The Hudson Junior Invitational

 

The Hudson Junior Invitational Golf Tournament is held every year here at The Country Club of Hudson in Hudson, Ohio.This year marks the 35th annual outing of this very special event. The Hudson Junior Invitational Golf Tournament is the second oldest junior invitational held in the country. Last year’s event attracted over 800 applicants from all across the United States as well as numerous foreign countries with 144 outstanding young golfers participating in the 2012 event. The event started as a way to showcase young talent from the local area competing against invited players from others parts of the country and it has grown significantly from that initial concept to be the tournament it is today.
 
Our alumni include numerous PGA and LPGA players most notably are Ben Curtis, John Daly, Jim Furyk, Lee Janzen, Billy Andrade, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, Rickie Fowler, Michelle McGann, Beth Bauer and Grace Park. Phil Mickelson, one of our inductees into the Hudson Junior Hall of Fame and the winner of the event in 1986, had this to say about the tournament, “The Hudson Junior was one of the highlights of my junior career. It was exciting and rewarding. It gave me an introduction to many players I play with today”.
 
Besides being an outstanding tournament attracting today’s talented young golfers, the Hudson Junior Invitational Tournament has provided over $750,000 to a wide variety of charities. This year our charities will include Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Junior Achievement and the Hudson Boosters Club. The cost for hosting an event of this magnitude comes completely from the donations we receive from corporate sponsorships, participation fees for the Junior Am tournament we hold in conjunction with this event, player participation fees, individual donations from the general Hudson community and donations from the members of The Country Club of Hudson.


 

Boys Past Champions   Girls Past Champions
     
1979 - Tracy Phillips   1980 - Jody Rosenthal
1980 - Jackie Lee   1981 - Jody Rosenthal
1981 - Todd Smith   1982 - Michelle Michanowicz
1982 - Jeff LeMaster   1983 - Melissa McMamara
1983 - John Daly   1984 - Carey Ruffer
1984 - Brian Nelson   1985 - Katie Peterson
1985 - Doug Martin   1986 - Kristen Parker
1986 - Phil Mickelson   1987 - Jodi Figley
1987 - Brad Klappratt   1988 - Vicki Geotze
1988 - Han Albertson   1989 - Renee Heiken
1989 - Adam Weinstein               Kelly Heffer
1990 - Matt Heck   1990 - Lisa Penske
1991 - Jason Walters   1991 - Stephanie Sparks
1992 - Dan Konieczny   1992 - Lisa Penske
1993 - Chris Wollman   1993 - Beth Bauer
1994 - Randy Leen   1994 - Beth Bauer
1995 - Kyle Elfers   1995 - Shauna Estes
1996 - Chris Emanuel   1996 - Grace Park
1997 - Travis Stewart   1997 - Beth Bauer
1998 - David Wagonseller   1998 - Leigh Ann Hardin
1999 - Rusty Kennedy   1999 - Candie Kung
2000 - Ted Smith   2000 - Charlotte Mayorkas
2001 - Ted Smith   2001 - Yunny Cho
2002 - Blake Sattler   2002 - Mandy Goins
2003 - Josh Esler   2003 - Taylor Bunnell
2004 - Noah Goldman   2004 - Kristen Wetzel
2005 - Rickie Fowler   2005 - Kathleen Ekey
2006 - Cameron Peterson   2006 - Allie White
2007 - Brandon Ellis   2007 - Allie White
2008 - Eli Juren   2008 - Samantha Swinehart
2009 - Boo Timko   2009 - Jordan Lippetz
            Trey Sulivan   2010 - Morgan Ransom
2010 - Alex Carpenter   2011 - Jessica Porvasnik
2011 - David Faraudo Godinez   2012 - Fai Khamborn
2012 - Matt Gerard   2013 - Jillian Hollis
2013 - Ian Holt   2014 - Jacinta Pikunas
2014 - John Mancinotti   2015 - Sarah Willis
2015 - Kobdech Rodrat   2016 - Mia Kness
2016 - Jack Herceg   2017 - Mia Kness
2017 - Charlie Toman    
Tournament Records
Boys 54 Hole - Rickie Fowler 204
Girls 54 Hole - Beth Bauer 2013
Boys 36 Hole - Vaughn Snyder 135
Girls 36 Hole - Grace Park 147
Boys 18 Hole - Rickie Fowler 64
Girls 18 Hole - Kathleen Ekey 67