From Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held Nashville Junior Shootout at Hermitage Golf Club in Old Hickory, TN. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Bryson DeChambeau Division Boys Under 10, and Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
There was a showdown in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 Division as Aidan Schumer of Columbus, OH and JJ Zimmer of Humboldt, TN ended regulation in a tie for first with 110 strokes. In a playoff round it came down to the wire, and Schumer came out with the top spot. In third place there was also a tie, as Devin Speight of Old Hickory, TN and Carlyle Strickland of Franklin, TN finished their tournaments with a final score of 112.
For the Will Smith Boys 14-15 Division, there was also a tie for first involving Austin Bibb of Eads, TN and Declan Kilduff of Rockville Centre, NY. Both boys finished the tournament shooting 120 strokes, but after a playoff round was played, the winner was Bibb. Coming in third place was Blake Stamper of Henryville, IN who finished both days shooting a solid +10.
The Ernie Els Boys 11-13 Division was comprised of two wonderful junior golfers. William Hull of Nashville, TN took the top spot on the podium after the two-day event netted him 133 strokes. Behind him was Johnny Isaacs, also of Nashville, who finished his tournament shooting 157 strokes.
The Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division included a list of some very talented junior golfers, and topping that list was Shelly Jang of Franklin, TN. Shelly played very well both days and ended up shooting +6 overall. Just two strokes off the leader was Lilia Henkel of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rounding out the division was Lily Bloodworth of Hendersonville, TN who finished the tournament with 119 total strokes.
Boys 10 Under
In the Bryson DeChambeau Boys U10 Division, we had two boys battling back and forth to try and take the top spot. Elijah Lemmon of McCordsville, IN ended up in that position with a total of 129 strokes during the two-day event. Not far behind him was Zachary Barrett of Hendersonville, TN who picked up 135 total strokes during the weekend tournament.