On Wednesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 2, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Doral Junior Open in Miami, Florida. The two-day, thirty-six-hole course held at the Trump National Doral GC - The Red Tiger 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.
Competition was high in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division, but it was Morgan Tournemire, of Delray Beach, that came out on top in the playoff. As a result of Morgan's playoff win, Tanner Koons took the second-place title, following their tying +3 totals at the end of the thirty-six holes. Morgan made 8 birdies, Tanner made 6, and both led their playing field as they each averaged 73.5 for their scoring average. Third-place finisher, Ryan Dever, of Davie, Florida, made 148 strokes for a +4 finish.
Peter Hellebrand, of Coral Gables, Florida, was victorious in the Will Smith Boys 14-15 after totaling +20 at the end of the two days. He led his playing field with the lowest Par-3 average (3.6) and the lowest scoring average (82). Also of Coral Gables is second-place finisher, Andres Grande who made 192 strokes for a +48 finish through the thirty-six holes. Both Peter and Andres made 2 birdies each, the most in their division.
The tournament champion in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division was Carson Baez of Palmetto Bay, Florida who completed the thirty-six holes with a total of +3. He led his playing field with the most birdies (6), the lowest Par-3 average (2.8), and the lowest scoring average (73.5). Miami native, Max Fonseca tied with Brett Moore, of Hollywood, Florida, for the second-place title as they each made 152 strokes for a +8 finish.
Momo Kikuchi of Maryland Heights, Missouri claimed the first-place trophy in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division with her +14 total. She led her playing field with the most birdies (8), the lowest Par-3 average (3.0), and the lowest scoring average (79). There was a tie for second-place between Orlando's Lisbeth Espinal and Miramar, Florida's Madyson Gold as they both made 163 strokes through the thirty-six holes to finish at +19.
The Justin Rose Girls U13 tournament champion was Maria Cabanillas, of San Martin de los Andes, who totaled 159 strokes for a +15 finish. Through the thirty-six holes she made 4 birdies, had a low scoring average 79.5, and a low Par-3 average of 3.4, all the best in her playing field.
Boys 10 Under
Noah Crossman of Jupiter, Florida walked away the champion in the Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division after totaling +52 at the end of the two days. He led his playing field with the most birdies (1), the lowest Par-3 average (4.2), and the lowest scoring average (98). This is Noah's first 1st place victory on tour this year, following his 4th place finish earlier in the season.