From Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Hartford Junior Open at Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury, CT. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from all six divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson DeChambeau Boys 10 and Under, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
David Luo of Centreville, VA took home first place in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division. David took a commanding lead after the first-round of action scoring 73 and held on to his lead with a strong score of 75 in round two. Following closely behind Sean Dowd scored a two-day total of 152. Finishing third, Max Orwicz went 155 on the weekend.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
John Guerrera of Farmington, CT completed the first round with a single stroke lead. John staved off his competitors with a strong second round and finished the two-day event with a score of 153. Not far behind, Elias Kennon shot a 77 on day two which solidified a second-place finish. In third, Alex Moller finished the weekend at 160.
Ernie Els 11-13
Angad Manaise of Stamford, CT had a consistent weekend scoring a 78 on both Saturday and Sunday. With a two-day score of 156 Angad took home the trophy in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division. Chad Ruggiero finished the weekend strong and completed a 79 in round two action earning him a second-place finish. Finishing one stroke behind Chad in third place, Colin Firda finished Sunday with a two-day total of 161.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Jacqueline Lu of Scarsdale, NY took home the trophy in a competitive Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division. She finished the day-two with am impressive 78 and had a weekend total of 162. Only one stroke behind, Jordan Hamelsky had a two-day score of 162 giving her a second-place finish. In third, Mia Scarpati went90-81 in rounds one and two with a total two-day score of 171.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Kennedy Swedick of Altamont, NY jumped into first place after round one scoring an 80 .She held off the competition completing round two with a 78 and a weekend total of 158. Victoria Guerrero took home second place with a two-day total of 171. Finishing third, Alexandra Phung had a weekend total of 181.
Boys 10 Under
Nicky Jadav of Latham, NY finished round two with a strong score of 89 and completed the weekend with a 183. John Lahtinen finished the weekend in second after having a two day total of 239.