On Saturday September 8 – Sunday September 9, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Central New Jersey Junior Open at Westlake G&CC in Jackson, NJ. 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, Bryson Dechambeau Division Boys U10, Justin Rose Division Girls U13 and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Dalton Van Esselstyn captured the first-place finish at the Central New Jersey Junior Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 151 (76-75). With solid play both days, Esselstyn was able to hold off Matthew Lafond by only 1 shot. Stephen Lorenzo rounded out the division with the 3rd place finish shooting a 2-day total of 154 (75-79).
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Colin Hickey of Bronxville, NY took home first place this weekend in shooting a 2-day total of 153. Solid play in the second round allowed Hickey to take victory over Isaiah Marseille who finished second with a 2-day total of 159. Rounding out the division was Rohan Sikand of Colts Neck, New Jersey who finished 3 shots behind Marseille to claim a 3rd place finish.
Ernie Els 11-13
Derek Gutierrez of Cranford, NJ did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 76-77 to win in his division over Giancarlo DiLeo who carded rounds of 81-77 to claim 2nd place. Maximus Liu of Warren, NJ who shot a 2-day total of 165 (79-86) to take a solo 3rd place finish.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Angelina Tolentino ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 158(80-78). With consistent rounds, Tolentino was able to hold off Julia McLaughlin by 1 shot and claiming 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Taylor Oberparleiter and Camille O’Halloran who shot a 2-day total of 161 to claim a 3rd place tie.
Justin Rose Girls U13
In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division Gianna Clemente of Warren, OH took home the victory with firing a 2-day total of 142. Kiera Bartholomew followed behind with shooting a 2-day total of 155 to take a solo 2nd finish. Rounding out the division is Renna Chang who finished with a 2-day total of 171.