JAX Jr. Shootout, Cimarrone Golf & Country Club
(March 18 – 19)
On, March 18th and 19th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its spring season at the popular Cimarrone Golf & Country Club. The weather this weekend was gorgeous. Sunny with some wind both days. Players completed two competitive rounds while enjoying these 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.
In the Boys 16-18 Division Jack P O’Hara, from Loudonville, New York took home the first-place trophy. His scores were, 69 – 74 – 143. O’Hara lead wire to wire and shot the low score of the tournament with his 69 in round one. There was no lack of action behind O’Hara as there was a three-way tie for second. Sarut Vong, St. Simons Island, Georgia, Augustin Errazuriz, Chile and Alex Hu, Lake Mary, Florida. Each of these young men played very well throughout the two rounds. Vong shot a 74-75, Errazuriz a 77-72 and Hu a 71-78. Errazuriz’s 72 was the low score of the round on Sunday.
In the Boys 14-15 Division Angel Guerra, from North Myrttle beach, South Carolina took home the first-place trophy. Guerra shot an 82-79-161. Heading into the second-round Guerra was sitting in fourth place but he did not let that affect his game as he shot the lone score under 80 in the age group all weekend on Sunday to solidify himself atop the leaderboard. Taking the second-place trophy was Ryan McHugh, from St. Simons Island, Georgia. McHugh shot an impressive 81-83-164. Following not far behind was Cason cavalier, from St. Simons Island, Georgia who shot an 80-85-165 for third-place. The top four golfers were only separated by five strokes making this age division very exciting to watch this weekend.
In the Boys 11-13 Division Roy Boyd, from St. Simons Island, Georgia took home the first-place trophy. Roy played well despite having to be paired with players from the older division for both rounds. Boyd shot an 87-97-184 over the two-rounds.
In the Girls 14-18 Division Mercedes Rudolf, from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina took home the first-place trophy. Rudolf held a share of the lead at one point throughout the entire round. She shot an impressive 78-77-155. These two scores under 80 were two of the four in the age division. Taking home second place was Amelia Williams, form Gainesville, Florida. Williams shot an 85-78-165. Entering round two in fifth place did not phase Williams as she shot an impressive 78 on Sunday. Rounding out the top three was Chloe Schiavone, from Jacksonville, Florida. Schiavone was arguably the most consistent golfer in the tournament as she shot an 82-82-164.