On Saturday, January 26, 2019, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Powered by the Junior Golf Hub held the Black Bear Junior Open in Eustis, FL. The tournament was made up of an 18-hole, one-day format due to inclement weather on the second day. The field was made up 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 U10, and Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18. To view the full leaderboard click HERE!

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Black Bear Junior Open

Leading off the Tiger Woods division in first place with an outstanding showing was Alexis Valenzuela of Nassau, FL shooting a 70. Not far behind was Simon Haas of Wesley Chapel, FL who finished the day with a 73. Rounding out the division was a tie for third place between Sebastian Collins of Southampton, Bermuda, and Nils Nottebohm of Wesley Chapel, FL, each with a score of 75.

Top 3 Leaders:
Alexis Valenzuela
Simon Haas
Sebastian Collins
Nils Nottebohm

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Black Bear Junior Open

The Will Smith division was a very tight race for the podium spots, ultimately ending up with four top-three finishers. The leader of the pack was AJ Jaiswal of Bangalore, India shooting a terrific 77. Right behind him was Stuart Dickson from Trussville, AL with a score of 78. The final spot was split between Carson Brewer of Jacksonville, FL and Christian Collins of Southampton, Bermuda with equal scores of 79.

Top 3 Leaders:
AJ Jaiswal
Stuart Dickson
Carson Brewer
Christian Collins

Ernie Els 11-13

Black Bear Junior Open

The Ernie Els division ended up being a fight until the end, with first through third place separated by only two strokes. The winner of the division was Jiacheng Xu of Winter Garden, FL who shot a magnificent 74 during his time at Black Bear. Coming in second place was Diego Alvarez Perez of Panama who shot just one stroke off from the leader. Just behind him was Lev Grinberg of Kiev, Ukraine who finished the round with a score of 76.

Top 3 Leaders:
Jiacheng Xu
Diego Alvarez Perez
Lev Grinberg

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Black Bear Junior Open

Darcey Harry from Nassau, Bahamas was on her game on Saturday and won the Justin Timberlake Division with 70 strokes. It was a tight race for second, but Anne Fernandez from Nassau, FL secured her spot with 76 strokes. Celeste Valinho from Jacksonville, FL made her way to the podium just one stroke behind Fernandez.

Top 3 Leaders:
Darcey Harry
Anne Fernandez
Celeste Valinho

Justin Rose Girls U13

Black Bear Junior Open
Top 3 Leaders:
Coming soon

Boys 10 Under

Black Bear Junior Open

The Bryson DeChambeau division was made up of one sole competitor and champion and his name is Giancarlo Aguirre. Giancarlo is from Lima, Peru and he finished his first round at Black Bear shooting a 92.

Top 3 Leaders:
Giancarlo Aguirre


Round 1.
High: 61
Round 2.
High: 61

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6696 Yards
Boys 14-15:
6696 Yards
Girls 14-18:
5711 Yards
Boys 11-13:
5711 Yards
Girls 13U:
Boys 10U:
4768 Yards

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.

Experience #TheHurricaneDifference

A NEW and improved HJGT app will be released soon for both Android and iPhone!

coming soon!