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

Minnesota Summer Junior Open

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.

Top 3 Leaders:
Cody Evans
Nick LaMotte
Nate Juffer

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Minnesota Summer Junior Open

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.

Top 3 Leaders:
Evan Quinn
Kadin Burkart

Ernie Els 11-13

Minnesota Summer Junior Open

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.

Top 3 Leaders:
Hunter Baumann

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Minnesota Summer Junior Open

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.

Top 3 Leaders:
Rileigh Vojta
Maddie Simon
Kathleen Foley

Justin Rose Girls U13

Minnesota Summer Junior Open

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).

Top 3 Leaders:
Claire Erdal

Boys 10 Under

Minnesota Summer Junior Open
Top 3 Leaders:
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Tournament Yardages

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About Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

In 2017, The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18, and now 10 and under, an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of six age divisions: Boys 16-18, Boys 14-15, Boys 11-13, Boys U10, Girls 14-18, and Girls U13. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2016, we have now expanded to the west coast and cover California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, and Oregon.

For more information regarding the 2017 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (407) 614-2962, or email info@hjgt.org.

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