From Saturday July 6th through Sunday July 7th,the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Charlotte Summer 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, the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18 and the Justin Rose Girls 13 and Under division.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Andrew Gallagher of Grimesland, NC was able to seal his victory with rounds of 77 and 71 over the weekend, making 3 birdies the last day to finish at a two-day total of 148 strokes. Marcus Kirschner of Charlotte, NC claimed runner-up honors with a total of 150 strokes, just 2 shots shy of the winner for the division. Rounding up the top three was Jake Duncan of Blacksburg, VA with a total of 155 strokes to claim solo third-place honors.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Aiden LeBlanc, fromMacungie, PA, was able to seal his victory by ending the weekend with scores of 76 and 73 a combined total of 149. Punn Chittaratlert, from Jamesville, NYwas the runner up with scores of 74 and 79 for a 153 weekend total. Elias Kennon, from Old Greenwich, CT and Nolan Nicklas, from Cranberry Township, PA tied to round out the top three honors with a weekend total of 154.
Ernie Els 11-13
Cooper Hayes of Stanley, NC was able to seal his victory with a final round of 79 and a weekend total of 157 strokes. Hayes made 2 birdies the last day to win by an impressive margin over his closest competitor. Kirk Grace of Charlotte, NC shot a total of 174 shots and claimed runner-up honors. Rounding up our top-three was Colby Hutchens of Wilmington, NC with a weekend total of 177strokes and claim solo third-place honors.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Katelyn David of Waxhaw, NC claimed first-place honors with a total of 160 shots. David was able to seal her victory with rounds of 80 both days to win by a nine-shot margin. Amber Capote of Waxhaw, NC shot a total of 171 shots to claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top three was Brianna Orr of Waxhaw, NC with a week total of 178shots to claim third-place honors.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Brooke Tyler of Summerfield, NC was able to seal her victory with a final round of 85 and a weekend total of 183 strokes. Brooke made 2 birdies the last day to win by an impressive margin over her closest competitor. Sara McCaskill of Fort Mill, SC claimed runner-up honors with a weekend total of 236 strokes.