Mohegan Sun Junior Open

On Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Mohegan Sun Junior Open in Baltic, Connecticut. The two-day, thirty-six-hole tournament held on the Mohegan Sun Golf Club consisted of players from all six of our divisions, including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division, Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.

Tiger Woods Boys 16-18

Mohegan Sun Junior Open

Mark Gertsen, of New Canaan, Connecticut, had an impressive -6 finish in the second round of the tournament to help him capture the first-place title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division with a two-day total of -3. He led his playing field with the most birdies (9) and the lowest scoring average (70.5). Evan Sitts of Oneonta, New York placed second after making 144 strokes for an E finish through the thirty-six holes. Third-place finisher was Jay Callahan of Wellesley whose 152 strokes resulted in a +8 finish.

Top 3 Leaders:
Mark Gertsen
Evan Sitts
Jay Callahan

Will Smith Boys 14-15

Mohegan Sun Junior Open

In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Thomas Ostberg of Darien took home the victory after making 154 strokes for a +10 finish. He led his playing field with the most birdies (7), the longest birdie or better streak (2), the lowest Par 3 average (77), and the lowest scoring average (77). Second-place finisher was James Pryor of Greenwich, Connecticut who finished the thirty-six holes at +21. Aidan Leblanc of Beverly made 167 strokes for a +23 finish through the two-day tournament.

Top 3 Leaders:
Thomas Ostberg
James Pryor
Aidan Leblanc

Ernie Els 11-13

Mohegan Sun Junior Open

Rayan Nabilzadeh of Stamford, Connecticut walked away the champion in the Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division after finishing the two rounds at +18. He made 2 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (81). Second-place finisher, Colin Firda of Monroe, Connecticut, shot 171 strokes for a +27 finish. Nabilzadeh and Firda tied for the lowest Par 3 average in their playing field, each with an average of 3.4. JT Thomforde III of Ithaca, New York, placed third with 175 strokes through the thirty-six holes to finish at +31.

Top 3 Leaders:
Rayan Nabilzadeh
Colin Firda
JT Thomforde III

Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18

Mohegan Sun Junior Open

In the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division, it was Caitlin Tully of Brewster, New York who captured the victory with her +16 finish. She led her playing field with the most birdies (5) and the lowest scoring average (80). Second-place finisher was Amelia Shen of Tenafly, New Jersey who made 167 strokes to finish at +23. Morgan Shepard of New York City finished just one stroke shy with 168 strokes for a +24 finish through the thirty-six holes.

Top 3 Leaders:
Caitlin Tully
Amelia Shen
Morgan Shepard

Justin Rose Girls U13

Mohegan Sun Junior Open

Amanda Phillips of New York, New York captured the victory in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division following her 157 strokes for a +13 finish. She led her playing field with the lowest scoring average of 78.5. Second-place finisher of Gabriella DeGasperis of Briarcliff Manor, New York made 160 strokes to finish the two-day tournament at +16. Maya Beasley of Croton on Hudson, New York finished third at +21 following her 165 strokes. All of the Top-3 finishers tied for the most birdies in their playing field as they each made 3.

Top 3 Leaders:
Amanda Phillips
Gabriella DeGasperis
Maya Beasley

Boys 10 Under

Mohegan Sun Junior Open

Colby Baran captured the first victory under our new division ambassador as he finished +32 in the Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division. The Wading River, New York native made 176 strokes through the thirty-six holes and led his playing field with the most birdies (2), the lowest Par 3 average (3.6.), and the lowest scoring average (88). This is Colby’s 5th top 3 finish this year, and his third 1st place victory on tour this season.

Top 3 Leaders:
Colby Baran

Weather

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Tournament Yardages

Boys 16-18:
6763
Boys 14-15:
6763
Girls 14-18:
5776
Boys 11-13:
5776
Girls 13U:
5423
Boys 10U:
5088

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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