On Saturday, January 5, 2019 – Sunday, January 6, 2019, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Powered by the Junior Golf Hub held the College Prep Series at UF in Gainesville,FL. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made up of 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 Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Ryan Hart of Naples, FL captured the first-place finish at the College Prep Series at UF in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division with a two-day total of 146. With solid play both days, Hart was able to take the first-place trophy by defeating 2nd place finisher, James Bosworth of Simsbury, CT, by 10 strokes. Rounding out the division in third place was Jonathan Xoinis of Chattanooga, TN who finished with a two-day total of 160.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division, Elias Kennon of Old Greenwich, CT took home the title by shooting a 36-hole total of 162. He maintained a close victory over Keanu Patel of Tampa, FL and Ian Ball of Port Orange, FL who each tied for second with shooting a two-day total of 163.
Ernie Els 11-13
Cole Humphrey of McDonough, GA did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he went on to win his division by firing a two-day total of 169. While staying consistent throughout both days by shooting 85 and 84, Humphrey was able to hold off Robert Pak of Richmond, Canada, who was our second-place finisher with a two-day total of 204.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Emily Wilson of Brentwood, Tennessee took first place in her division with a total of 173, narrowly beating out second and third place by two and four strokes. Wilson finished off Sunday with seven less strokes than Saturday, earning the division title. Grace Aromando and Andrea Woods finished out the tournament placing second and third respectively.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Adriana Balaguer from Dorado, Puerto Rico and Jamie Lowry from Fort Myers, FL ended the tournament tied for first place, sharing the division with scores of 174 over the two days. Taylor Sieg inched her way into third place just one stroke off from the leaders shooting consistent both days of the tournament.
Boys 10 Under
Giancarlo Aguirre from Lima, Peru ended his tournament on Sunday shooting very consistent, with a two-day total of 191. Aguirre left his competition in the dust and finished the event in first place for his division.