From Wednesday June 26th through Thursday June 27th,the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Lake Nona Junior Open. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of 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 10 and Under, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Minjae Park of Lake Mary, FL took the first-round lead after scoring an outstanding 71. Park remained at the top of the leaderboard all weekend, with a final round of 72 and winning by a margin of 7 strokes. Robert Greninger of Orlando, FL finished in second place with rounds of 74 and 76 over the weekend for runner up honors. And rounding up our top-three was Trey Diehl of Orlando, FL with a weekend total of 151 strokes.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Cooper Claycomb of Orlando, FL was able to seal his victory with rounds of 75 and 77 over the weekend, making 2 birdies the last day to finish at a two-day total of 152 strokes. Andrew Wexler of Orlando, FL claimed runner-up honors with a weekend day total of 155, just 3 shots shy of the winner for the division. Rounding up the top three was Diego Passos of Orlando, FL with a weekend total of 158 strokes.
Ernie Els 11-13
Jiacheng Xu of Winter Garden, FL was able to seal his victory with a final round of 73 and a weekend total of 153 strokes. Xu made 3 birdies the last day to win by a four-shot victory over his closest competitor. Palmer Haynes of Orlando, FL shot a weekend total of 157 shots and claim runner-up honors. Rounding up our top-three was Davis Downing of Windermere, FL with a weekend total of 160 strokes and claim solo third-place honors.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Sarah Scott of Oviedo, FL claimed first-place honors with a weekend total of 148 shots. Scott was able to seal her victory with weekend rounds of 75 and 73 to win by a two-shot margin. Caroline Nemes of Orlando, FL shot a weekend total of 150 shots to claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top three was Kaitlin Chao of Orlando, FL with a weekend total of 153 shots to claim solo third-place honors.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Sammy Chao of Orlando, FL shot an impressive weekend total of 149 shots and a final round of 71 to claim victory. Chao was able to win by a 12 shot margin over her closest competitor. Following her was Elan Zhang of Orlando, FL with a weekend total of 161 shots to finish with solo runner-up honors. And rounding up our top-three was Arianna Leon of Davenport, FL with a weekend total of 162 shots and take solo third-place honors.
Boys 10 Under
Nicklaus Downing of Winter Garden, FL was our lone competitor for the division with a weekend total of 167 shots. Downing shot consistent rounds over the weekend to claim victory on Sunday.