From Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Knoxville Junior Open at Gettysvue Polo Golf & Country Club in Knoxville, TN. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from five 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, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Clark Akers of Nashville, TN was the champion of the Tiger Woods Division, as he finished with 155 strokes. AJ Rinehart of Knoxville, TN earned second with 160 strokes. Aaron Frazer of Knoxville, TN rounded out the division as he finished just two strokes behind the second-place finisher.
It was a close call in the Will Smith Division, but Harrison Thompson of Knoxville, TN ended up on top as he finished out the weekend with 158 strokes. Aidan Collier of Greeneville, TN earned second, as he finished just one stroke shy of Thompson. Dougie Fezell of Greeneville, TN earned the last spot on the podium, as he finished with 164 strokes.
The gold medal in the Ernie Els Division went to Bryce Harmon of Knoxville, TN as he finished with a two-day total of 165 strokes. Four strokes behind him was second-place finisher Charlie Spiller of Richmond, KY. Ronald Osborne of Barboursville, KY earned the final podium spot with 172 strokes.
Finishing with a 79 on Saturday and a 75 on Sunday caused Connor Geralds of Tompkinsville, KY to earn the gold in the Justin Timberlake Division. Victoria England of Oakland, TN earned the silver, as she finished with 166 strokes. Right behind her fell third-place finisher Casey Powell of Lexington, KY with 173 strokes.
Boys 10 Under
The Bryson DeChambeau Division was no match for Cooper Smith of Jasper, GA, as he finished out the weekend with a grand total of 160 strokes.