On Saturday December 22 – Sunday December 23, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Powered by the Junior Golf Hub held the Holiday Junior Open at Orange County National in Winter Garden, FL. 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 Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Dagbjartur Sigurbrandsson of Reykjavik Iceland captured the 1st place finish in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a solid two-day total of 142. Sigurbrandsson fired a final round 69 to take a one-shot victory over Brian Park of Windermere FL who shot a closing round 70 for a 2-day total of 143. Alex Song of Windermere, FL rounded out division with a 3rd place finish posting a 2-day total of 150
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Cheng Xiron of Bradenton, FL took home the title by shooting a 36-hole total of 144 with firing rounds of 74 and 70 respectively. He maintained a 8 shot victory over Cole Haygood of Lake Mary, FL and Jon Wang of Melbourne, FL who each tied for second with shooting a 2-day total of 156.
Sebastian Navarro of Winter Garden, FL did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he went on to win his division by firing a final round 63 after shooting an 80 on day 1. Navarro overcame a deficit to win the event by 8 shots over Reggie Zhu (151) of Winter Garden, FL. Lorenzo Gomez of Ft. Lauderdale, FL rounded out the division shooting a 2-day total of 154.
Mi Li from Orlando, FL ended up with the victory within the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division in firing a 2-day total of 147. She posted a final round 70 to take 1st place honors over Paris Fieldings of Suffolk VA (152). Alexsandra Lapple rounded out the division with shooting respective scores of 77/76 to finish in 3rd place.
In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division, Evelyn Sarang from Lake Mary, FL won by 3 shots after firing a 2-day 36-hole total of 152. Evelyn shot consistent rounds of 77 and 75 to take champion honors. Ariana Carvahlo of Caracas, Venezuela finished 3 shots back with posting scores of 80 and 75. Perla Sol Sigurbrandsdottir of Reykjavik Iceland
rounded out the division with a 3rd place finish with a 2-day total of 164.
Boys 10 Under
Mihir Roperia took 1st place honors in the Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division with shooting a 2-day total of 161. He cruised to a 3 shot victory over Santiago Navarro of Caracas, FL (164). Rounding out the division was Jeremiah Smith of Viera, FL who finished with a 2-day total of 166.