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.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
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.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
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.
Ernie Els 11-13
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.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
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.
Justin Rose Girls U13
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).