From Saturday, February 16 – Monday, February 18, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the 54 Hole Open at King and Prince at King and Prince Golf Course in St. Simons Island, GA. The tournament was made up of a 54-hole, three-day format and the field was made from five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Nic Whittaker of Lansing, NY was the champion of the Tiger Woods Division, ending the three-day weekend with 225 strokes. Just two strokes behind him was second place finisher Taylor Sweat of Blackshear, GA, with 227 strokes. James Ballato of Fernandina Beach, FL rounded out the division just one stroke behind Sweat.
Jack Dumas of Le Claire, IA did not disappoint in the Will Smith Division as he finished at 226 strokes to win his division over Adam Vermut of Jacksonville, FL who placed second with a total of 241 strokes. Rounding out the division was Price Miller of Sandy Springs, GA who finished the tournament with 255 strokes.
Tip Price of Greenville, SC had a great weekend and captured first place in the Ernie Els Division with a three-day total of 226 strokes. John Brady Knight of Atlanta, GA and Campbell Skelly of Charleston, SC rounded out the podium with 232 and 260 strokes respectively.
The Justin Timberlake Division was no match for Sloan Lanier of Blackshear, GA. She won the first-place title with a three-day total of 246 strokes.
With consistent play all three days, Kate Barber of Savannah, GA took home the gold for the Justin Rose Division, with a total of 223 strokes. Ariana Urrea of Lima, Peru took home second as she finished with 269 strokes. Rounding out the division was Marisa Flores of Paramus, NJ, with 286 strokes.