From Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 21, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Chicago Junior Open at Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton, IL. 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 10 and Under, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Leading off the Tiger Woods Division was Michael Hauer of Naples, FL with 150 strokes. Nathan Kraynyk of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia earned the silver with 154 strokes. Rounding out the division was Nick LaMotte of Lakeville, MN with 159 strokes.
Finishing at the top of the Will Smith Division was Owen Mullen of Nova Scotia, Canada with 153 strokes. Just three strokes behind him fell second-place finisher Ken Shibata of Faribault, MN with 156 strokes. The last spot on the podium went to Alexander Creamean of Winnetka, IL with 169 strokes.
Robert Burns of Grand Blanc, MI earned the gold medal in the Ernie Els Division, as he finished out the two-day tournament with 157 strokes. The silver medal went to Henry Reiland of Chicago, IL with 166 strokes. Just one stroke shy of the silver was Savyasaachi Kandula of Chesterfield, MO with 167 strokes.
The gold medal in the Justin Timberlake Division went to Gabby Tremblay of Hayward, WI with 153 strokes. Katie Cranston of Oakville, Canada earned the silver, as she finished with 163 strokes. Just one stroke shy of Cranston, there was a two-way tie for third. Mandi Granato of Plainfield, IL and Ananda Zhai of Woodbury, MN finished with 164 strokes each.
The champion of the Justin Rose Division was the one and only Bella Anderson of Columbus, OH. Anderson finished out the weekend with 185 strokes.
Boys 10 Under
The top spot on the podium in the Bryson DeChambeau Division went to Sam Carraher of Crown Point, IN with 158 strokes. Aidan Antony of Milwaukee, WI earned second-place with 192 strokes. Just four strokes behind him was John Rose of Chicago, IL.