First Annual Hurricane Cup

Beginning with Friday night’s banquet and concluding with the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon, all the players and parents involved with the 1st Annual Hurricane Cup enjoyed a weekend full of camaraderie, a break from the traditional golfing format, gorgeous Sunday weather. Everyone left Sea Island, Georgia with a ton of memories and new friendships. The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made the postseason trip to Sea Island, Georgia for the 1st annual Hurricane Cup. The Sea Island Golf Resort, which offers three 18-hole courses, was rated the 4th best golf resort in the United States. The Seaside Course is home to the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic. The Hurricane Cup was played on the Retreat Course designed by Davis Love III and Mark Love. This postseason tournament was open to the top point scorers from the 2013 season, to comprise eight different teams. The format of the first round of the tournament included 5 pairings from each team. The front nine holes consisted of alternate shot, while the back nine was a two man best ball, taking the best score between partners for each hole. The top 4 out of 5 18-hole scores make up the first round scores. The final round consisted of a traditional 18-hole singles play. Scores for every single player in the field will be counted towards who will decide the champions of the 1st Annual Hurricane Cup.  In addition to the players winning Hurricane Cup trophies and the Hurricane Tour Shop Item of the Month for free for the entire 2014 season (12 items), we would also like to recognize parents of players from the winning team by receiving $500 credit for entry towards 2014 HJGT Tournaments. Team Captains Alabama: Brett Batchelor – Madison Florida: Ray Navis – Ponte Vedra Beach Georgia: Brett Ammons – McDonough Kentucky: Mackenzie Peyton – New Castle Midwest: Logan Stewart – Crossville, TN North Carolina: Aaron Walker – Charlotte and Jonathan Henry – Cornelius South Carolina: Chase Cale – Greenville Wildcard: Max Rispler – Grand Rapids, MI   Weather Day 2 —Low 60s, not as windy as yesterday, sunny Final Round Recap Team Florida comes from behind to win the 1st Annual Hurricane Cup. Team Florida started the final round in 4th place, 9 strokes behind Saturday’s leaders, Team South Carolina. Team Florida was led by All-HJGT team member and team captain, Ray Navis of Ponte Vedra Beach, who shot a -1/71, which was tied for the best score in the Boys 11-14 Division with Daniel Fienemann of Peachtree City representing Team Georgia. Navis birdied the first hole and went on to par each of the last 17 holes, while Fienemann had 4 birdies and 11 pars throughout Sunday’s round to pace Team Georgia into a 2nd place finish. Team Florida defeated Team Georgia by just eight strokes to win the Hurricane Cup with a final total score of 1098 and 1106, respectively. Michael Mattiace of Jacksonville also played phenomenal golf on Sunday for Florida by shooting a tie for the top score with a +1/73 in the Boys 15-18 Division with Alec Weary of Bluffton, who represented Team South Carolina. We had a tie for 3rd place between Team South Carolina and Team Wildcard as both teams had a final total score of 1127. Aaron Walker of Charlotte captained Team North Carolina to a 5th place finish as he shot a +3/75 towards a team total of 1153. Coming in 6th place was Team Kentucky who was led by a +5/77 from D.J. Vogt of Louisville en route to an 1174 stroke total. Kentucky captain, Mackenzie Peyton of New Castle, also had a solid day for the team by shooting the best score in the Girls 15-18 Division with a +6/78. Julie Baker of Hoover, the top scorer in the Girls 11-14 Division with a +6/78, paced Team Alabama into a 7th place finish with a team total of 1175, a stroke behind Kentucky for 6th. And finally rounding out the team standings in the 1st Annual Hurricane Cup was Team Midwest. They were led by Cooper Sears from Old Hickory, TN who tied for the 3rd best score in the Boys 15-18 Division with a score of +2/74.   