The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) and NYX Golf have named Rigel Fernandes and Nicole FerrÃ© the players of the month for February. Both Fernandes and FerrÃ© are IMG Academy golf program students.
Fernandes, from India, was able to win the HJGT's event at The Golf Club at Fleming Island. Fernandes had ten birdies and 34 pars over the three-day contest, which allowed him to win the event by one stroke. Later that month, Rigel came in second place at The Claw event at the University of South Florida.
FerrÃ©, a native of Venezula, was also able to win the HJGT's event at Fleming Island. She shot a tournament low 69 on Sunday as part of her three round total score of 218 to clinch first place. Ferre's six birdies and 37 pars were among the most in the entire tournament, and her steady play enabled her to win HJGT's first-ever 54-hole event.
Both golfers will be receiving a pair of NYX Golf sunglasses for their accomplishments.
Another Leadbetter Golf Academy student made news this week. Hally Leadbetter was awarded Golfweek's Player of the Week for her success at the Future Collegian's World Tour event at the Plantation Inn Resort in Crystal River, Florida. Hally shot a one over 145 during the two day event, and prevented a four-way playoff by sinking a birdie putt on the 18th hole. She will be playing for Arkansas in the fall.