Hartford Junior Open #1

On Saturday May 19 – Sunday May 20, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Hartford Junior Open in Simsbury, CT. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18 and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Hartford Junior Open #1

Max Orwicz of New Canaan, CT captured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a two day total of 153. He led the field in lowest scoring average (76.5) and led the contest in birdies (6). After finishing second on day one, Orwicz was able to take the lead in the second round after shooting 76 (+4), finishing 3 strokes below second place finishers Nathan Dos Santos and Matthew Chorches, who tied at 156.

Top 3 Leaders:
Max Orwicz
Nathan Dos Santos
Matthew Chorches

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Hartford Junior Open #1

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division, Michael Hanratty of Avon, CT took home the victory after shooting 2 birdies and posting the lowest scoring average of the contest (75.5). Hanratty averaged +3 on the front nine, which is at least three strokes less than all of his competitors. Second place finisher and Weatogue, CT native Bennett Ostern narrowly missed the title by 1 stroke. Ostern posted 6 birdies on the weekend, three of which were consecutive. Securing third place honors was Jack Bosworth who shot a two day total of 152.

Top 3 Leaders:
Michael Hanratty
Bennett Ostern
Jack Bosworth

Ernie Els 11-13

Hartford Junior Open #1

Thomas Finn of Locust Valley, NY won the weekend for the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 division; this is his first championship title win for the 2018 season. He shot a combined 147 (+3) after posting an impressive par on day two. Finn shot 5 birdies and finished with a 73.5 scoring average. Sam O’Hara from Rye, NY finished second, coming in at 155. John Hiller shot a final round 72 which was good enough to secure his third place finish. Hiller had a two day total of 159.

Top 3 Leaders:
Thomas Finn
Sam O'Hara

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Hartford Junior Open #1

The Justin Timberlake Division came down to the wire with the top 2 going to a playoff round for the title and the top 3 finishing within two shots of each other. After the playoff, Malini Rudra of Syosset, NY finished first after shooting an impressive 76 on her final round (+4), improving 5 shots over her first round. Rudra posted 4 birdies on the weekend and had a total score of 157. Sydney Nethercott of Greenwich, CT also totalled 157, but fell just short in the playoff round. Elizabeth Garfield’s total of 159 allowed her to clinch a close third. Garfield led the par 3 leaderboard with a 3.0 average.

Top 3 Leaders:
Malini Rudra
Sydney Nethercott
Elizabeth Garfield

Justin Rose Girls U13

Hartford Junior Open #1

In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division, Kennedy Swedick from Altamont, NY took the title. Swedick shot a total 160 on the weekend after shooting a consistent 80 strokes each round. 3 birdies and a 3.4 par 3 average gave Swedick a 3 stroke win over Sydney Yermish of Wynnewood, PA who shot a total 163 after a +6 round on Sunday. Coming in third place was Amanda Phillips who shot a two day total of 169.

Top 3 Leaders:
Kennedy Swedick
Sydney Yemish

Boys 10 Under

Hartford Junior Open #1
Top 3 Leaders:
Coming soon

Weather

Round 1.
Round 1.Round 1.Round 1. High 68 Low 57. Cloudy, Wind 0-5 MPH
Round 2.
Round 1.Round 1.Round 1. High 68 Low 57. Cloudy, Wind 0-5 MPH

Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6731
Boys 14-15:
6731
Girls 14-18:
5772
Boys 11-13:
5772
Girls 13U:
5368
Boys 10U:

About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon.

For more information regarding the 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (407) 614-2962, or email info@hjgt.org.

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