1st Team Florida (317) + (781) = 1098 Ray Navis (Ponte Vedra Beach) 35-36-71 Michael Mattiace (Jacksonville) 36-37-73 Zach Hoskins (Orlando) 39-36-75 Jake Nelson (Jacksonville) 40-36-76 Daniel Core (Sorrento) 37-40-77 Shanren Brienen (Orlando) 41-38-79 Cynthia Navis (Ponte Vedra Beach) 43-37-80 Sydney Hoskins (Orlando) 40-41-81 Sabrina Hoskins (Orlando) 42-39-81 Kolby McWilliams (Tallahassee) 42-46-88   2nd Georgia (309) + (797) = 1106 Daniel Fienemann (Peachtree City) 34-37-71 Henry Gee (Hiram) 39-35-74 Jake Milanowski (Peachtree City) 39-36-75 Alex Markham (Dacula) 39-37-76 Zach Zediker (Gray) 42-36-78 Madison Caldwell (Dawsonville) 41-39-80 Brett Ammons (McDonough) 39-44-83 Joey Lawrence (Augusta) 44-39-83 Skylar Thompson (Buford) 39-48-87 Hannah Solesbee (Winston) 45-45-90   T-3rd South Carolina (308) + (819) = 1127 Alec Weary (Bluffton) 35-38-73 Jonathan Phillips (Hardeeville) 37-37-74 Peyton Shore (Saluda) 39-36-75 Chase Cale (Greenville) 38-39-77 Evan White (Hilton Head Island) 40-38-78 Drew Weary (Bluffton) 38-42-80 Will Hicks (Camden) 42-47-89 Bella Harris (Greenville) 47-42-89 Emma Parson (Bluffton) 44-45-89 John McCallum (St. Simons Island, GA) 50-45-95   T-3rd Wildcard (314) + (813) = 1127 Max Rispler (Grand Rapids, MI) 36-38-74 Ben Ramsey (Bluefield, VA) 39-38-77 Connor Creasy (Abingdon, VA) 38-40-78 Phil Jones (Alpharetta, GA) 38-40-78 Callahan Elzey (Fort Wayne, IN) 38-41-79 Noah Purvis (Katy, TX) 42-40-82 Anna Buchanan (Athens, GA) 40-43-83 Brandon Petzak (Ypsilanti, MI) 42-41-83 Meghan Nay (Canton, GA) 41-43-84 Tyler Dawson (Woodstock, GA) 42-53-95   5th Team North Carolina (323) + (830) = 1153 Aaron Walker (Charlotte) 36-39-75 Jonathan Henry (Cornelius) 38-41-79 Dustin Blank (Elon) 41-38-79 Sam McGee (Charlotte) 37-42-79 Holly McCann (Raleigh) 43-41-84 Mason Elmore (Charlotte) 41-44-85 Rachel Kuehn (Asheville) 46-42-88 Cameron Little (Charlotte) 48-50-98 Blind Draw 79 and 84 6th Team Kentucky (332) + (842) = 1174 D.J. Vogt (Louisville) 40-37-77 Mackenzie Peyton (New Castle) 39-39-78 Cullan Brown (Eddyville) 40-39-79 Morgan Tinsley (Louisville) 40-39-79 Madison Thomas (Shelbyville) 41-40-81 Joseph Steier (Louisville) 43-44-87 Meredith Moir (Louisville) 44-44-88 Jenna McGuire (Crescent Springs) 45-45-90 Ryan Bender (Louisville) 44-47-91 Zach Smith (Mt. Sterling) 42-50-92   7th Team Alabama (328) + (847) = 1175 Julie Baker (Hoover) 40-38-78 Dylan Ford (Homewood) 42-37-79 Brett Batchelor (Madison) 41-39-80 Chip Willoughby (Albertville) 41-40-81 Katelyn Gilmore (Muscle Shoals) 39-43-82 Cody Maddox (Guin) 40-43-83 Carson McKie (Hoover) 41-44-85 Ashton Maddaloni (Eclectic) 47-40-87 Sydney Turner (Montgomery) 49-43-92 Madison Sanders (Clanton) 49-51-100   8th Team Midwest (335) + (877) = 1212 Cooper Sears (Old Hickory, TN) 37-37-74 Logan Stewart (Crossville, TN) 37-38-75 Jacob Braskett (Ashville, OH) 41-42-83 Bennett Noe (Knoxville, TN) 43-42-85 Danny Zahn (North Olmstead, OH) 49-40-89 Katie Bishop (Cleveland, TN) 46-43-89 Kyle McCafferty (Westlake, OH) 46-45-91 Kennedy Anne Noe (Knoxville, TN) 45-46-91 Alexis Cadle (Canfield, OH) 41-52-93 Dani Swaggerty (Knoxville, TN) 53-54-107

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