RICHMOND – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the 54 Hole Kansas City Junior Open at the Shirkey Golf Club from May 27-29. Boys and girls traveled from all over the country to participate in the tournament. The event had three divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15 and Girls 14-18.
Taking the lead in the boys 16-18 division was Connor Wood from Kansas City, MO. With five birdies on the weekend, Wood brought in a fantastic scorecard. His scores of 74 for round 1, 80 for round 2 and 75 for round 3 gave him a total of 229 strokes making him the champion. Connor has played in a handful of HJGT tournaments and this was his second tournament win. Taking home runner up honors was newcomer Jett Maasen from Linn, MO. Bringing in scores of 78, 80 and 74 he totaled 232 strokes for the weekend. Maasen’s next tournament will be in June at the Major Championship at Weissinger Hills, we can’t wait to see how he does. With a total score of 236 strokes, Landon McNitt from Rogers, AR and Noah Moberg from Grimes, IA tie for top three honors.
In his first HJGT tournament, Riley Christensen from Sioux Falls, SD won first place in the boys 14-15 division. He brought in scores of 79, 76 and 70 along with seven birdies on the weekend giving him a total of 225 strokes. After his first win, Riley is in the top 100 of HJGT point rankings. With a 226 strokes and six birdies, Tye Treadwell from Omaha, NE places as our runner up honors. Treadwell has been playing with HJGT since 2020 and has placed in top two in more than half of his tournaments. Newcomer to the HJGT tournaments, Camden Tyrrell from Kansas City, MO places in top three honors with a weekend total of 233 strokes.
Mia Farrar from Blue Springs, MO was our first place winner in the girls 14-18 division. Farrar did an outstanding job on the course this weekend, securing her first win in an HJGT tournament. With nine birdies on the weekend, she put up scores of 76, 75 and 79 for a total of 230 strokes. Mia’s next tournament will be in June at the Colle Prep Series at Iowa. Mallory Crane from Grain Valley, MO and Addison Davis from Kirksville, MO tied for the runner up honors on the weekend. Both players were able to bring in impressive scores of 239 strokes.