars and an impressive birdie on the 9th hole on day one. The
Boys 11-14 Age Division was won by Cody Carroll of Jacksonville Florida. Carroll shot six birdies and 24 pars. He posted the same grand total as Comstock of the 15-18 division with 145. An impressive 70 on day two helped to propel Carrol to his victory. Trailing him by one shot was Alec Weary. Weary and Carroll dueled it out on day two for an impressive bout. Weary, like Carroll shot very well with one eagle, five birdies, and 21 pars. Rounding out the top 3 was Sam Ohno who posted consistent scores of 77 and 76.
The Girls 11-14 Age Division showed some familiar names with the Hoskins sisters finishing again in 1st and 3rd. The reigning champion from last weekend’s event in Ft. Lauderdale returned to defend the top slot. Sabrina finished the two day tournament shooting a grand total of 162. The majority of her shots were par, with 20 total accompanied by one birdie. Coming in second between the Hoskins sisters was Lauren Waidner who shot 14 pars. The younger Hoskins sister Sydney shot 168, 6 more than the elder sister to help her to a third place finish. Weather: Saturday: Early fog, lows 70’s to high 70’s, mostly sunny, winds around 10 mph Sunday: mid 70’s to low 80’s, sunny, winds around 10 mph Tournament Yardages: Boy’s 15-18 division: 6,877 Boy’s 11-14 division: 6,223 Girl’s 15-18 division: 5,535 Girl’s 11-14 division: 5,535 EFX Birdie Challenge Boy’s 15-18 division: Jack Comstock, Bryson Nimmer, Thomas Hodges, Travis Trace Boy’s 11-14 division: Cody Carrol Girl’s 15-18 division: Em Uhland Girl’s 11-14 division: Sydney Hoskins About Us: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18 Division, Boys 11-14 and Girls 15-18 Division and 11-14 Division. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the southeast, with stops in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.