On Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Minnesota Junior Open at Northfork in Ramsey, Minnesota. The two-day, thirty-six-hole course held at The Links at Northfolk consisted of players from four of our divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, and the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Brady Holland took home the victory on Sunday after besting second-place finisher Blake Dornbusch in a play-off after both finishing the thirty-six holes at Even. Holland, of Elk River, Minnesota, shot his best on Sunday (-3) and made the most birdies at 6. Both Holland and Dornbusch had low scoring averages of 72 and the longest birdie or better streak of 2. Matt McGuire of Edina, Minnesota, finished third with a +5 finish.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, William Sanford of Sioux Falls, South Dakota took home the first-place trophy after besting Hogan Reuter of Farmington in a playoff. Both finished the thirty-six holes at +18 while Sanford made the most birdies with 3, and Reuter led the playing with the lowest Par 3 average at 3.2. Third-place finisher was Nick Noble of Sunfish Lake, Minnesota who finished with 175 strokes on the weekend.
Ernie Els 11-13
Jake Birdwell of Blaine, Minnesota finished first in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division with a two-day total of +3. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average 73.5 and the most birdies with 8. Parker Sands of Woodbury, Minnesota placed second as he shot 150 strokes through the thirty-six holes. Carter Spalding, also of Woodbury, finished the two-day tournament in third-place as he finished +12.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
As for the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, Dasha Parker of Minnetonka was victorious as she finished +8. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average (76) and the most birdies (3). Second-place finisher was Ananda Zhai of Woodbury, Minnesota who shot 159 strokes for +15 strokes. Emily Doeden of Fargo finished third with 162 strokes for a +18 finish.