Major Championship at Worthington Manor,
Worthington Manor Golf Club
May 6 – 7
On, March 6th and 7th 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour continued its spring season at the popular Worthington Manor Golf Course. The weather this weekend was not ideal. Wind and rain hit the players hard on Saturday and on Sunday the wind was present as a constant factor, a passing rain shower also showered the last few groups as they finished up their rounds. Winners in all five age divisions will receive an invitation to the Tour Championship later on this year and the top ten finishers also receive points towards the end of the year Hurricane Cup and HJGT teams.
In the Boys 16-18 division Ben Pochet, from Royersford, Pennsylvania took home the first-place trophy. His scores were, 72 – 79 – 151. Pochet lead wire to wire and took the top prize by winning a three-player playoff. There was no lack of action behind O’Hara as there was a two-way tie for second. Karsen Rush, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Benjamin Kruper, Woodbridge, Virginia. Each of these young men played very well throughout the two rounds. Rush shot an 81-70, and Kruper a 74-77. Rush’s 70 was the low score of the age division for the tournament.
In the Boys 14-15 division Marshall Meisel, from Chevy Chase, Maryland took home the first-place trophy. Meisel shot a 76-75-151. Heading into the second-round Meisel was sitting tied for first place but he did not let that affect his game on Sunday shooting a 75 to solidify himself atop the leaderboard. Taking the second-place trophy was Nick Fleming, from Cabins, West Virginia. Fleming shot an impressive 76-78-154. Following not far behind was Brian Feinstein, from McLean, Virginia who shot an 81-78-159 for third-place. The top four golfers were very competitive as the next four positions were separated by only four strokes.
In the Boys 11-13 division Mehrbaan Singh, from Ashburn, Virginia took home the first-place trophy. Singh lead wire-to-wire this weekend for the boys aged 11-13. Singh shot an impressive 79-79-158. Rounding out the prizes for this age division were Gavin Ganter, from Swan Point, Maryland and Rohan Singh, from Ashburn, Virginia. Ganter shot an 83-81 and Rohan kept it competitive shooting an 85-79 throughout the two days. Overall the Boys 11-13 division was very top heavy as the top three had a 4-shot lead on the field.
In the Boys under 10 division the champion was Carson Higginbotham, from Clarksburg, West Virginia. Higginbotham shot an impressive 82-90-172. Taking home the second-place trophy was Jeremiah Smith, from Bristow, Virginia. Smith shot a 117-105. The course proved to be a tough one for the younger boys; however, despite the difficulty of the course these two young gentlemen played their second round an impressive three hours and fifty-eight minutes.
In the Girls 14-18 division Danielle Suh, from Herndon, Virginia took home the first-place trophy. Suh took the trophy after winning a one hole playoff against Faith Choi. Suh shot an impressive 82-76-155. Taking home second place was Faith Choi, form Frederick, Maryland. Choi shot a consistent 79-79-158. Choi was one of the most consistent players in the tournament shooting the same score and enduring the conditions both days. Rounding out the top three was Abby Bloom, from Ashburn, Virginia. Bloom was arguably the most improved golfers in round two s she improved her first-round score by 13 strokes shooting 90-77.
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