On Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the College Prep Series at UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia. The two-day, 36-hole tournament that took place at the Birdwood Golf Course had a player field consisting of six divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Boys U10 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Reece Massei of Warrenton, Virginia captured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division after finishing with a total of 148 strokes (+4). He led the playing field with the lowest scoring average of 74. Second-place finisher was Noah Siman of Rockville, Maryland who shot 151 (+7). Kyle Balow of Gaithersburg, Maryland finished third with a total of 154 strokes (+10) and made the most birdies (5).
The Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division was won by David Luo of Centreville, Virginia after shooting 145 strokes for a weekend finish of one over par (+1). He led the playing field with the lowest scoring average of 72.5 and made 4 birdies. Trey Cox of Bethesda, Maryland finished second with a weekend total of 151 (+7). Third-place finisher was Mehrbaan Singh of Ashburn, Virginia who finished right behind Cox at 152 (+8). Both Luo and Singh played their best in round 2 (-1) and broke even.
Peter Nusbaum of Pittsboro, North Carolina won the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division with a total of 160 strokes (+16). He made 3 birdies in the two-day tournament and shot the lowest scoring average (80) in his playing field. Second-place finisher was JB Vito from Bethesda, Maryland who shot 163 (+19) and made 5 birdies, the most in the playing field. Nate Gravender from Charlotte, North Carolina finished third with 181 strokes (+37).
The Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division was won by Allie LeeHoffman of McLean, Virginia who shot a total 162 strokes (+18). She led the playing field with the lowest scoring average (81) and most birdies (3). Madeline Simcox of Bristol, Tennessee finished second with 183 strokes (+39) and a scoring average of 91.5. Third-place finisher was Emma Landis from Virginia Beach, Virginia shot 92 in both rounds for a total of 184 (+40).
Gianna Clemente of Warren, Ohio, won the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division with 157 strokes (+13) through 36-holes. She led the playing field with the lowest scoring average (78.5) and made the most birdies (3). Second-place finisher was Victoria Matthews from Great Falls, Virginia who shot a total of 164 (+20). Tatum Thompson of Powder Springs, Georgia finished third with a total of 189 strokes (+45) and made one birdie.
Boys 10 Under
There was a tie for first in the Boys U10 Division after a competitive weekend of golf. Jason Park and Liam Foster both shot a total of 168 strokes (+24) through 36 holes. Park, from Fulton, Maryland, shot 84 in both rounds of the tournament and made 3 birdies. Foster, a Charlottesville native, shot 85 in round 1, but played his best in round 2 by shooting 83.