On Saturday, October 21st, the Hurricane Junior Tour, set up shop at Harmony Landing for the Louisville Junior Challenge. The weather during round one brought in some heavy winds, but was none the less a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the mid 70s; suitable golf weather. The same can be said for the final round, which began with a slight breeze for the early morning and progressed with another day of amazing golf weather. The HJGT would like to give a huge thanks to the staff at Harmony Landing for providing an amazing golf atmosphere for this weekend’s tournament; as well as the clubhouse for providing the players and staff with a hearty meal on Sunday.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Campbell Kremer of Louisville, is the Boys 16-18 Division champion after finishing Saturday under par with a 70 and Sunday with a 73. Campbell finished with a tight two stoke victory over second place finishers Drew Doyle and Hudson Hummel. Having played at the highest level, these three competitors claimed their top spots.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
The Boys 14-15 Division was a tight race among the top three. There was a 2-stroke difference between first and a tie for second place. Colten Wilson of Danville, KY was crowned the Louisville Junior Challenge’s 14-15 champion shooting a 151 for both rounds. Reed Gritton of Harrodsburg, KY and Benton Williams were only two strokes away from first. Reed shooting an 80 and 73 totaling 153 and Benton shooting 73 and 80 totaling 153.
Ernie Els 11-13
In the Boys 11-13 division, Richmond, KY native, Mason Hamrick, finished this weekend’s tournament as champion shooting a 68 on Saturday and a 70 on Sunday with a total of 138. Mason ended round 1 with 5 birdies and 11 pars, and the final round with 4 birdies and 11 pars. Seth Smith, this weekend’s boys 11-13 division second place finisher shot a 74 and 73 with a 147. This weekend’s 3rd place finisher, Charlie Dahlem of Louisville, KY, finished his rounds shooting a 74 and 76 totaling 150.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Taylor Edlin is the Girls 14-18 champion. Shooting a 74 and a 77 helped secure the crown for the Prospect, KY native with a total 151 for the weekend. The second-place finisher, Maddie Hensley, fought through this weekend’s wind and shot 80 and 76 for a total of 156. Elizabethtown, KY, Sarah Hinton, secured this weekend’s girls 14-18 final top spot shooting with a 158 finishing in 3rd place. This women’s age division was an extremely competitive one among all.
Justin Rose Girls U13
The Girls U13 was the youngest group to compete during this weekend’s tournament. Madison Borders of Bardstown, KY battled through the heavy winds throughout Saturday’s and Sunday’s round. This young golfer displayed her talents by shooting an 85 on Saturday and an 88 on Sunday totaling a score of 173; taking the top spot of the Girls U13 division as this weekend’s champion. Falling just 3 strokes short, from Louisville, KY, Amy Suo, finished this weekend’s event shooting 175 to take the 2nd place spot in this competitive age division. Shooting a 97 on the first day and a 94 on the second day with a total of 191, Cameron Hill finished her weekend as the Girls U13 3rd place finisher.