On Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Amazon Junior Open at Campbellsville in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament held at the Campbellsville Country Club consisted of golfers from four of our divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, and the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division.
Kyler Barton of Morehead, Kentucky captured the victory in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division as he finished +12 on the weekend. He made 4 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (78) and the longest birdie or better streak (2). Lincoln Herbst (Union, KY), Dalton Robertson (Louisville, KY), and Tyler Allred (Prospect, KY) tied for second place as they each finished +13 with 157 strokes. Allred led the field with the most birdies at 5, while Herbst and Robertson made 3 and 4 birdies, respectively.
Campbellsville native, Adam Kehoe, captured the title in his hometown in the Will Smith Boys 14-15 as he finished +10 on the weekend. He made 3 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (77). Lyman Brackett of Goshen, Kentucky came in second as she finished +17 with 161 strokes. Third-place finisher, Andreas Olsen of Louisville, Kentucky shot 163 strokes for a +19 finish.
Happy Gilmore was victorious this weekend in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division as he finished +13 through the thirty-six holes. Gilmore, of Bloomfield, Indiana, led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (78.5), lowest Par 3 average (3.6), the most birdies (4), and the longest birdie or better streak (2). This is Happy’s first 1st place victory on the tour this season, followed by three other Top 3 finishes.
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, Maddie Hensley of Eminence, Kentucky took home the title as she finished at +14 on the weekend. She made 3 birdies and led her playing field with the lowest scoring average. As for second-place, there was a three-way tie between Connor Geralds (Tompkinsville, KY), Bree Russell (Knob Lick, NY), and Olivia DiPaolo (Union, KY) as they all finished at +14.