From Saturday August 3rd through Monday August 5th, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the 2ndAnnual Summer World Championship. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of six divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson DeChambeau boys 10 and Under, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18 and Justin Rose Girl 13 and Under division.
Brian Park of The Republic of Korea was able to take home first place honors after a final round 71 and a seven under (-7) for the weekend. Park had a total of 209 strokes for the weekend to win by a two-shot margin over his closest competitor. Andrew Swanson of Bluffton, SC with Tiago Barni of Windermere, FL and Alex Whitehead of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL all shared runner-up honors after finishing with weekend totals of 211 strokes, five under (-5) to round up the division.
Ziwen (Zephyr) Zhong of China was able to seal his victory with rounds of 75, 74 and 72, making 4 birdies on Monday to finish at a weekend total of 221 strokes. Owen Bright of Roanoke, VA claimed runner-up honors with a total of 224 shots for the weekend and a final round of 74. Rounding up the top three was Peter Nusbaum of Pittsboro, NC with a weekend total of 231 strokes for third place honors.
Landen Howard was able to seal his victory with a final round of 71 and a total of 141 strokes. Howard won in a playoff against his closest competitor, Erich Fortlage Arce of Paraguay. Both players had totals of 216 shots for the week, where Howard eventually became champion. Rounding up the top-three was Jiacheng Xu of Winter Garden, FL with a total of 217 for the week in order to take third-place honors.
Yue Zhang of Orlando, FL claimed first place honors after shooting rounds of 67, 67 and 66 to win by a an impressive margin over her closest competitor. Zhang shot a total of 200 strokes for the weekend, with an impressive sixteen under (-16) total. Zhang made 6 birdies and an eagle on Monday to win. Mackenzie Gallagher of Orlando, FL had a weekend total of 214 shots to claim solo runner-up honors, with rounds of 73, 71 and 70 to finish at a two under (-2) total for the week. Rounding up the top three was Qianhui Lin of Winter Garden, FL with a weekend total of 216 shots to claim third-place for the division.
Amelia Cobb of Jacksonville, FL claimed first place honors after shooting rounds of 78, 74 and 74 for the week to win by a four-shot margin over her closest competitor. Cobbu had a weekend total of 226 strokes with 3 birdies the last day. Gabriella Albert of Delray Beach, FL had a total of 230 strokes to claim solo runner-up honors for the week, having a 71 the last day to finish with solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top-three was Katherine Schaefer of Sw Ranches, FL with a total of 231 shots and claim third-place honors.
Boys 10 Under
Nicklaus Downing of Winter Garden, FL was able to seal his victory with a final round of 79 and a total of 242 strokes for the week. Downing had a birdie on 18 the last day to help him win by an impressive margin. Following him was Giancarlo Aguirre of Peru with a total of 251 strokes, finishing with an 82 on Monday to take runner-up honors. Rounding up the division was Jimmy Williams of Jackson, MO with a weekend total of 261 strokes to finish with solo third-place honors.