On Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Knoxville Junior Open #2 in Morristown, Tennessee. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament that took place at The Country Club consisted of players from five of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Boys U10 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Peter Grimes of Milwaukee was victorious in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 as he finished +14 through the thirty-six holes. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (79) and the longest birdie or better streak (2). Second-place finisher Sawyer Spoone of Russellville, Tennessee ended the two-day tournament at +15. Caleb Gonzalez of Jonesborough, Tennessee finished third after his 165 strokes helped him finish at +21.
It was Samir Davidov of Roanoke who ended the two-day tournament as champion in the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division as he finished at +17. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (80.5) and the most birdies (3). Nic Ravnborg of Dandridge, Tennessee made 168 strokes for a +24 finish. Renato Gerena Jr of Peachtree City, Georgia finished in third at +30 with 174 strokes through the thirty-six holes.
In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, it was Caleigh Street of Jewell Ridge that walked away the champion with her +22 finish. She made one birdie and led her playing field with the lowest scoring average at 82. Second-place finisher was Sanika Kulkarni of Alpharetta, Georgia who completed the two-day tournament at +27. Ivy Foran of Bristol, Tennessee finished third as her 172 strokes resulted in a +30 finish.
Maya Hira of Knoxville, Tennessee was victorious in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division after completing the thirty-six holes at +68. Her little victories of 208 strokes, 4.4 Par 3 average, 104 scoring average, and 1 birdie helped her claim the first-place title. This is Maya’s second tournament this season, following her 3rd place finish in late April, which makes this victory her first.
Boys 10 Under
Grant McCall of Richlands captured the title in the Boys U10 Division after finishing +31. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (85.5), the lowest Par 3 average (4) and the most birdies (2). Leo Huddleston of Maryville, Tennessee’s 180 strokes (+40) helped him secure second place. Third-place finisher was Adam Wright of Knoxville who made 208 strokes to finish at +6.