On Saturday, May 4, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Maryland Spring Junior Open at Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, MD. The tournament was made up of a 18-hole, one-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. Due to inclement weather, the second round of the tournament was incomplete, so placing was based only on the first round.
It was a very competitive race in the Tiger Woods Division, as there was a champion, second-place finisher, and a four-way tie for the bronze. Reece Massei of Warrenton, VA was the champion of the division, as he finished out the day with 73 strokes. Evan Sitts of Oneonta, NY earned the silver just one stroke shy of Massei. Rounding out the division just one stroke behind Sitts was Aidan Baron of Leesburg, VA, Bach Ngo of Frederick, MD, Max Edminster of Takoma Park, MD and Elliot Haas of Dickerson, MD.
Mehrbaan Singh of Ashburn, VA earned the gold in the Will Smith Division with 72 strokes. The silver medal went to Benjamin Newfield of Arlington, VA with 76 strokes. Just two strokes shy of him was third place finisher Alexander Maloy of Potomac, MD.
Minh Le of Frederick, MD took the gold in the Ernie Els Division by finishing with 82 strokes. There was a tough race for the silver, but Jason Park of Fulton, MD took it home by finishing with 86 strokes. Michael Lugiano of Shavertown, PA took the final spot on the podium with 88 strokes.
Leading off the Justin Timberlake Division is Jenny Hua of Boyds, MD. She finished out the tournament with 81 strokes. Christina Cupelli of Fairfax, VA took home the silver with 87 strokes. Maddie Mccully of Knoxville, MD earned the final podium spot with 93 strokes.
The top spot in the Justin Rose Division went to Kayla Maletto of Sinking Springs, PA as she finished with 82 strokes. Jolie Pastorick of Rydal, PA was the second-place finisher, as she finished with 82 strokes. There was a tie for the bronze as Alexandra Mathis of Leesburg, VA and Keya Naik of Ashburn, VA each finished with 93 strokes.