Philadelphia Junior Open
May 13 – May 14, 2017
On Thursday, May 12th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Warminster, PA to host the Philadelphia Junior Open at beautiful Five Ponds Golf Course. Torrential rain rolled into the area early Saturday morning keeping players off of the course for the day. Sunday brought far better weather resulting in great play and low scores. The HJGT would like to thank the entire Five Ponds Golf Course team for providing spectacular conditions even through bad weather. AJGA performance stars were up for grabs for the champion and top four place finishers of the girls 14 – 18 division. This field stuck around through a frustrating Saturday and left it all out on the course on Sunday.
Boys 16-18 Division
Thomas Repczynski of Fairfax Station, VA put away the Boys 16 – 18 division with precise play and unwavering concentration. For the one day, 18-hole event, Repcynski posted a score of 70 that edged out the rest of the competition. Hayden Rousselle of Doylestown, PA brought home the second place trophy posting a score of 74 to finish +3 for the tournament. Finally, Malvern, PA native, Cole Kemmerer, posted a 75 which was enough for a third place trophy and a +4 score for the open. This was a tightly contested division that came down to a three very difficult holes on the back nine. Each competitor helped to ensure a high quality of competition and play for the field.
Boys 14 – 15 Division
George Duangmanee of Fairfax, VA edged out the field in the most exciting way golf has. After 18 holes, George Duangmanee and Joe Hemsley were in a tie, both posting a score of 79. At the conclusion of one playoff hole, Duangmanee emerged victorious walking off of the green with a champion trophy in hand. Second place finisher and Bethesda, MD local, Joe Hemsley, fought hard, posting solid numbers good enough for a trophy and points towards the year-end total. In third place, posting a round of 84, Cade McLaughlin, solidified himself in the winner’s circle. The entire field was excited to see this division finish in such an exciting way showing just how competitive this division was.
Girls 14 – 18 Division
This weekend, our Girls 14 – 18 division was emphatically taken by Olivia Patrow of East Stroudsburg, PA. A pair of birdies to finish out the round ensured a win and championship trophy, and to hold off the stiff competition. Patrow turned in a score of 75, punching her ticket to the winner’s circle. Sam Fritzinger from Allentown, PA shot a round of 77 for a second place finish. Third place was awarded to Brewster, NY local, Caitlin Tully posting a round of 79 for the tournament. This division was some of the weekend’s tightest competition, only being decided on the last two holes.
Boys 11 – 13 Division
Josh Duangmanee rounded out the weekend for the Duangmanee family adding another championship trophy to the books. The Fairfax, VA native claimed the trophy for the Boys 11 – 13 division, shooting four strokes lower than his competition. Matthew Messenger and Austin Liao shared the second place position shooting 81. Both players left the golf course with a second place trophy for the collection, and an incredible experience playing against some of the nation’s top competition.
Girls Under 13 Division
Zoey Cho won decisively today at Five Ponds Golf Course in dominating fashion. The 10-year-old Suwanee, GA native posted a solid round of 80, which cemented herself in the champion’s seat of this 18-hole event. Second place was held by Victoria Kim of West Chester, PA turning in a score of 86. Rounding out the top three, Mount Laurel, NJ local, Angelina Tolentino, shot a round of 88 for the tournament solidifying her stake on the third place trophy and points for the year. The field was excited to see such strong play from our next generation of golfing talent.
Weather May 21-22, 2016:
Round 1: Low 38, High 51. Rain, Wind 10-15 mph (Round Canceled)
Round 2: Low 49, High 70. Partly Cloudy, Wind 5-25 mph
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6,550 Yards
Boys 14-15: 6,550 Yards
Girls 14-18: 5,572 Yards
Boys 11-13: 5,572 Yards
Girls U13: 5,235 Yards
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