On Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12, 2018, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted the Nashville Junior Open #1 in Dickson, Tennessee. The two-day, thirty-six-hole event held at the GreyStone Golf Club consisted of players from four of our divisions including the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division, Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division, and the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division.
Will Hacker of Lexington secured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division after totaling -2. He led his playing field with the lowest scoring average (71). Morgan Robinson of Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee finished just one shot back of Will at -1, resulting in his second-place finish. Both Will and Morgan tied for the most birdies (7) and the longest birdie or better streak (2). Dickson native, Ty Crouch placed third after making 146 strokes to finish at +2.
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, it was Paul Bruce of Guntersville who received the trophy with his -3 total. He led his playing field with the most birdies (9), the longest birdie or better streak (3), and the lowest scoring average (70.5). Second-place finisher, Toby Wilt of Nashville finished E at the end of the two days. Clark Akers, also of Nashville, placed third after making 149 strokes to result in his +5 finish.
The Ernie Els Boys 11-13 tournament champion was Troup Wallace of Brentwood, Tennessee who completed the thirty-six holes with a total of +5. He made 4 birdies and led his playing field with the lowest scoring average of 74.5. Nashville native, Sam Johnson, placed second after totaling +7 at the end of the two days. Third-place finisher was Cole Campbell of Ethridge, Tennessee, who made 153 strokes to result in his +9 finish.
Kendall Smith of Martinez, Georgia was victorious in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division after she totaled +7 at the end of the two rounds. She led her playing field with the most birdies (7), the lowest Par-3 average (3.1), and the lowest scoring average (75.5). Second-place finisher, Kaley Campbell of Ethridge, Tennessee completed the thirty-six holes with a total of +9. Cameron Waltman of Clarksville, Tennessee placed third after making 156 strokes that resulted in her +12 finish.