The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Kiawah Island, South Carolina on February 8-9 for the Kiawah Island Junior Challenge at Cougar Point Golf Club.
In the Boy’s 15-18 division, JPGA student Bryson Nimmer from Bluffton, SC started the final round with a three stroke lead after scoring 67 on Saturday. With six birdies on the day and only one bogey Nimmer’s 67 was the lowest of the tournament, especially taking into account the rainy, cold conditions competitors faced during round one. Sunday, Nimmer did not have as many birdie opportunities but still played well and fired a 72. He finished the weekend le
ading his division in Par three, four and five scoring and totaled a 141, five under par.
JPGA student Anita Uwadia of Lagos, Nigeria took home her second champion’s trophy of the year in the Girls 15-18 division when she followed up her even par in Saturday’s round with a very impressive 67 on Sunday. Uwadia led the entire tournament with eleven birdies made over the weekend, five on Saturday in the tough conditions along with five bogies. Sunday she was able to get rid of the over par holes, and had six birdies with only one bogey. She played the Back nine extremely well both days averaging 34 after both rounds. JPGA student Isidora Quevedo from Santiago, Chile took home second place and was under par for the weekend with scores of 68-74. Quevedo got off to a hot start on Saturday with five birdies and only one bogey to hold the first round overnight lead. It took Uwadia’s stellar round to knock her out of first. Quevedo was the Par three and four scoring leader for the division, as well as the leader for pars or better. She also went 14 holes without a bogey in her first round. In third place, was JPGA student Sang Hang Lee of Seoul, Korea with scores of 75-69. Lee also played much better on Sunday, dropping in three birdies and an eagle on the par five, ninth hole. Lee was four under on the par fives for the weekend, which led the field in the category.
JPGA student Dong Wook Moon from Seoul, Korea took home first place honors in the Boys 11-14 division at Cougar Point by firing a weekend score of 152. Moon was extremely consistent all weekend, with 24 pars. He was able to birdie two of the Par three’s over the weekend which gave him the lead in par three scoring in the field. They would be the only two birdies of the weekend for Moon, but he was able to stay away from the big numbers that Cougar Point can cause and hold on to the lead that he began the day with.