JANUARY PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Each month throughout the 2013 season players across our four divisions will compete to be crowned the player of the month. These players are the best of the best from the previous month of competition. This season, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is proud to be partnered with NYX Golf who will provide each of these players of the month from all four of the divisions with a new pair of sunglasses. These beautiful sunglasses that will be provided retail from $35 to $79. You can see all the different options on their website which is provided below. NYX is one of the premier golf sunglasses providers in the world so these kids will be receiving a truly great prize for their efforts.
In the month of January the NYX Golf player of the month for the boy’s 15-18 age division was Sameer Merchant of Bradenton, FL. Merchant was phenomenal in the JWU Series at IMG event in Bradenton, FL where he shot a two day total of three under par. Merchant started off with a strong opening day 73 before following that up with a beautifully played second round 68. Merchant led the field with an astounding 10 birdies and broke par on an impressive 27.8% of holes. The most impressive of these birdies was a chip in on the 17th hole on day two that gave Merchant the lead for good.
QingYi Xu of Bradenton, FL was the player of month for January in the girl’s 15-18 age division for her performance at the JWU Series at IMG. Xu beat Oi Lam Michelle Yan, also of Bradenton, FL after being neck and neck for most of the two day tournament. Xu shot a two over par 146 for the tournament which was the best score of the month for any girl in her division. Xu did most of her damage on the tough course on the par three and par four holes where she tied for the best average with a 3.00 and 4.10 respectively. Xu also finished with the best pars or better percentage at 80.6%.
The NYX Golf player of the month for the boy’s 11-14 age division was Teddy Tetak. Tetak, like both Xu and Merchant, excelled in the JWU Series at IMG. Tetak, from Slovakia, shot a 74-71 for a two day total of one over par. Tetak pulled away from the field on par five holes where he led with a 4.88 average. Tetak was extremely consistent over the two day tournament scoring 29 pars and he had a 88.9% pars or better percentage, both of which led the field by a wide margin.
Lucy Hou is the NYX Golf player of the month for the girl’s 11-14 age division. Hou, from Jianshu, China, was the winner of the Orlando Junior Challenge that took place at the Rio Pinar Country Club. Hou had the lowest score of any player from any division at the tournament. Hou shot a one under par 71 on day one before following that up with a final round tally of even par. Hou led in almost every major category for the tournament including best par three and par four performances where she averaged an astounding 2.75 and 3.95 respectively.
Both the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and NYX Golf are extremely proud of what these kids accomplished throughout the month of January. NYX is a leader in providing durable sunglasses for competitors in every sport. You can visit NYX at, www.nyxgolf.com, to look through their breathtaking products.