54 Hole Open at Celebration

On Saturday, June 2 – Monday, June 4, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the 54 Hole Junior Open at Celebration in Celebration, Florida. The three-day tournament that took place had a player field consisting of five divisions including divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Boys U10 Division, and the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

54 Hole Open at Celebration

Mariano Ayora of Windermere, Florida captured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division with a stroke total of 213 (-3). He led the playing field with the lowest scoring average (71) and broke even in the first two rounds. Johnny Bai of Lake Mary, Florida finished second at one under par (-1) and tied Ayora for the most birdies, both with 9. Third-place finisher was Cade Black from Jacksonville, Florida who finished the three-day tournament at +9 (225).

Top 3 Leaders:
Mariano Ayora
Johnny Bai
Cade Black

Will Smith Boys 14-15

54 Hole Open at Celebration

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, first-place finisher, Kyo Morishita of Hyougo, Japan finished first with a total of 211 strokes (-5). His big victory came from his successes on the course as he broke even every round, had the lowest scoring average (70.3) in the playing field, and made 7 birdies. Second-place finisher was Shoichiro Sakamoto from Bradenton, Florida who shot a total of 222 strokes (+6) and made 7 birdies. Shawn Lalmoni of Orlando, Florida finished third with a three-day total of 226 strokes (+10). 

Top 3 Leaders:
Kyo Morishita
Shoichiro Sakamoto
Shawn Lalmoni

Ernie Els 11-13

54 Hole Open at Celebration

Justin Bai (+1) of Lake Mary, Florida took home the win in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division after he played his three-day best in the final round by shooting four under par (-4). He led the playing field with the lowest scoring average (72.3), the longest birdie or better streak (2), and the most birdies (13). As for second-place, it was a tie between Sebastian Navarro of Caracas, Florida and Hanru Guo of Orlando, Florida. Both shot a total of 226 strokes in the 54-hole tournament.

Top 3 Leaders:
Justin Bai
Sebastian Navarro
Hanru Guo

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

54 Hole Open at Celebration

In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, Deborah Chang of Seoul, South Korea, captured the title with a three-day total of 218 strokes (+2). She broke even in the first and final rounds and led her playing field with the lowest scoring average (72.7) and the most birdies (9). Tianyi Zhuang from Windermere, Florida finished second with 224 total strokes (+8). Third-place finisher was Mary Kate Smith from Melbourne, Florida who finished +15 with 231 strokes.

Top 3 Leaders:
Deborah Chang
Tianyi Zhuang
Mary Kate Smith

Justin Rose Girls U13

54 Hole Open at Celebration
Top 3 Leaders:
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Boys 10 Under

54 Hole Open at Celebration

Winter Park, Florida’s Lawson Hovey was victorious in the Boys U10 Division with a three-day total of 238 strokes (+22). He led the playing field with the lowest scoring average (79.3) and made the most birdies (4). Second-place finisher, Santiago Navarro of Caracas, Florida, made three birdies to help him finish with 256 strokes (+40). Jeremiah Smith of Viera, Florida finished with a total of 284 strokes (+68) to place third. 

Top 3 Leaders:
Lawson Hovey

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About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon.

For more information regarding the 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (407) 614-2962, or email info@hjgt.org.

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