WINONA LAKE – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Fort Wayne Junior Open at the Stonehenge Golf Club from June 28-29. Boys and girls traveled from all over the world to participate in the 36-hole tournament. The event had two divisions; Boys 16-18 and Girls 14-18.
Taking the lead in the boys 16-18 division was Zecheng Hu from Shanghai, China. This was Hu’s first HJGT tournament, he brought in an exceptional scorecard. With four birdies, he brought in a round 1 score of 74 and 76 for round 2. Zecheng secured the win with a total of 150 strokes. Sining Lyu from Blairstown, NJ and Noah Riffle from Rochester, IN tied up for the runner up honors. Lyu had scores of 71 and 80 while Riffle had scores of 77 and 74, both finishing with an exceptional score of 151 strokes.
In the girls 14-18 division, Sophie Richmond from Nappanee, IN was crowned champion in her first HJGT tournament. With two birdies, she brought in scores of 77 for round 1 and 82 for round 2. Richmond finished the tournament with a total of 159 strokes. With a total score of 165 strokes, Olivia Bailey and Alex Reschly tied for the runner up honors. Bailey, from Rochester, IN put up scores of 82 and 83. Reschly, from Middlebury, IN brought in scores of 79 and 86. Both players did a fantastic job in the tournament.