On Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Central Florida Open in at Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in Orlando, FL. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from six 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, Justin Rose Girls U13 Division, and the Bryson DeChambeau U10 Division.
Mateo Pulcini of Rio Cuarto captured the win at the Central Florida Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 156. Pulcini fired a second round 76 and was able to separate from the competition to take a 7-shot victory over Echo Wu of Surrey who finished solo 2nd with a 2-day total of 163. Robby Stockard of Naples, FL finished one shot behind Wu to take 3rd place honors.
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Sebastiano Mascia of Valencia-Venezuela, FL took home first place honors this weekend by firing consistent rounds of 77-75 which accumulates to a 2-day total of 152. Runner-up honors went to Bryce Werblo of Orange City, FL shooting a 2-day total of 156. Rounding out the division was Erik Brumme from Fernandina Beach, FL rounded out the division with a third-place finish.
Hanru Guo of Orlando, FL did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he went on to win his division by finishing 3 over par for the 36-hole tournament. Guo posted a final round of 70 which helped established the 7-shot victory. Behind Guo was Jiacheng Xu from Winter Garden, FL who shot rounds of 75-79 to finish solo second. Tynmon (Langting) Sun of Windermere, FL rounded out 3rd place honors by firing a final round 74 and finishing one shot behind Jiacheng Xu.
Christina Carroll from Bear, DE ended up with victory honors in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division. Carroll won the event by 8 shots over Lisbeth Espinal of Orlando, FL by firing a final round 74. Carroll shot a 2-day total of 153 while Espinal shot rounds of 80-81. Makayla Chau of Parkland, FL was able to put rounds together of 84-84 to take solo 3rd place.
In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division, Madison Moman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL took the first-place finishing with posting a 2-day 36-hole total of 166. McKenna Murphy of Sanford, FL shot a final round 82 to claim second place honors finishing 6 shots back of Moman. Kyra Dube of Atlanta, GA rounded out a 3rd place finish finishing 5 shots back of Murphy.
Boys 10 Under
It was a tight battle in the Bryson DeChambeau U10 Division where Lion Ziao Liu of Ocoee, FL defeated Graden Lomax by 1 shot over the weekend. Each player shot 78 respectively on the final day of play. Alexander Alder carded an 80 for a solo 3rd place finish.