On Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the New York Summer Junior Open #2 at Beekman Golf Club in Taconic, NY. 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, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18 and the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division.
Jack Woods of Danbury, CT captured the title in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a solid two-day total of 152. With firing a first round 73, Jack was able to cruise to a 4-shot victory over Steven Wieder who finished solo 2nd with a 2-day total of 156. Steven’s consistent play during both rounds was able to keep distance from Madison Bentley and Samuel Taylor who tied for 3rd shooting 2-day totals of 161 respectively.
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Devin Littler from Poughquag, NY took home the victory this weekend by firing a second-round score of 76 which accumulated a 2-day total of 164. Devin was 4 shots behind the leader Tyler Clark after Saturday’s round. Tyler Clark from West Babylon, NY took runner-up position with a 2-day total of 167. Evan Koutsopetras rounded out the boys 14-15 division with a 3rd place finish.
Lucas Rizo-Patron of Rye, NY did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he went on to win his division by an impressive 5 shots. Rizo-Patron posted a final round of 73 which totaled a 2-day score of 150. Behind Rizo Patron was Giancarlo DiLeo from Lido Beach, NY who shot a final round 75 to maintain an outright second place finish with a 36-hole total of 155. Luke Huang from Great Neck, NY rounded out a 3rd place finish with shooting scores of 79-80.
Isabella Diaz from Ballston Spa, NY ended up with the victory within the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division in a heated battle as she won the event by 3 shots. Diaz shot back to back 79’s (158). Morgan Shepard from New York, NY took second place honors in firing rounds of 80-81. After shooting 89 day 1, Kara Kniezweski was able to bounce back and shoot a second round 77 to finish solo 3rd place with a 2-day total of 166.
In the Justin Rose Girls U13 division, Sophia Li from New York, NY cruised to a 6-shot victory after firing a 2-day 36-hole total of 155. Maya Beasley of Croton on Hudson, NY placed solo 2nd after shooting rounds of 78-83. Lia Huang of Great Neck, NY rounded out the girls U13 division shooting rounds of 84-86.