On Sunday, July 29 – Monday, July 30, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Minnesota Summer Junior Open in Brainerd, Minnesota. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament held at Cragun’s Dutch Legacy consisted of players from five of our divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Cody Evans of East Gull Lake was the champion in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division with a two-day total of +8. He led his playing field with the most birdies (5), the longest birdie or better streak (2), and the lowest scoring average (76). Second-place finisher, Nick LaMotte of Lakeville, Minnesota, finished the thirty-six holes at +10. Nate Juffer of West Des Moines placed third after making 160 strokes for a +16 finish.
It was Evan Quinn of Brainerd, Minnesota that claimed the title in the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division with his +21 total. He led his playing field with the lowest Par-3 average (3.3) and the lowest scoring average (82.5). Second-place finisher, Kadin Burkart of Eagan, Minnesota made 173 strokes for a +29 finish at the end of the two-day tournament.
Hunter Baumann of Edmond was victorious with his +27 finish in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division. His victory follows his 2 birdies, 3.8 Par-3 average, and 85.5 scoring average, all being the best in his playing field.
Rileigh Vojta, of Saint Francis, Minnesota, came out on top in the playoff against Maddie Simon, of Mahtomedi, to be the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division tournament champion. Both girls made 186 strokes through the thirty-six holes to total +42 each. Third-place finisher was Kathleen Foley of East Gull Lake, Minnesota who made 199 strokes to finish the two-day tournament at +55.
The Justin Rose Girls U13 first-place trophy went to Claire Erdal of Brainerd who made 233 strokes through the thirty-six holes to result in a +89 total. She led her playing field with the lowest Par-3 average (4.8) and the lowest scoring average (116.5).