From January 25th to the 26th the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Black Bear 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, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and Justin Rose Division Girls Under 13.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Harrison Blech, from Suffern, NY was the first-place finisher this weekend. Blech brought in scores of 70 and 75 for a combined total of 145 stroke for the weekend. Jason Howe from Toronto, Canada was the runner up for the weekend with scores of 76 and 69 for a combined total of 145, which lead into three playoff holes. Cooper Lindberg from Orlando, FL finished the top three honors with scores of 76 and 72 for a weekend total of 148.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Zhengyu Liu, from Windermere, FL was able to seal his victory by ending the weekend with scores of 73 and 76 for a combined total of 149 strokes. Kelvin Hernandez from Gurabo, Puerto Rico was the runner up with scores of 76 and 75 for a 151 weekend total. Andrew Reyes from Kathleen, GA finished the top three honors with scores of 77 and 78 for a weekend total of 155.
Ernie Els 11-13
In this division we had only two participants. Konner Kubica, from Northville, MI was the first-place finisher this weekend. Kubica brought in scores of 88 and 84 with a combined score of 172. Henry Latta from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL was the second-place finisher with scores of 89 and 84 for a total of 173.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Audrey Tir, from Winnetka, IL was the top finisher with impressive scores of 77 and 75 for 152 weekend finish. Fujiawei An, from Orlando, FL took home the runner up title with scores of 78 and 83 for a weekend total of 161. Victoria Tan, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia rounded out the top three shooting an 81 on both days giving her a combined total of 162 for the weekend.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Katie Yang, from Orlando, FL was the top finisher for the Justin Rose division with scores of 79 and 78. Her combined total for the weekend was 157 strokes. Lauryn Finley, from Apple Valley, MN was the runner up for the weekend with scores of 83 and 76, a combined total of 159 strokes.