On Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Chicago Summer Junior Open #2 in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament held at White Deer Run consisted of players from all six of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Vernon Hills native, Mark Noonan, captured the victory in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division after his +9 completion of the thirty-six holes. He led his playing field with the longest birdie or better streak (2) and the lowest scoring average (76.5). Second-place finisher was Anthony King of Hinsdale, Illinois who made 155 strokes for a +11 finish. Brian Favia of Mundelein placed third as a result of his 157 strokes for a +13 finish.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Jack Roemer of Bettendorf, Iowa came out on top in a playoff against Clint Bailes as they both finished at +13 through the thirty-six holes. Bailes, of Lake Forest, finished in second-place, as a result. Both Roemer and Bailes led their playing field each with the most birdies (3) and the lowest scoring average (78.5). Third-place finisher was Sam Sager of Wheaton, Illinois who shot 181 strokes for a +37 finish on the weekend.
Ernie Els 11-13
Jason Gordon of Northbrook, Illinois was victorious in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division as he completed the tournament at -1. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (71.5) and the most birdies (7). Issa Kuwahara, also of Northbrook, placed second as his 150 strokes resulted in a +6 finish. Third-place finisher was Troy Nason, of Northbrook, who made 159 strokes through the thirty-six holes for a +15 finish.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, it was Kimberly Stafford of Lake Forest who walked away the champion with a two-day total of +3. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average (73.5) and the most birdies (8). Ella Greenberg of Rockford, Illinois finished second as her 154 strokes resulted in a +10 ending through the thirty-six holes. Third-place finisher was Lexi Schulman of Vernon Hills, Illinois who made 157 strokes for a +13 finish on the weekend.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Evie Greenberg of Rockford, Illinois secured the first-place trophy in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division after her +20 total through the two days. She led her playing field with the lowest Par 3 average (3.4) and the lowest scoring average (82). Second-place finisher was Delaney Wade of Granger who made 169 strokes for a +25 finish. Both Greenberg and Wade made the most birdies in their division as they each had 3. Elle Astete of Hoffman Estates, Illinois finished the thirty-six holes at +50 to claim the third-place spot.
Boys 10 Under
Joseph Scott of Lemont, Illinois captured the first-place title in the Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division with his +29 total through the two-rounds. He led his playing field with the lowest Par 3 average (3.6) and the lowest scoring average (86.5). Second-place finisher, Liam Lodding of Huntley, Illinois, made 187 strokes for a +43 finish on the weekend.