From Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, the Hurricane Junio rGolf Tour held the Elite Series at Champions Gate at Champions Gate Golf Resort– International Course in Champions Gate, FL. The Elite Series was created to mimic the setup of college golf. This tournament was made up of a 36-hole,two-day format and the field was made up of two divisions, a Boys Open Division and a Girls Open Division.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Matthew Hicks of Delray, FL came away victorious in the Boys Open Division this weekend at Champions Gate Resort. After rounds of 70-78, Matthew needed extra holes to capture the prize. He battled it out with Simone Colozza of Miami, FL who fell short in the playoff after firing rounds of 76-72. Katari Murata of Bluffton, SC took home 3rd place with scores of 76-73. Shuya Hagiwara fired consistent rounds of 75 both days to take home 4th place and Joo Kim took him 5th place with a two-day total of 152.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Aiden LeBlanc, fromMacungie, PA, was able to seal his victory by ending the weekend with scores of 76 and 73 a combined total of 149. Punn Chittaratlert, from Jamesville, NYwas the runner up with scores of 74 and 79 for a 153 weekend total. Elias Kennon, from Old Greenwich, CT and Nolan Nicklas, from Cranberry Township, PA tied to round out the top three honors with a weekend total of 154.
Ernie Els 11-13
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Yue Zhang of Orlando, FL was crowned the champion in the Girls Open Division after rounds of 76-73= 149. She edged out Vasundhara Thiara who took 2nd after shooting rounds of 82-74 and One Kashima who took 3rd after rounds of 82-81. Loa Johannsson took home solo 4th place with a two-day total of 168 and Sarah Muller rounded out the top 5 with a combined score of 170 for the tournament.