Lake Nona Junior Challenge
(June 14-15, 2017)
On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Lake Nona, FL to host the Lake Nona Junior Challenge at the stunning Lake Nona Golf Course. The players were treated to beautiful weather all weekend resulting in impressive scoring across each age division. The golf course was in fantastic condition and the champions took advantage of the perfect conditions to win on the challenging Lake Nona Course. Players were treated to a professional standard course.
Louis Revil-Flavier of Bradenton, FL is the Boys 16-18 champion. Flavier started the weekend with high hopes and posted two solid rounds for a tournament total of 150 (75, 75) to take the title. Flavier managed the win without making a single birdie, which shows his consistency and patience. In-order to win the title Flavier had to come through a play-off against Jia Jin Tee of Tampa, FL who fired an excellent 74 to get into the playoff. Tee took the second place trophy. Tommy Amendola of Naples, FL finished in 3rd place with a two-day total of 159 (82-77) after improving his score by 5 strokes from day one. This division was extremely close and all the competitors had a wonderful time on this excellent golf course.
Austin Cherichella of Orlando, FL is the champion of the Boys 14-15 division. Cherichella enjoyed his time here in Lake Nona where he was very consistent over the weekend. After an opening round 71 (-1) he was sitting one shot of the lead. He was consistent on day 2 making 15 pars to claim a five shot victory. He finished with a two-day total of 147 (71-76) to claim the title. Jean-Philippe Mehu of Miami, FL came in 2nd after finishing with a two-day total of 152 (73-79). Reinaldo Simoni, Orlando, FL was the round one leader after firing a 70 (-2) turned in a two-day total of 153 (70-83) to secure a 3rd place finish. This division was extremely close with a great level of competition and each player can walk away proud of their effort.
Cooper Tate of Winter Garden, FL is the Boys 11-13 champion. Tate had an extremely impressive two rounds, which allowed him to dominate his division. Tate finished with a two-day total of 145 (72-73) for a very impressive 6 shot victory. Cooper Claycomb of Orlando, FL finished in 2nd with two-day total of 151 (76-75). Finishing in a close 3rd was Leo Xu of Windermere, FL, finishing with a two-day total of 152 (78-84). The boys had a fun time navigating through the course and showed maturity beyond their years in handling the courses many challenges. Could be potential stars of the future watch out!
Gavin Fleming of Jacksonville, FL is the Boys U10 champion. Fleming carded 4 birdies over the two rounds and was very consistent throughout. Fleming finished with a two-day total of 148 (73-75) for a 2 shot victory. Finishing in 2nd was Chenqi Wu of Bradenton, FL who finished with a two-day total of 150 (75-75). Coming in 3rd for this age division was Matthew Golovanov of Boca Raton, FL he finished with a two-day total of 159 (78-81). All these boys had a great time out on the course and enjoyed each other’s company. Each competitor showed great sportsmanship and ambition for the game.
Rou Yin of Zhejiang, China is the Girls 14-18 champion. Yin opened with a 78 on Wednesday but saved her best play for the second round. Yin fired a magnificent 70 (-2) and secures a 6-stroke victory. Giving her a two-day total of 148 (78-70). Finishing in 2nd from Lakewood Ranch, FL was Hannah Wang who posted rounds of 76 and 78 to finish with a total of 154. Maggie He of Bradenton, FL finished in 3rd place with a two-day total of 155 (76-79). The ladies each enjoyed their experience, with some intense competition down the stretch; many of the best round was featured on the final day.
Kokoro Ouchi is the Girls 13 and under champion. Ouchi of Bradenton, FL emerged victorious after posting a two-day total of 154 (75-79). She posted her best round on Wednesday with a 75. This included 3 birdies on the first 5 holes of the front nine. As Ouchi was the only one in her age division she played with older players and brought and very mature attitude and this will stand her in good stead as she moves through the age divisions in future years.
Weather June 14-15, 2017
Round 1: Low 70, High 90. Sunny, Wind 5-10 Mph
Round 2: Low 75, High 85. Sunny, Wind 5-10 Mph
Boys 16-18: 6,750
Boys 14-15: 6,750
Girls 14-18: 5,723
Boys 11-13: 5,723
Boys U10: 5,210
Girls 13U: 5,306
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 firstname.lastname@example.org