On Friday, September 21, 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Oldsmar, FL to host the Major Championship at Eastlake Woodlands at the beautiful Woodlands Golf Club. The players battled through some tough course conditions Saturday just to come back on Sunday to find even worse conditions on Sunday. Even with fallen trees and branches accompanied by some standing water on some of the holes nothing was going to get in the way of these golfers giving their all.
Jianyou Piao from Bradenton, FL is the Boys 16-18 champion. Jianyou solidified the victory in his division carding a 78 Saturday and 76 Sunday for a two-day total of 154. Shiv Kaura finished in 2nd with a two-day total of 157 (77-80). 3rd place winner Cade Koch carded a two-day total of 165 (90-75). The players had a great time competing against some of the best junior golfers in the country.
Noah Kumar of Sarasota, FL is the champion of the boys 14-15 division. Believing in himself and in his game, is what helped Kumar become champion. He posted a round of 78 Saturday and 71 Sunday for a 149 two day total to claim the title. Hunter Halloway of Tampa, FL came in a close 2nd after finishing with a two-day total of 153 (76-77). James Ballato of Fernandina Beach, FL also tied for second place finishing after a two-day total of 153 (76-77). This division had great competition and each player can walk away proud of their effort.
Lauren Heinlein of Ocala, FL is the Girls 14-18 champion. Lauren had a 74 Saturday and followed that with a 76 on Sunday for a two-day total of 150. Finishing in 2nd from Largo, FL was Bianca Sol Cruz who posted rounds of 75 and 76 to finish with a total of 151. Mary Ma from Lake Mary, FL finished in 3rd place with a two-day total of 161 (83-78). The ladies each enjoyed their experience, with some intense competition down the stretch.
Boys 10 Under
Graden Lomax from Odessa, FL took home the 1st place trophy for the boys 10U division. Graden, although the only one in his division and having been paired with Boys much older than him, but that did not stop him from competing just as hard and making sure that the older boys stayed on toes. Posting a two-day total of 165 (80-85) Graden took home the Boys 10 & under championship.