On Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Disney Junior Open in Orlando, Florida. The two-day, thirty-six-hole course held at Disney’s World Resort – Magnolia 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.
Puebla’s Jose Antonio Haces captured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division as he totaled -9 through the thirty-six holes. He led his playing field with the most birdies (10) and the lowest scoring average (67.5). Second-place finisher Morgan Tournemire of Delray Beach, Florida completed the two-day tournament at -5. Third-place finisher Pablito Saenz Avila of Bogota, Colombia made 144 strokes to finish E.
It was a fight to the finish in the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division between Brian Park and Alex Song, both of Ocoee, as they each finished +1 through the thirty-six. Brian came out on top in the playoff, resulting in Alex’s second-place finish. Brian led his playing field with the most birdies (7) and tied Alex for the lowest scoring average (72.5). Andrew Ha, also of Ocoee, finished third after making 147 strokes to finish +3.
Jiacheng Xu of Winter Garden pulled off the victory in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 division’s playoff against now second-place finisher Gavin Girard of East Setauket, New York after they both finished the thirty-six holes at +2. Gavin led his playing field with the most birdies (9) and the longest birdie or better streak (3), while Jiacheng tied for the lowest Par-3 average (31.1). Sam Brown of Boca Raton placed third after making just one more stroke than the Top-2 finishers to finish at +3.
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, it was Valentina Zuleta of Bogota, Colombia that claimed the title following her +5 finish. She led her playing field with the lowest Par-3 average (2.9) and the lowest scoring average (74.5). Second-place finisher was Renata Jancsik of Ponte Vedra whose 153 strokes resulted in a +9 finish through the thirty-six holes. Briana Gabe of Melbourne, Florida placed third after making 154 strokes to end the weekend at +10.
Victoria Renzi of Buenos Aires won the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division after completing the tournament at +7. She led her playing field with the most birdies (7) and the lowest scoring average (75.5). Ella Peiwen Han of Suzhou made 153 strokes to finish at +9, claiming the second-place spot. Third-place finisher was Teng Teng Hun of Macau whose 163 strokes resulted in a +19 finish on the weekend.
Boys 10 Under
Ethan Hoffmann of San Diego walked away the champion in the Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division after totaling +5. He led his playing field with the most birdies (6), the lowest Par-3 average (3.1), the longest birdie or better streak (3), and the lowest scoring average (74.5). Viera’s Jeremiah Smith placed second following his 179 strokes through the thirty-six holes to put him at +35. Third-place finisher was Nicolas Viroleau of St. Denis who made 180 strokes for a +36 finish.