From Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the North Florida Junior Open at The Golf Club of Fleming Island in Orange Park, FL. 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 Division Girls 13 and Under. Due to inclement weather, the second round of the tournament was incomplete. All placing is based off of the end of the first round.
After the first round, Jack Doll of Ponte Vedra, FL became the champion of the Tiger Woods Division. He finished out the tournament with 74 strokes. Just two strokes behind him fell second place finisher Christopher Ostrow of Middleburg, FL. Pablo Quintero of Bogota, Columbia earned the bronze with 83 strokes.
Nicolas Quintero Castillo of Bogota, Colombia earned the gold in the Will Smith Division, as he finished with 78 strokes. Four strokes behind him fell Antonio Juarbe of Jesup, GA with 84 strokes. Xiaoyi Gu of China earned the final podium spot with 88 strokes.
Leading off the Ernie Els Division is the one and only Jack Roberts of St. Marys, GA. He finished out the round with 72 strokes. Tyler Taber of Mt. Pleasant, SC earned the silver with 80 strokes. Four strokes behind him fell bronze medalist Charles Tong of China.
Honglin Lu of China won first place in the Justin Timberlake Division with 77 strokes. Camille Jackson of Keystone Heights, FL and Yongze Cheng of China rounded out the podium in a tight race with 81 and 82 strokes respectively.
Amelia Cobb earned the first-place title in the Justin Rose Division as she finished with 85 strokes. Carmella Carlisi of Flagler Beach, FL earned the silver with 79 strokes.