Junior golf tournament hosted by UK brings in top winners from Lexington


Logo for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour provided by the official press release for the tournament

Paidin Dermody

UK hosted the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s College Prep Series on Saturday, May 20, which saw two winners from right here in Lexington.

Since 2007, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour has been giving junior golfers between the ages of 11 and 18, and now 10 and under as well, the opportunity to play competitively on high quality courses.

The tournament has several age divisions, including different divisions for boys and girls. The divisions include Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18 and Girls U13.

With just a bit of rain to start the second round, the tournament had a successful weekend thanks to the University Club – Big Blue, according to the official press release for the tour.

The top three winners in each division receive an exemption into the 2017 National Championships on Dec. 2-3, as well as an exemption into the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational at Sea Island Plantation June 11-13, according to the press release.

The weekend saw several first place winners from Kentucky and one from Tennessee.

Steven Haremski from Knoxville, Tennessee, was the winner of the Boys 16-18 division. He scored 69 in the second for an overall total of 144, according to the press release.

Gracie Parrot from Greensburg, Kentucky came in first place in the Girls 14-18 division. Her overall score was 149.

Campbell Kremer from Louisville, Kentucky topped the Boys 15-14 division with his total of 141.

Cayden Pope from Lexington, Kentucky won the first place trophy in the Boys 11-13 division, scoring a total of 143. He had the lowest score in the first round with a 68, according to the press release.

Mary Kenne Marrs from Lexington came out on top in the Girls U13 division. She scored a total of 170 in the tournament.

Micah Sheffer from Brownstown, Indiana came in first place in the Boys U10 division. According to the press release, he was the only U10 player at the tournament having to play up with the Boys 11-13 age division.