Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
Club Med Academies Junior Open
(March 18-19, 2017)
This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour took the road to Port Saint Lucie, to host the Club Med Academies Junior Open at the Sandpiper Golf Club at Club Med. Sunshine and clear skies with temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s accompanied the tournament this weekend. The HJGT would like to thank the Sandpiper Golf Club at Club Med, and Club Med for letting us host at such an amazing course and resort. There was quite a bit at stake during this tournament for the top 3 finishers of each division. One was that the top 3 of each division would get exemption into the 2017 National Championship which takes place December 2-3, 2017. The next was that the top 3 would also get exemption into the Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island Plantation June 11-13, 2017. The top ten finishers were also rewarded points towards end of the year honors.
Pic: Fred Biondi
Fred Biondi of Sao Paulo, was the Boys 16-18 Division Champion after an impressive tournament. Fred shot a 67 for the first round and another impressive 68 for the second day, ending with a 135 total. Daisuke Nakano was awarded second place after also shooting under par both days, ending with an impressive 137 after both rounds. Louis-Alexandre Colgan and Jeff Liss were both awarded third place after tying with a 142 after both rounds.
Pic: Justin Ross
Justin Ross of Boca Raton, FL was the Boys 14-15 champion. Ross grabbed the championship due to him shooting a 74 for the first round and posting a 75 for the second round. Christopher Lee and The Rock Figus were awarded second place after tying with a 153 through both rounds.
Pic: Beni Long
Beni Long of Toronto, Canada was the Boys 11-13 Division Champion after posting a 78 through the first round, and adding an impressive 73 through the second round. Beni totaled a 151 through both rounds. Peter Hellebrand of Coral Gables, FL was awarded second place after posting a 152 after both rounds. Tyler Stachkunas of Lake Worth, FL and Noah Kirsch of Lancaster, WI were both awarded third place after posting 153 each.
Pic: Alex Long
Alex Long of Toronto, Canada was the Boys 10U Division Champion after posting a 74 through the first round, and then shooting a steady 79 through the second round totaling a 153. Pavel Tsar of Palm Beach Gardens, FL was awarded second place after posting a 155 through both rounds. Andrew Tsar of Beach Gardens, FL was awarded second place after posting a 168 through both rounds.
Pic: Veleria Sofia Pacheco
Valeria Sofia Pacheco of Hallandale Beach, FL was the Girls 14-18 Division Champion after posting a 73 after the first round, and then posting an impressive 70 through the second round. She totaled 143 through both rounds. Hina Matsui was awarded second place after posting a 144 for her two day total. Sara-Eve Rheaume was awarded third place after posting a 150 after two days of play.
Pic: Morgan Rodriguez
After the second round, the Girls 13U Division had a three-way tie between Staci Pia of West Palm Beach, FL, Madison Moman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Morgan Rodriguez of Delray beach. All three had posted a 163 through both rounds. The girls went into a sudden death shootout on hole one. Morgan Rodriguez pulled away with the championship after getting a very impressive birdie.
Weather March 18-19, 2017
Round 1: Low 59, High 79. Mostly Clear, Wind 7 mph NE
Round 2: Low 58, High 78. Sunny, Wind 13 mph NE
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6491
Boys 14-15: 6491
Girls 14-18: 5480
Boys 11-13: 5480
Girls 13U: 5091
Boys 10U: 4899
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 2016 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email email@example.com