On Saturday November 3 – Sunday November 4, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the HJGT/PJT Junior Championship in Galloway, NJ. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from 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 Division Boys U10, Justin Rose Division Girls U13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Stephen Lorenzo captured the first-place finish at the HJGT/PJT Junior Championship in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 150 (79-71). With solid play both days, Lorenzo was able to hold off Andrew Miller and Michael Mitnick, who both finished with a 2-day total of 153 to finish tied for second place.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division, Jack Ross shot a two-day total of 155 to finish with the first-place trophy. Solid play in the second round allowed Ross to hold his winning spot over Alexander Reyes who scored 159 over the two-day event. Rounding out the division is Win Thomas, who finished with a two-day total of 160.
Ernie Els 11-13
Hunter Po did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 77-82 to win in his division over Emil Riegger who carded rounds of (78-84) 162 to claim 2nd place. Behind Riegger was Maximus Liu who shot a 2-day total of 165 (81-84) to take a solo 3rd place finish.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Esther Park ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 148 (76-72). With consistent rounds, Park was able to hold off 2nd Place Finisher Caraline Oakley by 5 shots. Rounding out the division was Ashley Liu, Julia McLaughlin, and Hartley Zook who each shot a 2-day total of 166 to finish tied for 3rd place.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Sawyer Brockstedt won first place in the Justin Rose girls U13 division with a total of 163. With consistent rounds, Brockstedt was able to hold off 2nd Place finisher Kennedy Swedick by 3 shots. Rounding out the division was Hannah Rabb who shot a 2-day total of 177 to finish in 3rd place.
Boys 10 Under
Mihir Roperia won first place in the Bryson Dechambeau boys U10 division with a total of 146. Roperia was able to hold off Colby Baran who finished with a two-day total of 176. Rounding out the division was Nicky Jadav who scored a two-day total of 190.