HURRICANE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR (HJGT) PARTNERS WITH MDGT FOR ANOTHER SEASON WITH SEVEN (7) KENTUCKY JR EVENTS & ONE (1) COLLEGE EVENT
The Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour (MDGT) & Hurricane JR Golf Tour (HJGT) will partner once again to provide National Tournament opportunities for our Kentucky junior golfers.
The MDGT will offer a "DUAL MEMBERHSIP" to join both the MDGT and HJGT which is offered at a great savings and the same cost as 2013. To take advantage of this great offer, YOU MUST sign up for the "Dual Membership" on the KJGF website - www.kjgf.com. Once you have completed the registration process, you will recieve an ID and temporary password from the HJGT. To sign up for any HJGT event, you will use that ID and Password on their junior website at www.hjgt.org.
Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the country. In 2014 the HJGT will conduct events in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, KENTUCKY, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut. Juniors will compete in 1 of 4 divisions which are: Boys 15-18, Boys 11-14, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14.
Each HJGT event is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard (NJGS). Most events on the HJGT schedule feature a chance for players to earn AJGA stars. What’s at stake for each event is listed under each Tournament Information Page (TIP).
Here is a list of KENTUCKY tournaments conducted by the HJGT & the MDGT:
***Denotes college event which is open to collegiate players and graduating seniors in high school - 36-hole event.
Go to www.hurricanetour.com for complete information on the Junior, College and Amateur Tours.
REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR THE 2014 MUSSELMAN-DUNNE GOLF TOUR
Registration for the 2014 Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour (MDGT) is now underway.
The MDGT will begin its 21st season of providing high quality competition at some of the state's top facilities!!!! If you were a member of the MDGT last season, just use your player ID and password in the KJGF Players's Club section located in the upper lefthand corner of the website.
To view this season's MDGT Schedule of Events, please CLICK HERE or go to the Tournament Tab located in the grey box at the top of the website.
NEW MEMBERS: IF YOU ARE A BRAND NEW MEMBER THIS SEASON AND ARE JOINING THE MDGT FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLEASE REVIEW THE 2014 PRE-REGISTRATION INFORMATION THAT WILL ANSWER MANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS.
Please CLICK HERE to view the 2014 MDGT Pre-Registration Information.
ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL WINS 19TH STATE TITLE WITH DOMINATING PERFORMANCE AT BOWLING GREEN COUNTRY CLUB
OWENSBORO CATHOLIC JUNIOR JOHN AUGENSTEIN WINS INDIVIDUAL TITLE BY THREE SHOTS
For the St. Xavier High School golf team, dominance was the constant theme beginning with the Oldham Co. Invitational back in early August and ending with a 27 shot victory in the Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA Boys Golf Championships held at soggy Bowling Green Country Club.
The Tigers captured titles in eight consecutive invitational tournaments and then tied a region VI scoring record (set by the 1964 St. Xavier team) of 276 (12 under par) to head into the Championship as the overwhelming favorite. They didn't disappoint as region VI champion Allen Hamilton, who is a junior, continued his strong play under difficult weather conditions. As the first round of play dealt with off and on rain throughout the day, heavy rain finally suspended play with the Tigers leading with four holes to play.
About half the field needed to finish their first round, which began at 7:30am Saturday and St. X completed the first round with an eight shot lead over McCracken Co. and a 10-shot lead over Franklin Co. High School. Hamilton's 1-under par 71 lead the Tiger's charge while fellow junior Billy Basham opened with a 1-over par 73. Juniors Michael Sass and Drew Keihl both played solid golf as Sass shot a 2-over par 74 and Keihl came in with a 3-over par 75 to give St. X a team total of 293. Matt Liston's 78 would not count in the first round team total as the Tigers were only 5-over par. McCracken Co. was within striking distance thanks to junior Avery Edwards who fired a first round 1-under par 71 while sophomore Chase Korte recorded a 1-over par 73 to lead the Mustangs to a team score of 301. Franklin Co. was in 3rd place after round 1 with a team total of 303 as the Flyers were lead by junior Jacob Cook's 1-over par 73 while Trinity fell to 4th place after struggling when play resumed and were 18 shots off the lead.
The final round began shortly after completion of round one and the Tigers came out blazing and were three under par through the first six hole while expanding their lead to 16 shots. Hamilton, who's sister Maddie won her fourth consecutive title for Sacred Heart Academy just three days before, again was St. X's rock as the junior shot 72 to finish at 1-under par 143 and finsihed in a tie for 3rd place. Liston (who is also a junior) also shot 72 in the final round as all five St. X golfers finished in the top 20 individually. Kiehl and Sass tied for 12th place at 149 while Basham and Liston both tied for 18th place with 2-day totals of 150. McCracken Co. and Franklin Co. tied on for second place as both teams finished with team totals of 613. The Mustangs were lead by Korte's 2-day total of 149 as the sophomore finished in a tie for 12th place. The Flyers were lead by Cook's 148 total that left him in 11th place. Trinity was next in 4th place as the Shamrocks played a solid back nine to overtake Jackson Co. (6th place) and Bowling Green (5th place).
Junior John Augenstein of Owensboro Catholic open with a 3-under par 69 and trailed first round leade Josh Maier of North Oldham by one shot. Maier, who is a senior, had to completed five holes after play was suspended and play them in even par to shoot a first round 68. Spencer McKinney of Danville was next in 3rd place shooting a 2-under par 70 to trail by two shots. Augenstein and McKinney both had to finish their first rounds in the morning on Saturday.
The final round began as Augenstein go off to fast start as the junior birdied three of the first six holes to grab a three shot lead over Hamilton and McKinney as Maier played the first five holes in 2-over par to fall four back. After bogeys on the 7th and 12th holes, Augenstein once again came of big with birdies on two of the last five holes to shoot a second consecutive 3-under par 69 to defeat McKinney by three shots. McKinney's 1-under par 71 allowed him and Augenstein to be the only players in the field to shoot under par in both rounds. Sophomore Chase Landrum fired a 3-under par 69 in the final round to shoot 143 and finish in a 3-way tie for 3rd place with senior Connor Haas (70-73) of West Jessamine and Hamilton. Haas, who was playing in his 7th consecutive state tournament, was part of the last two state team championships as the Colts won in 2012 & 2013. Maier and freshman Cullan Brown of Lyon Co. tied for 6th place as both players finished with 36-hole totals of 145. Junior Tyler Lippert of Mason Co. and senior Paul Huber of Cov. Catholic were next in 8th place at 146 as Lippert shot 74-72 and Huber fired 71-75. Senior Cody Kellam of Grant Co. was alone in 10th place shooting rounds of 74-73 for a 2-day total of 147.
For complete results of team and individual scores, please CLICK HERE.
Congratulation to all the teams and individuals that participated in the LEACHMAN BUICK GMC CADILLAC/KHSAA GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
SACRED HEART ACADEMY CAPTURES 9TH STATE TITLE IN A PLAYOFF HOLDING OFF HENRY CLAY AT BOWLING GREEN COUNTRY CLUB
SHELBY CO. SENIOR MADISON THOMAS BLISTERS FIEILD TO WIN INDIVIDUAL TITLE BY FOUR SHOTS
Sacred Heart Academy made up a six shot deficit with three holes to go and senior Maddie Hamilton knocked in a 14 foot par putt on the final hole as the Valkyries and Lady Devils of Henry Clay were deadlocked after 36 holes of play.