Major Championship at Williamsburg
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia on June 30th – July 1st for the Major Championship at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. This two day 36 hole tournament featured fantastic weather conditions that featured beautiful sunny skies. These conditions tested and strengthened our golfers overall skills throughout this meticulous and beautifully designed course that required all competitors to use every club in their bag. Monday’s round began with a single tee start at 9:30am followed by Tuesday’s 8am start. Winners in all divisions received an automatic bid into the 2014 Hurricane Tour Championship which takes place December 6-7.Top 20 finishers also received points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, the Hurricane Cup, as well as their Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking.
Boys 15-18 age Division
After two days of fierce competition Will Snyder of Clifton, Virginia was crowned the Boys 15-18 Age Division Champion after he fired a tournament total of 142 (70, 72) over the two rounds of play. Snyder was the leading by three strokes (70) after the first day of competition and in round two he battled all over this well plotted out course to shoot a 72 in round two and seal his victory by eight strokes over the second place finisher. Snyder also carded the most birdies in his division with a total of eight which earned him a brand new pair of NYX Sunglasses. Brett Loy of Stephens City, Virginia placed second behind Snyder this weekend after carding a score of 150 (73, 77) for the tournament. Third place went to Potomac Falls, Virginia’s own Kurt Funkhouser after he launched a two day total of 151 (78, 73).
Girls 15-18 Age Division
Williamsburg, Virginia’s own Christina Herbert was our Girls 15-18 Age Division Champion this weekend with a score of 147 (75, 72) after two days of tough competition. Herbert meticulously plotted her way through the tough 36 holes shot by shot to become the Champion of her division after she entered the second round with a four stroke lead with a score of 75. Herbert battled through the second round to shoot three shots lower (72) than she did in round one. Herbert also carded the most birdies in her division with a total of two which, earned her a brand new pair of NYX Sunglasses, Herbert’s 30 carded pars also helped her seal her victory. Erica Whitehouse of Mechanicsville, Virginia placed second behind Herbert this weekend by 13 shots after she fired a tournament total of 160(82, 78). Whitehouse placed second after her aggressive 21 pars throughout her tournament play. Macey Mills of Chase City, Virginia was the Girls 15-18 division third place finisher with a tournament total of 162 (79, 83), after she carded 21 pars.
Boys 11-14 Age Division
Stephan Sul of Old Bridge, New Jersey was crowned champion after he carded a two day tournament total of 150 (74, 76), Raines’ fired five birdies in his division and his 19 pars throughout his tournament play helped to earn him first place this weekend. This was also Sul’s second win this summer with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. AJ Stouffer of Charlottesville, Virginia was the second place finisher this weekend after he carded 28 pars over two days of tournament play, which gave him a total of 153 (80, 73) for the weekend. Suffolk, Virginia’s Gary Jones Jr. finished third this weekend after firing a tournament total of 154 (73, 81) with six total birdies and 19 pars for the weekend.
Girls 11-14 age Division
Sarah Scott of Oviedo, Florida was our Girls 11 – 14 ageDivision champion after carding six shots lower than the second place finisher with a two day tournament total of 176 (92,84). Scott came into the day trailing by two strokes lead and managed to put together a flawless second round total of 84 with the help from one birdie an 11 pars over two days. Midlothian, Virginia’s own Rory Wienfurther placed second after she shot two consistent rounds of 90 and 92 with nine pars which gave her a weekend total of 182.
Weather: Day 1- High of 91 and a low of 72 with extreme humidity and blazing sunny skies Day 2- High of 93 and a low of 73 with occasional cloudy skies and a refreshing light breeze
Boys 15-18: 6,849 yards Boys 11-14: 6,192 yards Girls 15-18: 5,650 yards
Girls 11-14: 5,650 yards
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 the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 11-14 and Girls 15-18. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Pennsylvania.
For more information regarding the HJGT 2014 Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Course Journalist: William N. Brant