South Florida Junior Shootout
(April 15-16, 2017)
This weekend the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour took the road to Weston, Florida, to host the South Florida Junior Shootout on the East Course at the Bonaventure Country Club. Sunshine, clear skies, with quite a bit of wind and spotty showers with temperatures in the lower to mid-80’s accompanied the tournament this weekend. The HJGT would like to thank the Bonaventure Country Club, and East Course the for letting us host at such a nice course. There was quite a bit at stake during this tournament for the top 3 finishers of each division. One was that the top 3 of each division would get exemption into 2017 National Championships which take place December 2-3, 2017. The next was that the top 3 would also get exemption into the Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island Plantation June 11-13, 2017. The top ten finishers also were rewarded points towards end of the year honors, which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Boys 16-18 Division
Drew Steiner of Boca Raton, FL was the Boys 16-18 champion. Drew had posted a 76 through the first round then posted an 82 for the second. His overall total this weekend was 158. Jacob Hatter of Alpharetta, GA finished second. Jacob scored an 80 for the first round and another 80 for the second round. His overall total was 160. Robert de Paz of Miami, FL finished third, with shooting an 86 for the first round and a 79 for the second.
Boys 14-15 Division
Justin Lilly of Pembroke Pines, FL was the Boys 14-15 champion. Justin posted an 82 for the first round then turned around and finished with a 76 for the second round for an overall total of 158. Nicholas Estrada of Lake Worth, FL finished second this weekend with an overall score of 161 this weekend. Michael Hauer Jr. of Naples, FL and Camden Waldt of Wellington, FL claimed third place this weekend. They both posted an overall total of 170.
Boys 11-13 Division
Enzo Barbaglia of Juno Beach, FL was the Boys 11-13 champion. Enzo scored a 75 for the first round then turned around and posted a 70 for the second round. His overall total this weekend was 145. Leo Xu of Windermere, FL and Gustavo Rangel of Palma Real Gauynabo, PR both finished second with overall totals 159.
Boys 10U Division
Bassem Besati was the boys 10U champion, who claimed the throphy with a first-round score of 115, then a second-round score of 105. His overall total score this weekend was 220. Besati played well within his age division. We are looking forward to seeing Besati at our future events!
Girls 14-18 Division
Jennifer Lilly of Pembroke Pines, FL was the Girls 14-18 champion. Jennifer finished the first-round with a score of 78, then the second-round with a score of 81. Her overall total score was 159. Haylie Turnquest of Loxahatchee, FL finished second with an 85 the first day, followed by 79 on Sunday. Makayla Chau finished third with an overall of 166 for this weekend.
Girls 13U Division
Stephanie Barbaglia of Juno Beach, FL was the Girls 13U champion, with scored of 81 and 84 for the two rounds. Brianna Castaldi of Port Saint Lucie claimed second place with an overall score of 169. Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach, FL finished third posting a score of 86 for the first round then an 84 for the second round. Her overall total score was a 170. Thank you for all participants for a great weekend!
Weather April 15-16, 2017
Round 1: Low 50, High 83. Mostly Clear, Wind 20-25 mph NE
Round 2: Low 51, High 85. Sunny with light showers, Wind 15-25 mph NE
Tournament Division Yardages
Boys 16-18: 6721
Boys 14-15: 6721
Girls 14-18: 5633
Boys 11-13: 5633
Girls 13U: 5158
Boys 10U: 5089
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.
In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus. Nexus is an international hospitality and entertainment company with the backing of financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group. They also have the backing of golfing great Tiger Woods, along with musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake. This partnership will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.
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