From Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Laurel Hill Junior Open at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Loton, VA. 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, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and the Justin Rose Division Girls 13 and Under.
David Luo of Centreville, VA was the champion of the Tiger Woods Division, as he finished with 147strokes. It was a tight race for second, as there was a four-way tie. Meade Slonaker of Harrisonburg, VA, Bradford Chandler of Fairfax, VA, Shawn Colella of Marcellus, NY, and Carrter Morris of Sterling, VA all earned the silver trophy with 154 strokes.
Leading off the Will Smith Division this past weekend was Benjamin Siriboury of Columbia, MD with 166 strokes. Charlie Schulman of Bethesda, MD earned second place, just two strokes behind the first-place finisher. Rounding out the podium was Clark Nemer of Hudson, OH, who finished just one stroke behind Schulman.
There was a tight race in the Ernie Els Division, as there was a two-way tie for first place. Benjamin Newfield of Arlington, VA and George Siozos of Laval, Canada both finished at the top of their division with 155 strokes. They went into a playoff afterwards, where Newfield ended up on top. Ryan Slonaker of Harrisonburg, VA rounded out the podium with 161 strokes.
Taylor Miano of Dobbs Ferry, NY captured the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Division with a 2-day total of 145 strokes. With solid play both days, Miano was able to hold off second place finisher, Danielle Suh of Herndon, VA, who finished with 152 strokes. Just one stroke shy of second was Vynie Chen of Centreville, VA.
The champion of the Justin Rose Division was Julia Zigrossi of Spencerport, NY, as she finished out the weekend with 165 strokes. Just two strokes shy of first was Jolie Pastorick of Rydal, PA with 167 strokes. Rounding out the podium was Shelby Herbert of Charlotte Hall, MD with 176 strokes.