On Saturday October 13 – Sunday October 14, 2018 The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held the Northeast Regional Invitational at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, NY. The tournament was made up of a 36-hole, two-day format and the field was made from six 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 U10, Justin Rose Division Girls U13, and the Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18.
Karsen Rush captured the first-place finish at the Northeast Regional Invitational at Bethpage in the Tiger Woods Boys 16-18 division with a 2-day total of 143(70-73). With solid play both days, Rush was able to hold off Reece Massei by 3 shots. James Bradley from Wayne, NJ rounded out the division with the 3rd place finish shooting a 2-day total of 149 (77-72).
In the Will Smith Boys 14-15 division Ben Loomis took home first place this weekend in shooting a 2-day total of 149. Solid play in the second round allowed Loomis to take victory over Seth Conway who finished second with a 2-day total of 154. Rounding out the division was Scott Jordan for third with a two day total of 155.
Luke Powell did not disappoint in the Ernie Els boys 11-13 division as he carded rounds of 72-72 to win in his division over Lance Hollingshead who carded rounds of 73-73 to claim 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Nicholas Gross who placed third with a two day total of 152.
Julia McLaughlin ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Girls 14-18 Division by carding a total of 150 (78-72). With consistent rounds, McLaughlin was able to hold off Olivia Patrow and Carly Haines by 7 shots and tying them for 2nd place.
Amanda Phillips ended up with the first-place finish in the Justin Rose Girls U13 Division by carding a total of 157 (81-76). With consistent rounds, Phillips was able to hold off Kera Bartholomew who claimed 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Maya Beasley and Eleanor Parkerson who shot a 2-day total of 164 to claim a 3rd place finish.
Boys 10 Under
Carson Higginbotham did not disappoint in the Bryson Dechambeau boys U10 division as he carded rounds of 77-73 to win in his division over Colby Baran who carded rounds of 85-78 to claim 2nd place. Rounding out the division was Nick Jadav with a final score of 178.