On Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Columbus Junior Open in Pataskala, Ohio. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament held on the Cumberland Trail Golf Club consisted of players from four of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
In the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Danny Milo of Mento, Ohio came out on top in the playoff after tying Antonio Bodziony at +2 through the thirty-six holes. As a result, Bodziony of Willowick, Ohio, finished in second-place. Milo made the most birdies (8), while both led their playing field with the lowest scoring average of 73. Third-place finisher was Nolan Kimberly of Zanesville who shot 149 strokes for a +5 finish at the end of the two-days. All Top-3 finishers had the longest birdie or better streak, of 2, in their age division.
Cole Wiley of Kingwood captured the title in the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, finishing the two-day tournament at +2. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (73), the lowest Par 3 average (3), and the most birdies (10). Second-place finisher was Jonathan Green of Westerville, Ohio who made 157 strokes to complete the thirty-six holes at +13. Aditya Reddy of Dublin, Ohio placed third with 159 strokes for a +15 finish.
Kyra Woods was the champion in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division this weekend following her +26 finish through the two days. She led her playing field with the lowest Par 3 average (3.2) and the lowest scoring average (85). Breanna Santoso of Dublin, Ohio made 178 strokes for a +34 finish through the thirty-six holes. Third-place finisher was Milena Iafrate of Oakdale who completed the tournament with a total of 191 strokes and +47 finish. Each of the Top-3 finishers made 1 birdie which was the most in their playing field.
It was Angelina Gong of Dublin, Ohio who was victorious in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division as she completed the thirty-six holes with 157 strokes to finish at +13. She led her playing field with the most birdies (1), lowest scoring average (78.5), and the lowest Par 3 average (3.4). This is Angelina’s second first-place victory on tour, and third top 3 finish.