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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.