From Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24, 2019, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Grandover Junior Open at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format, but due to inclement weather conditions, the tournament was only held on Sunday with 18 holes. The field was made up of six divisions that included the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18, Will Smith Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Boys 11-13, Bryson DeChambeau Boys 10 and Under, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Girls 13 and Under Division. To view the full leaderboard click HERE!
The Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division started things off with a bang. Evan Bone of Louisville, KY shot a 74 on Sunday, earning the top spot on the podium. Behind him was Garnet Manley III of Lynchburg, VA who shot a 79. One stroke off second place was Aiden Spampinato of Victor, NY who shot an 80.
The Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division was dominated by the Carolinas. In first place was Keenan Royalty of Raleigh, NC who shot a solid 81. Second place belonged to Colby McCaskill of Fort Mill, SC who shot an 85. One stroke behind him was Steven Shea of Charlotte, NC who shot an 86.
The Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division was taken over by the state of Virginia. First place with a +9 was Cole Shingleton of Winchester, VA. Not too far behind him was Benjamin Baker of Broadlands, VA who shot an 87. Coming in third for the division was Richard Hearp of Salem, VA who shot a 93.
The Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division was a hard-fought battle for the girls, and Avery Wright of North Canton, OH came out on top. Avery shot a +3 on Sunday to secure the best spot in her division. Two strokes behind her was Lotte Fox of Raleigh, NC who shot a 77 during her time on the course. Rounding out the division was Katelyn David of Waxhaw, NC who finished Sunday with a total of 82 strokes.
The Justin Rose Girls U13 Division really put in some hard work this weekend, and Helen Yeung of Clarksville, MD took the top spot on the podium. Helen shot an incredible +2 for a total of 74 strokes. Behind her was Karsyn Roberts of Pikeville, NC who shot an 82. In third place for the division was Ella June Hannant, also of Pikeville, NC who shot a 91.
Boys 10 Under
The Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division could only be won by one junior golfer, Leon Bui. Leon is from New York, NY and shot a 93 on Sunday to capture his first place trophy in the division.