From Monday July 1st through Tuesday July 2nd, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Athens Junior Open. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson DeChambeau Division Boys 10 and Under and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Sam Brummett of Newnan, GA took the first-round lead after scoring a 75 on Monday. Brummett remained at the top of the leaderboard all week, with a final round of 72 and winning by a margin of 6 strokes. Hunter Smith of Statham, GA finished in second place with rounds of 79 and 74 over the week for runner up honors. And rounding up our top-three was Jack Stafford of Crandall, GA with a total of 154 strokes.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Jace Butcher of Wake Forest, NC was able to seal his victory with rounds of 77 and 72 over the weekend, making 2birdies the last day to finish at a two-day total of 149 strokes. Sho Suzuki of Bradenton, FL claimed runner-up honors with a total of 154, just 5 shots shy of the winner for the division. Rounding up the top three was Jeb McDonald of Cartersville, GA with a total of 156 strokes.
Ernie Els 11-13
Peter Sposato of Bishop, GA was able to seal his victory with a final round of 79 and a week total of 161 strokes. Sposato made 2 birdies the last day to win by a two-shot victory over his closest competitor. Josh Durthaler of Dunwoody, GA shot a total of 163 shots and claimed runner-up honors. Rounding up our top-three was William Easterlin of Americus, GA with a week total of 167 strokes and claim solo third-place honors.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Kady Foshaug of Roswell, GA claimed first-place honors with a total of 149 shots. Foshaug was able to seal her victory with rounds of 73 and 76 to win by a four-shot margin. Meredith Bennett of Athens, GA shot a total of 153 shots to claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top three was Jiwoo Shin of Seoul, Korea with a week total of154 shots to claim third-place honors.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Boys 10 Under
Cooper Smith of Jasper, GA was our lone competitor for the division with a total of 154 shots. Smith shot rounds of 78 and 76 over the week to claim victory on Sunday.