From Saturday June 1stthrough Sunday June 2nd, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Major Championship at Polo Fields Golf Club, KY. 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.
Ballard Harris of Louisville, KY took the first-round lead after scoring an outstanding 68 and remaining at the top of the leaderboard all weekend. Harris followed up his exceptional first-round score with a 75 on Sunday with birdies on 13, 14 and 18 for a thirteen-shot victory over Kody Reynolds of Columbus, IN. Reynolds finished in second place after shooting a two-round total of 156 with consistent rounds of 78 both days. And rounding up the top-three was Dylan McGrath of Louisville, KY with a 161 total for the weekend.
Brett Cooper of Hixson, TN shot a three-day total of 155 to take an early lead on Saturday with a 74 and remain in contention through Sunday, winning with an eight-stroke margin over his closest competitor. Closing out the week with an 81 on Sunday and birdies on numbers 3 and 5, Cooper was able to take home the hardware. Runner-up Joseph Powers of Louisville, KY shot a three-day total of 163 to take solo second-place honors with a first-round 79. Rounding up the top-three for the division was Happy Gilmore of Bloomfield, IN with a total of 167 for the week and taking solo third-place honors.
Grant Broughton of Owensboro, KY led the Ernie Els Boys Division with a 160 two-round total to take an early lead with a first-round 82 and stay at the top of the leaderboard. Broughton closed out his two-day total with an outstanding 78 on Sunday and birdies on numbers 5 and 8. Following his lead, Weston Miller of Jackson, IN improved his scoring the last day to finish with a 161 two-round total and take runner-up honors by only a shot off the lead. And finishing up the top-three was Jack Talbott of Louisville, KY with a 166 total to take home solo third-place honors.
Connor Geralds of Tompkinsville, KY shot a stellar two-day total of 155 to take home first-place honors with a two-shot margin over her closest competitor. Geralds finished her week with a 74 on Sunday to seal her victory with birdies on numbers 5 and 8. Following her was Grace Walker of Louisville, KY with a two-day total of 157 and a stellar final round of 74. Rounding up the top-three, Jacqueline Steier of Louisville, KY shot a two-round total of 164 to take home solo third-place honors.
Mia Hammond of Crooksville, OH shot a stellar 72 the last day to win with a two-day total of 150 strokes. With an impressive margin of eleven shots, Hammond was able to seal the victory and take home first-place honors with birdies on holes 4, 10 and 13. Following her was Emree Cameron of Nevada, MO with a two-day total of 161 and claim solo runner-up honors. Rounding up the top-three was Carter Lankford with a 172 two-day total to take third-place honors.
Boys 10 Under
Cooper Smith of Jasper, GA lead the way in the Boys 10 and Under division with a total of 159 strokes for the week. Shooting a stellar 77 the first day to finish at the top of the leaderboard by an impressive nineteen-shot margin and take home first place solo honors with birdies on numbers 5 and 13 the last day. Lyoto Bellon of Saint Louis, MO finished with a 178 total for runner-up honors with a final round 88.