Chateau Elan Junior Shootout
Chateau Elan Golf Club – Chateau – Braselton, Georgia
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Makes History!
On, March 18th and 19th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour made history at the Chateau Elan Golf Club with the largest tournament in tour history. With 175 Junior Golfers in attendance, the HJGT managed to host a magnificent tournament. Participants continued their spring season at the renowned Chateau Elan Golf Club with both the weather and course in pristine conditions. Players took advantage of these great conditions by entertaining spectators with two impressive rounds of golf. Winners in all four age divisions will receive an invitation to the Tour Championship later on this year and the top ten finishers also received points towards the end of the year Hurricane Cup and HJGT teams. The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour would like to thank everyone at the Chateau Elan Golf Club, as well as, all the players and their families for helping us make history!
In the Boys 16-18 Division, Takafumi Shimoji from Suwanee, Georgia, took home first place and entertained spectators with consistent golf throughout the weekend. He captured the title with a two-day total of 141. His impressive rounds of 72 and 69 put him ahead of his competitors in a tight field. On Saturday Takafumi had four birdies, and on Sunday he clinched the victory with an eagle and four birdies. Finishing second place was Thongpipat Rattanayanon, from Thailand. He shot a 73 on Saturday and a 74 on Sunday for a total score of 147. Also earning a trophy and finishing in third place from East Point, Georgia was Lorenzo Elbert Jr. Lorenzo showcased his talent by shooting a two-day total of 149. Overall, the Boys 16-18 Division was competitive this weekend and the top finishers played great golf.
In the Boys 14-15 Division, Jason Quinlan from Cumming, Georgia, finished in first place. Jason claimed the title by shooting four birdies and twelve pars on Saturday. Jason shot an impressive 69 in the first round and an 80 in the second round for a two-day total of 149. Tied for second place were Harrison Davis from Fort Payne, Alabama, and Lindsey Cordell from Rome, Georgia. They shot a two-day total of 151. Andrew Hughes, from Dawsonville, Georgia, had a strong tournament as well, claiming third place. Andrew shot a two-day total of 152. The Boys 14-15 Division had an exciting week, and every competitor in the field displayed two high-quality rounds of golf.
The Boys 11-13 Division has some promising talent. Wells Williams from West Point, Mississippi, took home first place this weekend. He won with a determined mindset and was able to put together a great tournament, scoring a total of 143. Shooting a 69 on Saturday and a 74 on Sunday, Wells finished the weekend with five birdies and twenty-six pars. Coming in second place was Sihan Sandhu from Ashburn, Virginia. Sihan shot a 74 on Saturday and improved with a 72 on Sunday, finishing with a score of 146 for the tournament. Carson Harris from Cartersville, Georgia finished in third place. He finished with a total score of 150. Overall, the Boys 11-13 Division brought their talent to the tournament and we were pleased to see great rounds of golf.
The Girls 14-18 Division was competitive this weekend. Coming in first with a two-day total of 143 was Amy Ng from Alpharetta, Georgia. She posted a 73 in her first round, which included three birdies. She clinched the title with an impressive 70 in the second round. Coming in second place from Kingsport, Tennessee, was Izzy van der Biest. She had a two-day total of 147. In third place from Oakland, Tennessee, was Victoria England. Her two-day total was a solid 148. The Girls 14-18 Division once again proved to be one of the tightest groups this weekend.
Weather March 18th and 19th, 2017
Round 1: Low 63, High 68. Cloudy
Round 2: Low 63, High 66. Sunny
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,620 yards
Boys 14-15: 6,620 yards
Boys 11-13: 5,621 yards
Girls 14-18: 5,621 yards
About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon.
For more information regarding the 2017 HJGT 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