From Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Bluffton Spring Junior Open at Palmetto Hall Plantation in Hilton Head Island, SC. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from 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 the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Tommy Lamb of Cary, NC was on his game this past weekend, as he became the champion of the Tiger Woods Division. He finished the two-day tournament with 145 strokes. Four strokes behind him were silver medalists Oliver Paddon of Sydney, Australia and Kevin Smith of Wallingford, PA. Rounding out the podium was Andrew Choi of Englewood Cliffs, NJ with 153 strokes.
The top spot in the Will Smith Division went to Luke Guthrie of Charlotte, NC, as he finished with 162 strokes. There was a tie for the silver as Miles Eubanks of Warrenville, SC and Yi Dong Wang of Foshan, China each finished with 166 strokes.
Andrew Messalle of Savannah, GA was the champion of the Ernie Els division. He finished out the weekend with a strong 148 strokes. The silver went to Will Guthrie of Hilton Head Island, SC with 155 strokes. Just one stroke shy of silver was bronze medalist Dallas Johnson of Mount Pleasant, SC.
The champion of the Justin Timberlake Division was the one and only Katharina Hesse of Bremen, Germany with 149 strokes. The silver went to Lucia Pantigozo of Lima, Peru with 154 strokes. The final podium spot went to Hannah Conroy of Cheswick, PA with 164 strokes.
Honorine Nobuta Ferry of Pinehurst, NC earned the top spot in the Justin Rose Division as she finished with 167 strokes. Ava Estrella of Brookville, NY earned the silver with 235 strokes.