College Prep Series at Furman
Furman University Golf Club – Greenville, South Carolina
On April 15th and 16th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its spring season at the renowned Furman University Golf Club. Both the weather and course were beautiful throughout the weekend. Players took advantage of these great conditions by entertaining spectators with two impressive rounds of golf. Winners in all five 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.
Boys 16-18 Division
In the Boys 16-18 Division, Louis-Alexandre Colgan from Québec City, Canada, took home first place and entertained spectators with consistent golf throughout the weekend. He captured the title with a two-day total of 143. His impressive rounds of 73 and 70 put him ahead of his competitors in a tight field. He clinched the victory with four birdies and twelve pars on Sunday. Finishing second place was Matt Copeland, from Maryville, Tennessee. He shot a 72 on Saturday and a 75 on Sunday for a total score of 147. Also earning a trophy and finishing in third place from Suwanee, Georgia was Rasmus Eriksson. Rasmus 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.
Boys 14-15 Division
In the Boys 14-15 Division, George Duangmanee from Fairfax, Virginia, finished in first place. George claimed the title by shooting two birdies throughout the weekend. George shot an impressive 77 in the first round and a 76 in the second round for a two-day total of 153. In second place was Mason Dean, from Duluth, Georgia. He shot a two-day total of 154. Tyler Latimer from Canton, Georgia, finished in third place with a two-day total of 156. The Boys 14-15 Division had an exciting week, and every competitor in the field displayed two high-quality rounds of golf.
Boys 11-13 Division
The Boys 11-13 Division has some promising talent. Jean-Philippe Parr from St-Celestin, Canada, 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 151. Shooting an 74 on Saturday and an 77 on Sunday, Jean-Philippe finished the weekend with five birdies and twenty pars. Coming in second place was Lucas Jinglov from Marietta, Georgia. Lucas shot an 84 on Saturday and a 78 on Sunday, finishing with a score of 162 for the tournament. Finishing in third place was Josh Duangmanee from Fairfax, Georgia. He finished with a total score of 165. Overall, the Boys 11-13 Division brought their talent to the tournament and we were pleased to see great rounds of golf.
Girls 14-18 Division
The Girls 14-18 Division was competitive this weekend. Coming in first with a two-day total of 149 was Sara-Eve Rheaume from Montréal, Canada. She posted a 73 in her first round. She clinched the title with a solid 76 in the second round. Coming in second place was Emily Dunlap from Greenville, South Carolina. She had a two-day total of 151. In third place from Kingport, Tennessee, was Kara Carter. Her two-day total was a solid 152. The girls 14-18 division once again proved to be one of the tightest groups this weekend.
Jackson Armbruster from Simpsonville, South Carolina, claimed first place in our Boys under 10 Division with a two-day total of 182. He shot a 90 in the first round and 92 in the second round to take home the victory. Jackson played well, shooting nine pars throughout the weekend. He earned his trophy by playing great golf throughout the tournament. Finishing in second place was Griffin Barke from Louisville, Kentucky. He shot an 92 on Saturday and a 93 on Sunday for a two-day total of 185. The Boys 10 and Under Division has a lot of potential and we are excited to see them again this spring.
About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.
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