From Saturday, March 30 – Sunday, March 31, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Bay Area Junior Open at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, CA. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from four divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Finn OΓÇÖKelly of Woodside, CA was the champion in the Tiger Woods Division, as he finished with a two-day total of 149 strokes. Mason Mancasola of Loomis, CA earned the silver with 161 strokes.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Leading off the Will Smith Division was Daniel Xu of Richmond, Canada, as he finished with 161 strokes. Just four strokes shy of Xu, there was a two-way tie for the silver. Charlie Farrell of San Francisco, CA and Arjun Aujla of Greenbrae, CA each finished with 165 strokes.
Ernie Els 11-13
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
The champion of the Justin Timberlake Division was the one and only Sophie Dalfonsi of Bend, OR with 156 strokes. The silver went to Haley Wong of El Dorado, CA with 165 strokes. Rounding out the podium was Abigail Leighton of Santa Rosa, CA just one stroke behind Wong.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Shooting an 85 on Saturday and an 83 on Sunday caused Kathleen Xie of Los Altos Hills, CA to earn the gold in the Justin Rose Division.