BALDWINSVILLE, NY – On August 8 and 9, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to beautiful Baldwinsville to host the Western New York Junior Shootout at Timber Banks Golf Club.
The course was in good shape, playing conditions were great and it was also a well-challenged tournament for the long weekend of golf.
On Saturday, the first day of the tournament, we were lucky to have perfect weather, which made the round very enjoyable.
On Sunday, we had some marvelous sunshine as well, which was a great cap to the weekend.
Winners in all five-age divisions will receive an automatic bid to the HJGT National Championship on December 5 and 6.
The weekend was unbeatable all around and the top ten finishers also received points towards end year honors, which include state teams, all HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
In the Boys’ 15-18 division, Oswego resident Eric Demidowicz took home the first place trophy as he really showed off his talent on the putting green.
Out putting his competition on almost every hole all weekend, Demidowicz ended the tournament just 19 strokes over par.
Saturday was a great day of golf for Demidowicz as he ended the round in first place, with a very impressive score of a 79, just seven strokes over par.
On Sunday Demidowicz made it interesting as he finished the second round shooting an 84, another great round of golf.
Playing phenomenal golf on Sunday, Demidowicz featured one birdie, really turning some heads as his putts ended almost every hole with strength.
Demidowicz had a total of two birdies on the weekend.
About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour:
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was founded in 2008 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment.
Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of five age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14.
Based out of Jacksonville, Fla., the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The Hurricane Foundation – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour partners with a 501c3 non-profit entity called Drive Fore Juniors that helps juniors with financial limitations.
If qualified and accepted, the foundation will pay for the players’ tournament registration fee.
Players can apply on the HJGT website through the Hurricane Foundation Link. http://hjgt.org/paceofplay/
The foundation will contact players once their application is accepted.
To date, Drive Fore Juniors has raised more than $30,000 and has financially assisted 41 junior golfers.
Effective August 1, the HJGT executive director, Mario Conte, will match donations given to Drive Fore Juniors dollar for dollar.
For more information regarding the 2015 HJGT Tour, please visit www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email [email protected]