HILTON HEAD – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Hilton Head Island Spring Junior Open from May 13-14. Around 50 boys and girls came to play in the 36-hole tournament held at the Dolphin Head Golf Course.
Zack Lim from Penang, Malaysia placed first in the boys 16-18 division. He made par 21 times with seven birdies, he brought in scores of 75 and 70 for a total of 145. Lim previously placed first in the 2022 Low Country Fall Junior Open with a score of 142. Runner up was Chan Lee from Seoul, Republic of Korea with scores of 71 and 77 for a combined total of 148. Finishing up top three honors was James Dugan from Saint Johns, FL. Dugan scored a 77 and 72 ending the weekend with a total of 149.
In the boys 14-15 division, Jamen Sanders from Goose Creek, SC placed first with scores of 73 and 76, he made par 20 times with six birdies giving him a total of 149 for the weekend. This is his seventh win with HJGT. Runner up for the weekend was Gavin Baker from Greencastle, PA. He scored a 77 and 75 for a total of 152. Tied for top three honors is Sawyer Dalzell from Westport, CT and Andrew Kang from Seongnam-si, Republic of Korea. Dalzell scores of 76 and 78 and Kang’s scores of 79 and 75 gave them a total of 154.
Aiden Wilkinson from Baxley, GA placed first in the boys 11-13 division. Wilkinson scored a 98 and 90, he made par 17 times with three birdies for a weekend total of 188. He previously placed first in the 2023 Invited Club Series #1 at Flat Creek and the 2023 Savannah Spring Junior Open.
First place in the boys under 10 division was Brantley Lott from Statesboro, GA. Lott made par 14 times with one birdie bringing in scores of 82 and 84 for a total of 166 for the weekend. This is his fifth win of the year. Runner up went to Scout Nettles from Mt Pleasant, SC. Nettles scored an 87 and 80 for a total of 167. With scores of 88 and 82 for a total of 170, Rivers Hood from Savannah, GA places in the top three honors.
Alexa Mohler from Richmond Hill, VA placed first in the girls 14-18 division. With scores of 76 and 87 she made par 15 times with three birdies for a combined total of 163. She placed first in four other tournaments with HJGT. With scores of 87 and 80 for a total of 167, Biya Wang from Guanzhou, China placed as runner up for the weekend. Finishing up top three honors was Noe Hirota from Nagoya, Japan with two scores of 86 and a weekend total of 172.
Girls under 13 division first place, Maya Lilja-Vazquez from Savannah, GA brought in two scores of 81 totaling 162 for the weekend, she made par 18 times with one birdie. Lilja-Vazquez placed first in the 2023 Savannah Junior Open and the 2023 Savannah Spring Junior Open.