On Saturday September 8 – Sunday September 9, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Minneapolis Junior Open at Legacy Golf in Faribault, MN. 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 Rose Division Girls U13 and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Nick LaMotte captured the first-place finish at the Minneapolis Junior Open in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 141 (71-70). With solid play both days, LaMotte was able to hold off David Morton by 3 shots. Matthew Cooper rounded out the division with the 3rd place finish shooting a 2-day total of 147 (80-67).
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Owen Mullen of Nova Scotia took home first place this weekend in shooting a 2-day total of 144. Solid play in the second round allowed Mullen to take victory over Brooks Loeffler, Maxamillian Xiong, Ian Meyer, and Ken Shibata who all finished tied for second place with a 2-day total of 152 .
Carter Spalding did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 72-73 to win in his division over Parker Sands of Woodbury who carded rounds of 77-74 to claim 2nd place. Ryan Stendahl shot a 2-day total of 158 (81-77) to take a solo 3rd place finish.
Ananda Zhai ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 154 (78-76). With consistent rounds, Zhai was able to hold off Gabby Tremblay of Hayward, WI by 4 shots and claiming 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Piper Hill of Medford, MN who shot a 2-day total of 160 to claim a 3rd place finish.
In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division Sophia Gold of Quincy, IL took home the victory with firing a 2-day total of 186.