From February 22nd to the 23rd, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Mission Inn Junior Open. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole format with a field of five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and Justin Rose Division Girls Under 13.
Tiger Woods Boys 16-18
Cooper Lindberg from Orlando, FL was the first-place finisher this weekend. Lindberg brought in scores of 74 and 72 for a combined total of 146 for the weekend. Aiden Ash, from Tallahassee, FL and Jimmy Paradise from Tampa, FL shared the second place honor as they both shot a 149 through the two days. Ash shot 79 and a very impressive 2 under 70, while Paradise was more consistent with a 74 and 75.
Will Smith Boys 14-15
Markus Lam, from Hong Kong, Hong Kong was able to seal his victory by ending the weekend with scores of 74 and 75 for a combined total of 149. Tyler Vitolo, from Greenwich, Connecticut was the runner up with scores of 84 and 77 for a 161 weekend total. Juleon Habib, from Tarpon Springs, FL finished the top three honors with scores of 81 and 81 for a weekend total of 162.
Ernie Els 11-13
Palmer Haynes, from Orlando, FL was the first-place finisher this weekend. Haynes brought in scores of 77 and 76 with a combined score of 153. Jizhou Tian from Lake Mary, FL was the second-place finisher with scores of 79 and 81 for a total of 160. To round out the top three was Mingbo Jiang from Hangzhou, China. Jiang ended the weekend with scores of 83 and 80 for a total of 163.
Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18
Leila Raines from Galena, Ohio was the top finisher with impressive scores of 72 and 72 for a 144 weekend finish. Elan Zhang, from Orlando, FL took home the runner up title with scores of 80 and 78 for a weekend total of 158. Sophia Hong from Windermere, FL rounded out the top three with scores of 80 and 79 a combined total of 159.
Justin Rose Girls U13
Gil Ye Ram, from Seoul, Republic of Korea was the top finisher for the Justin Rose division with scores of 79 and 73. Her combined total for the weekend was 152 strokes. Sammy Chao, from Orlando, FL was the runner up for the weekend with scores of 77 and 76, a combined total of 153 . The third place champion was Lauryn Finley, from Apple Valley, Minnesota. Finley shot an 88 and 78 for a combined 166 for the weekend.